Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/16 – 7/22)


Welcome back to another installment of “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the news you need to know so you don’t have to. Sorry for the late post. I went to bed at 2am last night so understandably slept in a little late. I’ve also been having some trouble working through some writing motivational blocks lately, so that’s why my blog has been pretty inactive the last week. I may be posting an update on my blogging schedule sometime soon to go into it a little more. Otherwise, the highlights for this week include: The Will Eisner Comic Awards have announced the winners for this year including the first woman winner for Best Writer; Rumiko Takashi has been inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame; and more fans angry at changes to their favorite series throw threats around on the internet in two separate stories down below. Be sure to check out the featured articles and videos below and, as always, let me know if I missed something. Happy Sunday!

Anime and Manga News

  • Children of the Sea manga by Daisuke Igarashi gets picked up for a film adaptation by Studio 4°C.
  • Viz Media has announced it will be releasing the My Hero Academia: School Briefs novel series in the Spring of 2019.
  • Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband has won the Eisner Award for Best US Edition of International Material – Asia Award.
  • Rumiko Takahashi has been inducted into the Will Eisner Award Comic Awards Hall of Fame, this being a fourth time she has been nominated.
  • Viz Media has announced that it will be releasing Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura manga and will be releasing in 2019 with 2-in-1 combined editions.
  • Bungo Stray Dogs has revealed that it will be getting a third season, but no release date has yet been announced.
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film will be opening in US and Canadian theaters September 25th.
  • Drawn and Quarterly has announced that it is planning on publishing the collected works of Yoshiharu Tsuge in a seven volume set, with the first volume coming out in Fall 2019.
  • Magical Girl Special Ops manga is slated to get an anime adaptation in 2019.
  • Creator of Kamisama Kiss, Julieta Suzuki is launching a new manga on August 4th titled Ninkoi, and is described as a modern-day ninja romantic comedy.
  • Yuruyuri manga will be going on an indefinite hiatus according to its official Twitter account.
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun characters form idol group in celebration of the 100th chapter release of the manga.

Comic News

  • Marvel has introduced Marvel Rising, a new line of comics, animated shorts, and films targeted at young female fans.
  • DC Comics writer Tom King was assigned a bodyguard for San Diego Comic Con this year after death threats were sent to him over issue 50 of Batman.
  • Marvel’s TV Series Cloak and Dagger has been renewed for a second season.
  • Marvel has plans to revisit its 80 years as a comic publisher for its anniversary next year, bring back many long-time creators and some non-superhero titles.
  • Anna Drop (Starfire) has disabled her Instagram comments due to racist attacks after the most recent Teen Titans trailer.
  • James Gunn has been fired as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 over old controversial tweets that have resurfaced containing offensive jokes.
  • The San Diego Zoo has teamed up with DC Comics to produce a special issue only sold at the zoo featuring the Justice League saving species from extinction.
  • DC Universe has announced a live-action drama for Stargirl with executive producers Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti.
  • Top Shelf has announced they will be publishing George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy.
  • Gail Simone will be heading Lion Forge’s new diverse superhero line-up Catalyst Prime serving as creative lead and chief architect.
  • See the full list of the Will Eisner Comic Awards here, including the first woman winner for Best Writer.
  • 80’s icon Rainbow Brite is back with an all-new comic series arriving this Fall from Dynamite.

Featured Articles

  • Kotaku writer Cecilia D’Anastasio digs in deep to find the illusive and long-lost American Sailor Moon pilot episode.
  • The Mary Sue sits down with the original She-Ra creator to discuss the backlash the new adaptation has been getting.
  • Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar talks about how she expressed her identity through the non-binary Crystal Gems.

Featured Videos

  • Gigguk talks the Moe genre this week, taking a look at the history of the genre dating back to the first show that spawned the sensation.
  • Wisecrack looks at the pervasive idea of the “suffering genius” using the Rick and Morty characters Rick and Jerry to try and figure out if it is better to be a Rick or a Jerry.

Featured WordPress Post

  • If you haven’t already been following Otaku She Wrote’s episode analysis of Banana Fish, get on it. I have trouble picturing how to write a better analysis of this series.


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