Eisner Award Nominees iPhone App Only in Landscape View

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The 21st Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be awarded on July 24 at Comic Con in San Diego. So, Comic Con published a free iPhone app that tells you the nominees now and will indicate the winners after they are announced…

The Eisner Award Nominees 1.0

I found it interesting (and maybe a bit odd) that the app only displays in landscape viewing mode for no apparent reason. Each nominated work only has a single cover, title name and the names of the writer and artist. There’s no summary of the work. And the cover or single page of panels can’t be zoomed-in enough to see art detail or words.

It would have been nice to have at least a text summary of why the nominee was nominated and the basic concept of the work. Still, it is free. And, if all you need is a list, that’s what it gives you. Maybe they’ll add a bit more detailed inforamtion in the 2010 edition.