Fiona Staples and Francis Manapul Win Joe Shuster Awards and a First Look at THE FLASH

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The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend was full of exciting news. Not only did we premiere lots of art for many of our books coming out this September, but two of our artists were also the distinguished recipients of the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards.

A first look at Fiona Staples' interiors for JONAH HEX #66

My admiration for Fiona Staples may be more publicly documented than the personal lives of most reality stars, but that respect is certainly well-earned. I’ve been looking forward to previewing Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s JONAH HEX #66 since we announced Fiona would be handling the art duties for the issue earlier this year.

Here’s what Fiona had to say about her experience drawing the issue:

2011 JOE SHUSTER AWARD Nominees Announced Today

The 2011 JOE SHUSTER AWARD nominees for outstanding achievements of Canadian comic book creators, publishers and retailers were announced today. Among the nominees whose work has been published by DC Comics are, Francis Manapul, Fiona Staples, Cameron Stewart, Dave McCaig, J. Torres and Jeff Lemire, who was nominated in a total of three categories: Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist, Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist and Outstanding Comic Book Writer.

Congratulations to all the nominees.

A few teases for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents fans

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I know I'm far from the only T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents  fan here. I've been tipped off to a few of the guest artists who'll be  contributing to upcoming issues, and they're just too cool not to share.  (Just check out the Francis Manapul cover for issue five above!) I'll let you hear the news straight from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents editor, Wil Moss:

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