Each year the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony recognizes the best and brightest creators for their contributions to the comics industry. Marvel is pleased to congratulate Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Skottie Young, Eric Shanower, and Todd Klein who all took home an award from the 2011 ceremony held during Comic Con International in San Diego, this past weekend.
Marvel creators earned Eisner Awards for the following:
Best Short Story – “Post Mortem,” by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, in I AM AN AVENGER #2
Best Adaptation from Another Work – THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team – Skottie Young (THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ)
Best Lettering – Todd Klein (S.H.I.E.L.D)
Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other nominees and winners at the 2011 Eisner Awards.
If you haven’t checked out these award winning stories, head on out to your local comic shop and pick up these great collections!
Marvel Releases “Captain America: A Little Help” To Combat Suicide
Marvel is proud to announce the release of Captain America: A Little Help, an all-new story free to all fans via the Marvel Comics App (for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited in an effort to help raise awareness of suicide prevention. Written by Dr. Tim Ursiny, PH.D., CBC, RCC and illustrated by Nick Dragotta, this powerful story shows what happens when one man on the verge of suicide is drawn into a chance encounter with Captain America—and he may be the Avenger’s only hope! This story is also available in I Am An Avenger #5, in comic stores nationwide today—both digital and print versions include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
“Super heroes fight a lot of battles, but there are few more important than combating suicide,” said Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice-President of Publishing. “That’s why we’re making Captain America: A Little Help available for free via our digital comics outlets. If even one person calls this number instead of doing something very tragic, we know that means we succeeded.”
Marvel is pleased to announce your first look at I Am An Avenger #2, featuring the return of acclaimed writer Greg Rucka along with Sean McKeever, Paul Tobin, Mike Mayhew and more! The star-studded Avengers anthology continues! Witness Captain America pay tribute to those who fell at the Siege of Asgard. Watch romance ignite between Firestar and Justice! See the Avengers like you’ve never seen them before in an array of new and exciting tales in I Am An Avenger #2!