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.
- Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
- Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY (shared nomination)
- Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA (shared nomination)
- 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.
- Laura Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
- Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)