When I was a kid, I thought he was the coolest because he co-created the Fantastic Four, Captain America and the Avengers. He fell out of favor with me in the Eighties and early Nineties since his style appeared clunky, dated and his creations such as OMAC, the Forever People and Kamandi seemed silly. Besides, the big artists of the day would triumph over this dinosaur (HA!). These days I have a greater appreciation for his contributions to comics and although I am not crazy for his style, it did convert to animation pretty well with the recent Superman and Justice League series appearances of Darkseid.
I know there’s an award named after Wil Eisner and Russ Manning. Maybe my friends Rad and Steve know something about any named after the King.