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Friday, July 19, 2013

Comic Con: Eisner Nominees

It's ComicCon time! This conference is a crazy celebration of comics and pop culture, a time for fans to interact with creators. One of the highlights of ComicCon is the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious award in comics. The awards are tonight, so today we're highlighting some of the nominees.

In the category of "Best Category for Teens (13-17)"

    

Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens by Meredith Gran. The Adventure Time series got several Eisner nods (best new series, best publication for kids, and best humor publication in addition to the nod for this particular volume.) In this one, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s rock band. But there are all sorts of obstacles trying to keep them from getting to their big gig.

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert. Incorporating Annie Sullivan's letters, Lambert shines fresh light on Sullivan and Keller's relationship and story. The art changes styles to reflect the different perspectives. Also nominated for best reality-based work.

Ichiro by Ryan Inzana. After moving to Japan with his mother, military-obsessed Ichiro starts to learn about the true cost and meaning of war--both in Japanese history and in the spirit world he gets stuck in.

  

Spera Volume 1 by Josh Tierney et al. Lona and Pira are two bored princesses until a nightmare arrives. Now they're in the fight for their lives as they try to reach the magical kingdom of Spera.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeline L'Engle, adapted by Hope Larson. This is a wonderful adaptation of the classic story of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin going off to rescue Meg and Charles Wallace's father. Also nominated for best adaptation from a another medium.

Here are some other nominations that teens will enjoy:

    

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction and David Aja. This Avengers spin-off garnered many nominations this year-- best continuing series, best new series, best writer, best penciler/inker, and best cover artist.

Darth Vader and Son by Jeff Brown. This picture book for all ages imagines a different childhood for Luke Skywalker. Follow it with Vader's Little Princess. Nominated for best humor publication.

The Odyssey by Homer, adapted by Seymour Chwast. This graphic novel of the Greek classic is nominated for best adaptation for another medium.

What do you hope will win tonight?

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