Comic-Con International has announced the 2022 nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Nominees were chosen for 32 categories, with 65 publishers represented by 150 titles in print and online. The Eisner Awards will be presented at Comic-Con on July 22, 2022.

DC leads nominations with 15 (plus 7 shared), followed by Image with 14 (plus 4 shared). They are followed by Fantagraphics and IDW, who both got 11 nominations, then VIZ Media at 8, and Marvel with 7 (5 shared). From the top two nominated publishers, DC’s Nightwing has the most nominations for a book at 5, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons has 4, and Image’s Destroy All Monsters has 3 nominations.

For individual creators, James Tynion IV leads with 5 nominations. Creators who nabbed 3 nominations include Filipe Andrade, Juan Cavia, Daniel Warren Johnson, Filipe Melo, Bruno Redondo, and Barry Windsor-Smith. After that, 16 more creators were given 2 nominations.

Best Short Story

“Funeral in Foam” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)
“Generations” by Daniel Warren Johnson in Superman: Red & Blue #5 (DC)
“I Wanna Be a Slob” by Michael Kamison and Steven Arnold in Too Tough to Die (Birdcage Bottom Books)
“Tap, Tap, Tap” by Larry O’Neil and Jorge Fornés in Green Arrow 80th Anniversary (DC)
“Trickster, Traitor, Dummy, Doll” by Triple Dream (Mel Hilario, Katie Longua, and Lauren Davis) in The Nib Vol 9: Secrets (The Nib)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot (must be able to stand alone)

Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1 edited by Darren Shan (Marvel)
Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver and Other Tales
by David Petersen (BOOM!/Archaia)
#87: “Get Grayson” by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
by Ver (Quindrie Press)
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons
by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)

Best Continuing Series

Bitter Root by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene (Image)
The Department of Truth
by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
Immortal Hulk
by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, et al. (Marvel)
by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
Something Is Killing the Children
by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)

Best Limited Series

Beta Ray Bill: Argent Star by Daniel Warren Johnson (Marvel)
The Good Asian
by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)
Hocus Pocus
by Rik Worth and Jordan Collver, hocuspocuscomic.squarespace.com
The Many Deaths of Laila Starr
by Ram V and Filipe Andrade (BOOM! Studios)
Stray Dogs
by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner (Image)
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
by Tom King and Bilquis Evely (DC)

Best New Series

The Human Target by Tom King and Greg Smallwood (DC)
The Nice House on the Lake
by James Tynion IV and Álvaro Martínez Bueno (DC Black Label)
Not All Robots
by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)
Radiant Black
by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa (Image)
by James Harren (Image Skybound)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

Arlo & Pips #2: Join the Crow Crowd! by Elise Gravel (HarperAlley)
Chibi Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis
by Julie and Stan Sakai (IDW)
I Am Oprah Winfrey
by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Monster Friends
by Kaeti Vandorn (Random House Graphic)
Tiny Tales: Shell Quest
by Steph Waldo (HarperAlley)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter (Scholastic)
Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat
by Ben Towle (Dead Reckoning)
Rainbow Bridge
by Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Valentina Brancati (AfterShock)
Salt Magic
by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House)
Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear
by Trang Nguyen and Jeet Zdung (Dial Books for Young Readers)
The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean
by Kim Dwinell (Top Shelf)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Adora and the Distance by Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina (Comixology Originals)
Clockwork Curandera, Vol. 1: The Witch Owl Parliament
by David Bowles and Raul the Third (Tu Books/Lee & Low Books)
The Legend of Auntie Po
by Shing Yin Khor (Kokila/Penguin Random House)
Strange Academy
by Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos (Marvel)
by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas (BOOM! Box)

Best Humor Publication

Bubble by Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, and Tony Cliff (First Second/Macmillan)
Cyclopedia Exotica
by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
Not All Robots
by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. (AWA Upshot)
The Scumbag
by Rick Remender and various (Image)
Thirsty Mermaids
by Kat Leyh (Gallery 13/Simon and Schuster)
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata, translation by Nova Skipper (VIZ Media)

Best Anthology

Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (And Not So Possible) Tomorrows by Rose Eveleth and various, edited by Laura Dozier (Abrams ComicArts)
My Only Child
by Wang Ning and various, edited by Wang Saili, translation by Emma Massara (LICAF/Fanfare Presents)
The Silver Coin
by Michael Walsh and various (Image)
Superman: Red & Blue
edited by Jamie S. Rich, Brittany Holzherr, and Diegs Lopez (DC)
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife
edited by Kel McDonald and Andrea Purcell (Iron Circus)

Best Reality-Based Work

The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson (Ten Speed Press)
Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey
by Fabien Toulmé, translation by Hannah Chute (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula
by Koren Shadmi (Humanoids)
by Pierre Christin and Sébastien Verdier, translation by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness
by Kristen Radtke (Pantheon/Penguin Random House)
The Strange Death of Alex Raymond
by Dave Sim and Carson Grubaugh (Living the Line)

Best Graphic Memoir

Factory Summers by Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall (Drawn & Quarterly)
by Élodie Durand, translation by Edward Gauvin (Top Shelf)
Run: Book One
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)
Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest
by Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)
The Secret to Superhuman Strength
by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books)

Best Graphic Album – New

Ballad For Sophie by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translation by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf)
Destroy All Monsters
(A Reckless Book) by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
by Will McPhail (Mariner Books)
Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime Story
by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth (Grand Central Publishing)
by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album – Reprint

The Complete American Gods by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton (Dark Horse)
Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez (IDW)
Middlewest: The Complete Tale
by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona (Image)
Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons Deluxe Edition
by Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub, and Troy Little (Oni)
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: California Deluxe Edition
by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan (Dark Horse)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

After the Rain by Nnedi Okorafor, adapted by John Jennings and David Brame (Megascope/Abrams ComicArts)
by Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, and Tony Cliff (First Second/Macmillan)
Disney Cruella
adapted by Hachi Ishie (VIZ Media)
George Orwell’s 1984: The Graphic Novel
adapted by Fido Nesti (Mariner Books)
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
by Robert Tressell, adapted by Sophie and Scarlett Rickard (SelfMadeHero)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Ballad For Sophie by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia, translation by Gabriela Soares (Top Shelf)
Between Snow and Wolf
by Agnes Domergue and Helene Canac, translation by Maria Vahrenhorst (Magnetic)
Love: The Mastiff
by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci (Magnetic)
The Parakeet
by Espé, translation by Hannah Chute (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
The Shadow of a Man
by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, translation by Stephen D. Smith (IDW)

Best US Edition of International Material – Asia

Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
Kaiju No. 8
by Naoya Matsumoto, translation by David Evelyn (VIZ Media)
Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection
by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow (Omnibus)
by Toranosuke Shimada, translation by Adrienne Beck (Seven Seas)
Spy x Family
by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata, translation by Nova Skipper (VIZ Media)

Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips (at least 20 years old)

Friday Foster: The Sunday Strips by Jim Lawrence and Jorge Longarón, edited by Christopher Marlon, Rich Young, and Kevin Ketner (Ablaze)
Popeye: The E.C. Segar Sundays
Vol. 1 by E.C. Segar, edited by Gary Groth and Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics)
Trots and Bonnie
by Shary Flenniken, edited by Norman Hathaway (New York Review Comics)
The Way of Zen
adapted and illustrated by C.C. Tsai, translated by Brian Bruya (Princeton University Press)

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

EC Covers Artist’s Edition edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Farewell, Brindavoine
by Tardi, translation by Jenna Allen, edited by Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics)
Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man Vol. 1: 1962–1964
by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, edited by Steve Korté (TASCHEN)
Spain Rodriguez: My Life and Times
Vol. 3 edited by Patrick Rosenkranz (Fantagraphics)
Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artisan Edition
edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Uncle Scrooge: “Island in the Sky”
by Carl Barks, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best Writer

Ed Brubaker, Destroy All Monsters, Friend of the Devil (Image)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons Book One (DC)
Filipe Melo, Ballad for Sophie (Top Shelf)
Ram V, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios); The Swamp Thing (DC); and Carnage: Black, White & Blood and Venom (Marvel)
James Tynion IV, House of Slaughter, Something Is Killing the Children, and Wynd (BOOM! Studios); The Nice House on the Lake, The Joker, Batman, and DC Pride 2021 (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); and Blue Book and Razorblades (Tiny Onion Studios)

Best Writer/Artist

Alison Bechdel, The Secret to Superhuman Strength (Mariner Books)
Junji Ito, Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection, Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, and Sensor (VIZ Media)
Daniel Warren Johnson, Superman: Red & Blue (DC); and Beta Ray Bill (Marvel)
Will McPhail, In: A Graphic Novel (Mariner Books)
Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

Filipe Andrade, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios)
Phil Jimenez, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (DC)
Bruno Redondo, Nightwing (DC)
Esad Ribic, Eternals (Marvel)
P. Craig Russell, Norse Mythology (Dark Horse)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

Federico Bertolucci, Brindille, Love: The Mastiff (Magnetic)
John Bolton, Hell’s Flaw (Renegade Arts Entertainment)
Juan Cavia, Ballad for Sophie (Top Shelf)
Frank Pe, Little Nemo (Magnetic)
Ileana Surducan, The Lost Sunday (Pronoia AB)
Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist

Jen Bartel, Future State Immortal Wonder Woman #1 and 2, Wonder Woman Black & Gold #1, and Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary (DC); and Women’s History Month variant covers (Marvel)
David Mack, Norse Mythology (Dark Horse)
Bruno Redondo, Nightwing (DC)
Alex Ross, Black Panther, Captain America, Captain America/Iron Man #2, Immortal Hulk, Iron Man, and The U.S. of The Marvels (Marvel)
Julian Totino Tedesco, Just Beyond: Monstrosity (BOOM!/KaBoom!); Dune: House Atreides (BOOM! Studios); Action Comics (DC); and The Walking Dead Deluxe (Image Skybound)
Yoshi Yoshitani, I Am Not Starfire (DC); and The Blue Flame, Giga, and Witchblood (Vault)

Best Coloring

Filipe Andrade/Inês Amaro, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (BOOM! Studios)
Terry Dodson, Adventureman (Image Comics)
K. O’Neill, The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Oni)
Jacob Phillips, Destroy All Monsters, Friend of the Devil (Image)
Matt Wilson, Undiscovered Country (Image); Fire Power (Image Skybound); Eternals, Thor, and Wolverine (Marvel); and Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters (Oni)

Best Lettering

Wes Abbott, Future State, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman Black & Gold (DC)
Clayton Cowles, The Amazons, Batman, Batman/Catwoman, Strange Adventures, and Wonder Woman Historia (DC); Adventureman (Image); and Daredevil, Eternals, King in Black, Strange Academy, Venom, X-Men Hickman, and X-Men Duggan (Marvel)
Crank!, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters and The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Oni); and Money Shot (Vault)
Ed Dukeshire, Once & Future and Seven Secrets (BOOM Studios)
Barry Windsor-Smith, Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Alter Ego edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
The Columbus Scribbler
edited by Brian Canini, Jack Wallace, and Steve Steiner, columbusscribbler.com
Fanbase Press edited by Barbra Dillon, fanbasepress.com
tcj.com edited by Tucker Stone and Joe McCulloch (Fantagraphics)
WomenWriteAboutComics.com edited by Wendy Browne and Nola Pfau (WWAC)

Best Comics-Related Book

All of the Marvels by Douglas Wolk (Penguin Press)
The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes
by Nicolas Verstappen (River Books)
Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel
by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear (Abrams ComicArts)
Old Gods & New: A Companion to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World
by John Morrow with Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work

Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History by Eike Exner (Rutgers University Press)
The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse: Taking Risks in the Service of Truth
 by Andrew J. Kunka (Rutgers University Press)
Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal Identity
by Zack Kruse (University Press of Mississippi)
Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comics Imperialism
by Paul S. Hirsch (University of Chicao Press)
Rebirth of the English Comic Strip: A Kaleidoscope, 1847–1870
by David Kunzle (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Publication Design

The Complete American Gods designed by Ethan Kimberling (Dark Horse)
The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Deluxe Edition
designed by Justin Allan-Spencer (Fantagraphics)
designed by Gary Panter and Justin Allan-Spencer (Fantagraphics)
Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo
designed by Tyler Boss (Z2)
Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man Vol. 1: 1962–1964
Vol. 1 by E.C. Segar designed by Jacob Covey (Fantagraphics)

Best Webcomic

Batman: Wayne Family Adventures by CRC Payne and StarBrite (DC/WEBTOON)
Isle of Elsi by Alec Longstreth
Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
Navillera: Like a Butterfly by Hun and Jimmy, translation by Kristianna Lee (Tapas Medie/Kakao Entertainment)
Unmasked by Breri and Nuitt (WebToon Factory/Europe Comics)

Best Digital Comic

Days of Sand by Aimée de Jongh, translation by Christopher Bradley (Europe Comics)
Everyone Is Tulip
by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux, everyoneistulip.com
It’s Jeff
by Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru (Marvel)
Love After World Domination
1-3 by Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu, translation by Steven LeCroy (Kodansha)
Snow Angels
by Jeff Lemire and Jock (Comixology Originals)