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Nominees announced for Will Eisner Retailer Award

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Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the 2014 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, given annually to a store that has done an outstanding job of supporting the comics medium in both the industry and in the local community.

This year, a record 37 stores were nominated from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. The finalists will be announced the week before Comic-Con International, and the winner revealed July 25 during the Eisner Awards ceremony. The 2014 nominees are:

• Acme Comics, Greensboro, North Carolina — Mark Austin and Jermaine Exum
• Acme Superstore, Longwood, Florida — Terry Dinkins
• Al n’ Ann’s Collectibles, McHenry, Illinois — John Alan Armstrong and Debbie Ann Armstrong
• All Star Comics, Melbourne, Australia — Troy Varker and Mitchell Davies
• Alternate Reality Comics, Las Vegas, Nevada — Ralph Mathieu
• Aw Yeah Comics, Skokie, Illinois — Mark Hammond, Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar
• Beyond Comics, Frederick, Maryland — Jonathan Cohen
• Collector’s Corner, Baltimore, Maryland — Randy Myers
• Comic Book Jones, Staten Island, New York — Mark Eadicicco and Michael Rivas
• Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach, California — Jun Goeku and Mike Wellman
• Comics Dungeon, Seattle, Washington — Scott and Lainie Tomlin
• Double Midnight Comics & Collectibles, Manchester, New Hampshire — Chris Proulx, Scott Proulx and Brett Parker
• Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy, Austin, Texas — David M. Wheeler
• Epikos Comics, Cards & Games, Ooltewah, Tennessee — Henry Flood, David Flood, Joe Jackson and John McConahy
• The Escapist Comic Bookstore, Berkeley, California — Jack Rems
• Final Frontier, Plymouth, U.K. — Julian Shelford
• G & B Comics, Singapore — Bernard Ang
• Geoffrey’s Comics, Gardena, California — Geoffrey Patterson
• Graham Crackers, Chicago, Illinois — John Robinson and Jamie Graham
• Heroes Headquarters, Ballarat, Australia — Garry and Pauline Fay
• Hypno Comics, Ventura, California — George Chase
• Jesse James Comics, Glendale, Arizona — Jesse James
• Krypton Comics, Omaha, Nebraska — Dean and Rachelle Phillips
• Legend Comics & Coffee, Omaha, Nebraska — David DeMarco, Jason Dasenbrock and Wendy Pivonka
• Mile High Comics, Denver, Colorado — Chuck Rozanski
• New Genesis Comics, Fort Collins, Colorado — Andrew Ricciardi
• OK Comics, Leeds, U.K. — Jared Myland and Richard Makinson
• Packrat Comics, Hilliard, Ohio — Jamie and Teresa Colegrove
• Shield Comics & Games, Ames, Iowa — Chris Pellack
• Silver Snail Comics & Café, Toronto, Ontario, Canada — George Zotti and Mark Gingras
• Southern California Comics, San Diego, California — Jamie Newbold
• Space Cadets Collection Collection, Connor, Texas — Jen King
• Third Coast Comics, Chicago, Illinois — Terry Gant
• Time Warp Comics & Games, Boulder, Colorado — Wayne Winsett
• Travelling Man, Manchester, U.K. — Nabil Homsi
• Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming — San Diego, California — Alison Flynn
• WonderWorld Comics, Taylor, Michigan — Robert Bowman and Dennis Barger

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