2018 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees

Twenty nominees have been chosen for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large and in their local community. Comics fans around the world nominate their favorite stores on the Comic-Con International website.

This year’s nominee list includes 20 comic retail stores from across the United States, plus Australia, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The finalists will be named during the week of Comic-Con. The recipient will be announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, July 20.

The nominees for the 2018 award are:

  • Acme Comics

Mark Austin/ Jermaine Exum, Greensboro, NC

  • Arsenal Comics & Games

Paul Roman Martinez, Timothy Heague & Elena Sfetcu, Newbury Park, CA

  • Big Bang Comics

John Hendrick, Dublin, Ireland

  • Cape and Cowl Comics

Eitan Manhoff, Oakland, CA

  • Coliseum of Comics

Phil Boyle, Kissimmee, FL

  • Collector’s Comics

Keith & Monica Mallow, Port St. Lucie, FL

  • Comic Book Hideout

Glynnes Pruett, Fullerton, CA

  • The Comic Book Shop

Sarah & Patrick “Titus” Titus, Wilmington, DE

  • Comic Quest

Don & Kelly Allen, Lake Forest, CA

  • Comic World

Kathleen Miller the Comic Book Lady, Huntington, WV

  • Comics Toons N Toys

Mike Kadin, Tustin, CA

  • Comiczone

Andrew, Michael & Gareth, Perth, Western Australia

  • Farpoint Toys & Collectibles

Penelope Pappas, Justin Daniels & Frank Mosentoff, Mays Landing, NJ

  • Kingpin Books

Mário Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal

  • The Laughing Ogre

Chris Lloyd, Columbus, OH

  • Norma Comics

Rafa Martínez, Barcelona, Spain

  • A Shop Called Quest

Lee Raymundo, Natalie Raymundo, & Jason Washburn, Redlands, CA

  • Space Cadets Collection Collection

Jen King, Oak Ridge North, TX

  • Travelling Man

Nabil Homsi, York, Yorkshire, UK

  • Up Up & Away!

Kendall Swafford, Cincinnati, OH