The Eisner Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of comic books, and several familiar names have shown up on the 208 nominee list: Chiefly, the Clone Wars Adventures, edited by Jeremy Barlow, has been nominated for for Best Publication for Kids. Another familiar nominee is Red 5′s Atomic Robo with two, Best Limited Series and Best Coloring. Meanwhile, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8 was nominated for for four awards, including Best New Series and Best Continuing Series. Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughan are both up for Best Writer.
Congratulations are in order: Relativity Media has picked up film rights for Afterburn, comic by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood. Toby Maguire will produce. Ens and Chitwood are the co-founders of Red 5 Comics and familiar names around Star Wars fandom.