The Eisner Awards, considered by many to be "The Oscars" of comic book industry awards, unveiled their nominees for the 2010 ceremony today, honoring a number of key DCU titles and creators. The winners will be named at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States. Let's check out the DCU nominees, shall we? SINGLE ISSUE:
Greetings DC Nation! Are you ready for WonderCon? We're so ready to go that I took a practice run to the airport this morning and then I held a rehearsal DC Universe panel on the street in front of our offices. We are THAT ready. From April 2-4 we will be at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco and we will be the best prepared comics publisher you have ever seen! You will be in awe of the precision of our details and the smoothness of our delivery.
Writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Pete Woods present a bleak scenario for the Kryptonians as Brainiac reveals his trump card for destroying the planet, leaving Zod grasping at straws as to how to defend his people. But Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes have made it aboard Brainiac's ship, determined to stop the tyrant at any cost. And that last page? It’s been over a year in the making. SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 hits 4/7. [gallery link="file"]
Following the decision that occurred in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE and the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1, the World's Greatest Heroes must come to terms with who they are and what they represent. Meanwhile, an all-new danger threatens the existence of everything past and present in the exciting finale of "Team History,” from the team of writer James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]
Roy Harper lost everything he had to Prometheus in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, barely surviving the villain’s brutal attack. But what happens when he finally awakens from his coma? Roy Harper may come to realize that his spiraling drop into despair has only just begun. Brought to you by writer J.T. Krul and artist Geraldo Borges, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL #1 hits 3/24. [gallery link="file"]
Writer James Robinson and artists Javier Pina and Bernard Chang present the third part of the battle between New Krypton and Brainiac, with Superman trapped on Brainiac’s ship while New Krypton burns. Can Mon-El call upon all the skills he’s gained in the past years to save the Man of Steel? What secret will our heroes learn about Brainiac to turn the tide of battle? No spoilers here, folks. But I do come bearing preview pages. SUPERMAN #698 hits 3/24. [gallery link="file"]
We hit the ground running with some major news not long ago — announcing that JMS was not only writing SUPERMAN, but WONDER WOMAN as well. And earlier today we talked a bit about SAMARITAN X, JMS’ newly announced OGN.
Following the events of both JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE and JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1, we find Green Arrow at his personal rock bottom. Star City is in ruins, his protege maimed and his friends against him -- where can he turn? And as Ollie's inner turmoil and guilt overwhelm him, what secrets will be revealed that could potentially destroy what's left? Join writer J.T. Krul and artist Federico Dallocchio as they present the story of a hero at his wits' end, and what that means for those closest to him.
I'm not much of a mind reader, but I'm pretty sure some of you were wondering this while reading the first issue of LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON: What is Pete Woods doing next? Well, he's doing two more issues of LAST STAND, that's a given. And those'll be a treat, brought to you by the writing team of Sterling Gates and James Robinson, and a perfect lead-in to the "100-Minute War" that's kicking off in WAR OF THE SUPERMEN.