In the awards as a whole, the most-nominated book of 2011 is “Return of the Dapper Men,” a fantasy hardcover from Archaia by writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee.
DC Comics led all publishers with 14 nominations; Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly followed with 11 each.
Ballots will go out in mid-April to voters, which include comic-book creators, editors, publishers and retailers.
The results will be announced July 22 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The Eisner Awards are named for Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit.”
Comic Book Challenge
Matt Price's comic book challenge continues. Follow his attempt to read 2,011 comics in 2011, and post your own reading updates on the blog.