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  1. Games, Comics, and Genre TV Earn GLAAD Award Nominations

    The nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, which recognize works that have "fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Because genre media can often be forward-thinking and groundbreaking in representation, it should come as no surprise that the things we love here on TMS are well-represented among the nominees.

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  2. Here’s Your Update On Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man And Runaways Film Projects

    Nope. Still Not Happening.

    Turns out there's an impending time limit on Vertigo Comics' Y: The Last Man film. What are the chances it will get made? Hit the jump to find out and for some Runaways talk. 

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  3. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Books ‘n Stuff

    It is a gift!

    Book-lovers are probably the easiest people to buy gifts for, sci-fi geek ones doubly so. Does it have pages? Check. Are there aliens and/or lasers? Check. Holiday shopping complete. The Mary Sue is here to make that process even easier with this selection of fiction, nonfiction, comics, and calendars for the holiday season. Holiday Gift Guide: Book Edition, commence!

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  4. Stephen King Cool With Under The Dome TV Changes

    But he doesn't approve of 11/22/63 movie where JFK shoots first?

    The TV adaptation of Stephen King's novel Under The Dome on CBS got off to a cow-slicingly good start last week, and the author himself spoke out on his website in defense of the many changes the TV series will take from the book. He provided a variety of reasons why changes were needed for Brian K. Vaughan's adaptation of his 2009 novel, some of which were consistent with King's approach to the many, many film and TV versions of his work, and some which were more intriguing for the TV show's future.

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  5. The Y: The Last Man Movie is As “Close As It’s Ever Been”

    Cautiously Optimistic

    "We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been...That could go into production next year...The first movie is meant to function as a standalone, but hopefully continue. Hopefully there will be others."- Screenwriter David Goyer on adapting Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's 60 issue comic Y: The Last Man into a film. Goyer discussed his writing of the Y: The Last Man script in the context of his work on Man of Steel.  Y:The Last Man tells the story of Yorick Brown, the last man on earth, as the title would suggest, after the rest of the men mysteriously die off.  If this Eisner award winning series does get adapted to the screen, we could see an awesome story told on the big screen, and potentially many interesting roles for actresses.  Not only is the idea of a first movie extremely exciting for fans of  Yorick and his story, but Goyer gives us even more reason to be excited, implying that at least he has interest in more than one movie based on the comic series.  Of course, we have to see the first movie get made, and do well, before we can hope for a second, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. We previously saw this project get a director, Dan Trachtenberg. (via MTV Splash Page) Previously in Y: The Last Man

    • Y: The Last Man Gets a Director
    • New Line Contemplates Y: The Last Man Movie
    • Y: The Last Man Fan Film
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  6. Nerd Worlds Collide As Felicia Day Wears A Saga Comic T-Shirt On Supernatural

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    If you're a fan of both Image Comics' Saga and The CW's Supernatural, last night must have been pretty awesome for you. Fellow geeky redhead Felicia Day guest-starred on the series once again but wore a t-shirt with someone familiar on it. Yup. Lying Cat from Saga. Hit the jump for a few more looks.

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  7. Comixology Speaks on Saga #12 Ban: It’s on Us, Not Apple

    Don't Panic

    As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps.  Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today. We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance. - Comixology, in a statement about the removal of issue #12 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple's Saga from the Comixology store for iOS devices. Yesterday a lot of the comics world got up in arms to defend this week's issue of Saga from what even the book's creators thought was censorship from the folks who run Apple's online content marketplace. Since Saga is already a comic with lots of lovingly depicted violence and sex (and wonderful characters, humor, and themes like love, war, and parenting), this seemed even stranger. The only new thing in this issue appeared to be that there were a couple tiny depictions of graphic sexual acts performed by men with men. Comixology does not elaborate more on why they felt Saga #12's content went over what they thought Apple's line was, and I wish they would, simply to emphasize their statement that sexual orientation had nothing to do it. I'm also glad they end with an apology: as a retailer it's Comixology's responsibility to communicate to creators about why their books won't be appearing for sale where they usually do before any misconceptions can be made. Comixology has word from Apple today that Saga #12 does not violate guidlines, and says the issue will be up for purchase through iOS devices soon.

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  8. Updated: Apple Bans Saga #12 From the App Store for Two Tiny Images of Gay Sex

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    Digital is a fast growing distribution method for comics, and an essential one for folks who don't live a convenient distance from any of a shrinking number of independent comic shops. So when Apple bans a comic from the app store, that means that anyone who regularly gets their comics through an App store app, like that of Comixology (the most popular and in some cases only distributor of digital comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and other American comic companies), will be unable to see it on their iOS devices, even if the rest of the app and the rest of the issues in that series are still available. The Hugo Award nominated, mature readers series Saga, for example, has been banned from the Apple store for two teeny, tiny images of sex that involves two dudes, and the more I think about it, the less sense it makes so I'm just going to make a list.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: She-Ra Rides Again

    Things We Saw Today

    I had heard DC Comics were doing an ongoing Masters of the Universe comic. What I didn't realized was, She-Ra was going to be in it and apparently she's going to be He-Man's enemy.  Here she is on the varient cover for the first issue done by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, the series is being written by Keith Giffen with art by Pop Mhan. In stores April 17th. (via MTV Geek)

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  10. Y: The Last Man Has a Director, Gets One Step Closer to the Postapocalypse

    Cautiously Optimistic

    A movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man has been simmering for years, but unlike a lot of other more-than-half-a-decade long stints in pre-production purgatory, it's one where we actually get interested instead of exhausted when we hear that the studio is still pushing people at the project. This is because while Y: The Last Man is the story of the last man on earth after a mysterious and instantaneous plague wipes out every male mammal on the planet except for him and his helper monkey in training, that necessarily means that it'll be a movie with an enormous cast of female characters of all sorts. Almost a year ago, New Line found a new set of screenwriters to take on the task of condensing the sixty issues of the comic into one movie, and the studio has just announced that they've chosen a director. It's an unexpected pick, but one that I'm interested in seeing play out.

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  11. That Saga Cosplay You Never Thought You’d See

    Fans Do Cool Things

    The universe of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga is populated with some pretty interesting characters. We were thrilled to see one standout cosplayed at New York Comic Con this past October but we never thought we'd see someone successfully cosplay Izabel. But here we are. Tumblr user The Inkblog Blunder is the magician who pulled it off. Hit the jump for a (semi-gross) shot of the character for comparison, plus another of the cosplay itself. 

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  12. Since There’s No News On The Big Screen Adaptation, Watch This Y: The Last Man Fan Film Instead

    Fans Do Cool Things

    It's been quite a while since we've heard any news about the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man -- so, we're lucky to have something to tide us over until the big screen debut of our favorite post-apocalyptic world in which all people with Y chromosomes are dead. Here's Y: The Last Man Rising, a fan-made film written, directed, and produced by Christian Cardona. Pretty impressive for a lower-budget fan film, right? (via IGN.)

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