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    No official listing yet, but via CBR here are the 2008 nominations for the Eisner Awards.
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
    Glad to see some good news here:

    Best Continuing Series <em>includes</em>:</strong>
    The Boys, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Dynamite)
    Best New Series <em>includes</em>:</strong>
    Immortal Iron Fist, by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, and others

    <strong>Best Writer <em>includes</em>:</strong>
    Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Criminal, Daredevil, Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel)
    Brian Wood, DMZ, Northlanders (Vertigo/DC); Local (Oni)

    <strong>Best Painter or Multimedia Artist (interior art) <em>includes</em>:</strong>
    Ben Templesmith, Fell (Image); 30 Days of Night: Red Snow; Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse (IDW)
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    and all of the noms for THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, an amazing book that seemed to get overlooked because of the "name" creator...seriously, why did 99% of the reviews fixate on what band he was in? this book is good, good shit.
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
    I went to the Eisner's last year at SDCC. Not trying to knock it, but there was NOBODY there in the audience, except for me, some half-awake schlub and the taped off section for nominees. That made me a bit sad, but it was cool to see people like Ed Brubkaer and Paul Pope win their awards as it happened.
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    holy shit, really?! i assume thats a slight exaggeration (there had to be more than two people there) but i would expect that room to be packed to the gills....
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
    No exaggeration, sir. There was 3 if you could the bartender in the back.

    I thought it would have been crowded myself. I only stopped by because I was killing time until dinner. I remember walking up and down the back-center isle gabbing into my cell phone loudly, and a wee bit tipsy. If there had been people to annoy, I certainly would have stepped outside.
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    wow, i believe you now.
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    Any nomination list that includes Jonathan Hickman's THE NIGHTLY NEWS is not beyond redemption. I also appreciated the props for AYA. But WTF? The new Bryan Talbot graphic novel didn't even rate a nomination for Best Graphic Novel?
    • CommentAuthorDonburiBoy
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
    I'm kind of choked that those Moomin reprint HCs didn't get nominated.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
    I got a kick out of the fact that so many Engine alums were nominated.

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    "Best Publication for Teens
    Laika, by Nick Abadzis (First Second)"

    There'll be justice in this world if he wins :)

    edit: and I think I'd implode if I had to choose in the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Japan" category. As long as it's not a Viz title (where's my No5 bitches!?), I'm happy.
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    Best Continuing Series includes:
    The Boys, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Dynamite)
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
    I don't think Viz deserve an award for republishing Black & White as one volume to cash in on the movie, in fact I prefer the original publication. Speaking of Viz, the reason that they never continued with No.5 is because it was apparently the least successful thing they ever published - i.e. a complete disaster, it sold less than 1,000 copies in total I'm told, that's both volumes combined. I've been looking for a fan-scan of the rest to no avail.
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    I got a kick out of the fact that so many Engine alums were nominated.

    Yes. Although I would be dissapointed if they hadn't gotten a nod.