Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (9/17 – 9/23)


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. October is slowly upon us which means delightful cold weather here in New England, but it also means the debut of this blog’s October Mythology Special. Be sure to come back on October 1st to see what I have planned. Suggestions are open all month long. For this week’s highlights: Seven Seas Entertainment has just announced a whole ton of new manga licenses; controversy has been brewing over the appearance of Batman’s penis in Batman: Damned; and the Ignatz award winners have been announced. Be sure to check out those and more down below as well as the tons of interviews and other announcements. As always, have a great Sunday!

Anime and Manga News

Comic News

  • After the publishing of Batman: Damned that showed one of the first scenes of Batman in the nude, DC Comics has confirmed it will censor all further printings showing Batman’s penis.
  • Marvel Studios’ The Eternals film adaptation has found a director in Chloe Zhao.
  • A new graphic novel imprint has been announced at Abrams Comic Arts, called Megascope, that will focus on stories and comics about people of color.
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer finds a new home at BOOM Studios after being dropped by Dark Horse.
  • A new TV series from Marvel about female superheroes is coming to ABC, written by Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg.
  • Publisher’s Weekly summarized SPX for us, highlighting the comic artists who appeared and the drama that was going on behind the scenes.
  • A new Killmonger mini-series will be coming to Marvel in December.
  • The Ignatz award winners were announced at SPX, recognizing some great indie talent.

Featured Article

Featured Interviews

  • The Daily Beast talks with Chelsea Cain about the kind of abuse she faced on Twitter and online following the cancellation of Mockingbird and Vision.
  • Reveal, a podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting, talks with comicsgate investigator Amanda Robb, comic artist Chelsea Cain, and some alt-right comic artists to discuss the influence of the alt-right in the comics industry.
  • Comics Beat sits down with illustrator Chris Burnham on his work on Die!Die!Die! and Nameless.
  • Vogue talks with artist Liana Finck about her new graphic memoir Passing for Human and her success as an Instagram comic artist.
  • Hollywood reporter talks with Joel Rose about his work with Anthony Bourdain on Hungry Ghosts ahead of the trade’s October 2nd release.

Featured Twitter Threads

  • @renfamous points out that the comicsgate movement only sees success in terms of money even as they are missing some traditional hallmarks of success.
  • @korybing discusses how live action remakes of animated series reinforce the narrative that animation is a lesser art form.

Featured Videos

  • Gigguk gives us Darling in the FranXX in 10 minutes.
  • Strip Panel Naked examines how panel design conveys the passage and weight of time.
  • Explanation Point talks about how Magical Girl Site fails at crafting sympathetic suffering.

Featured WordPress Post

  • Otaku She Wrote examines the use of the color yellow in Revolutionary Girl Utena and the various meanings behind it.


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