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. The blog’s October Mythology Special is in full swing with three posts so far on the 100 Candles Ghost Game, Gremlins, and the legends of the Zashiki Warashi, so be sure to check those out. Also scroll to the end of the page to see a link to the last 6 days of my Inktober drawings. As for news this week, well everyone’s been distracted by the new Fall season and NY Comic Con, so I had to cut the interviews and Twitter sections down below, but there are a ton of new announcements from this weekend. For one Laid-Back Camp is getting another season, a short anime series, and a film; the Harvey Award winners were announced with some great winners this year; and Fight Club is coming back with a new comic series in the works. Be sure to check out the videos and articles down below for more cool stuff. As always, have a great Sunday!
Anime and Manga News
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness wins the Harvey Award for Best Manga.
- A new Spider-Man manga series has been announced with artist Yusuke Osawa for the Marvel Manga Awards entitled Spider-Man: I’m Not a Hero.
- Laid-Back Camp will be getting a second season, a new short anime entitled Room Camp, and a film.
- A Certain Scientific Railgun will be getting a third anime season.
- A Certain Scientific Accelerator manga will be getting an anime adaptation in 2019.
- Dark Horse has announced it will be releasing Gou Tanabe’s HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountain of Madness manga in two double-sized volumes.
- Viz Media’s Shonen Jump will be publishing Yu-Gi-Oh! creator’s new manga The Comiq and a new RWBY manga this fall.
- Starmyu’s third season is set to debut in Summer of 2019.
- New Isekai Quartet anime will crossover Overlord, Re:Zero, Tanya, and Konosuba franchises in Spring 2019.
- Cromartie High School manga returns with spin-off series this month.
- Shonen Jump has launched a series of short manga series with stories about manga creators when they were rookies.
- Viz Media has licensed Daytime Shooting Star manga for Western release in Summer 2019.
- New anime original film from Craftar, Even if the World Will End Tomorrow, to be directed by Yuhei Sakuragi and premiere January 25th in Japan.
- Natsume’s Book of Friends anime film tops the Japanese box office with highest tickets sold.
- CloverWorks has separated from A-1 Pictures to become its own studio under Aniplex.
- Piano no Mori (Forest of Piano) is now available on Netflix.
- Cloak and Dagger the Marvel Digital Originals series is coming back this November with volume 2, subtitled Negative Exposure.
- Marvel has announced a new weekly series called Man Without Fear which will take place in different corners of the Daredevil universe.
- Marvel’s Champions will relaunch this December with a new #1 and new creative team consisting of Jim Zub and Steven Cummings.
- A new all-ages Black Panther series is coming to IDW’s Marvel Action line January 2019.
- Marvel’s Young Avengers will be returning in 2019.
- The Harvey Award Winners were announced with Monstress winning book of the year and The Prince and the Dressmaker and The Tea Dragon Society tieing for Best Children’s or YA Book.
- Marvel Comics is reviving Marvel Tales, their line of republished old comics with new covers by modern artists.
- Chris Evans has announced his official retirement from the role of Captain America.
- Chuck Palahniuk is coming back for Fight Club 3 to be published over at Dark Horse and is set to hit stores January 30th.
- Oni Press has launched a new free webcomic hub for readers that features comics like Kim Reaper and Spectacle.
- The Comics Journal takes a deep dive into the history of underground comix for the 50th anniversary of Zap, arguably the first underground comic to be published.
- PC Magazine talks with comic artists on the development of the medium and the kinds of technology they use today to craft their comics.
- Under the Scope takes a deep dive into Violet Evergarden and takes us from novel to anime to follow the production.
- Strip Panel Naked takes a look at how comics create unease in the structure of panels and dialogue.
- Mother’s Basement talks Bakugo this week and how his character earned a certain sense of redemption over My Hero Academia.
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