The winners for the 35th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced last night at the annual ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego, with DC winning in every category in which DC received a nomination, with the most amount of wins for a publisher, taking home 8 total awards, including awards for Best Writer, Best Continuing Series, Best Limited Series, Best Single Issue/One-Shot, Best Short Story, Best Penciller/Inker or Team, Best Cover Artist, and Best Coloring.
DC creators who won included Tom King, Mitch Gerads, James Tynion IV, Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Greg Smallwood, Jordie Bellaire, and more. Batman actor and “Finding Batman” writer Kevin Conroy received a posthumous award for his short story, illustrated by J. Bone, in DC Pride 2022, with DC editors Arianna Turturro and Jessica Chen accepting on his behalf.
Celebrated as “the Oscars of the comics world,” for over three decades the prestigious Eisner Awards have celebrated the industry’s very best comic books and graphic novels, and the creatives behind the work. The winners were chosen by a highly lauded panel of judges and voted on by industry professionals.
The following are DC’s wins from the 35th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards:
Best Short Story
“Finding Batman” by Kevin Conroy and J. Bone in DC Pride 2022 (DC)
Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)
Best Continuing Series
Nightwing, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
Best Limited Series
The Human Target, by Tom King and Greg Smallwood (DC)
James Tynion IV, The Nice House on the Lake, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country (DC)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Greg Smallwood, The Human Target (DC)
Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers)
Bruno Redondo, Nightwing (DC)
Jordie Bellaire, The Nice House on the Lake, Suicide Squad: Blaze (DC)
A full list of winners and their work can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/.