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July 22 2006

Astonishing X-Men wins Eisner Award for 'Best Continuing Series'. Joss, John and Laura get to take home the comic book equivalent of the Oscar.

John also won Best Penciller/Inker for Astonishing X-Men and Planetary. Congrats to all :).

Fantastic ! Congrats to all the creators on AXM. Really well deserved.

Doesn't winning an Eisner mean you have to stay on past 24 issues ? I think it's a contractual thing.
Sweet, and totally deserved. The first time I ever picked up a comic was with AXM, and solely because of Joss. I will be forever grateful for the introduction.

Way to go Joss!
A fantastic achievement; heartfelt congratulations to Joss, John, Laura et al (especially John Cassaday for winning the penciller/inker award).

Here are the nominees for each category, to show you the caliber of material they were up against:

Best Continuing Series

* Age of Bronze, by Eric Shanower (Image)
* Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)
* Ex Machina, by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister (WildStorm/DC)
* Fell, by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith (Image)
* Rocketo, by Marie Taylor and Frank Espinosa (Speakeasy)
* True Story, Swear to God, by Tom Beland (Clib’s Boy Comics)

Best Penciller/Inker

* John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)
* Gene Ha, Top Ten: TheForty-Niners (ABC)
* J. G. Jones, Wanted (Top Cow/Image)
* Frank Quitely, All Star Superman (DC)
* J. H. Williams III, Promethea, Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC)

I think it's also worth mentioning that it's pretty rare for Eisners to be won on the merits of Marvel work... and even rarer, I think, for an Eisner-winning book to have already sold as well as this one does!
Hooray! Go Joss!

Definetly well deserved. I wouldn't have gotten back into comics were it not for "Astonishing."
The moral of this story? Joss is boss.

Does anyone know if Fray ever won any awards?
Congratulations. Hearthfelt. (i think thats the word)
Losing best writer against Moore is quite an honor. By the way, for the ones that affirm not tolike comic books. Try Alan Moore. Really.

[ edited by Darkness on 2006-07-23 12:57 ]
"Does anyone know if Fray ever won any awards?"

Not sure, but I think Fray pretty much flew under the radar, in that regard.

And congrats to Joss and John, of course!
Congratulations to Joss, John and Laura. What an honor.

Does anyone know if Fray ever won any awards?

Fray won the Red K Award, Looking Ahead, 2002 according to the awards page on Joss's website.
Congratulations, Mr. Sweden, sir! Your creativity and quality deserve all the awards in the world (except maybe Best Supporting Actress, I think Summer might have you beat there)! ;-)

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