ComicScene announces Award Winners 2024, 2000AD, The77 and Neil Gaiman among the winners

Thousands of comic fans voted for their favourites in the ComicScene Awards 2024 – twice as many votes than in 2023 – and the publisher has announced the results…

BEST UK COMIC: 2000AD

2000AD Prog 2367 - Cover by Alex Ronald
2000AD Prog 2367 – Cover by Alex Ronald

Also nominated, in order of most votes: The Phoenix, Quantum, Monster Fun, Commando and Battle/Action – but 2000AD gained almost 50 per cent of the votes cast – a convincing win

BEST US COMIC: SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Detective Comics, just pipped to the post; Conan The Barbarian (now published by Britain’s Titan Comics), Miracleman, Human Target and Big Game

BEST CROWDFUNDER: GOOD OMENS
The winner of Best Crowdfunder gets a £100 ComicScene Grant

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Ian Gibson’s Lifeboat, Bolt 01 Annual, The Bogie Man, Shadow Over Innsmouth and Thunder Child – but Good Omens gaind over 60 per cent of votes cast in this category

BEST INDIE COMIC: THE77
The Top 3 winners receive a £100 grant from ComicScene

In Review: The77 Issue 7 - Cover

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Pride Summer Special (grant winner)l, Killtopia (grant winner), Claudia Christian’s Dark Legacies, Saga of the Shield Maiden (grant winner), The Kissing Gate, Sentinel, First Men On Mars, The Berg, Plainer Jane, Panharmonion Chronicles: Times of London, Abyssal Albion, Change A WIP Anthology, Cosmic Debris, Spectrum 2, Alsation Cages, Downlands, Art of Professor Elemental, Fast Times In Comic Book Editing, Hard Switch, Boxes, Quindrie Press Collection

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL: LONDON GOTHIC

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Ian Gibson’s Lifeboat, Ducks, Lion and the Eagle, Monica

BEST COMIC COLLECTION UK: THE DALEKS

Doctor Who Magazine presents THE DALEKS - Cover

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Best of 2000AD – just pipped to the post – The Tomorrow People, Robo Hunter, Mick McMahon Apex Edition and Diceman

BEST COMIC COLLECTION US: SPIDER-MAN 2099 OMNIBUS

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Love and Rockets, Wonder Woman – Amazonia, DC Golden Age Volume One (Folio Society), Starhenge Volume One 9.6%

BEST MANGA: CHAINSAW MAN

Also nominated, in order of most votes: One Piece, Apple Back, Animal Crossing Animal Diaries, Rooster Fighter, Radiant, Dandadan

BEST YOUNG GRAPHIC NOVEL: ASTERIX AND THE WHITE IRIS

Also nominated, in order of most votes: 2000AD Regened, Bunny vs Monkey, Cryptid Club, Superman – Harvests of Youth, Mega Robo Club and Parachute Club

BEST WEB COMIC: HEARTSTOPPER

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Aces Weekly, Nap Comix, Alien Heart, Last Dimension and Runa the Comic

Garth Ennis
Garth Ennis

COMIC CREATOR OF 2023: GARTH ENNIS

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Fiona Staples, Mark Millar, Tom King, Sean Philips, Al Ewing, James Tynion IV, Ram V, and Elsa Charretier

BEST NEW TALENT: ZOE THOROGOOD
Best New Talent wins a £100 grant from ComicScene

Comic creator Zoe Thorogood

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Gustaffo Vargas, Andrew Sawyers, Shanti Rai, Paul Spence, Ian Stopforth and Grayham Puttock

“Many of the new talents listed here have been around for a while,” notes ComicScene publisher Tony Foster of this category, “but it shows it takes time to become known as a well established comic creator. Zoe is the real deal. A touch of Philip Bond meets Manga art style, she writes and draws remarkably well. We love her work, as do you.”

BEST COMIC ADAPTATION: SANDMAN

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Doctor Who: The Star Beast, Into the Spiderverse, The Boys, One Piece, The Marvels, The Flash

BEST COMIC EVENT: THOUGHT BUBBLE 

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Lawless, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Commando Swap Meet, NICE, Shortbox Fair

BEST COMIC MEDIA: COMICCON

Also nominated, in order of most votes: ComicScene (2nd), downthetubes (3rd – thank you to all who voted for us!), Comic Book News, ECBT 2000AD, Broken Frontier, Mega City Book Club. Awesome Comics Podcast, Rusty Staples, Tripwire, Geek Culture Reviews, A Place To Hang Your Cape, Comic Boom, Panel Borders, Comics For The Apocalypse, Hibernia Comics, Brewgooders, Battling Britons, Comics Unlimited, Bear Alley / Boys Adventure Blog, Comics Unlimited, Redeye, CROK

MOST ENTERTAINING ON SOCIAL MEDIA: GAIL SIMONE

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Whyt Manga, Rob Williams, CPUK, David Roach, Lew Stinger, Heather Antos, Andy Yates, Matt Garvey, Paul Gravett

BEST RETAIL OUTLET: LITTLE SHOP OF HEROES/ FORBIDDEN PLANET / FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Gosh Comics, OK Comics, Ace Comics, Travelling Man, Gobsmack Comics, Dave’s Comics, Page 45, Place In Space, Close Encounters, Destination Venus, Jam Book Shop, Gnash Comics

“No distinction was made by those nominating or voting between Forbidden Planet or Forbidden Plant International,” notes Tony Foster. “We therefore split their vote. This meant Little Shop of Heroes in Dunfermline, Scotland was also joint first in this category. Congratulations to all three.”

BEST COMIC MEMORY OF 2023:
Molly Ostertag standing up for diversity at New York Comic Con, challenging her publisher, Scholastic

As ComicsBeat reported at the time, “The Graphix New York Comic Con 2023 Preview Party started off how anyone would expect. The event was held in the publisher’s SoHo headquarters on Thursday night. Scholastic showed off a video package of upcoming titles in the Graphix imprint in a nicely put together video package. Following this was individual presentations by comics creators Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Maysoon Zayid (Shiny Misfits), Jonathan Todd (Timid) and Molly Knox Ostertag (The Deep Dark). 

“… Ostertag quickly set aside her notes and addressed her publisher, Scholastic, directly. Specifically she has words for the book fair division. The book fair division was recently revealed to allow schools and libraries to opt out of offering diverse books at their book fairs. She blasted them for this, saying that it hurt not only authors who don’t fit the white cis hetero mold, but also students as well. Ostertag argued that she understood the reasoning behind this decision, but disagreed on the rightness of the decision. She said the publisher shouldn’t given into people holding fascistic views.”

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Dredd vs RoboHunter, the Treasury of British Comics Annual, the Bolt 01 Annual, the return of artist Mike Dorey to draw “Cadman” 9.6%” for Commando

BEST COMIC OF ALL TIME: SANDMAN

Sandman by Shane Oakley

Also nominated, in order of most votes: 2000AD, BEANO, Dragonball, Daredevil – Born Again, Preacher, Commando, Saga, Sweet Tooth, Moebius Airtight Garage 1.6%

BEST COMIC CHARACTER OF ALL TIME: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Batman, Constantine, Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Superman, Captain Britain

BEST WRITER OF ALL TIME: NEIL GAIMAN

Neil Gaiman

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Alan Moore, Stan Lee, John Wagner, Frank Miller, Garth Ennis, Pat Mills

BEST COMIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME: JACK KIRBY

Also nominated, in order of most votes: Carlos Ezquerra, Moebius, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Neal Adams, Ian Kennedy, Jim Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Mike McMahon, Wally Wood, Cam Kennedy

BEST COMIC ADAPTATION OF ALL TIME: BATMAN DARK KNIGHT (Chris Nolan)

Also nominated, in order of most votes: The Boys, Watchmen, Judge Dredd (2012), Batman (1989), Superman (1978)

BEST COMIC MEMORY OF ALL TIME: READING MANGA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo

Also nominated, in order of most votes: “V For Vendetta” in Warrior the first appearance of Galactus in Fantastic Four, Judge Dredd – The Apocalypse War, Judge Dredd – “Gaze Into The Fist of Dredd”, Judge Dredd – The Cursed Earth Saga, Alan Moore and Davis on Captain Britain, 2000AD Prog One, Action getting banned in the UK, Winning Commando No. 1 on eBay

You can read a full breakdown of the results here on the ComicScene web site

Thank you once again for all your votes and support,” says Tony Foster, adding there will be a few changes in for the 2025 Comic Awards. 

“Next year’s nominations open 1st January 2025 – and you will not be able to nominate winners from 2024. Voting will take place over one month in February 2025, and results will be out in March 2025. Books will have to be published in print or digital if an indie or crowdfunder before the end of 2024. 

“Please do support our work and don’t forget to press that big red button [on our web site] and donate.



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