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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 earned nominations in the Academy Awards announcements on Tuesday morning.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was nominated in the Best Animated Feature cateegory. Its competition will be The Boy and the Heron, Elemental, Nimona and Robot Dreams.

The previous movie in the Spider-Verse, 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, won in the same category.

Guardians was nominated in the Best Visual Effects category.

The 96th Academy Awards will take place March 10.


The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles relaunch comic series from IDW Publishing, written by Jason Aaron, will feature artwork from illustrators Rafael Albuquerque, Joelle Jones, Cliff Chiang and Chris Burnham.

Each artist will stepping in for an issue that stars their favorite Turtles in the first story arc,

"I'm thrilled to be working with Jason on such a special project, with so many talented artists," Albuquerque said. "Being a child from the '80s, the TMNT cartoon has a special place in my heart, so having the chance to draw them for the first time kind of completes a full circle, full of nostalgia and excitement. I can't wait to reveal what we're working on!"

Burham has a strong personal connection to the TMNT's comic history.

"I've been a TMNT fan since the black and white days - Fugitoid is one of the first comics I ever owned, and the original Donatello One-Issue Micro Series is one of my favorite comics of all time, Butnhsm said. "I discovered so many amazing artists as a kid reading the Turtles - beyond Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird there's Mark Bode, Rick Veitch, Mark Martin, Richard Corben, Michael Zulli, Eric Talbot, Jim Lawson, Sophie Campbell... the list goes on and on and it's a great honor to add my name to it."

Chiang also has fond memories of the property. "I still remember the thrill of reading those early black-and-white issues and how they ushered in a new wave of independent comics, and I'm incredibly excited to be a part of this next chapter for the Turtles," Chiang said. "Even better, Jason and I have been friends for a long time but haven't yet worked together, so I get to kill two Mousers with one sword."

Said Jones: "For me, working on TMNT was first a nostalgia hit --. being an '80s kid, I consumed it all! But at its heart, and why I think it still resonates with people today, is that it's a story about a family of outcasts brimming with personality and the conflicts that come out of it. Or maybe I just like the giant rat father figure, which might be something for me to unpack with a therapist at a later date!"

"I almost couldn't believe it when these folks started saying yes. It's such a dream team of modern artists, folks responsible for some of my favorite comics of this century," said IDW editor-in-chief Jamie S. Rich. “All four of them were so enthusiastic to draw characters they love for the first time. It was cool to hear why they loved each of the individual Turtles. Like Chris talked about the Donnie issue with the Jack Kirby homage, and Joelle mentioned how she has always liked hotheads and fighters. It's comic book kismet!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha #1 is on sale this June with a 10-page prelude story, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 will go on sale in July.


VERY BRIEFLY: Madame Web star Dakota Johnson was a guest on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday.


Below are solicitations posted for April. Click on the publishers' names for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.


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