Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Image Comics Garners 20 Eisner Nominations for 2017

Last week, Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and Image Comics boasts 20 nominations, proving once again that the publisher continues to be a showcase for powerful and acclaimed creator-driven works. The Eisner Awards are presented by Comic-Con International, San Diego. The organization is a non-profit devoted to increasing public awareness and appreciation of comics as an art form and entertainment medium, and every years presents the awards, which…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: The Spirit – The Corpse-Makers #2: The Plot Thickens

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Spirit – The Corpse-Makers #2: The Plot Thickens

Writer/Artist/Letterer Francesco Francavilla continues to deliver the goods with The Spirit – The Corpse-Makers #2, proving that Will Eisner‘s most famous creation packs his boldest punch when there’s a singular creative vision at the helm. The issue opens with what is probably Raymond Chandler’s definitive quote, “The streets were dark with something more than night…” and utilizing that quote and that writer should tell you the kind of Spirit story Francavilla is telling. After last…

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Dynamite Inks Licensing Deal to Publish Will Eisner’s The Spirit

Dynamite Inks Licensing Deal to Publish Will Eisner’s The Spirit

In the midst of San Diego Comic-Con hysteria last week, Dynamite Entertainment announced that they have just signed a licensing deal to add Will Eisner’s iconic series The Spirit to their publishing roster. The Spirit (a murdered cop named Denny Colt turned masked vigilante) is Eisner’s most legendary character, first appearing as part of a newspaper supplement in 1940. The Spirit isn’t the first golden era property accrued by Dynamite who currently publish similarly classic titles…

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Comic Book Movie Buzz: Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – 60 Second Trailer

Comic Book Movie Buzz: Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – 60 Second Trailer

Robert Rodriquez and writer Frank Miller have collaborated on the follow up to the 2005 film adaption of Miller’s Dark Horse Comics crime-noir classic: Sin City. Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For is also based on Miller’s work. This book was issued in 1993 and features a main Sin City figure, Marv, as he weaves his way through Basin City in an attempt to save the “dame to kill for” Ava Lord. The…

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Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition—Will Eisner Wrestles with Counter Narrative, Stereotype, and Antisemitism

Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition—Will Eisner Wrestles with Counter Narrative, Stereotype, and Antisemitism

With literature, film, television, and comics discursive content, both in creation and viewing, cross-pollinating and having greater availability due to technology, the need to develop applicable cultural critical evaluations and conversations about content is of great importance as society uses more multimedia approaches to interacting with media and each other. One such problem that mass media is always in need of being in check with is discriminatory ideology, whether apparent, hidden in metaphor, or even…

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SDCC 2012 Eisner Award Winners

SDCC 2012 Eisner Award Winners

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2012 July, Friday 13th at the Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel these awards were presented at the 24th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, part of Comic-Con International: San Diego. Mark Waid and Daredevil get some much deserved love, and the Comics Reporter takes best comics-related journalism… this year. Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW)…

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