SDCC 03: Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman, Eisner Awards, Constantine, Mad Max, Godzilla 2, Avengers 2, Doctor Who, Stephen Colbert does The Hobbit

Hier die Newsbits vom dritten Tag der ComicCon mit einer Bootleg-Version des ersten Batman v Superman-Teasers, News zu Godzilla 2, Mad Max, Warcraft, einem neuen Dr.Who-Teaser, einem King Kong-Prequel, 'nem neuen Constantine-Trailer und jeder Menge mehr. Die meisten der gestern Nacht gezeigten Trailer sind noch nicht online, aber die Teaser/Trailer zu Mad Max/BvS/Avengers2/Hobbit/etc poste ich ohnehin einzeln.

Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice

Warner Bros. debuted the first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman this morning at Comic-Con: „Gidot has reportedly signed on to three Warner Bros. projects, with the other two expected to be "Justice League" and a solo movie.“

Batman v Superman – Bootleg-Teaser (Lokale Kopie)

Batman v Superman Teaser Trailer Description

The short teaser opens with Batman in a full armor suit from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Here is a look at the toy version of that design:

Glowing eyes, very mechanical, it’s pouring rain He pulls down a lever on something and we realize it’s the Bat Signal. It has the new Batman logo (reminiscent of the one from Miller’s comic). The camera slowly pans up to reveal the signal projected in the air but right in the middle of it: Superman. He’s illuminated in the sky amongst the pouring rain with his red glowing eyes. Cut back to Batman, staring right back at Superman with his blue glowing eyes and we cut to the logo.

I can’t express to you how awesome the teaser looked. It looked like the Frank Miller comic come to life through the lens of Zack Snyder.

Avengers 2


First AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Footage Kicks Ass

The footage opened with the much-discussed party scene, where all the Avengers take turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer. We talked about it a lot here in the comments - how would Joss Whedon handle Cap trying? Surely he’s worthy, but having Cap pick up the hammer at a party feels like a waste of a potential crowd-pleasing action beat. Whedon handled it well - Cap is the only one who can even budge the hammer, and when he does the shot rack focuses to Thor on the couch, looking more than a little perturbed.

But the revelry is cut short by a high-pitched whine. Ultron, a shambling mess of jammed together junk parts comes in. He says none of them could be worthy of the hammer, as they’re all murderers and liars, people who protect the status quo instead of changing the world. And he must exterminate them. Then more Ultrons burst through the wall and attack. James Spader’s Ultron sounds like James Spader coming in over a slightly fuzzy radio station. He’s definitely doing ‘maniacal villain’ voice, but nothing too hammy. I like the fact that Ultron sounds organic and not autotuned. It’s cool, and it makes him a character.

Then we cut through a bunch of other sequences: a city in ruins and Hawkeye helping survivors out of rubble. Bruce Banner on a Quinjet in a straightjacket. Quicksilver running at super speed through a train car. Thor smashes a futuristic looking (Hydra?) tank. Black Widow dropping out of a quinjet on a motorcycle and hitting the street driving. But the action centerpiece was a shot of the Hulkbuster armor stepping into frame, with a thicker helmet popping up to encase Iron Man’s itty bitty normal helmet. And they fight! Hulk throws a car at Iron Man, who staggers back, and then staggers back more as the Hulk hits the car that is now pinned on Iron Man’s chest!

The footage looked big, and it looked global. This is a worldwide threat. We also saw Ultron in his final form, and his lips move! He’s basically liquid metal.

Finally there was a shot of the Avengers all laying - seemingly dead - on what looks like Thanos’ asteroid. Captain America’s shield is shattered. Only Tony Stark is alive, looking in horror at his dead friends. Small spoiler, I guess: they don’t die in this movie. One of Scarlet Witch’s powers is creating hallucinations, and I’d wager that’s what is happening here.

Hear George R.R. Martin's Take on Marvel's The Avengers at SDCC 2014

Paul Bettany Says Vision Has Density-Shifting Power in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Do you wear a big yellow cape?
Can’t discuss that. There is a cape, and it’s fabulous. […]

Can you talk about Vision’s abilities?
No? yeah, a little. We’ve talked about how he’s incredibly good at punching, which is key. He has the ability to change his density and that is … that’s awesome and exploited brilliantly by Joss in some cool moments when Vision is able to do something that is otherworldly. And he’s discovering it all as he goes along.


The Cast and Director of Marvel's Ant-Man Together for the First Time at SDCC 2014

Marvel Unveils First ‘Ant-Man’ Footage [Comic-Con 2014]

The clip opens on a science lab. In contrast to the super-sleek ones we’ve seen at, say, Wayne Enterprises or Stark Industries, this one looks older and smaller, almost homey. The camera moves around the room, showing various flasks and vials, a jar with moving ants inside, and Ant-Man’s famous helmet.

Meanwhile, we hear Scott Lang and Hank Pym’s voices over the scene. Lang sounds hesitant: “Dr. Pym, you seem nice, but…” Eventually, he gets to the point: “I’m not a superhero.”

Pym makes it clear he doesn’t hold superheroes in high esteem to begin with. “You’re not an egomaniac,” he agrees. “Superheroes, what a goddamn joke.” Pym continues confidently over Lang’s protests. “I think someone already shrunk your balls,” he says. “It’s a small job.”

The video then cuts to a city at night, with flashing lights and tall buildings in the background. We see a tiny figure in the Ant-Man suit, running across a rooftop. It’s Scott, and we can hear him speaking to Hank remotely. It sounds like Scott is on his first adventure, and Hank is instructing him in what to do.

A flying insect flies toward Scott and he tries to get on, but the damn thing won’t budge. Hank tells Scott to just jump, so Scott launches himself off the building… and he’s immediately caught by a flying ant. Scott rides it through a vent, as other insects follow. “Okay. I got this,” Scott says.

‘Ant-Man’ Confirms Yellowjacket and Hope Pym

Among other things, we finally got confirmation that Stoll would be playing Darren Cross a.k.a. Yellowjacket, and that Lilly would be playing Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Pym. Hit the jump to find out what else we learned, and to get the details.

While we’ve seen various reports about what Stoll and Lilly might be doing in the movie, this is the first time we’ve received any ironclad confirmation. Feige verified not only that Stoll would be playing Darren Cross (as rumor had it), but also that Darren would turn into the villain Yellowjacket in the film. “He does at a certain point obtain some Pym particles and begin to give Ant-Man a run for his money,” said Feige.

Marvel's Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reveal Classified Information at SDCC 2014

CONSTANTINE Preview Unveiled at Comic-Con 2014

ARROW Season 3 Preview — with Ra’s al Ghul

Gotham Trailer

Mad Max – Fury Road

Mad Max Trailer-Description:

We start out in a completely bleak, lifeless desert, looking at Mad Max's back as he stares out at the landscape, standing next to a car that looks dead. We hear newscasters talking about the water shortage and water wars, and the fact that we "are killing for gasoline." A lizard runs around in the foreground and then gets close to Max... who steps on it.

A voiceover says, "My name is Max. My world is fire and blood."

We finally see Max's angry, intense face, and then he grabs a bag of his shit and jumps into his car, which springs to life with a whirl of the rotor on its roof. He drives off like a bat out of hell, being chased by mutants with wrecked buggies and improvised vehicles that look straight out of the original trilogy. Everything looks super hacked-together. Rockets go off, making brightly colored smoke clouds in the air.

Everything bursts into flames, and Max's car rolls over and wipes out. And then... Tom Hardy ends up being on the receiving end of the treatment he gave Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises. They cut off Max's hair and shave his head, and tattoo weird words on his back, and he's a prisoner of these crazy post-apocalyptic savages, led by a long-haired man with a skull mouth mask over his mouth.

"It is by my hand," a sinister voice says, "you will rise."

Mad Max Storyboards

George Miller Has Two More MAD MAX Stories Written

Sometimes filmmakers and television show runners put together a “bible” filled with way more narrative details and backstory stuff than they could ever possible put in their project. At today’s Mad Max press conference, George Miller explained that he had written one of these for Mad Max: Fury Road, while that may seem a bit unnecessary for a mostly dialog-free chase movie written on 3,500 storyboards instead of a traditional script, it’s not the craziest thing in the world.

But while discussing this Fury Road Bible, Miller casually noted that he had two more Mad Max stories, one of which already has a script while the other is now in a very rough novelization form. The specificity of these formats indicates something quite different than just a unpublishable Bible situation.

Marvels Star Wars-Comics

‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca: „Once again a series set after the destruction of the first Death Star, the series will follow the hard-breathing villain as he finds himself having to prove his worth to The Emperor after the biggest failure the Empire have had yet. Being the sole survivor of the Death Star explosion, the book will follow the character as he tries to make amends from that failure, and prove once and for all just how sinister and sith-y and deadly he really is.“

Princess Leia #1, from writer Mark Waid, artist Terry Dodson, and colourist Rachel Dodson: „This five-issue miniseries will follow Leia as she celebrates the destruction of the Death Star – but then looks back at what’s been lost.“

‘Star Wars’ by the creative team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday: „Set immediately following the events of the first film – and by that I mean A New Hope, of course – the series will follow Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and a couple of bickering droids as they try to press their advantage following the destruction of the Death Star. An ongoing series, as best I know, the first issue of the primary book will be released in January.“


Teaser Description:

We start with a room full of Alliance weapons. Swords, shields and more. “I’ve spent more time protecting my king than my own son,” a character says in voiceover. Lots of men in Armor and some banners. “Does that make me loyal or a fool?” These are the Alliance humans. We cut to a green sky. Now we see the Horde orcs. They looked like if Shrek was real, but much scarier and realistic. Lord of the Rings quality. “I’ve lead thousands of warriors into battle. Does that make me a leader or a coward” The trailer then cuts between scenes of men preparing for battle, the orcs preparing for battle, and the two main voices echoing their similar philosophies. The orc home is an epic mountain space. Then the question, “Is war the only answer?” And then it begins. Battles. Flying. Swords. Hammers. An alliance griffin diving down into a battle. A man jumps on the back of the orc and stabs him in the chest. Then the logo above.

Legendary Announces King Kong Prequel ‘Skull Island’ Movie For 2016

Thomas Tull announced that they had “been tinkering around with one thing” and showed us some footage for a project that may be a long way out.

The clip started showing a rain storm pouring down over big waves in the ocean. Audio narration included lines from the Heart of Darkness: “Going up that river was like traveling back to the beginning of the world, when the plants ran wild and the trees were kings.” Shots of an island, lush jungle, monkeys and creatures … “Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself, and by heavens! I tell you, it had gone mad. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.” We see a cave on the island shaped like a skull. Reveal of the logo Legendary’s “Skull Island”

The film based on the legendary island from King Kong will tell “the cinematic origins of another classic beast, King Kong.”

Skybound's The Walking Dead Panel - SDCC 2014

Robert Kirkmans AIR – Trailer

In the last livable place on Earth, the two men tending to humanity's last hope are starting to lose their grip on their own sanity.

Guillermo Del Toro Unveils ‘Crimson Peak’, Campaigns For ‘Mountains Of Madness’ & ‘Hellboy 3′

Guillermo del Toro didn’t waste his SRO Saturday audience in Hall H. After premiering electric and ambitious first-look footage from his gothic romance Crimson Peak, del Toro unabashedly polled the enthusiastic Comic-Con crowd asking if they’d like to see another sequel to his Hellboy films. “Hellboy 3? They’re listening! At The Mountains of Madness?” Both passion pics are in hot demand with the filmmaker’s fans, who unleashed deafening screams of support.


‘Boxtrolls’ Producer Travis Knight Gives Shout-Out To Tracy Morgan; Urges DIY Attitude On Filmmaking
Laika Wants To Bring 2D Hand-Drawn Animation Back
Stop Motion Is Horrible. “There’s No Reason Why We Should Do This Thing” – The Boxtrolls Panel At San Diego Comic Con
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Adam Savage Incognito at Comic-Con 2014

Retrobands Heavy Metal-Actionfigure #3:

Doctor Who Series 8 Listen! Trailer

First Look at Marvel's Avengers Assemble Season 2

Marvel Teases New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animation Series

With perfect timing to the upcoming live action pic, the superhero giant revealed a new Guardians Of The Galaxy animation series this morning at Comic-Con. No news on when the series will debut but it will be on Disney XD . A literally explosive 1-minute preview of the series was shown today with the Rocket Raccoon and Skylord characters appearing.

Mondos Ghost in the Shell-Poster:

The Hobbit

After a montage of both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series, a video of Stephen Colbert‘s cameo in the film played. The lights come on, and out comes Colbert, clad in his peasant-spy outfit from the film with one of his little helpers. “Go tell the Bowman the Hobbit panel is starting,” her orders, and the kid scamps offstage.

The crowd chants “Stephen! Stephen!”

“If only I can go back in time and show this to my 13-year-old self.”


Bilbo says “I’ll remember everything that happened. Those who survived, those who didn’t.” There’s footage of Smaug blowing fire on Laketown, a decimated city, soldeirs and huge armies walking. Then, finally, Billy Boyd’s song from Return of the King hits, setting a somber, down tone. It promises the defining chapter of the Middle Earth trilogy as we see footage of a chase scene on ice. Flashes of Sauron. Then Bard asks Thorin, “Will you have peace or war?” He responds “I will have war!” A few more epic shots before everything gets quiet. Thorin “Will you follow me one last time?” Title card.

Lego: The Hobbit – The lonely Mountain revealed at San Diego Comic Con

Gareth Edwards To Direct ‘Godzilla 2′ After ‘Star Wars’, With Familiar Foes In Sequel:

Legendary’s Thomas Tull has just made it official at his Comic-Con panel: Gareth Edwards appeared via video announcing Godzilla 2. As for timing, he will direct it after helming the Star Wars spinoff stand-alone film that Disney has dated for December 16, 2016. They also disclosed Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah would be part of it, and the clip ended with “Let them fight.”

Eisner Awards

And Now, The 2014 Eisner Award Winners:

The 2014 Eisner Awards took place last night, and I have a feeling our readers will be happy with a few of the winners (hint: starts with “S,” ends in “aga”). In addition to the awards listed below, Hayao Miyazaki, Alan Moore, Dennis O’Neil and Bernie Wrightson were inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame, along with the Judges’ Choice winners: Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff and Orrin C. Evans. The Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing was awarded to Robert Kanigher, Bill Mantlo and Jack Mendelsohn.  The Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award went to Aaron Conley. On the retail side of things, Legend Comics & Coffee of Omaha, Nebraska and All Star Comics of Melbourne, Australia each took home the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

As for the rest, the winners are marked in bold.

Best Short Story

  • “Go Owls,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #13 (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • “Mars to Stay,” by Brett Lewis and Cliff Chiang, in Witching Hour (DC)
  • “Seaside Home,” by Josh Simmons, in Habit #1 (Oily)
  • “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
  • “When Your House Is Burning Down, You Should Brush Your Teeth,” by Matthew Inman

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Demeter, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
  • Viewotron #2, by Sam Sharpe (self-published)
  • Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton, and N. Steven Harris (New Paradigm Studios)

Best Continuing Series

  • East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Nowhere Men, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde (Image)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Best Limited Series

  • The Black Beetle: No Way Out, by Francesco Francavilla (Dark Horse)
  • Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra (Dark Horse)
  • 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
  • Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)
  • The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series

  • High Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain)
  • Lazarus, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Image)
  • Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Image/Shadowline)
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
  • Watson and Holmes, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi, Paul Mendoza et al. (New Paradigm Studios)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

  • Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas, by Philippe Coudray (TOON Books)
  • The Big Wet Balloon, by Liniers (TOON Books)
  • Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)
  • Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon (First Second)
  • Otto’s Backwards Day, by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch) (TOON Books)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
  • Hilda and the Bird Parade, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)
  • Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)
  • The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2, edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)
  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
  • Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
  • Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  • Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puviland (First Second)

Best Humor Publication

  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
  • The (True!) History of Art, by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine (SelfMadeHero)
  • Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
  • You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
  • Nobrow #8: Hysteria, edited by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro (Nobrow)
  • Outlaw Territory, edited by Michael Woods (Image)
  • Smoke Signal, edited by Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker et al. (Archaia/BOOM!)

Best Digital/Webcomic

Best Reality-Based Work

  • A Bag of Marbles, by Joseph Joffo, Kris, and Vincent Bailly (Graphic Universe/Lerner)
  • The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)
  • Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 1, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)
  • Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, by Peter Bagge (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Album — New

  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg (Little, Brown)
  • Good Dog, by Graham Chaffee (Fantagraphics)
  • Homesick by Jason Walz (Tinto Press)
  • The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • War Brothers, by Sharon McKay and Daniel LaFrance (Annick Press)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • The Castle, by Franz Kafka, adapted by David Zane Mairowitz and Jaromír 99 (SelfMadeHero)
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, adapted by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
  • Django Unchained, adapted by Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, R. M. Guéra et al. (DC/Vertigo)
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, by Edogawa Rampo, adapted by Suehiro Maruo (Last Gasp)

Best Graphic Album — Reprint

  • The Creep, by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse)
  • Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, by Ben Katchor (Pantheon)
  • Heck, by Zander Cannon (Top Shelf)
  • Julio’s Day, by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
  • RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
  • Solo: The Deluxe Edition, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Strips

  • Barnaby, vol. 1, by Crockett Johnson, edited by Philip Nel and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Percy Crosby’s Skippy Daily Comics, vol. 2: 1928–1930, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • Prince Valiant vols. 6-7, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
  • Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch, edited by Jonathan Barli (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Best of EC Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Canteen Kate, by Matt Baker (Canton Street Press)
  • In the Days of the Mob, by Jack Kirby (DC)
  • MAD Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Adventures of a Japanese Businessman, by Jose Domingo (Nobrow)
  • Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)
  • Incidents in the Night, Book One, by David B. (Uncivilized Books)
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)
  • When David Lost His Voice, by Judith Vanistendael (SelfMadeHero)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material — Asia

  • The Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics)
  • The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)
  • Showa: A History of Japan, 1926–1939, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Summit of the Gods, vol. 4, by Yemmakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist, by Asumiko Nakamura (Vertical)

Best Writer

  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, Pretty Deadly (Image); Captain Marvel (Marvel)
  • Matt Fraction, Sex Criminals (Image); Hawkeye, Fantastic Four, FF (Marvel)
  • Jonathan Hickman, East of West, The Manhattan Projects (Image); Avengers, Infinity (Marvel)
  • Scott Snyder, Batman (DC); American Vampire, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Eric Stephenson, Nowhere Men (Image)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

Best Writer/Artist

  • Isabel Greenberg, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Little, Brown)
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Abstract Studio)
  • Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Bird Parade (Nobrow)
  • Matt Phelan, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster (Candlewick)
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice (SelfMadeHero)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team

  • Nate Bellegarde, Nowhere Men (Image)
  • Nick Dragotta, East of West (Image)
  • Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Nate Powell, March (Book One) (Top Shelf)
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • Thomas Yeates, Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel (Bantam)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Andrew C. Robinson, The Fifth Beatle (Dark Horse)
  • Sonia Sanchéz, Here I Am (Capstone)
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
  • Ive Svorcina, Thor (Marvel)
  • Marguerite Van Cook, 7 Miles a Second (Fantagraphics)
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice (SelfMadeHero)

Best Cover Artist

  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Mike Del Mundo, X-Men Legacy (Marvel)
  • Sean Murphy/Jordie Belaire, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Coloring

  • Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)
  • Steve Hamaker, Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio), RASL (Cartoon Books)
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Hawkeye, Daredevil: End of Days (Marvel); The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Frank Martin, East of West (Image)
  • Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, Baltimore: The Infernal Train, BPRD: Hell on Earth, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy In Hell, The Massive, The Shaolin Cowboy, Sledgehammer 44 (Dark Horse)

Best Lettering

  • Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)
  • Carla Speed McNeil, Bad Houses; “Finder” in Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Abstract Studio)
  • Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree (Fantagraphics)
  • Britt Wilson, Adventure Time with Fiona and Cake (kaBOOM!)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Best Comics-Related Book

  • Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary, by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen (Bloomsbury)
  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, selected by Jennifer George (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, by Art Spiegelman (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)
  • The Love and Rockets Companion, edited by Marc Sobel and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work

  • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960, by Nathan Vernon Madison (McFarland)
  • Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)
  • Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, edited by Jane Tolmie (University Press of Mississippi)
  • International Journal of Comic Art, edited by John A. Lent
  • The Superhero Reader, edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Ken Worcester (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Publication Design

  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, designed by Chad W. Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Beta Testing the Apocalypse, designed by Tom Kaczynski (Fantagraphics)
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: A Panorama, by Joe Sacco, designed by Chin-Yee Lai (Norton)
  • Little Tommy Lost, Book 1, designed by Cole Closser (Koyama)


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SDCC ’14: Where is the Love? The Strange Disappearance of Romance Comics — panel recap
SDCC ’14: The Multiversity Enrollment with Grant Morrison
Bates Motel Mock Audition Tape Unveiled
SDCC 2014: Frank Miller’s Sin City – A Dame to Kill For Panel
Five Cool Things We Learned At The ‘Sin City 2′ Panel; Plus A Description Of the Opening
‘Sin City 3′ — A Threequel To Kill For?
MARVEL: Cup o’ Joe Panel at SDCC 2014
SDCC ’14: An Interview with Black Milk Clothing
Daniel Radcliffe Wanders Around Comic-Con Pretending to Be Spider-Man
‘Doctor Strange’s Supernatural Journeys May Look Like ‘Cosmos’
Comic-Con: ‘American Horror Story’ Cast Gets Candid About Ryan Murphy & Talk ‘Freak Show’
Pop Culture and the Robot Reality – panel recap