August 2009 Archives

Another Spirit Archive coming from Dark Horse

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Will Eisner's The Spirit: The New Adventures Archive is coming
from Dark Horse Comics in September.

In 1997, almost six decades after The Spirit's first appearance in 1940, Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of stories to be commissioned. These were created and drawn by such luminaries as Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons(in one of their rare collaborations since Watchmen), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Eddie Campbell (From Hell), Mark Schultz, Mike Allred, John Ostrander, Tom Mandrake, Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Joe R. Lansdale, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, and many others.

If you missed the originals, then here's another chance to see these remarkable stories by remarkable creators in a new Spirit Archive Edition.

The Penultimate Spirit Archive

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Yes, penultimate means next to last and didn't DC Comics just release their final Spirit Archive, Number 26? So what's going on? Keep watching here for news about an encore Spirit Archive. They've been trying to kill off Denny Colt for a long time and there's still no end in sight.

In the meantime, DC's Spirit Archive Number 26 might be a little more expensive then the prior 25, but it includes a beautiful graphic history of Will Eisner's "The Spirit" from the last Newspaper Insert in 1952 through 2004. Number 26 is longer than the other Archives and has truly beautiful Spirit graphics from Will Eisner's own hand.

If you're a true Will Eisner's Spirit fan and don't have a copy, you can buy one from Amazon just below or ask for one at your local comic book store.

In case you weren't there...

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The 2009 Will Eisner Award winners are:

Special Awards:
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award:
Tate's Comics, Fort Launderdale, Florida, USA
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Denis Kitchen
Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer: Eleanor Davis
Bill Finger Award:for Excellence in Comic Book Writing John Broome, Frank Jacobs
Will Eisner Awards:
Best Short Story:
Murder He Wrote, by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy (Bongo)
Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Limited Series: Hellboy: The Crooked Man, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)
Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)
Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC)
Best Publication for Teens/Tweens: Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Humor Publication: Herbie Archives, by Richard E. Hughes and Ogden Whitney (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Comic Book Tattoo: Narrative Art edited by Rantz Hoseley (Image)
Best Webcomic: Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil,
Best Reality-Based Work: What It Is, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album--New: Swallow Me Whole, by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
Best Graphic Album--Reprint: Hellboy Library Edition, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection/Project--Strips: Little Nemo in Slumberland, Many More Splendid Sundays, by Winsor McCay (Sunday Press Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project--Comic Books: Creepy Archives, by various (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Last Musketeer, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material--Japan: Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Best Writer: Bill Willingham, Fables, House of Mystery (Vertigo/DC)
Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library (Acme)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Guy Davis, BPRD (Dark Horse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson, Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); Body Bags (Image); Captain America: White (Marvel)
Best Lettering: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland (
Best Comics-Related Book: Kirby: King of Comics, by Mark Evanier (Abrams)
Best Publication Design: Hellboy Library Editions, designed by Cary Grazzini and Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Will Eisner Hall of Fame: Harold Gray, Graham Ingels, Matt Baker, Reed Crandall, Russ Heath, and Jerry Iger

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