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2012 Eisner Awards nominees announced

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The nominees for the 2012 Eisner Awards have been announced.

Mark Waid's Marvel Comics title Daredevil leads the way with six nominations including 'Best Continuing Series', 'Best Single Issue', 'Best Writer' and 'Best Cover Artist'.

'Daredevil Reborn' teaser (Marvel)

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Archaia's graphic novel Jim Henson's Tale of Sand - based on an unproduced screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl - received five nominations.

Vertigo's iZombie and The Unwritten and IDW's Richard Stark's Parker: The Martini Edition all received three nods each.

iZombie artwork

© Vertigo / DC Comics

Parker Martini Edition

© IDW Publishing



DC Comics, IDW Publishing and Marvel all received 11 nominations each, with Dark Horse Comics close behind with ten nominations.

This year's awards will see the addition of two new categories - 'Best Publication for Early Readers' and 'Best Educational/Academic Work' - and the loss of four categories ('Best New Series', 'Best Adaptation from Another Medium', 'Best Writer/Artist-Nonfiction' and 'Best Painter/Multimedia Artist').

The full list of nominations can be read here.

The Eisner Awards will be held on Friday July 13 during Comic-Con International.

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