Eagle Awards voting opens

Voting is now open for the Eagle Awards, the annual prize given to the best American and British comics as decided by comic readers.

We’re pleased to report that as befits their British origins, the nominations include a substantial amount of homegrown talent and publications – including DC Thomson’s Commando, some wonderful small press titles such as Futurequake and Paragon, and creators such as Paul Cornell and ace letterer Jim Campbell.

We’re also pleased to report that included in the nominations is the recent Charley’s War collection by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun (and edited by me for Titan Books) – and Doctor Who Magazine (also edited by me in the dim and distant past, though I’m claiming no credit in the nomination, just delighted the comic strip creators for the title are getting some well-deserved recognition).

Founded in 1977 by Mike Conroy and Richard Burton, the Eagle Awards are named for the groundbreaking UK. comic Eagle. Nominees are chosen with the help of comic book fans and the final victors are decided by popular vote.

You can support your favourite creators, titles and publishers in 38 categories, which can be voted upon at this link. An awards ceremony will be held at London’s MCM Expo on May 27, where the winners will be announced.

The full list of nominees can be found below. Where possible, links are to official sites where known; if not, then to Wikipedia entries. Book links will direct to amazon.co.uk.

Favourite Newcomer Writer

Paul Cornell
Al Ewing (also on Twitter)
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Snyder
Nick Spencer

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
by Fiona Staples

Favourite Newcomer Artist

Rafael Albuquerque
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Sean Murphy
Sara Pichelli
Fiona Staples

Favourite Writer

Ed Brubaker
Warren Ellis
Robert Kirkman
Grant Morrison
• John Wagner

Favourite Writer/Artist

Gabriel Ba with Fabio Moon
Darwyn Cooke
Jeff Lemire
Mike Mignola
Bryan Lee O’Malley

Favourite Artist – pencils

Becky Cloonan
• Carlos Ezquerra
Mike Mignola
Dave Ryan
J.H. Williams III

Favourite Artist – Inks

Becky Cloonan
Gary Erskine
• Carlos Ezquerra
Mike Mignola
Bill Sienkiewicz

Favourite artist – fully painted work

Alex Ross
Ben Templesmith
J.H. Williams III

Favourite Colourist

Laura Allred
Jeff Balke
Laura Martin
Len O’Grady
Dave Stewart

Favourite letterer

Jim Campbell
Chris Eliopoulos
Annie Parkhouse
Richard Starkings
• Russ Wooton

Favoorite Editor

• Scott Allie
• Tom Brevoort
• Todd McFarlane
• Matt Smith/Tharg
• Steve Wacker

Favourite publisher

• Dark Horse
• DC Comics/Vertigo/WildStorm
• Image Comics (inc. Top Cow)
• Marvel

Favourite American comic book – colour

Amazing Spider-Man by Various (Marvel)
Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison plus Various (DC Comics)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight by Various (Dark Horse)
Doctor Who by Tony Lee plus Various (IDW Publishing)
Hellboy by Mike Mignola plus Various (Dark Horse)

Favourite American comic book – black and white

Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower (Image Comics)
Demo Vol.2 by Brain Wood and Becky Cloonan (DC Comics)
Echo by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
RASL by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Comics)
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image Comics)

Favourite British comic book – colour

2000AD by Various (Rebellion)
Dandy by Various (DC Thomson)
Doctor Who Magazine by Various (Panini Comics)
The Man of Glass by Martin Flink (Accent UK)
Torchwood by Various (Titan Books)

Favourite British comic book – black and white

Commando by Various (DC Thomson)
Dogbreath by Various (Futurequake Publishing)
Futurequake by Various (Futurequake Publishing)
Paragon by Various (David Cavendish)
Zarjaz by Various (Futurequake Publishing)

Favourite new comic book

American Vampire by Stephen King, Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Alan Moore’s Neonomicon by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows (Avatar Press)
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver (Marvel)
War of the Independents by Dave Ryan (Red Anvil Comics)

Favourite Manga

Berserk by Kenatro Miura (Hakusensha/ Dark Horse Comics)
Bleach by Tite Kubo (Shueisha/Viz Media)
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (Square Enix/Viz Media)
One Piece by Eiirchiro Oda (Shueisha/Viz Media)
Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (Shueisha/Viz Media)

Favourite European album

Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Darguad/Dark Horse Comics)
L’Histoire Secrete by Edward Gauvin and Jean-Pierre Pecau (Delcourt/Archaia Studio Press)
The Scorpion by Desberg Desberg and Enrico Marini (Dargaud/Cinebook ltd)
Requiem: Vampire Knight by Pat Mills and Olivier Ledroit (Nickel Editions/Panini Comics)
Sky Doll by Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa (Soleil/Marvel)

Favourite Web-based comic

Axe Cop by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle
Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton
Questionable Content by Jeph Jaques
xkcd.com by Randall Munroe

Favourite single story

Amazing Spider-Man #625: Endanger Species by Joseph Kelly and Max Fuimara (Marvel)
A Cat Named Haiku by Mark Poulton and Dexter Weeks (Arcana Studio)
Daytripper #8 by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Legends: The Enchanted #0 by Nick Percival (Radical Comics)
Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark by Ryan Ottley and Jason Howard (Image Comics)

Favourite continued story

2000AD #1650-1693: Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty (Rebellion)
Fables #94-98: Rose Red by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Hellboy #47-49: The Storm by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo (Dark Horse)
Invincible #71-continuing: The Viltrumite War by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley (Image Comics)
The Walking Dead #73-79: Too Far Gone by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image Comics)

Favourite 2010 cover

2000AD Prog 1700 by Jonathan Davis Hunt
Axe Cop: Vol 1 by Ethan Nicolle
Batwoman #0 by J.H. Williams III
Daytripper #2 by Gabriel Ba
War of the Independents by Dave Ryan

Favorite 2010 original graphic novel

At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft and Ian Culbard (SELFMADE HERO)
Hellblazer: Pandemonium by Jamie Delano and Jock
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke
Scott Pilgrim Vol 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Fourth Estate)
Superman: Earth One by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis (DC Comics)

Favourite reprint compilation

Absolute All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly (DC Comics)
Batwoman: Elegy by Gregg Rucker and J.H. Williams III (DC Comics)
Charley’s War: Great Mutiny by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun (Titan Books)
Doctor Who: Fugitive by Tony Lee, Al Davison and Matthew Smith (IDW Publishing)
The Walking Dead: Volume 13 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (Image Comics)

Favourite comics-related book

75 Years of DC Comics by Paul Levitz (Taschen GmBH)
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes by Adam Hughes (DC Comics)
The Horror! the Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! by Jim Trombetta and R. Spiel (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Icons: The DC Comics and WildStorm Art of Jim Lee by Jim Lee and Bill Baker (Titan Books)
Mega-City One Archivesby August Hann and Aaron Dembski-Bowden (Mongoose Publishing)

Favourite comics-related movie or TV show

The Big Bang Theory
Iron Man 2
Kick Ass
Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
The Walking Dead

Favourite comics-related website

Bleeding Cool
Comic Attack
Comic Book Resources
Girls Read Comics Too

Favourite magazine about comics

Alter Ego (TwoMorrows)
Back Issue (TwoMorrows)
Comic Heroes (Future Publishing)
Tripwire (Tripwire)
Wizard (Wizard)

Roll of Honour

• John Byrne
• Carlos Ezquerra
• Dave Gibbons
• Bryan Lee O’Malley
• David Mazzuchelli

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1 reply

  1. The Eagle Award’s Wikipedia page has the list of nominations, which is a bit easier than trying to dig out a link for each item.

    The run down of 2000AD-related things up for a vote is here and a slightly different one at ECBT2000AD.

    My favourite response so far is Paul Cornell’s to his best newcomer nomination, considering his first professional comics work was 21 years ago (with you).

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