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The Comics Alliance Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014: What To Do On Saturday

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With hundreds of panels to choose from at San Diego Comic-Con, the show can be an overwhelming experience — and it’s far too easy to miss a panel you think you might have loved, or to find yourself on the wrong side of the con floor five minutes before a great panel is about to start!

Take heart, brave reader. ComicsAlliance has sifted through the schedule to offer up our pick of the best programming at the con. Today we offer our suggested highlights for day three, Saturday July 26, 2014 — with an emphasis on comics programming. We’ll also let you know where and when you can find ComicsAlliance contributors at the San Diego show.

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Link Ink: Stargirl’s New Statue, ‘Arrow’ Updates Its Count Vertigo And Amazon’s Top Comics

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Image Launches A Pay-What-You-Want Humble Bundle Offer For CBLDF

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If you're not familiar with Humble Bundle, here's the deal: Deals.

Specifically, they're deals with proceeds that go to charity. So far, the site has offered comedy albums, downloadable video games, ebooks, and even movies, but it's teaming up with Image Comics for its first-ever digital comics deal over the next two weeks or so, and buyers can choose how much of the money they spend goes to creators and how much goes to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The books in the offer are the first volumes of Saga, Fatale, East of West, Lazarus, Morning Glories, Revival, and Chew, and two volumes of The Walking Dead.

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Brian K. Vaughan And Fiona Staples’ ‘Saga’ Wins 2013 Hugo Award

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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga continues to be honored in the awards circuit. After picking up three Eisner Awards at this year's Comic-Con -- sweeping the three categories for which it was nominated -- the title has now taken home the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

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‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga’ Dominate 2013 Eisner Awards [SDCC 2013]

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Industry professionals new and old gathered last night for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it proved to be a big night for Chris Ware, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Ware's Building Stories took home four awards, including Best Writer/Artist and Best Publication Design, while Vaughan and Staples' Saga swept its three categories: Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer. Among the highlights of the evening was several award recipients and presenters using their time on stage to offer a few kind words in remembrance of Kim Thompson, the legendary Fantagraphics co-publisher who passed away last month.

And while we regretfully inform you that ComicsAlliance was not among the evening's winners, we once again thank the judges for considering us.

You can see a complete list of nominees and winners below.

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‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Saga’ Lead The 2013 Harvey Award Nominations

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Comics pros eligible to vote in the 2013 Harvey Awards now have a full list of final nominees to consider, and have until August 19 to cast their votes online. Marvel's Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja and others, and Image's Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples and others, tied for the most nominations with seven each, including best writer, best artist and best single issue. Both books also earned nods for best new series and best continuing series.

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the ‘Saga’ App Store Fiasco [Interview]

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Last Tuesday comics writer Brian K. Vaughan announced that Apple declined to sell the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series Saga in its iOS App Store market on account of depictions of gay sex acts. The

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TWIST: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga’ #12 from App Store, ComiXology Never Submitted It

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Earlier this week writer Brian K. Vaughan transmitted a press release stating that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples sci-fi comic Saga would not be available for in-app purchase via ComXology or anything else in Apple's App Store for iOS devices, citing "two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex." Specifically, the artwork depicted graphic oral sex between men, including several ejaculations. While ComicsAlliance chalked the apparent banning up to the App Store's consistently inconsistan

Apple App Store Bans ‘Saga’ #12 Over Graphic Sexual Imagery

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UPDATE: ComiXology has since confirmed that Vaughan's statement was inaccurate, and that the company never submitted Saga #12 to Apple. More here.

Brian K. Vaughan announced via press release on Tuesday

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The Stephanie Brown Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 1

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy and produc

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