Image is celebrating having 18 Eisner nominations by doing something Beat readers enjoy (at least the Beat readers who don’t own comic stores) — they’re having a Comixology sale and the Amazon website doesn’t appear to be participating in this one.

A little advice for things not on the Eisner list, but that are on sale:  Chew recently finished it’s run and it’s really good material if you haven’t sampled it.  Southern Bastards is Jason Aaron’s best work and do yourself a favor and read Volumes 1 & 2 back-to-back, for maximum effect. The Autumnlands is also a lot of fun.

For those on the Eisner nominees list, relative to the list, I’ve always thought Descender didn’t get quite enough love.  It’s probably my favorite Lemire book.

Official PR follows:

 In celebration of the 18 Eisner Award-nominated Image titles announced by Comic-Con International last week, the digital editions will be on sale at ComiXology today, May 1st through 14th. Now fans will be able to stock up on their favorite series and try out these critically acclaimed titles in anticipation of the forthcoming awards night.

Best Continuing Series 
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Best Limited Series
Extremity, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image/Skybound)

Best New Series 
Maestros, by Steve Skroce
Redlands, by Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey
Royal City, by Jeff Lemire

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Best Humor Publication
Rock Candy Mountain, by Kyle Starks

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Beowulf, adapted by Santiago García and David Rubín

Best Writer
Jeff LemireDescender (Shared)
Marjorie LiuMonstress 

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
David RubínBeowulf (Shared)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Sana TakedaMonstress 

Best Cover Artist
Jorge CoronaNo. 1 with a Bullet 
Sana TakedaMonstress 

Best Coloring
David RubínBeowulf (Shared)
Dave StewartMaestros (Shared)

Best Lettering
Clayton CowlesBitch Planet: Triple Feature, Redlands, The Wicked + The Divine (Shared)

All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The deadline for voting is June 15. The results of the voting will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 20 at Comic-Con in San Diego.


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