EYG Hall of Fame


Class of 2009

Star Trek (TV Show), Mr. Spock, Darth Vader, Atari, Marvel Comics, Superman, Spider-man, Batman, The Farrah poster, Indiana Jones, Dungeons & Dragons, Pac-Man, The Princess Bride (1987 movie), Star Wars (1977 movie)

Wild Cards:  Gary Gygax, Phillip K. Dick, James Bond, Adam West


Class of 2010

J.R.R. Tolkien, Weird Al Yankovic, Captain James T. Kirk, The Simpsons (TV Show), Gene Roddenberry, Monty Python, Peter Sellers, Captain America, Ghostbusters (1984 movie), Action Comics #1, The Twilight Zone (TV Show), Jim Henson

Wild Card:  Stan Lee, Champions RPG, John Williams, Commodore 64


Class of 2011

Raiders of the Lost Ark, The X-Files (TV Show), Elric of Melinbone, The Planet of the Apes (1968 movie), Godzilla, Dracula, Dr. Demento, The Doctor, Greek mythology, The Highlander (1986 movie), The Hobbit (novel)

Wild Card:  LOST (TV Show), Doc Brown, Ash, Isaac Asimov


Class of 2012

Christopher Reeve, Albert Einstein, The Big Bang Theory (TV Show), Bob Kane, HG Wells, Amazing Fantasy #15, Jules Verne, Jack Kirby, Marvel’s The Avengers (2012 movie), Steven Hawkins, Harrison Ford, The Fonz

Wild Card:  Sergio Aragones, Pixar, X-Men, Yoda


Class of 2013

Disney, Looney Tunes, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Sherlock Holmes, Luke Skywalker

Wild Card:  Twin Peaks (TV Show), Scooby Doo, Roger Ebert, Carrie Fisher as Slave Girl Leia


Class of 2014

Minecraft, Steve Jobs, Mythbusters (TV Show), DC Comics, zombies, Harry Potter, Legos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Wild Card:  Edgar Allan Poe, Kevin Conroy, San Diego Comic Con, The Walking Dead (TV Show)

Comic Issues:  Marvel Comics #1, Detective Comics#27, Maus I & II, Uncanny X-Men #137 (Death of Phoenix), Dark Knight Returns mini-series


Class of 2015

Back to the Future (1985 movie), bacon, The Terminator (1984 movie), Netflix, Google, Mario

Wild Cards:  Robin Williams, Sasquatch, Mila Kunis, the theramin

Comic Issues:  Watchman Maxi-series, Amazing Spider-man#121-122 (Death of Gwen Stacy), Fantastic Four#1, Cerberus the Aardvark #1, Whiz#2 (First Appearance of Shazam)

Jan 1st Special Inductees (Creators):  Nolan Bushnell, Ralph H. Baer, Steve Russell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, Osamu Tezuka


Class of 2016

Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Harry Houdini, The Empire Strikes Back (1980 movie), Jaws (1975 movie), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 movie), The Flash, John Wayne, MASH (TV Show)

Wild Cards: Andre the Giant, Wolverine, Frank Underwood, The Food Network

Comic Issues:  Akira#1, Sandman #19, Uncanny X-Men #141-142 (Days of Future Past), Bone: Out of Boneville, Fantastic Four #48-50 (Galactus trilogy), Superman #1 (1939)

Jan 1st Special Inductees (Directors):  Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Copella, Orson Welles

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators) :  George Perez, Kurt Busiek, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson, Chris Claremont, Neil Gaiman


Class of 2017

“The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, Bill Nye the Science Guy, YouTube, Stephen King, The Wizard of Oz (1939 movie), Iron Man, The Joker

Wild Cards:  JJ Abrams, Dorito’s, the Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo), Bob Ross

Comic Issues: Amazing Spider-Man #50 (Spider-Man No More), Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85-86 (Speedy on drugs) , V for Vendetta, The Walking Dead #1, Kingdom Come, The Incredible Hulk #181 (first appearance of Wolverine)

Jan 1st Special Inductees (Animated shows):  Batman: The Animated Series, The Tick, What’s Opera, Doc?, South Park, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators):  John Romita Sr., Walt Simonson, Carmine Infantino

Legends:  Bill Finger, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegal, Charles Schulz, Walt Disney, Vin Scully


Class of 2018

Pizza, Marvel’s Black Panther (movie), smartphones, Dr. Seuss, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, Coca-Cola, Black Panther, Thanos, Santa Claus, Die Hard (movie)

Wild Cards:  Stranger Things, Josh Gates, Alton Brown, Tim Curry

Jan 1st Special Inductee (Comedians)The Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello, Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy

Comic Issues:   Usagi Yojimbo #13-22 (“Grasscutter”), The Infinity Gauntlet #1-6, Daredevil #181 (Elektra dies), Batman #1, Impact #1 (“Master Race”), Fantastic Four #52 (First Appearance of Black Panther), The Brave and the Bold #28 (First Appearance of Justice League of America)

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators): Marv Wolfman, Marie Severin, Roy Thomas, Steve Gerber, Joe Kubert

Legends.  (April 1st):  Fred Rogers, Howard Cosell, Walter Cronkite, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  (August 1st)  Kevin Feige, The Beatles, Charlie Chaplin, Jon Schnepp, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Shakespeare. (December 1st) Hayao Miyazaki, Nikola Tesla, Shel Silverstein, Elvis Presley, Akira Kurosawa, Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein.


Class of 2019

Avengers: Endgame, Popcorn, Avengers: Infinity War, Pepsi-Cola, Hot Wheels, Monopoly, Fortnite

Wild Cards:  Space Ghost, Josh Brolin, Elon Musk, Groo the Wanderer

Jan 1st Special Inductee (Composers):  Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, Alan Silvestri, Alan Menken, Danny Elfman

10th Anniversary Inductees:

January:   Babe Ruth                                    February: Kevin Smith

March: Avatar: The Last Airbender        April:  Mickey Mouse

May:   Bobby Fischer                                    June: Norman Lear

July:  The Harlem Globetrotters              August: Agatha Christie 

September: The Three Tenors                  October:  Talk Like a Pirate Day

November:  Regis Philbin                          December: Fantastic Four

Comic Issues: Giant Size X-Men #1, Fantastic Four #51 (“This Man… This Monster!”), Y: The Last Man #1, Star Wars Legacy #1, Fables #1-5, Amazing Spider-Man #248 (“The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man”), Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow (Superman #423 & Action Comics #583)

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators)John Byrne, Mark Gruenwald, Peter David

Legends.  (April 1st):  William Shatner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kiss, Thomas Edison, Bob Hope, Mark Twain  (August 1st)  Amelia Earhart, Joseph Hanna & William Barbera, Orville & Wilbur Wright, Maya Angelou, Marie Curie, Buster Keaton  (December 1st) Oprah Winfrey, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis


Class of 2020

Kermit the Frog, Snickers, The Far Side, Han Solo, Epic Games, Halloween (holiday)

Wild CardsSesame Street, “The Child” (Baby Yoda), Tonka toys, Courage the Cowardly Dog (TV series)

Jan 1st Special Inductee (Movie Tech): Roger Deakins, Dick Smith, Frank Oz, Industrial Lights & Magic (ILM), Gordon E. Sawyer

Comic Issues: Batman: The Killing Joke, X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills, Crisis on Infinite Earths maxi-series, Invincible#1, Avengers #167-177 (Korvac Saga), Spawn #1, Marvel Graphic Novel #1: The Death of Captain Marvel, Mockingbird #1-8

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators)Jim Shooter, Alan Moore, Gail Simone

Legends.  (April 1st):  “Dr. J” Julius Erving, Queen, Charles Lindbergh, Mickey Spillane, Mark Hamill  (August 1st): Dick Clark, Alan Turing, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, King Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, Mel Blanc  (December 1st): Dolly Parton, William Moulton Marston, Bob Dylan, Ian Fleming, Gene Siskel, Vincent Price

Pandemic Pulp Character Special Inductees:  Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, The Phantom, The Shadow, Sam Spade, Dick Tracy, Zorro, John Carter

Class of 2021

Hamilton, TikTok, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Thor, Chuck Norris, King Kong, Rubik’s Cube

Wild CardsAdventure Time, Mad Magazine, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Starlog Magazine

Jan 1st Special Inductee (Game Show Hosts): Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak & Vanna White, Bob Barker, Gene Rayburn, Monty Hall, Richard Dawson

Comic Issues: Amazing Spider-Man #33, Avengers #273-277 (Masters of Evil), Flash #123 (Flash of Two Worlds), Justice League of America #1, Vision #1-12, Adventure Comics #462 (Death of Earth 2 Batman), Something is Killing the Children #1, Conan the Barbarian #1, What If#1

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators)Alex Ross, Neal Adams, Louise Simonson

Legends.  (April 1st):   Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, Mary Tyler Moore, Ella Fitzgerald, The Rolling Stones (August 1st): Leonardo da Vinci, Baroness Emma Orczy, The Brothers Grimm, Mel Brooks, Howard Hughes, Sid & Marty Krofft (December 1st): Ruth Graves Wakefield, Studio Ghibli, Jerry Rice, Hugh Hefner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Class of 2022

WandaVision (TV Show), 3D Printing, Dinosaurs, VR Goggles, Instagram, Bacon Cheeseburger

Wild CardsDr. Doom, Bruce Willis, Chadwick Boseman, The MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Jan 1st Special Inductee: Whose Line is it Anyway?, Drew Carey, Aisha Tyler, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, Laura Hall, The Fourth Chair (Brad Sherwood, Jeff Davis, Greg Proops, Jonathan Mangum, Chip Esten)

Comic Issues: The Walking Dead #193, Daredevil #168, Thor #337, Saga #1, The Saga of the Swamp Thing #21 (The Anatomy Lesson), Essex County Trilogy, The New Teen Titans #1, Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators) Jolly Blackburn, Ben Edlund, Jim Starlin

Honorary Inductee: Betty White

Legends.  (April 1st): Lorne Michaels, David Letterman, Leonard Nemoy, Annie Oakley, Berry Gordy, Madeleine L’Engle  (August 1st): Kareen Abdul-Jabbar, Alfred Mosher Butts (creator of Scrabble), Lizzie Magie (creator of Monopoly), Bruno Sammartino (December 1st): Ray Harryhausen, Charles Dickens, Rita Moreno, Martin Goodman, Jesse Owens

Movie Trivia Schmoedown Wing: “Dangerous” Dan Murrell, The Patriots (JTE & Jeff Sneider), Kristian Harloff & Mark Ellis, Rachel “The Crusher” Cushing, “The Outlaw” John Rocha, Mike Kalinowski, Mark Reilly, Shazam (William Bibbiani & Brendan Meyer), Edwin Erwin, William “The Beast” Bibbiani, Samm Levine

Class of 2023

Wild Cards

Jan 1st Special Inductee (Muppet Characters): Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo the Great

Comic Issues:

Hero Games NGD Award (Comic Creators)

Honorary Inductee:

Legends.  (April 1st):   (August 1st): (December 1st):