[Editors Note: I have included some photos from the weekend judging but in the group photos, some of the book that are being held were not actual nominees but some of the submitted books were used by accident] With San Diego Comic Con International this week I wanted to tell the story of what it’s like to be an judge for the Eisner Awards.
So finally after many stops and starts the new and improved (hopefully) Pop Culture Maven website is up and running and should be a lot smoother experience for both you the readers and me and the staff.
Conan The Barbarian: Exodus #1 Marvel Comics Writer & Artist Esad Ribić It’s a rare feat to be able to pull off a “silent” comic story but I have to hand it to Ribić that not only is he a brilliant artist but a solid writer too.
Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary #1 Archie Comics Writer Michal Uslan, Penciller Dan Parent, Inker J. Bone, Colorist Glenn Whitmore, Letterer Jack Morelli For those who are not fans of the new Archie comics or Riverdale will be thrilled to take a trip to the past with this book that features the classic look and feel of the old school Archie comics.
Second Coming #1 Ahoy Comics Writer Mark Russell, Artist Richard Pace, Finisher (Earth Pages) Leonard Kirk, Colorist (Earth Pages) Andy Steen Letterer Rob Steen Once to be a Vertigo Comic c was cut loose by DC Comics and thankfully has landed at Ahoy Comics and has been well worth the wait.
Steel Cage #1 Ahoy Comics Writers Tom Peyer/Stuart Moore/Mark Waid, Artist Alan Robinson/Peter Gross/Lanna Souvanny, Colorists Lee Loughridge/Giulia Brusco, Letterer Rob Steen Three will enter and only one will win in this intriguing project with three different stories by different creative teams in a bake off to see which one is the best.
Superman Year One #1 DC Black Label Writer Fran k Miller, Penciller John Romita Jr., Inker Danny Miki, Colorist Alex Sinclair, Letterer John Workman This longe gestating project has finally come out and I must say that overall it was worth the wait.
Event Leviathan #1 DC Comics Writer Brian Michael Bendis, Artist Alex Maleev, Letterer Josua Reed I was mixed on the Event Leviathan special a few weeks back but was willing to see where Bendis would take this story and after reading this first issue it wasn’t bad but simply really boring.