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The Comic Book Awards – 2012 Eisner Winners from Comic-Con

 

Best Short Story
“The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Limited Series
Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaboom!)

Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)
Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

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Evac now! Zombies overran Petco – Video of the Walking Dead Escape at San Diego’s Comic-con

 

A zombie infestation has broken out beyond the halls of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con at nearby Petco Park and horror fans are invited to see if they can survive it. The experience is called The Walking Dead Escape, named for the popular comic book (and subsequent AMC TV series) “The Walking Dead.” In celebration of the comic’s 100th issue, participants can immerse themselves in what’s both an exhaustive and exhausting adventure that puts survival skills to the test.

The Walking Dead Escape not only requires a love for all things zombie, but also the stamina to make it through a grueling obstacle course while avoiding each walker’s touch and infection. Much like a real zombie apocalypse might be, this course is no easy task. Those who take on the challenge can expect commotion, panic, and startles. Moreover, survivors are expected to run, climb, slide, jump, dodge, duck, crawl nearly non-stop for at least 20-30 minutes. It may sound like a lot to expect out of paying participants – and it is – but as soon as the first zombie breaks loose and begins its hunt, survival instincts kick in and there’s no looking back.

 

Keep reading: Inside ‘The Walking Dead Escape’, unleashing zombies on San Diego Comic-Con with gruesome, grueling experience

5 hilariously ridiculous things that show up in every comic book

#5 Pained Corpse Gripping

Nothing is more traumatic in the world of comic books than destroying acres and acres of residential and commercial real estate for years on end, only to have one of your friends die in the process. Look how sad Cyclops is in this picture. He’s so sad, he’s lost control of his eye beams, which I think he controls in the way you or I might control a fart. Like it’s there and he can hold it in most times but if he pushes, there it goes. He just grief farted out of his eyes.

 

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Jimmy Fallon’s Saturday Night Live audition

“I’m going to do some celebrity impressions.” Talk about your low-key, understated introductions! That’s how Jimmy Fallon’s 1998 audition for “Saturday Night Live” kicked off, with a statement that doesn’t even come close to describing the following eight minutes of Fallon hilariously hitting the nail on the head again and again.

Back in 1998, Fallon was just another rising comic, but the future “Late Night” host and Slow Jammer clearly knew his craft and his strengths. He started off with a “celebrity walk-a-thon” with John Travolta, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, then segued into original characters like “Double Take Guy” and “Wannabe Composer.”

via The Clicker

Calvin and Hobbes – quotes and life lessons

On life’s constant little limitations

Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

 

On the cruel reality of commercial art

Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.

 

On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)

Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.

 

On why winter is the cruellest of seasons

Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

 

On the truth

Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

 

Find more atSixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

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Kickstarter project: Womanthology – massive all-female comic anthology

I read a lot of comics and it is always upsetting that there are no women creating them. There are female characters everywhere in the stories, many super heroines, and yet, nearly all the top female characters have all-male teams working on them.

It is pretty sad, and unfair.

The good news is that a few projects rumbling around are experiencing awesome success. The following Kickstarter project, one of the most successful on the site, covers this exact topic:

 

Womanthology; Massive All Female Comic Anthology!

Womanthology is a large scale anthology comic showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, including top industry professionals.

The purpose of the book is to show support for female creators in comics and media. There will be multiple short stories, “how to” & interviews with professionals, and features showcasing iconic female comic creators that have passed, such as Nell Brinkley and Tarpe Mills. A Kids & Teens section will also be included, showcasing their work, and offering tips & tricks to help them prepare themselves for their future careers in comics.

Overall, this is pretty much a huge book showcasing what women in comics have accomplished, and what we are capable of :) We are also hoping that by doing this book, it will encourage a new generation of women to pick up the pencil and create!

Nerdist Channel – you have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture

This is one of the most entertaining press conferences I’ve ever seen.

“You have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture, a little bit of desperation, and I believe there is an element of being socially ostracized.”

 

The Nerdist Channel

 

Featured shows:

  • Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles – the TV version of the website you know and love-or-hate-or-both
  • Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling
  • Comic Book Club Live
  • Cute Things Exploding – which is self-explanatory
  • Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic – an interview show with hard-hitting journalist Weird Al Yankovic asking questions and getting answers
  • Kids in the Hall – classic sketches with interviews and anecdotes from the legendary team.
  • Puppet for President – Jim Henson puppet’s speeches, interviews, and searing commentary on the toughest issues of the day
  • Weird S#!t from Japan –  which is about weird sh*t from Japan.

via Nerdist.com

New ‘Avengers’ trailer – a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new footage

Just a few days ago, a new Avengers trailer was released, containing awesome footage:

  • Hulk catching Iron Man in mid-air
  • Three-way fight between Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Pretty exciting if you’re a casual fan (watch the trailer below), but if you can’t get enough…

Then check out these scene-by-scene breakdowns of the new footage – 21 screen captures and descriptions.

Once you’re done with go on to the next dissection of the trailer from October – 22 screen captures and follow-along descriptions.

 

Avengers – trailer 2 – released Feb 29, 2012

 

All of the trailers are easily viewed at the Avengers Facebook page and also check out the prologue (6-minute video) for the Dark Night Rises

New 'Avengers' trailer – a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new footage

Just a few days ago, a new Avengers trailer was released, containing awesome footage:

  • Hulk catching Iron Man in mid-air
  • Three-way fight between Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Pretty exciting if you’re a casual fan (watch the trailer below), but if you can’t get enough…

Then check out these scene-by-scene breakdowns of the new footage – 21 screen captures and descriptions.

Once you’re done with go on to the next dissection of the trailer from October – 22 screen captures and follow-along descriptions.

 

Avengers – trailer 2 – released Feb 29, 2012

 

All of the trailers are easily viewed at the Avengers Facebook page and also check out the prologue (6-minute video) for the Dark Night Rises