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Nominees announced for Eisner Spirit of Retailing Awards

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

The nominations have been announced for the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Awards The award will go to “an individual retailer who has done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the community and within the industry at large.” Here’s the list:

  • Acme Comics, Greensboro, NC
  • Akira Comics, Madrid, Spain
  • Bosco’s, Anchorage, AK
  • Bridge City Comics, Portland, OR
  • Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago, IL
  • Collectors Corner, Baltimore, MD
  • The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Comix Experience, San Francisco, CA
  • The Dragon, Guleph, Ontario, Canada
  • Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy, Austin, TX
  • Drawn to Comics, Glendale, AZ
  • Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI
  • Happy Harbor, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jesse James Comics, Glendale, AZ
  • Legacy Comics, Laredo, TX
  • Packrat Comics, Hillard, OH
  • Pop Culture Paradise, Tempe, AZ
  • Shazam! Comics, Santiago, Chile
  • Things From Another World, Beaverton, OR

The timetable is tight: The judges meet on July 8 to pick the recipient, who will be honored at the Eisner Awards ceremony on July 13.



uhhhh seeing one of the worst stores i have ever been to on this list makes me question how valid any of these are

Go Acme Comics!!

Green Brain is fantastic! Congrats!

Go Shazam! Comics…..Vamos Shazam!!!!

Besides being a great shop run by some really cool people, Acme Comics has done a lot to reach out to the community to promote comics and literacy. And this is the shop that led the successful effort to have the Greensboro NC city council name the city “Comic Book USA” for May 5th. Acme has made the list for many years. I really hope that Acme Comics gets the big prize this year.


Don’t be a coward. Give up the name.

I agree with Chap, Joe give us a name…

There needs to be more awards and recognition for the good comic book retailers, not just in the US, but worldwide.

Perhaps CBR or Newsarama could do something.

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