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colonel_green ([personal profile] colonel_green) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-04-08 03:07 pm

Will Eisner is not pleased.

The nominees for the 2010 Eisner Awards have been announced. Many deserving, some inexplicable.


The full list of nominees.

Looking over some the major categories:

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • Brave & the Bold #28: "Blackhawk and the Flash: Firing Line," by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz (DC)
  • Captain America #601: "Red, White, and Blue-Blood," by Ed Brubaker and Gene Colan (Marvel)
  • Ganges #3, by Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics)
  • The Unwritten #5: "How the Whale Became," by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)
  • Usagi Yojimbo #123: "The Death of Lord Hikiji" by Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)

A rather eclectic group here. I like Captain America getting a nomination, but #601 is a really odd choice. I'm guessing Gene Colan's name drew the attention. The Unwritten #5 (the Rudyard Kipling issue) is the best issue of these, I think, and given the critics' love of Vertigo, probably the likely winner.

Best Continuing Series
  • Fables, by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy et al. (Vertigo/DC)
  • Irredeemable, by Mark Waid and Peter Krause (BOOM!)
  • Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
  • The Unwritten, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)

I read the the two Vertigo titles here in trade, both very good. Heavy representation of the minor imprints and publishers here.

Best Limited Series or Story Arc
  • Blackest Night, by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, and Oclair Albert (DC)
  • Incognito, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)
  • Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki (VIZ Media)
  • Wolverine #66-72 and Wolverine Giant-Size Special: "Old Man Logan," by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, and Dexter Vines (Marvel)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

would get my vote; strong showing from Marvel/Icon in this category.

Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon)
  • Geoff Johns, Adventure Comics, Blackest Night, The Flash: Rebirth, Superman: Secret Origin (DC)
  • James Robinson, Justice League: Cry for Justice (DC)
  • Mark Waid, Irredeemable, The Incredibles (BOOM!)
  • Bill Willingham, Fables (Vertigo/DC)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter (IDW)
  • R. Crumb, The Book of Genesis Illustrated (Norton)
  • David Mazzuccheilli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)
  • Terry Moore, Echo (Abstract Books)
  • Naoki Urasawa, Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka (VIZ Media)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Michael Kaluta, Madame Xanadu #11-15: "Exodus Noir" (Vertigo/DC)
  • Steve McNiven/Dexter Vines, Wolverine: Old Man Logan (Marvel)
  • Fiona Staples, North 40 (WildStorm)
  • J. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC)
  • Danijel Zezelj, Luna Park (Vertigo/DC)

It was for a good cause, Roy.
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[personal profile] sailorlibra 2010-04-08 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Let us cry now for the fate of the Eisner awards.
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[personal profile] punishermax 2010-04-08 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, it's one nomination. Plenty of shitty movies have been nominated to Best Picture in the Oscars, it doesn't mean the awards are done or anything.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-04-08 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
You say that while I'm still bitter about the Best Animated Short category this year.
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[personal profile] punishermax 2010-04-08 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hell, I'm still bitter that fucking Forrest Gump beat both Pulp Fiction and Shawshank for Best Picture.

Every award is going to have shitty winners or nominees it doesn't really predict anything.

[personal profile] taggerung301 2010-04-08 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
hey now, don't go hatin' on Forrest . . .
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[personal profile] punishermax 2010-04-08 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
FG should have never even been a nominee much less a winner over Pulp Fiction.

[personal profile] taggerung301 2010-04-08 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
imho Forrest Gump was very much qualified to be a nominee, and although Pulp Fiction was an extraordinary movie, I feel that Gump definitely deserved Best Picture

but to each their own
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[personal profile] autolychus2 2010-04-08 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree here. That love letter to the most self-centered generation ever shouldn't be on the same marquee as "Pulp Fiction" or "The Shawshank Redemption" -- though I did like the book.
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[personal profile] punishermax 2010-04-08 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
FG was just "Hey let's put a mentally challenged man in major world events!"

Nothing new, nothing groundbreaking, nothing powerful.

Pulp Fiction should have won hands down. Shawshank should have been the second best contender.

Pulp Fiction is one of the greatest movies ever, and certainly one of the best written. Gump is just AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA
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[personal profile] sailorlibra 2010-04-09 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
As far as I'm concerned, the Oscars lost their connection with reality a long time ago. I guess it makes sense that Eisner is following. Doesn't mean people are going to disregard either of the awards, though.

[personal profile] scottyquick 2010-04-09 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
My rage button is Oscar awards.

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[personal profile] punishermax 2010-04-09 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I've never seen Crash but every person I hear talk about it fucking hates it so I have no damn clue how it won Best Picture.

[personal profile] scottyquick 2010-04-10 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
It's not that it's a particularly bad movie, it was, y'know, an okay way to kill a couple of hours. Whereas BBM was BBM.
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[personal profile] schmevil 2010-04-10 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't really enjoy BBM. Of course, I saw the movie whilst baked, so that might have negatively impacted my ability to enjoy a measured examination of weighty emotional issues. Yeah.
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[personal profile] arysteia 2010-04-12 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Me too. How about Titanic beating LA Confidential???

[personal profile] scottyquick 2010-04-12 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! And Benjamin Button winning best visual effects over Iron Man. WTF?