eisner award nominees

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Superman: American Alien (2015-) #1

Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk-he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

Read Superman: American Alien (2015-) #1 on comiXology

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Superman: American Alien #1 by Ryan Sook

Variant cover by Nick Dragotta

SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1
Written by MAX LANDIS
Art by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:25 Variant cover by NICK DRAGOTTA
On sale NOVEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk—he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

BITCH PLANET #1 - GEM OF THE MONTH
STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 
DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

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The 2013 Eisner Award Nominees 

Best New Series

  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, & Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Winners will be announced Friday, July 19th @SDCC.

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The 2013 Eisner Award Nominees 

Best Continuing Series

  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • The Manhattan Projects, - Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra (Image)
  • Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Winners will be announced Friday, July 19th @SDCC.

Penny Rolle. Because I cannot help myself.  

Reminder: 

BITCH PLANET #1 - GEM OF THE MONTH
STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 
DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

Preorder info here

2016 Queer Comics Expo Tickets Now On Sale!

June 18-19, 2016
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA


Get your tickets now! This year, QCE will be held in the new, expanded location of SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, over Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11am to 5pm. Advance online ticket sales are discounted and offer deeper discounts for Cartoon Art Museum members. Tickets purchased at the “Unicorn” and “Double Rainbow” ticket levels include Cartoon Art Museum memberships and discounted admission to QCE. A Charity/Pay It Forward ticket will allow you to purchase QCE tickets to be donated to local queer nonprofits. 

2016 Queer Comics Expo exhibitors will include both of this year’s Prism Queer Press Grant Winners, Catherine Esguerra and Elizabeth Beier, plus Lambda Literary Award Finalist Alex Woolfson and Eisner Award nominee Scout Tran-Caffee. Additional guests include Steve MacIsaac and other contributors to the Ignatz Award-winning anthology QU33R. Multiple contributors to the upcoming anthology ALPHABET will also be in attendance.

Thanks to sponsors including Northwest Press, Oni Press, BOOM! Studios, California College of the Arts, MidBoss, and Prism Comics. Proceeds from ticket sales will be able to directly support the daily operations, offsite events, and educational programming at the Cartoon Art Museum during their transition to a new gallery space.

Tickets can be purchased online now at qcexpo.tumblr.com/tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door on June 18 and 19. Subscribe to Queer Comics Expo updates by following us on qcexpo.tumblr.com and liking us on facebook.com/qcexpo

About Queer Comics Expo
QCE is an annual event to celebrate queer culture and promote diverse queer representation in comics, animation and other great ways to tell stories. QCE is a fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum, a 501©(3) educational non-profit.

About the Cartoon Art Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum’s key function is to preserve, document, and exhibit this unique and accessible art form. Through traveling exhibitions and other exhibit-related activities—such as cartoonists-in-residence, lectures, and outreach—the museum has taken cartoon art and used it to communicate cultural diversity in the community, as well as the importance of self-expression.

About the National Queer Arts Festival
Presented by the Queer Cultural Center, the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF), now celebrating its nineteenth year, is a month-long festival of music, dance, visual art, spoken word, poetry, comedy, theater, and film featuring over 40 performances and exhibitions in multiple venues throughout San Francisco and Oakland.

About the Queer Cultural Center
Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of San Francisco’s LGBTQI community.

X-Men Unlimited #9 by Mark Brooks

X-MEN UNLIMITED #9
Written by MATT FRACTION & DAMON HURD


Pencils by SAM KIETH & MARK BROOKS


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Critically acclaimed indy writer Matt Fraction (Last of the Independents) joins legendary artist Sam Kieth for an action-packed story about Wolverine’s greatest deaths, and just how they’ve affected the nearly-invulnerable mutant over the years. Then, Eisner-award nominee Damon Hurd (My Uncle Jeff) and Mark Brooks tell an extraordinary story about X-Man Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, and just what it means to have been a part of the X-Men from the very start!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

Is this Matt Fraction’s first work at Marvel?