SDCC2012: PR: IDW Publishing Celebrates Three Eisner Award Wins
Honors include Best Graphic Album Reprint, Best Short
Story, and Best Archival Collection
San Diego, CA (July 14, 2012) – At the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, IDW Publishing collected three of the prestigious awards, acknowledging the leading publisher for its team of terrific creators and editors. The range of awards included Best Graphic Album – Reprint, Best Short Story, and Best Archival Collection/Project Comic Books, showcasing the company’s array of achievements.
Debuting with phenomenal success at last years San Diego Comic Con, WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR ARTIST’S EDITION was praised with an Eisner award for Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books. This astounding edition collects scans of Simonson’s personal original art and is edited by Scott Dunbier.
Fan-favorite creator Darwyn Cooke’s, THE MARTINI EDITION, thecompilation of THE HUNTER and THE OUTFIT graphic novel adaptation series of Richard Stark’s Parker, received two awards for Best Graphic Album – Reprint and Best Short Story for “The Seventh”. Cooke won the 2011 Eisner for Best Writer/Artist for THE OUTFIT, and THE HUNTER won the 2010 Eisner for Best Adaptation from Another Work. The third installment of the acclaimed series, THE SCORE has just launched and is now available for sale.
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.