2007 年春、「MONSTER」(浦沢 直樹)のアイズナー賞ノミネートが発表されました。

The growing presence of Japanese comics in American publishing is reflected in a new category created by the judges: Best U.S. Edition of International MateriaJapan. Besides the five titles nominated there, manga works can be found in the archival category (Tezuka's Ode to Kirohito, Tatsumi's Abandon the Old in Tokyo) and in the nomination of Naoki Urasawa's Monster for Best Continuing Series and Project X Challengers: Cup Noodle for Reality-Based Work.

Best Continuing Series

  • All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
  • Captain America, by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (Marvel)
  • Daredevil, by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, and Stefano Gaudiano (Marvel)
  • Naoki Urasawa's Monster, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)
  • Young Avengers, by Allan Heinberg, Jim Cheung, and various inkers (Marvel)

Best Reality-Based Work

  • Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
  • I Love Led Zeppelin, by Ellen Forney (Fantagraphics)
  • Mos Cancer, by Brian Fies (Abrams)
  • Project X Challengers: Cup Noodle, by Tadashi Katoh (Digital Manga)
  • Stagger Lee, by Derek McCulloch and Shepherd Hendrix (Image)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Abandon the Old In Tokyo, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Absolute Sandman, vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Vertigo/DC)
  • Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1901969, by Dan Nadel (Abrams)
  • The Eternals, by Jack Kirby (Marvel)
  • Ode to Kirihito, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan

  • After School Nightmare, by Setona Mizushiro (Go! Comi)
  • Antique Bakery, by Fumi Yoshinaga (Digital Manga)
  • Naoki Urasawa's Monster, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
  • Old Boy, by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Dark Horse Manga)
  • Walking Man, by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)



  • 「MONSTER」(浦沢 直樹)


  • 「プロジェクト X:日清カップヌードル編」(脚本:生田 正/画:木村 直巳)


  • 「きりひと讃歌」(手塚 治虫)
  • 「東京うばすて山」(辰巳 ヨシヒロ)


  • 「放課後保健室」(水城 せとな)
  • 「西洋骨董洋菓子店」(よしなが ふみ)
  • 「MONSTER」(浦沢 直樹)
  • 「オールドボーイ」(作:土屋 ガロン/画:嶺岸 信明)
  • 「歩くひと」(谷口 ジロー)

次に、「20 世紀少年」のアングレーム国際漫画祭最優秀長編賞受賞を振返ってみます。