It was a history-making list of nominees this year. The history comes from Image Comics who swept the Best New Series category. Bitter Root, Crowded, Gideon Falls, Isola, Man-Eaters, and Skyward took all six spots in the category. Overall, Image Comics took 30 nominations, including 11 shared nominations. DC Comics took second place with 24 total nominations, including 7 shared nominations. The comic with the most nominations is Tom King's Mister Miracle with 4 nominations.
Saga ran away with the lion's share of the Eisners this year, nabbing four. This gave Image Comics five awards. The second runner-up was Sonny Liew's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, from Pantheon.
Editor's Note: Due to schedules, this article is a work in progress and more will be added later. Last night at San Diego Comic Con, the ceremony for the 2016 Eisner Awards were announced. Considered one of the most prestigious awards in the comics industry, the Eisners go back to 1988. New categories come up periodically and other categories fall off as the shape of the comic book industry changes. We will spoil the list below by sharing that Southern Bastards won best continuing series, which makes us very happy to see a series created with love by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour get recognized for how good it is.