Previously On Comics: She-Hulk, Ignatz Wins, and Waiting for Luke Cage

News, News, News!

Some of you remember that I used to write a little column called Mighty Marvel Monday, and it never failed that as soon as my column went out, Marvel would release some big news. Some things never change. But the date of this column did, so BWAHAHA.

Marvel announced two new women-led, women-named titles with women creators yesterday. First, a new She-Hulk, which will debut this December, and the cover looks amazingly awesome.


I am super excited for this title, and Mariko Tamaki’s approach to She-Hulk as being through trauma is a far cry from the wacky lawyer adventures of years past.

Marvel’s second big announcement was for a new Hawkeye title starring Kate Bishop and written by Kelly Thompson. The new title seems to spin out of her adventures in California during the Matt Fraction/David Aja run, which I am ecstatic for, and Thompson’s description from this i09 interview is hitting all of my Veronica Mars buttons in good ways:

Kelly Thompson: Hawkeye finds Kate back in L.A. – Venice Beach, specifically, trying to make a go of things as a P.I. slash superhero. She’s there on a personal mission that’s a bit of a mystery, but as always with superheroes she gets caught up in doing some good, and as always with P.I.s there’s a dame with nice stems involved!

Bring on the AmeriKate.

Moving on, the biggest news in indie comics right now are the Ignatz Award Winners, where women once again had a phenomenal showing, winning six out of the nine categories (one of which, Outstanding Story, had no women as nominees). Congrats to all the winners, and Tillie Walden for her double win (Outstanding Artist and Promising New Talent).

Ignatz Award Winners

Outstanding Artist
Tillie Walden for The End of Summer

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Step Aside Pops by Kate Beaton

Outstanding Comic
Fantasy Sports No. 1 by Sam Bosma

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt

Outstanding Minicomic
Radishes by Carolyn Nowak

Outstanding Online Comic
Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran

Outstanding Series
Powdered Milk by Keiler Roberts

Outstanding Story
“My Hot Date” by Noah Van Sciver

Promising New Talent
Tillie Walden for I Love This Part

Other awards? Oh yeah, how about Jessica Jones winning an Emmy to go along with its Peabody and Hugo. That’s the first Marvel Emmy win, though its shows have been nominated 9 times previously.  The Emmy win for best original opening theme comes at a pretty key time, considering last week all anyone could talk about was how the music in Marvel movies is pretty forgettable.

The video is worth a watch, and it is definitely interesting to look at the Emmy win, keeping this video in mind. Marvel’s Netflix series have been known to take more risks than the MCU, generally speaking.

And speaking of Marvel on Netflix, the early Luke Cage reviews are out and the verdict is so far excellent. I recommend this article by Evan Narcisse in particular.

Luke Cage is still 10 days away from premiering on Netflix, so you have plenty of time to watch season one of Supergirl on Netflix before its premiere in October, if you’re looking for something else to watch. Just saying.

Odds and Ends!

Kate Tanski

Kate Tanski

Recovering academic. Fangirl. Geek knitter.

One thought on “Previously On Comics: She-Hulk, Ignatz Wins, and Waiting for Luke Cage

  1. I am horribly torn about this “She-Hulk”, because Tamaki is a good writer but I react badly to the whole “let’s make everyone grim and tormented” thing.

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