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Comic Con Announces Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, June 26 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Comic Con Announces Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees

Expect Walmart on the ballot next year.


Source: Comic Con

Every year Comic-Con International recognizes retailers from around the world with the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. The award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large and in their local community.

The finalists will be announced the week of Comic-Con with the winner announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, July 20, starting at 8:00 PM at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

We can't wait until Walmart is nominated next year.

The 2018 nominees are:

  • Acme Comics
    Mark Austin/ Jermaine Exum, Greensboro, NC
  • Arsenal Comics & Games
    Paul Roman Martinez, Timothy Heague & Elena Sfetcu, Newbury Park, CA
  • Big Bang Comics
    John Hendrick, Dublin, Ireland
  • Cape and Cowl Comics
    Eitan Manhoff, Oakland, CA
  • Coliseum of Comics
    Phil Boyle, Kissimmee, FL
  • Collector's Comics
    Keith & Monica Mallow, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Comic Book Hideout
    Glynnes Pruett, Fullerton, CA
  • The Comic Book Shop
    Sarah & Patrick "Titus" Titus, Wilmington, DE
  • Comic Quest
    Don & Kelly Allen, Lake Forest, CA
  • Comic World
    Kathleen Miller the Comic Book Lady, Huntington, WV
  • Comics Toons N Toys
    Mike Kadin, Tustin, CA
  • Comiczone
    Andrew, Michael & Gareth, Perth, Western Australia
  • Farpoint Toys & Collectibles
    Penelope Pappas, Justin Daniels & Frank Mosentoff, Mays Landing, NJ
  • Kingpin Books
    Mário Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Laughing Ogre
    Chris Lloyd, Columbus, OH
  • Norma Comics
    Rafa Martínez, Barcelona, Spain
  • A Shop Called Quest
    Lee Raymundo, Natalie Raymundo, & Jason Washburn, Redlands, CA
  • Space Cadets Collection Collection
    Jen King, Oak Ridge North, TX
  • Travelling Man
    Nabil Homsi, York, Yorkshire, UK
  • Up Up & Away!
    Kendall Swafford, Cincinnati, OH




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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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