This past week the full list of the 2023 Will Eisner Awards nominees was announced and this year it is very heated, especially in manga.

This year we have DC and Image leading the pack with DC having a total of 11 nominations plus 5 shared and Image with 20 nominations plus 6 shared. The rest of the pack is as follows:

Marvel Comic 9 nominations
Fantagraphics 13 nominations
Dark Horse 9 nominations
Abrams 7 nominations
Drawn & Quarterly 6 nominations
IDW 5 nominations
VIZ Media 3 nominations

When it comes to creators Zoe Thorogood leads the pack with 5 nominations and Thomas Woodruff and Tom King have 4 nominations each.

Like every year there is a category or two that is very heated in terms of what books or who is nominated and this year it’s in the manga category. You have a lot of heavy hitters with the likes of Junji Ito, Tatsuki Fujimoto, Masaaki Nakayama, Hayao Miyazaki, Yamada Murasaki, Yeon Sang-ho, and Choi Gyu-Seok all nominated and this is going to be a very close one to watch.

The Will Eisner Awards will take place on July 21 and we will be there and let you know up to date who won.