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Miller, Phillips, Marvel Zombies win Scream Awards

It feels as if voting for Spike TV’s inaugural Scream Awards began ages ago, but I guess it’s only been a few months. Finally, though, the awards were handed out this weekend – although the ceremony won’t be broadcast until Tuesday.Frank Miller was honored with the Comic-Con Icon Award, and voted Best Comic Book Writer for All-Star Batman & Robin, beating out Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies), Mark Millar (Civil War, The Ultimates), Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100) and Brian K. Vaughan (Ex Machina, Runaways, Y: The Last Man).

Sean Phillips was named Best Comic Book Artist for Marvel Zombies. Other nominees in that category were Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross (Justice), Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100) and Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman).

Marvel Zombies, by Kirkman and Phillips, was voted Best Comic Book, over All-Star Superman, Civil War, Ex Machina and The Walking Dead, while Spider-Man’s unmasking in Civil War #2 was named Most Shocking Comic Book Twist.

The 2006 Scream Awards will be broadcast at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Spike.

Other comics-related winners were:

The Ultimate Scream: Batman Begins

Best Sci-Fi Movie: V for Vendetta

Best Superhero: Brandon Routh as Superman in Superman Returns

Sexiest Superhero: Jessica Alba as The Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four

Best Screen-to-Comic Adaptation: Army of Darkness

Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins

Best Screamplay: Batman Begins, written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan

Best Flesh Scene: Famke Janssen and Hugh Jackman, X-Men: The Last Stand

Best Comic-to-Screen Adaptation: X-Men: The Last Stand

Best Rack on the Rack: Vampirella

Sentry Chooses in New Avengers #24

As Civil War rolls on and “New Avengers Disassembled” continues, the Sentry chooses his side in New Avengers #24. The man with the power of a thousand exploding suns has the power to end this war, but which side will he choose?

With guest penciler Pasqual Ferry, Bendis presents the next chapter of “New Avengers Disassembled” spotlighting the Golden Guardian of Good, the Sentry. As the Sentry meditates on what course of action to take, he takes a trip to the blue area of the Moon to pay a visit to the Inhumans.

The Inhumans and Earth are currently embroiled in a Cold War as a result of the events of Son of M. So what does a meeting with the Sentry mean for Earth?

Do not miss this important chapter of “New Avengers Disassembled” as this issue ties together Civil War, New Avengers, House of M, and Son of M. And more importantly, the man who could change the tide of the war by his lonesome, the Sentry, makes his decision in New Avengers #24.

Spider-Man reveals Secret Identity

I never thought it would happen in my time, I would just assume that we all would go on through comic book history knowing that the Peter Parker / Spider-Man thing would go on and on.
The latest edition of the Marvel comic Civil War on sale this week, Spider-Man does the unthinkable and removes his Spidey mask to publicly reveal his hidden identity.

“I’m proud of who I am, and I’m here right now to prove it,” the legendary webslinger tells a press conference called in New York’s Times Square, before pulling off his mask and standing before the massed ranks of reporters as newspaper photographer Peter Parker.

“Any questions?” Parker asks in the final panel of the issue, amid a barrage of camera flashes.

In a statement, Marvel trumpeted the revelation as “arguably the most shocking event in comic book history.”

The seven-issue Civil War series, launched in May, sees Marvel’s writers taking on the topical issue of civil liberties.

Following a showdown between a group of superheroes and supervillains in which hundreds of innocent civilians are killed, the government passes the Super-Hero Registration Act, requiring all superheroes to reveal their identities and register as “living weapons of mass destruction.”

Marvel’s roster of invincible crime fighters is split into two bitterly opposed factions, with one camp – championed by the likes of Spider-Man – in favour of the new law and the other, including Captain America and his ilk, refusing to relinquish anonymity.

“It’s about which side you are on and why you think you are right,” said Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.

Weekly Comics in the GamersCircle Store 6/3/2006

Civil War re-enactments, but what about

Superhero Re-enactment? If you know about the Secret Wars series from Marvel back in the eighties, you’ll enjoy this. And if you don’t, then yes, you will see grown men dressed up in the park and playing.