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BEASTS OF BURDEN: WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN was nominated for an Eisner Award in the “Best Single Issue/One-Shot” category. 

Congrats to co-writer Sarah Dyer, co-creator/illustrator Jill Thompson (also nominated in two other categories for her work), editor Daniel Chabon and publisher Dark Horse Comics. 

And thanks to those who sold, bought and read the 2016 one-shot. Appreciate the support.  

FYI, the one-shot is still in print and available, as is the first hardcover collection, BEASTS OF BURDEN: ANIMAL RITES, currently in a 7th printing. More stories are in the works, fingers crossed something will see the light of day before 2017 is out. 

Image Eisner nominees are on sale through 5/15, including Saga, Criminal, Monstress, Paper Girls, Descender, Plutona, Island, and more!

Save on some of Marvel’s most popular titles, like Vision, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Spider-Gwen, Old Man Logan, Mockingbird, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and more best-selling collections!

random thoughts on eisner nominations

i wont be discussing all the categories but whatever

Best Limited Series - I’ve only read the Vision but it was so damn good that other series just have become a must read if they can compete. 

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) - why is monstress there? i feel like it has all the rights and quality to compete with ‘adult books’. maybe its the thing that if you have a teen protag it makes you young adult automatically? also i guess squirrel girl, despite being 13+ formally could do well in a Kids category but idk man. always happy for jughead because i love chip zdarsky also god bless for including it in Best Humor bc again i love zdarsky

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) - Sana Takeda has done miracles on monstress and i just want her to win okay (although ive heard good thing of thompson and i havent heard black dog but the name of mckean is like a sign of quality)

Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers) - personally im split between takeda and del mundo here

Best Coloring - the category which made me post this in first place aka YALL BETTER GIVE MATT WILSON HIS EISNER ALREADY GO HE DESERVES IT SO MUCH YALL DONT UNDERSTAND HOW IVE BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT AN EISNER FOR HIM SINCE 2K15 AKA WHEN WICDIV #8 LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE HE WOULDVE DESERVED IT ONLY FOR WICDIV BUT OTHER BOOKS ARE SO GOOD PAPER GIRLS ARE SO GOOD AND THOR HAS BEEN GORGEOUS OKAY YALL OUGHTVE RECOGNIZED IT SOONER CMON

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Here at NPR headquarters in DC, MARVELous IMAGEs and FANTAstic GRAPHICS are dancing in our heads as we contemplate this year’s edition of our famous Summer Reader Poll — who will make the cut? Will it be packed with old favorites or BOOM! Will a DARK HORSE muscle in?

Oh God, we can’t keep this up anymore. Let’s just come right out and say it: This summer, we’re celebrating comics and graphic novels, and we need your help! Whether it’s a dogeared childhood treasure, the latest Eisner Award winner or the webcomic you binge-read last week, tell us about it using the form on this page.

Based on what you tell us, our expert panel of comics creators, reviewers — and geeks — will curate a final list of 100 favorite comics.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane … It’s Our Comics And Graphic Novels Reader Poll!

i can’t believe gerard went from failed artist with a show pitch rejected by cartoon network to eisner award winning comic book writer with his own imprint at dc like damn he did that

Oh man. We won. It’s so weird. None of us really expected to win. Everyone was wearing suits and had speeches prepared but us. I know I’m riding on the goodwill of all the fans of the show Pat created and I am so grateful to all the fans who are into the books! Thanks to Pat for giving me this amazing gig, Whitney at boom for making this possible and Amalia for being an awesome writer on this series!! Cara for drawing the Anna stories in the continuing series and Danielle for helping me color and punch up my Greg stories!

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DAREDEVIL VOL 5 #13-15

Mark Waid and Chis Samnee begin the climactic final chapter of their beloved, Eisner Award Winning run with the return of one of Matt Murdock’s oldest and (now) scariest enemies. Writing his own life story has inadvertently forced Matt Murdock to face his darkest demons, and it’s changing him. Kirsten and Foggy don’t like the man Daredevil is becoming–and neither do the San Francisco police! As an old foe makes a surprising return, Daredevil must make harder choices. But is he going off the deep end? Also, Daredevil’s got nothin’ on Kirstin McDuffie.

  • Published: February - April 2015
  • Writer: Mark Waid 
  • Cover Artist: Chris Samnee 
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Check out this amazing Legend of Korra artwork by world-renowned comic book artist Geof Darrow (best known for his illustration work on ‘Hard Boiled,’ ‘The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot’ and ‘Shoalin Cowboy)!!!

The Book 4: Balance-inspired piece, depicting Korra and Naga entering a bustling, agrarian town, recasts the Avatar in Darrow’s classic style, with coloring by eight-time Eisner Award winning colorist Dave Stewart (‘Shaolin Cowboy,’ ‘Sandman’ and ‘Hellboy’)

You can find out more about it here

And we’ll be raffling off signed copies at Nickelodeon’s New York Comic Con booth!

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Don Rosa honours Gladstone/Another Rainbow founder Bruce Hamilton in his Bill Finger Award acceptance speech at SDCC.

Tongue-Tied And Oh So Squeamish

Pairing: Gerard Way x Reader

Genre: Fluff

Summary: Request fic for @geeksandfreaks6713.  “Can you do either a frank or gerard imagine where the reader has a stutter?”

A/N: I’m so sorry it took me so long to finish this. T_T

The shopkeeper eyed you as you entered the comic book store, making you nervous. Normally, you shopped at the store on the other side of town. But, they didn’t have the specific issue you were looking for, so your search had brought you here.

You scanned the shelves, walking past the Marvel and D.C. sections. There were some great comic books, but not the one you were looking for.

Maybe they don’t have it,  you thought with a frown. I might have to order it online.

“Can I help you find something?” asked a voice behind you, and you jumped. It was the shopkeeper. He was a burly, intimidating man.

“Y-y-y–yes,” you stammered. “I’m l-l-l-looking f-for….”

“Geez,” the shopkeeper interrupted, rolling his eyes. “Can’t you talk normal?”

“S-s-s-sorry,” you mumbled as you stared down at the ground, cheeks burning. Your speech impediment was so embarrassing, and people could be so rude about it.

“Spit it out, kid,” the shopkeeper barked. “I ain’t got all day. What comic book do you want?”

“I w-w-w-want issue o-o-one of….”

“Of fucking what?” the shopkeeper snapped, and you flinched.

A man in a beanie, who had been browsing the horror comics, set down the volume he’d been thumbing through and walked over to you.

“Hey,” he said, glaring at the shopkeeper, “why are you yelling at this girl?”

“This fake geek girl can’t even talk,” the shopkeeper explained. “I’m trying to figure out what the hell she wants, but if it’s going to take her ten minutes to get a sentence out, I got better things to do.”

“Great customer service you got there, buddy,” the man said sarcastically. His tone became gentle as he turned to you.

“Hi,” he introduced, smiling softly. “My name’s Gerard. I’m a huge nerd, so I hang out here a lot. I pretty much know where everything is. So, if you want to tell me what you need, I promise I’ll help you better than this jerk could.”

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8HOUSE: ARCLIGHT

A lady of the blood house has had her mind trapped in a strange alien body. She was hiding on the outskirts of her kingdom until she learns that an alien monster pretending to be her has taken her place. BRANDON GRAHAM (KING CITY, PROPHET, ISLAND) and MARIAN CHURCHLAND (BEAST) bring you sharp genderqueer knights, blood magic, death gods, astral projection, and a goose. Collects ARCLIGHT #1-4

OVER THE GARDEN WALL

Based on the hit Cartoon Network miniseries created by Pat McHale, brand-new adventures await Greg and Jason Funderburker as they explore the uncharted depths of the Unknown, and pick up a few unusual friends along the way. On the other side of the forest, the Woodsman’s daughter, Anna, begins her own journey and quickly learns what it takes to survive on her own, especially once she’s confronted by the Beast. Collects issues #1-4 of the Eisner Award-winning, ongoing series. Jim Campbell returns to write and illustrate Greg’s latest travels through the Unknown, and Anna’s story is brought to life by show co-writer Amalia Levari and artist Cara McGee.

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS Vol. 3: Uprising

Based on the hit DC Collectibles product line! As World War II rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known! With an old villain arising from beyond the grave, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Kara Starikov, Kortni Duginova and Mera must aid the Allied forces while at home, a brave group of Batgirls must defend the homeland!

The incredibly popular DC Collectibles line is brought to life in these stories that reimagine the course of history! From writer Marguerite Bennett (BATGIRL, EARTH 2: WORLD’S END) and featuring artists including Marguerite Sauvage (HINTERKIND), Laura Braga (Witchblade) and Mirka Andolfo (Chaos) comes DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS VOL. 3 collects #13-18.

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL Vol. 5

Collects The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015B) #12-16.

Squirrel Girl takes Nancy to visit her mom in Canada! What could possibly go wrong, right? How about the return of a super villain not seen for more than a decade? One that will prompt the inter-species team-up you’ve been waiting for: squirrels and ants! And also Squirrel Girl and Ant-Man. It’ll be huge! Or tiny. Then, when Taskmaster strikes, with his uncanny ability to duplicate any super-type’s sweet moves, who will stand between him and total domination? You probably guessed Doreen Green, but you’re wrong! It’s actually Nancy’s cat, Mew! It’s a story of one feline, and all the feels. Plus: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our unbeatable hero, her co-creator Will Murray returns to write only his second-ever Squirrel Girl tale — and he’s bringing the Hulk!

TAKE THAT, ADOLF!

Between 1941 and 1945, Hitler was pummeled on comic book covers by everyone from Captain America to Wonder Woman. Take That, Adolf! is an oversized compilation of more than 500 stunningly restored comics covers published during World War II, featuring America’s greatest super-villain. From Superman and Daredevil to propaganda and racism, Take That, Adolf! is a fascinating look at how legendary creators such as Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Alex Schomburg, Will Eisner, and Lou Fine entertained millions of kids on the home front and buoyed the spirits of GIs fighting overseas by using Adolf Hitler as a punching bag.