Wednesday 8 April 2009

Recount! -The Best of the Best (but what about...?)

Posh frocks ready for THE awards ceremony of the year dahhhling. The Will Eisner Award nominations for 2009 have been announced (full list here) and the titles judged to be most laudable were Skim, Alan's War, Umbrella Academy, Fables and Madame Xanadu which all recieved nominations in four different catagories.

Best Continuing Series threw up nominations for Fables, Thor, All-Star Superman, Naoki Urasawa's Monster and Usagi Yojimbo. And for Best New Series we hope you're all familiar with Air, Echo, Invincible Iron Man, Unknown Soldier and Madame Xanadu. Come to the shop for your prize of a sloppy golden kiss if you've been buying all these (otherwise hedge your bets and add them all to your standing order before they announce the winners).

Best Graphic Album (that's "graphic novel" to me) nominations for the year are Alan's War, Paul Goes Fishing, Skim, Swallow Me Whole and Three Shadows. All of which have been on our centre table at some point so no excuses for missing them.

We'd love to hear from you about the titles - comics or books - you felt should be winning best of for last year. Personally, I was surprised Bottomless Belly Button didn't get a mention... SLS

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