The Oscars of Comics: Unveiling the Best Eisner Nominees

Posted on May 29, 2024

by Eric S

Once again, the nominations for the Eisner Awards have been announced, highlighting its selections for the best comics released in 2023. There are some predictable names (Jeff Lamire, Mariko Tamaki, Tom King), some pleasant surprises (how cool is it that Transformers is up for best continuing series?), and some industry icons with incredible late-career artistic offerings (Bill Griffith writing about Ernie Bushmiller? Be still my heart). Overall, a fascinating mix, much of which is actually quite good, despite the gatekeepery nature of such awards. Of course, these comics represent the tastes of a tiny group of biased, imperfect human beings, so don’t stop at the books below. There’s a world of comics out there begging to be read. Also, each comic listed here can be read on Hoopla right now! 

For more great comics, make sure to check out the offerings of your local branch as well as the Hoopla app. 

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