The winners of The 2011 Harvey Awards were announced this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. DC Entertainment took home awards for the following DC Comics and Vertigo titles. Best New Series: AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque Best Single Issue or Story: DAYTRIPPER by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
Straight off of his second Eisner win at SDCC (for TINY TITANS in the Best Publication for Kids category), writer and artist Art Baltazar was interviewed by TIME OUT CHICAGO about his recently announced exclusive deal with DC Comics and his current projects.
In TINY TITANS #43 (on sale August 17th), look out for a very special gag of DC Comics-The New 52 revolving around Cyborg. “This is an AMAZING time for the ‘AW YEAH’ age of comics!” said series writer/artist Art Baltazar. “Comics and super-heroes have been in our hearts since we were babies! It’s an honor to be part of the DC Family! This awesome news is perfect timing with DC Comics-The New 52 #1s! Fans have been asking us what we think ... let’s just say ... you will have to ask Cyborg in this issue.”
Last we saw the Young Justice team, they were making s’mores and telling stories over a campfire. In issue #6, the bonding and sharing continues as the gang reveals their origins to one another. Hear Dick Grayson tell the story of how he turned into Robin. See how M’Gann made her way from Mars to Earth. But when Superboy starts remembering how and why he was created, he can’t help but feel that he must take down Superman. Will he be able to resist his dark impulses or is the temptation too sweet?
Throughout the course of San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by the DC Entertainment booth to see some of your favorite artists doing drawing demonstrations on stage. Artists Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, Cully Hamner, David Finch, Mark Buckingham, Rafael Albuquerque, Chris Burnham, Nicola Scott, Bernard Chang, Jill Thompson, Art Baltazar and Franco will be inviting fans into their artistic processes as they show them how they draw all the art you see in comic books every Wednesday. THURSDAY, JULY 21ST 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
When a mysterious girl arrives from another planet, the Titans discover the odd and wonderful Bizarro World. What is it? A square planet with Bizarro versions of everyone on our planet, of course. And what’s more, the Bizarro version of Superboy and the Bizarro version of Supergirl are in love. Or at least they will be after Beast Boy gives Bizarro Superboy his dating advice. After all, he is an expert at romance. Just ask Terra …
The Harvey Awards, named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, were announced yesterday. Check out DC Comics’ illustrious list of nominees below. BEST COLORIST Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST NEW SERIES AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
When the CEO of a large corporation goes missing, it’ll be up to the junior heroes of Young Justice to save her. But to succeed on this rescue mission means first having to face Black Spider and Hook. Oh, and a little covert group of assassins that call themselves the League of Shadows. Can Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Robin retrieve the kidnapped woman before it’s too late? And what does the League of Shadows want with her anyway?