The 2010 Eisner Award nominees have been announced. One Flash story has been nominated, as have two of the Flash’s long-term writers.
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
- Brave & the Bold #28: “Blackhawk and the Flash: Firing Line,” by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz (DC) (reviewed here)
- Geoff Johns — Adventure Comics, Blackest Night, The Flash: Rebirth, Superman: Secret Origin (DC)
- Mark Waid — Irredeemable, The Incredibles (BOOM!)
Waid’s Irredeemable is also up for Best Continuing Series and Best New Series, and cover artist John Cassaday is up for Best Cover Artist.
Really? I thought it was almost unanimous that the Flash/Blackhawks issue was heavy handed, utilised poor logic and barely even functioned as a story.
Well, I disagree. I enjoyed it for what it was; a stand-alone mini-commentary about the real emotions and physchological challenges men and women in the armed forces (of any country and any time) face in the heat of battle and in the aftermath.
The artwork accompanying the plot was also adequate and did not detract from the story as it sometimes occurs in other single-issue stories. Not a super-great issue either, but certainly better than most one-shots.