[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.
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.
Killer Groove #1 Aftershock Comics Writer Ollie Masters, Artist Eoin Marron, Colorist Jordie Bellaire, Letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou If your a fan of comics like Stray Bullets then this is a comic right up your alley.
Yes it’s been a few weeks between last weeks family up north visits and some health issues for me it’s been a bit rough lately but hopefully with the holiday weekend coming up I will be able to catch up a bit more.
Batman and the Outsiders #1 DC Comics Writer Bryan Hill, Artist Dexter Soy, Colorist Veronica Gandini, Letterer Clayton Cowles I’m old enough to remember back in 1983 when it first started and was a great comic by Mike Barr and Jim Aparo (and later Alan Davis) that mixed both old and new characters together with Batman and made for a really good comic back in the day.