Unless you’re living in a nerd-free zone, you’re probably aware that this weekend is Comic-Con International, the God-King of comic book conventions. Although it’s really more of a movie/television convention these days with comics over in the corner.
What you may not be aware of is that one of the many activities that take place during the event are the bestowing of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. I usually don’t pay any attention to the Eisners because I don’t care about entertainment awards in general but this year my beloved Hawkeye was nominated for a whopping 5 awards, including Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer.
Sadly it did not win those awards, some piece of crap comic called “Saga” did. Admittedly, I haven’t read “Saga,” but it doesn’t have Clint Barton, Kate Bishop or Pizza Dog in it so how good can it be, really?
The good news is that it did win two awards — Best Artist and Best Cover Artist for David Aja. And hey, that’s two more Eisners than Superman, Batman, Wolverine and Iron Man won this year.
In other awards news, nominees for this year’s Harvey Awards were announced last week and once again “Hawkeye” was at the head of the pack with 7 noms. Of course “Saga” also got 7 nominations so we all know where this is headed.
And if you’re wondering what the difference is between an Eisner Award and a Harvey Award — I have no idea. I still don’t understand why the Emmys have separate awards for Record of the Year and Album of the Year.