2000AD, STRIP and CLiNT nominated for Eagle Award

Which comic rocked your world last year? Which writers and artists really stood out from the crowd? The final round of voting is now underway for the 2012 edition of the Eagle Awards, so now’s the time to head on over to www.eagleawards.co.uk and let us know your picks.

A host of talented creators are in with a chance of scooping a prestigious Eagle Award at the MCM London Comic Con presentation ceremony on Friday 25th May – and the competition looks to be pretty heated for the category of Britain’s favourite comic book, with 2000AD, CLiNT and STRIP Magazine all going head to head in the nominations.

There will be stiff competition in the British black and white category, too, with DC Thomson’s Commando going head to press with small press titles such as Zarjaz and Futurequake.

British creators nominated for awards include Frank Quitely, 2000AD editor Matt Smith,  Annie Parhouse, Jamie Grant and Richard Starkings.

Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s best-known fan-selected awards, giving the entire comics community the opportunity to vote for the finest publications and brightest talent of the past year, with categories covering the whole world of comics, including manga, movies and web comics.

“We have seen the greatest response to the awards in recent years, with the industry’s diversity reflected in the wide range of nominees,” commented Eagle Awards chair Cassandra Conroy.

Here’s the full list:

Favourite Newcomer Artist

  • Declan Shalvey
  • Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Francesco Francavilla
  • Mahmud Asrar
  • Axel Medellin

Favourite Newcomer Writer

  • Michael Carroll
  • J.H. Williams III
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Robert Curley
  • Nathan Edmondson

Favourite Writer

  • Alan Moore
  • Ed Brubaker
  • Geoff Johns
  • Grant Morrison
  • Scott Snyder

Favourite Writer/Artist

  • Darwyn Cooke
  • Francis Manapul
  • Frank Miller
  • J.H. Williams III
  • Jeff Lemire

Favourite Artist: Pencils

  • Becky Cloonan
  • Chris Bachalo
  • Ivan Reis
  • J.H. Williams III
  • Jim Lee

Favourite Artist: Inks

  • Becky Cloonan
  • Chris Samnee
  • D’israeli
  • Gary Erskine
  • Scott Williams

Favourite Colourist

  • Dave Stewart
  • Jamie Grant
  • Jeff Balke
  • Laura Martin
  • Rod Reis

Favourite Fully-Painted Artwork

  • Adi Granov
  • Alex Ross
  • Esad Ribic
  • J H WIlliams III
  • Sean Phillips

Favourite Letterer

  • Annie Parkhouse
  • Chris Eliopoulos
  • Ed Dukeshire
  • Richard Starkings/Comicraft
  • Todd Klein

Favourite Editor

  • Chris Ryall
  • Karen Berger
  • Matt Smith
  • Steve Wacker
  • Tom Brevoort

Favourite Publisher

  • Dark Horse
  • DC Comics/ Vertigo
  • IDW
  • Image
  • Marvel

Favourite American Comicbook: COLOUR

  • Aquaman
  • Batman
  • Batwoman
  • Daredevil
  • Hellboy

Favourite British Comicbook: COLOUR

  • 2000AD
  • CLiNT Magazine
  • Doctor Who Magazine
  • Judge Dredd the Megazine
  • STRIP Magazine

Favourite American Comicbook: BLACK & WHITE

  • Echoes
  • RASL
  • The Walking Dead
  • Usagi Yojimbo
  • Wolves

Favourite British Comicbook: BLACK & WHITE

  • Blood Blokes
  • Commando
  • Futurequake
  • Lou Scannon
  • Viz Comic
  • Zarjaz

Favourite New Comicbook

  • Animal Man
  • Aquaman
  • Batman
  • Daredevil
  • Wolverine and the X-Men

Favourite European Comicbook

  • Betelgeuse
  • Dylan Dog
  • Jennifer Wilde
  • League Of Volunteers
  • Requiem Vampire Knight

Favourite Manga

  • 20th Century Boys
  • Blade of the Immortal
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • One Piece

Favourite Single Story

  • Amazing Spider-Man #655
  • Animal Man #1
  • Aquaman #4
  • Daredevil #7
  • Doctor Who (IDW) #12

Favourite Continued Story

  • American Vampire: Ghost War
  • Batwoman: Hydrology
  • Chew: Flambe
  • Detective Comics: The Black Mirror
  • Walking Dead: No Way Out

Favourite Original Graphic Novel

  • Batman: Noel
  • Habibi
  • Hellboy: House of the Living Dead
  • League of Extraordinary Gents 1969
  • Teen Titans: Games

Favourite Cover

  • 2000AD Prog 1752
  • Aquaman #1
  • Batwoman #1
  • Daredevil #1
  • Detective Comics #880

Favourite Reprint Compilation

  • Aquaman: Death of A Prince
  • Detective Comics: The Black Mirror
  • Thor Omnibus by Walt Simonson
  • Walking Dead vol. 15
  • We3 Deluxe Edition

Favourite Comics-Related T.V. Show/Movie

  • Captain America
  • Misfits
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Walking Dead
  • X-Men First Class

Favourite Comics-Related Magazine

  • Alter Ego
  • Back Issue
  • Comic Heroes
  • Comics Journal
  • DC Comics Superhero Collection

Favourite Web-Based Comic

  • Ace Kilroy
  • Axe Cop
  • Freakangels
  • Hark! A Vagrant
  • xkcd.com

Favourite Comics-Related Book

  • 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
  • Alan Moore: Storyteller
  • Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero
  • The Batman Files
  • The Marvel Art of John Romita, Jr.

Favourite Comics-Related Website

  • Bleeding Cool
  • Comic Book Resources
  • Comics Alliance
  • Newsarama
  • Zona Negativa

Roll of Honour

  • Adam Hughes
  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Darwyn Cooke
  • Frank Quitely
  • Geoff Johns

• To vote, head to www.eagleawards.co.uk

• To buy tickets to the MCM London Comic Con at Excel London on 26-28 May, please visit: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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