Each year, Comic-Con International honors comics retailers around the world with the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. This year saw a record number of nominees—37 stores from around the world, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore—proving once again that there are a lot of great comic stores out there!
This year's team of industry judges met in San Diego to decide who will be the finalists--and ultimately, the recipient--of this year's awards.
The judges are:
Twelve finalists were decided from the field of 37 nominees. This year's finalists are:
This year's recipient will be announced during the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday evening at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego hotel, starting at 8:00 PM in the Indigo Ballroom. Please wear your Comic-Con International 2014 badge for entry.