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If you weren’t following our Twitter feed or our Facebook page in real time on Saturday night (and good heavens, why weren’t you?) the 2012 Harvey Awards were given out at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Daredevil was the big winner of the night with four wins for Best Series, Best New Series, Best Inker and Best Writer. Hark! A Vagrant‘s Kate Beaton won three with Best Online Comics Work, the Special Award for Humor, and Best Cartoonist. Jim Henson’s Tale Of Sand by Ramon Perez won two for Best Original Graphic Album and Best Story, tying Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition with wins for Best Domestic Reprint Project and the Special Award for Excellence in Presentation, and J.H. Williams on Batwoman snagging Best Artist and Best Cover Artist.
- Glenn Hauman
It’s the first week of May and you know what that means, The Avengers in theaters kicking off the summer movie season on May 4, which is also Star Wars Day, and Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 5. Fcbd has capitalized on the first weekend of May because of what seems like an annual release of a Marvel movie and hopefully there will be plenty of interest in stories starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but we would be irresponsible to pass up the opportunity to showcase all of the other comic book publishers and diverse selection of comics to choose from that will be made to sample in the form of free comics, as well as hopefully well-stocked selections of their catalog at your local comic book shop, which you can find by dialing 1-888-comic-shop or visiting the Comic Shop Locator website.
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- Ernie Estrella
This week, Justified is back in the spotlight, as Kate and Simon talk through a week dominated by Thursday and Sunday series. First it’s Kate’s Roundup, with brief looks at last week’s Cougar Town, Happy Endings, Psych, Grimm, Game Change, Lost Girl, and The Voice. Then we discuss the rest of our week in TV and Justified before welcoming Robert K. Elder, author of The Film That Changed My Life and regional editor of Patch.com, to the DVD Shelf to take a look at the whimsical and short-lived Jim Henson’s The Storyteller.
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- Kate Kulzick
The Muppets, depending on where you live, are about to return or have returned to the big screen, with that wonderful new blockbuster paradigm of a movie that is both a reboot and sequel (or prequel) at the same time.
Simply titled The Muppets, the movie stars and is co-written by Judd Apatow regular, Jason Segel. The original songs are written by one half of Flight Of The Conchords, Brett McKenzie. The traditional Muppet movie roster of celebrity cameos includes the likes of Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Neil Patrick Harris.
So: are the Muppets getting a little edgier this time around? If you look at the history of the Muppets, not really.
Right from the start, the Muppets (much like Bugs Bunny, Popeye and »
Archaia has announced Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse. The new all-ages graphic novel will be written by Nate Cosby (Jim Henson's The Storyteller) with art by Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius). The story follows the adventures of 10-year-old bounty hunter Boyd Linney as he chases down his outlaw family. "This is my favorite thing I've ever written," said Cosby. "And it's the best thing Chris has ever drawn. "It's an all-ages tale of justice, redemption and growing up with the knowledge that you can love your family... but that (more) »
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5 items from 2012
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