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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Image Comics. So I was elated to hear they’d received lots of Eisner nominations. In fact, in many categories, there are multiple Image Comics nominees against each other.  What follows is a list of their nominations and what I think.

Best Single Issue (One-Shot):

  • MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL by Mike Allred – I don’t know anything about this comic, but Allred does good work.

Best Continuing Series:

  • SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – No surprise here, this is one of the best comics out there.
  • SOUTHERN BASTARDS by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour – While it seems a bit more gruesome than I’d enjoy, it seems to be getting lots of acclaim and selling out often.
  • THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound) – I’m still very behind on this series, but I’ve enjoyed every bit that I’ve read.

Best New Series:

  • THE FADE OUT by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips – Another that I’m dying to read (I have the trades and everything), but haven’t yet found the time.
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie – ditto above with the added comment that I really enjoyed Kieron’s work at Marvel.

Best Writer:

  • Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY (shared nomination)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA (shared nomination)

Best Penciller/Inker:

  • Mike Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Fiona Staples, SAGA – I think it’s so amazing that she does all the artwork on the book even though it sometimes it means the book needs to take a break.

Best Cover Artist:

  • Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination) – Although I haven’t started yet, I see the covers every week when Image sends out their PR emails and they are lovely.

Best Coloring:

  • Laura Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

By Eric Mesa

Eric was an avid comic reader in the late 1990s. He then took a hiatus from comic reading until 2011 when he dove head-first back into comics. Back in the 90s Eric only read Marvel comics although he loved Batman: The Animated Series. After a 2 year dalliance (2011-2013) with Marvel and DC, Eric now almost exclusively reads Image Comics.

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