Friday, July 24, 2009

Eisner Award Nominees

Since today is the day that the Eisner Awards will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con International, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share links to my reviews of the nominated manga. While there were fewer manga nominated this year than last, the Eisner Award nominees show the diversity of the genre here in the U.S.

Without further ado, here are my reviews of Eisner Award-nominated manga:
  • Dororo, vol. 1, 2 and 3, by Osamu Tezuka, published by Vertical
  • Monster, vol. 1 and 2, by Naoki Urasawa, published by Viz
  • Good-bye, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, published by Drawn & Quarterly
Of course, other titles were nominated, including Solanin, Cat-Eyed Boy, Quest for the Missing Girl and Cowa! Of course, I hope to read and review some of these titles in the near future. Here's to hoping that manga wins big this year and that more titles are nominated next year!

Edit: Looks like Dororo was the lone manga title to receive an Eisner Award this year. Congratulations to Vertical on their achievement! Additionally, Nina Matsumoto, creator of Yokaiden, received an Eisner for her Death Note-style take on Bart Simpson for Bongo Comics' Treehouse of Horror.

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