Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2011

Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom: “Sparrow”

Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom: “Sparrow”

By Roger

Nominated for Best Single Issue (Or One-Shot), Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom: “Sparrow” focuses on young Bode Locke. The issue is written by Joe Hill. Art is handled by Gabriel Rodriguez, with colors by Jay Fotos. The issue starts with a single page meant to help folks new to the series get caught up. Basically, the Lockes have lost their father. Their ranks have been infiltrat... Read More »

Marineman Issue 1

Marineman Issue 1

By Roger

Ian Churchill’s “Marineman” started very recently. As of this writing, it is only up to issue 4, however during that brief time, it has managed to impress a lot of folks, including the judges who decided to give the series a nomination for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best New Series category. Last year’s winner in the same category was “Chew“, also... Read More »

Fables Issue 100

Fables Issue 100

By Roger

Nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) category, “Fables” issue 100 was the first title I read that I simply did not feel belonged on the list of nominees. I will readily admit to not having read any prior issues, however I do not believe that had any impact on my decision. Based on the fact that the series contains existing (well-known)... Read More »

I Am An Avenger – Post Mortem Short

I Am An Avenger – Post Mortem Short

By Roger

Nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Short Story category, “Post Mortem“, found in “I Am An Avenger” issue 2, is a powerful story about how Steve Rogers copes with the loss of soldiers under his command. The story was written by Greg Rucka, with the script being written by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano. The rest of the issue is a complete waste o... Read More »

Chew: Eisner’s “Taster’s Choice”

Chew: Eisner’s “Taster’s Choice”

By Roger

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, “Chew” was awarded the Eisner for Best New Series. This year, it’s nominated for Best Continuing Series, and I assure you, that nomination is very well deserved. “Chew” is going up against heavy-hitters like “Locke & Key“, “Echo“, “Morning Glories“, “20th Century Boys” and &... Read More »

Episode 021: Ronin r like SO cool

Episode 021: Ronin r like SO cool

By CBI

For our first podcast episode in nearly four months, we chose to give our thoughts on the Will Eisner nominations, and to discuss several of the titles on the list. The meat of the show however was reserved for 5 Ronin, a series which we really enjoyed a lot. NEWS Introduction (who we are for new listeners/where we’ve been for old fans) Will Eisner nominations DISCUSSION 5 Ronin #1-5 WHAT WE... Read More »

Joe the Barbarian

Joe the Barbarian

By Roger

As with “The Cape“, I hadn’t heard of “Joe the Barbarian” until the list of nominees was released for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards that will be awarded at Comic-Con 2011. And just as with “The Cape”, I certainly am glad to have read this amazing title. You may be thinking that I’m being far too agreeable with the Eisner list of nominees, and... Read More »

The Cape Issue 1

The Cape Issue 1

By Roger

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominations were recently announced, and one of the titles that caught my eye in the Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) category was a comic titled “The Cape”. To be quite honest, this title had flown completely under my radar when released last year. That said, I am very glad the Eisner nominations cast a spotlight on it. “The Cape” is a m... Read More »

Will Eisner Nomination List

Will Eisner Nomination List

By CBI

The nominations for the Will Eisner awards have been released and posted on the official Comic-Con site. We’ve got the full list here for y’all to peruse as well. This year, we see a shift away from superhero nominations, which is quite refreshing. SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2011. ... Read More »