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DC Comics Garners 39 Nominations for 2006 Eisner Awards

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DC Comics Garners 39 Nominations for 2006 Eisner Awards

Official Press Release

The nominees for the 2006 Eisner Awards have been announced, with DC Comics leading the field with 39 nominations, some of which are shared between DC’s imprints or with other publishers. DC Comics received 13 nominations for work on WildStorm projects, 12 nominations for DCU, eight for Vertigo, and six for ABC.

DC Comics would like to thank the Eisner Awards committee and congratulates all those who were nominated.

DC’s 2006 Eisner Award nominees are:

Best Short Story

* “Teenage Sidekick” by Paul Pope, SOLO #3 (DEC040275)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

* EX MACHINA #11: “Fortune Favors” by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister (Collected in the EX MACHINA: FACT V. FICTION TP, JAN060357)

* PROMETHEA #32: “Wrap Party” by Alan Moore and J. H. Williams III (Collected in the PROMETHEA BOOK 5 HC, MAY050283)

* SOLO #5 by Darwyn Cooke (APR050353)

Best Serialized Story

* DESOLATION JONES #1-5: “Made in England” by Warren Ellis and J. H. Williams III

* FABLES #36-38, 40-41: “Return to the Homelands” by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Collected in the FABLES VOL. 6: HOMELANDS TP, OCT050317)

* EX MACHINA #12-14: “Fact v. Fiction” by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister

* Y: THE LAST MAN #37-39: “Paper Dolls” by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, and Jose Marzan Jr. (Collected in the Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 7: PAPER DOLLS TP, FEB060341, scheduled to arrive in stores on May 17)

Best Continuing Series

* EX MACHINA by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister

Best Limited Series

* OCEAN by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse, and Karl Story (Collected in the OCEAN TP, SEP050295)

* SEVEN SOLDIERS by Grant Morrison and various artists (Collected in the SEVEN SOLDIERS VOL. 1 TP, NOV050281, the SEVEN SOLDIERS VOL. 2 TP, JAN060329, the SEVEN SOLDIERS VOL. 3 TP, FEB060291, scheduled to arrive in stores on May 31, and the SEVEN SOLDIERS VOL. 4 TP, APR060234, scheduled to arrive in stores on July 26)

Best New Series

* ALL STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

* DESOLATION JONES by Warren Ellis and J. H. Williams III

Best Anthology

* SOLO edited by Mark Chiarello

Best Graphic Album-New

* TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS by Alan Moore and Gene Ha (JAN060370)

Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books

* ABSOLUTE WATCHMEN by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (JUN050406)

* DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVES VOL. 1 (AUG040404)

Best Writer

* Warren Ellis, Fell, Down, DESOLATION JONES, OCEAN, PLANETARY

* Alan Moore, PROMETHEA, TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS

* Grant Morrison, SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL STAR SUPERMAN

* Brian K. Vaughan, EX MACHINA, Y: THE LAST MAN, Runaways

Best Writer/Artist-Humor

* Kyle Baker, PLASTIC MAN, The Bakers

Best Penciller/Inker

* Gene Ha, TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS

* Frank Quitely, ALL STAR SUPERMAN

* J. H. Williams III, DESOLATION JONES

* John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men, PLANETARY

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

* Kent Williams, THE FOUNTAIN

Best Cover Artist

* Tony Harris, EX MACHINA

* James Jean, FABLES, Runaways

* Jock, THE LOSERS

Best Coloring

* Jeromy Cox, TEEN TITANS, OTHERWORLD

* Jose Villarrubia, DESOLATION JONESBest Lettering

* Todd Klein, WONDER WOMAN, JUSTICE, SEVEN SOLDIERS #0, DESOLATION JONES, PROMETHEA, TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS, TOMORROW STORIES SPECIAL, FABLES, 1602: New World

Best Publication Design

* PROMETHEA #32, designed by J. H. Williams III and Todd Klein

In addition, this year’s Hall of Fame nominees include William Moulton Marston Matt Baker, Wayne Boring, Reed Crandall, Creig Flessel, Ramona Fradon, Robert Kanigher, Mort Meskin and Martin Nodell.

For more information on the Eisner Awards, please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml.

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