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Comics Round-Up: No Connection Whatsoever — Mister Wonderful; The New Yorker: On The Money; The Lives Of Sacco & Vanzetti; George McManus’s Bringing Up Father ;

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And here are four more graphic novels (or similar beasts) that I neglected to write about soon after I read them, when they were fresh in my mind. Let’s see what I care to remember…

Mister Wonderful is part of the endless repackaging of Daniel Clowes, though this piece (unlike most of his recent books) didn’t first see life as a single issue of his old comics series, Eightball. No, this first appeared in the short-lived New York Times Magazine “Funny Papers” section, one of the few moments when the Grey Lady tried to emulate regular newspapers.

The story has been reworked slightly — each large Nyt page has been broken into two shorter, wider pages, to pad the length up to something that can be called a book — and there are some other changes as well, but it’s still the same, just told in a slightly different form.
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Eisner Award Nominations Announced

ComicCon.org have revealed the full list of nominees for this years Eisner Awards, or to give them their full name: The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Considered by many to be the premiere comic awards (think the comic equivalent of the Oscars), the Eisner Award winners will be announced at this years San Diego Comic-Con in July.

The Nominees:

Best Short Story

Because I Love You So Much,” by Nikoline Werdelin, in From Wonderland with Love: Danish Comics in the 3rd Millennium(Fantagraphics/Aben maler) “Gentleman John,” by Nathan Greno, in What Is Torch Tiger? (Torch Tiger) “How and Why to Bale Hay,” by Nick Bertozzi, in Syncopated (Villard) “Hurricane,” interpreted by Gradimir Smudja, in Bob Dylan Revisited(Norton) “Urgent Request,” by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Brave & the Bold #28: “Blackhawk and the Flash: Firing Line,
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2010 Eisner Award Nominations

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The list is out. Pretty straightforward, with a few surprises (No Todd Klein or John Workman for lettering? And was Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader not eligible?)

Our congratulations to all the nominees. We'll be starting the betting pools in 3... 2...

Best Short Story

• “Because I Love You So Much,” by Nikoline Werdelin, in From Wonderland with Love: Danish Comics in the 3rd Millennium (Fantagraphics/Aben malen)

• “Gentleman John,” by Nathan Greno, in What Is Torch Tiger? (Torch Tiger)

• “How and Why to Bale Hay,” by Nick Bertozzi, in Syncopated (Villard)

• “Hurricane,” interpreted by Gradimir Smudja, in Bob Dylan Revisited (Norton)

• “Urgent Request,” by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

• Brave & the Bold #28: “Blackhawk and the Flash: Firing Line,” by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz (DC)

Captain America #601: “Red, White, and Blue-Blood,” by
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Nbm Collects 'Bringing up Father'

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In May 2009, Nbm Publishing brings back one of the 20th century’s great comic strips. George McManusBringing Up Father is the third and latest in Nbm’s Forever Nuts series of classic screwball strips. In 1913, McManus started a comic strip about Jiggs and Maggie, a lower-class couple who came into money. “While the snobbish Maggie and beautiful daughter Nora (referred to various times as Katy and Mamie in the strip's early days) constantly try to ‘bring up’ Father to his new social position,” comics expert Clark Holloway has said, “Jiggs can think of nothing finer than sitting down at Dinty Moore's restaurant to finish off several dishes of corned beef and cabbage, followed by a night out with the boys from the old neighborhood. The clash of wills that ensued often resulted in flying rolling-pins, smashed crockery, and broken vases, all aimed in the general direction of Jiggs's skull.
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