GLAAD Media Awards Announce Comic Book Nominees, Universal Monsters Brings On Creature From The Black Lagoon, X-Men Spills Over Into Avengers | Comic Book Club News For January 18, 2024

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The GLAAD Media Awards have announced their 35th annual nominees, including comic books and graphic novels. The next Universal Monsters title is Creature From The Black Lagoon. The X-Men titles are crossing over into Avengers in April. All on Comic Book Club News for January 18, 2024.


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GLAAD Media Awards announces comic nominees.

Next Universal Monsters title is Creature From The Black Lagoon

X-Men titles take over Avengers this April.

This is Comic Book Club News for January 18, 2024.

35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Announce Comic Book Nominees:

The GLAAD Media Awards, the most prestigious award recognizing LGBTQ representation in media, has announced its 35th annual nominees. Those include the awards for comic books and graphic novels.

The nominees for Outstanding Comic Book are:

Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, written by Tom Taylor (DC Comics)
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain, written by Tini Howard (Marvel Comics)
Hawkgirl, written by Jadzia Axelrod (DC Comics)
Killer Queens 2, written by David M. Booher (Dark Horse Comics)
The Neighbors, written by Jude Ellison S. Doyle (BOOM! Studios)
New Mutants Lethal Legion, written by Charlie Jane Anders (Marvel Comics)
The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, written by Tate Brombal based on an idea by James Tynion IV (Dark Horse Comics)
Poison Ivy, written by G. Willow Wilson (DC Comics)
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, written by Alyssa Wong (Marvel Comics)
Tim Drake: Robin, written by Meghan Fitzmartin (DC Comics)

The nominees for Outstanding Graphic Novel are:

Blackward, by Lawrence Lindell (Drawn & Quarterly)
Carmilla: The First Vampire, written by Amy Chu (Berger Books/Dark Horse Comics)
Cosmoknights (Book Two), by Hannah Templer (Top Shelf Productions)
Four-Color Heroes, by Richard Fairgray (Fanbase Press)
Heartstopper Vol. 5, by Alice Oseman (Graphix/Scholastic)
Light Carries On, by Ray Nadine (Dark Horse Books)
Northranger, written by Rey Terciero (HarperAlley)
Parallel, by Matthias Lehmann (ONI Press)
Roaming, by Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Us, by Sara Soler (Dark Horse Books)

Other comic book-related nominees include Riverdale for Outstanding Drama Series, Harley Quinn for Outstanding Comedy Series, Bodies and Scott Pilgrim Takes Off for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Heartstopper for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film – Live Action, and both Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur and Nimona for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film – Animated.

The winners will be announced Thursday, March 14, 2024 in Los Angeles.

Next Universal Monsters Title Is Creature From The Black Lagoon:

After the success of Universal Monsters: Dracula, fans have been terrified to learn what the next title in the line is, and now we know: Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Written by Ram V and Dan Watters, with art by Matthew Roberts, the new title will take place years after the original film and introduce a new character: journalist Kate Marsden, who is tracking a serial killer in the Amazon, only to run into the titular Creature.

Said Alex Antone, Editorial Director at Skybound via press release: “Dan Watters and Ram V are two of the most exciting writers in comics, and to be able to turn them loose with longtime Skybound creators Matthew Roberts and Dave Stewart has been an absolute treat. And while James & Martin’s DRACULA was an adaptation of the original film, CREATURE is a brand-new story featuring beloved Gill-Man. Each book in the Universal Monsters line will feel different from the last, with each creative team bringing their own unique flavor and passion to these iconic horror characters. I can’t wait to share what else we have planned!”  

The new series will hit stores everywhere on April 24, 2024.

X-Men Titles Cross Over Into Avengers This April:

Looks like Editor Tom Brevoort is getting started on X-Men a little early. This April, two issues of The Avengers will cross over with the Fall of the House of X storyline, as the team fights back against Orchis.

Running through Avengers #12 and #13, both written by Jed MacKay with art by Francis Motarino, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are taking on the Stark Sentinel program, while Iron Man is busy fighting himself, and the X-Men are directly fighting Orchis. Will this crossover only get bigger as we head to the end of the Krakoa era? Presumably things will wrap up in either May or June, as Brevoort’s new X-Men teams will take over in July.

We’ll have to stay tuned!

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. And that last item was short because I read a lot of names in the first one!

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