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‘Lumberjanes’ Wins 2016 GLAAD Media Award For Outstanding Comic Book

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Every year, the GLAAD Media Awards aim to celebrate the best of LGBT-inclusive media and the people producing that work. This weekend at a ceremony in Los Angeles, winners for the 2016 awards were announced, with Boom Studios’s acclaimed Lumberjanes taking home the award for Outstanding Comic Book.

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If You Loved (Or Hated) ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Read These Comics Next

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters worldwide right now, and whether you loved or hated it, it's certainly an interesting take on The Caped Crusader and The Man of Tomorrow.

A great many independent comics have taken the core ideas of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other iconic characters and given them a unique spin that could only be explored outside the confines of DC Comics mainstream continuity. If you're looking for superhero stories with a bit of an edge, we've got five of the best to recommend to you.

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Boom Studios Heads to Wondercon with Exclusive Covers and More

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WonderCon 2016 starts tomorrow, March 25, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and runs until Sunday March 27, and Boom Studios is gearing up with the reveal of three covers for Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems, Mighty Morphn' Power Rangers, and Jonesy, available exclusively at the show, and debuting here on ComicsAlliance.

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The Master Collaborator: A Birthday Tribute To Mark Waid

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Born on this day in 1962, Mark Waid is one of the most prolific and consistently relevant comic book writers of the last three decades. His storied career has taken him through pretty much every major publisher at one time or another, and as well as being a phenomenal writer and editor, Waid also has a reputation as one of the best collaborators in comics.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For March 16 2016

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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Check Out Karl Kerschl’s Cover For ‘Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy’ #1 And Find Out Where To Catch A Preview

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This week's most exciting news was undoubtedly the announcement of the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover, coming in June from Chynna Clugston-Flores and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell. The thing is, though, aside from the creative team, any details of the actual plot of the series have been a kept as hidden as the mysteries of a haunted forest and/or suspiciously supervillainous private school. I mean, sure, we can pretty much expect that we're going to see mysteries and friendship, but beyond that? Who knows.

But to tide us over in the meantime, Boom Studios has sent over an exclusive look at the incentive cover for the first issue of the crossover by Gotham Academy artist Karl Kerschl --- and in the process, they have provided us with one major clue. There will be a tree involved.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For March 9 2016

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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There’s A ‘Gotham Academy’ / ‘Lumberjanes’ Crossover Coming, And All Is Right With The World

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Every now and then, a crossover idea comes along that's such a no-brainer, such a natural, easy fit, that you start to wonder why you're surprised that it's actually happening. For my money, that's one of the best kinds of surprises, and that's exactly what we're getting today, as Boom Studios has announced an upcoming crossover between Lumberjanes and DC's Gotham Academy.

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ICYMI: Bulk And Skull Have A Podcast Called ‘Ranger Station’ In ‘Power Rangers’ #1

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If you're a regular ComicsAlliance reader who also picked up Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 this week, you might have had a moment of confusion when the very first page kicked off the comic by welcoming you to Ranger Station. Despite the striking resemblance, that's not me up there introducing CA's weekly look back at the Power Rangers television show --- it's actually young Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier giving you the name of his podcast.

That's right, everybody. In case you missed it, Bulk and Skull have a podcast about the Power Rangers called Ranger Station, and that's actually pretty great.

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‘Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems’ Go Art Nouvaeu In New Missy Pena Variants [Exclusive]

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Rebecca Sugar and Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is one of the most heartwarming, beautiful shows on television, and the comics published via Boom Studios’ KaBOOM imprint have been an absolute hoot. Later this month sees the release of a brand new miniseries, Steven Universe and The Crystal Gems, and Fried Pie Comics has four exclusive variants from Missy Pena!

The variants display the Crystal Gems in a gorgeous art nouveau style, each getting their time to shine on their own solo cover. Steven, Pearl, Amythest and Garnet all look resplendent on covers that still manage to capture the tone and the style of the show perfectly.

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