The Harvey Awards are one of the most prestigious prizes in the comic book industry, and along with the announcement of nominees, two Japanese titles have been revealed. These two outstanding titles are One Punch Man and Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan.
Both works are nominated for the Best American Edition of Foreign Material award. ONE and Yusuke Murata’s One Punch Man is being distributed by Viz Media in the US, while Drawn & Quarterly is releasing Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan out in America. The other nominees include 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.
Previously, Attack on Titan was honored back in 2014, but did not win in 2015. The winners will be revealed during the Baltimore Comic-Con on 3 September 2016.
There has been some controversy in the nominations as Valiant Comics took 35% of the nominations, which is a lot more than any of the other publishers, including giants like DC and Marvel. You can check out the full list of nominees here: http://www.newsarama.com/29977-2016-harvey-awards-nominees-announced.html
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