NYCC: WandaVision Nabs Harvey Award for Best Adaptation
In a Tweet sent during the 2021 Harvey Awards, which were held the evening of Friday, October 8th, 2021 at New York Comic Con (NYCC), it was announced that Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, the nine-episode Disney+ series that first brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the small screen, was awarded the Harvey Award for Best Adaptation from a Comic Book or Graphic Novel.
— The Harvey Awards (@HarveyAwards) October 9, 2021
The most devoted of Marvel Blog True Believers will not be taken aback by the fact that WandaVision was awarded a Harvey: the show really knew its Marvel lore (see: “Gimmie That Grimoire,” or any of Marvel Blog’s other extensive WandaVision coverage).
Not the End of Westview
The Harvey Awards “are one of the comic industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards,” and it has become a fixture of the comic book community since 1988. A committee of industry voices – from creators and publishing professionals to critics and journalists to retailers, educators, and librarians – are selected to vote on the nominees for the industry award show.
But while WandaVision may have garnered a Harvey Award, that isn’t exactly the end of the story for the residents of Westview. This is thanks to the fact that Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) will be returning for a spinoff series. Look, every great sitcom has to have a breakout star, and now the likes of Kramer and Urkel can step aside and make some room for our witchy queen!
And while we can’t yet confirm this, I still have a sneaking suspicion that some of the denizens of Westview will be filing a class-action lawsuit against one Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen)… which could mean we end up seeing some of this storyline continue in the upcoming half-hour legal sitcom, She-Hulk, arriving on Disney+ next year.
Next Year’s Harvey
So who will win the 2022 Harvey Award for Best Adaptation? The time for speculation begins now! Personally, I have a sneaking suspicion that the upcoming Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye adaptation on Disney+ is primed to take this award next year. Not only does it seem like an adept adaptation of Hawkeye by David Aja and Matt Fraction, but it also it features Jolt the Golden Retriever as “Pizza Dog” (known to some as “Lucky”).
What do you think of WandaVision’s win, Marvel Blog True Believers? We’re waiting to hear from you in the comment section!