"One-Punch Man" and "Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan" Nominated For Comic Industry's Harvey Award

Award voted on exclusively by comic book creators

This week, the comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their 2016 nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by being voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators, those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are otherwise professionally involved in the creative aspect of comics, online or in print.

 

In its Best American Edition of Foreign Material category, Viz's release of One and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man and Drawn & Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan are up against Corto Maltese: Beyond The Windy Isles by Hugo Pratt, from IDW Publishing, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, from Archaia/BOOM! Studios and Two Brothers, by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon from Dark Horse Books.

 

Reaction to nominee ballet has featured some controversy in that comics by the publisher Valiant, which dominated the selection last year, this time took 35% of the nominations.

 

The awards will be presented September 3rd, during Baltimore Comic-Con.

 

Attack on Titan was honored in 2014, but manga was shut down in 2015.

 

 

See a complete list of nominees here.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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