July 26, 2010

2010 Eisner Award Winners

Greetings, Comic Attackers!  On July 23, 2010 the ceremony for the 22nd annual Eisner Awards were held at the biggest comic book and pop culture party of the year.

The party was the San Diego Comic-Con.

These are the winners….

Best Short Story
Urgent Request” by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Captain America #601: “Red, White, and Blue-Blood” by Ed Brubaker and Gene Colan (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)

Best Limited Series or Story Arc
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best New Series
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

Best Publication for Kids
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Hardcover by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best Publication for Teens
Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Best Humor Publication
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)

Best Anthology
Popgun Vol. 3 edited by Mark Andrew Smith, D. J. Kirkbride, and Joe Keatinge (Image)

Best Digital Comic
Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart

Best Reality-Based Work
A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Work
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Publishing)

Best Graphic Album — New
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)

Best Graphic Album — Reprint
Absolute Justice by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithewaite (DC Comics)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Strips
Bloom County: The Complete Library Vol. 1 by Berkeley Breathed, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures deluxe edition by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre, and Frédéric Lemerier (First Second)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material — Asia
A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer
Ed Brubaker: Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Icon)

Best Writer/Artist
David Mazzucchelli: Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best Writer/Artist – Nonfiction
Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan/Holt)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
J. H. Williams III: Detective Comics (DC Comics)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)
Jill Thompson: Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse), Magic Trixie and the Dragon (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Best Cover Artist
J. H. Williams III: Detective Comics (DC Comics)

Best Coloring
Dave Stewart: Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, Umbrella Academy, Zero Killer (Dark Horse), Detective Comics (DC Comics), Luna Park (Vertigo)

Best Lettering
David Mazzucchelli: Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
The Comics Reporter produced by Tom Spurgeon

Best Comics-Related Book
The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle (Abrams ComicArts)

Best Publication Design
Absolute Justice designed by Curtis King and Josh Beatman (DC Comics)

So there they are.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  Check here for the list of nominees and see if you think someone/something got the snub.  Discuss!

Aron White (The guy who knows what’s winning “Best New Series” next year.)



  1. Billy

    Glad to see Cap #601 and Brubaker got some love. Well deserved.

  2. I guess Chew really is that good huh. Looks like another trade will be hitting my shelves soon.

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  4. Aron

    I’ve been thinking about reading Chew, myself. I think that Cap #601 won the award on name recognition alone. I don’t remember it being that great of a story and I mean, come on, who ISN’T going to vote for Gene Colan. Especially with everything he’s gone through this year.

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