The French edition of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman’s sweeping fantasy epic featuring colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Todd Klein, and design by Drew Gill—Echolands, Volume One published by Panini Comics—won the prestigious ACBD Critics’ Comics Prize (Le Prix Comics de la Critique ACBD 2023) this year.

The ACBD Critics’ Comics Prize is awarded by the Association of Comic Strip Critics and Journalists (l’Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinée) to a publication that is an adaptation from an English-speaking country into French.

Do A Powerbomb by Daniel Warren Johnson, which was also originally published in English by Image Comics and adapted by Urban Comics, was a nominee for the award this year as well.

The English edition of Echolands, Volume One hardcover (ISBN: 978-1534321137) is available at local comic book shopsindependent bookstoresAmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Indigo. It is also available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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Select praise for Echolands:

“Subverts expectations at every turn while building an ever-expanding world. J. H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman have constructed a magical world for their charming characters in Echolands.” —Comic Book Resources

“A comic you should try based on artwork alone.” —

“It’s every fictional world, each with its own artistic style, intersecting and exploding with JHW3 magic and crackle. I can’t wait to see where he and W. Haden Blackman are taking us―into a world in which anything can happen, and undoubtedly will.” ―Neil Gaiman

“So complex and unique and expertly executed it pushes the medium forward in new directions and leads to invigorated interest in the medium of comics itself.” ―Robert Kirkman

“A dazzling, kinetic ride through an exquisitely realized fantasy world, bursting with graphic energy and excitement.” ―Dave Gibbons