“Superman Smashes the Klan” and “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” Amongst 2021 Eisner Award Nominees

Superman Smashes the Klan

DC has received 17 nominations in the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the “Oscars of the comics world,” celebrating the industry’s very best releases and talent.

Both “Superman Smashes the Klan” and “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen” received multiple nominations in a number of categories…

  • Best Limited Series: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • Best Publication for Kids: Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)
  • Best Humor Publication: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)
  • Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)
  • Best Writer: Matt Fraction, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC)
  • Best Lettering: Clayton Cowles, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC)

Chosen by a highly lauded panel of judges and voted on by industry professionals, the winners will be announced in an online ceremony during Comic-Con@Home on July 23.

A full list of nominees can be found at www.comic-con.org.

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June 10, 2021 8:51 pm

I can’t say I’ve read the other nominees in these categories, but in my opinion Superman Smashes the Klan and Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen deserve all the awards. Great stuff.

June 10, 2021 10:39 pm

I’m saying it right now, WB Animation should make an animated film adaptation of “Superman Smashes The Klan.” I think it would be great!

June 11, 2021 1:34 pm

There are certain topics, in particular rear life occurrences in which using this character,… should NOT be involved with. This is in that category.

June 12, 2021 3:50 am
Reply to  redcape

Superman has been a reflection of the American (and arguably international) zeitgeist since his very first appearance. He should absolutely be involved with these occurrences or their fictional extensions, especially when they are fairly morally unambiguous.

June 12, 2021 3:47 am

I have to get around to reading these. That’s the problem with bad quality monthlies; the good minis and one-shots pass under the radar as well.

Last edited 11 months ago by NeoRanger