It’s clear that streaming services are experiencing a sharp rise in popularity, but this surge has been proven by the nominations for the Harvey Award nominations, set to be announced by ReedPOP and New York Comic Con.
The nominees for best comics adaptation heavily feature shows from streaming services. To be precise, this year’s names are The Boys from Amazon, Doom Patrol from DC Universe and The Umbrella Academy and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from Netflix.
Other nominees include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers: Endgame. The latter became the highest grossing movie ever at $2.8 billion.
The Boys explores what would happen if superheroes were to stop using their powers for good and abuse them instead. The Boys are on a quest to find out about a multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages superheroes and hides their secrets.
Doom Patrol refers to a team of superheroes who experienced traumatic accidents that left them disfigured, but also gave them superhuman powers. The Chief has given them a purpose, allowing them to investigate strange phenomena. However, when The Chief disappears, they have a new mission.
The Umbrella Academy starts out with 43 infants born to random women who didn’t have any pregnancy symptoms the day before. Seven of them are adopted by a billionaire industrialist who prepares his children to save the world. However, the family becomes fractured during their teenage years, and doesn’t come back together until their father dies. Before long, another threat brings the estranged family together once again.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an adaptation of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic, which sees Sabrina Spellman wrestle with her dual identities of witch and mortal while also standing up to the evil forces threatening herself, her family and the world occupied by humans.
The Harvey Awards are named after well-known cartoonist and editor Harvey Kurtzman, who worked for top publications such as Mad magazine and Playboy. The awards acknowledge the best creations in comics and their adaptations, and they are voted on by industry professionals.
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