2013 Harvey Award Nominations

HARVEY-LOGO-2010-brownHere we are once again in comic convention and award season. It’s a blessed time. A sweaty time. This morning sees the announcement of the Harvey Award nominations, named for the legendary Harvey Kurtzman. Selected by comics industry professionals, the winners will be announced during Baltimore Comic Con at the annual banquet on Saturday, September 7th.

We’re not entirely sure how a Best Colorist list could be compiled without breakout talent Jordie Bellaire’s name on it. Come to think of it, perennial favorite Dave Stewart is absent as well. Those best continuing series, writer and artists categories look pretty spot on though, including a number of iFanboy editorial and community favorites like Saga, Batman, Daredevil, Hawkeye and Locke & Key represented. The breakout star on the list is certainly Image Comics’ Revival by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton with covers by Jenny Frison.

Here’s the full rundown.

BEST LETTERER

____ Joe Caramagna, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Chris Eliopoulos, COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaia
____ Todd Klein, FABLES, DC Comics
____ Jack Morelli, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____ Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon

BEST COLORIST

____ Laura Allred, FF , Marvel Comics
____ Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Tito Pena, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____ Ed Ryzowski, GUTTERS, the-gutters.com
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

____ CUL DE SAC, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
____ DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
____ GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate
____ MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features
____ PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephen Pastis, United Feature Syndicate

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

____ BANDETTE, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/titles/bandette/
____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, http://www.battlepug.com
____ THE DREAMER, Lora Innes, http://www.thedreamercomic.com
____ NIMONA, Noelle Stevenson, http://gingerhaze.com/nimona
____ SHELDON, Dave Kellett, http://sheldoncomics.com

BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

____ ABELARD, NBM
____ BLACKSAD: A SILENT HELL, Dark Horse
____ NEW YORK MON AMOUR, Fantagraphics Books
____ SHARAZ-DE: TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, Archaia
____ NAOKI URASAWA’S 20TH CENTURY BOYS, VOL. 22, VIZ Media

BEST INKER

____ Steve Ellis, ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
____ Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Klaus Janson, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics
____ Mark Morales, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, Marvel Comics
____ Bob Smith, LIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____ HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES, Red Circle Comics
____ REVIVAL, Image Comics
____ SAGA, Image Comics

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

____ Jerry Gaylord, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, BOOM! Studios
____ Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics
____ Ryan Jampole, MEGA MAN, Archie Comics
____ Mark Mariano, Happyloo, MyPalMark.com
____ David Nytra, THE SECRET OF THE STONE FROG, Toon Books

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

____ Chad Lambert, THE POSSUM AT LARGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CRAPTACULAR, Old School Comics
____ Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
____ Chris Sparks, TEAM CUL DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Andrews McMeel
____ Jim Zub, IMAGE COMICS, Skullkickers

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____ AMELIA RULES: HER PERMANENT RECORD, Simon and Schuster
____ COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaia
____ DRAMA, Schoolastic
____ SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, DC Comics
____ THE SHARK KING, Toon Books

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

____ ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Titan Books
____ ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE, BOOK 2, Archie Comics
____ CURSED PIRATE GIRL COLLECTED EDITION: VOLUME ONE, Archaia
____ HEADS OR TAILS, Fantagraphics
____ KING CITY, Image

BEST ANTHOLOGY

____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, various, Dark Horse
____ DISTRICT COMICS, Matt Dembicki, Fulcrum Publishing
____ ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE, Andrew Carl, Dark Horse
____ TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Chris Sparks, Andrews McMeel
____ WOMANTHOLOGY: SPACE, Mariah Huehner, IDW

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

____ BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS, VOL. 2, Archie Comics
____ CAME THE DAWN AND OTHER STORIES, THE EC COMICS LIBRARY, Fantagraphics
____ CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES, Dark Horse Comics
____ DAVID MAZZUCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW
____ POGO: BONA FIDE BALDERDASH VOL. 2, WALT KELLY’S POGO, Fantagraphics

BEST COVER ARTIST

____ David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Steve Ellis, ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
____ Jenny Frison, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____ Adam Hughes, FAIREST, Vertigo Comics
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

____ ALTER EGO MAGAZINE, TwoMorrows Publishing
____ JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, TwoMorrows Publishing
____ TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Andrews McMeel
____ MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY, HarperCollins
____ ROBOT 6 WEBSITE, Comic Book Resources

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

____ BUILDING STORIES, Chris Ware, Pantheon Books
____ CURSED PIRATE GIRL COLLECTED EDITION: VOLUME ONE, Jeremy Bastian, Archaia
____ DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, Scott Dunbier, IDW
____ TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Chris Sparks, Andrews McMeel
____ THE ART OF BETTY AND VERONICA, Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe, Archie Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

____ BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
____ THE CARTER FAMILY: DON’T FORGET THIS SONG, Abrams ComicArts
____ MY FRIEND DAHMER, Abrams ComicArts
____ RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE, IDW
____ THE UNDERWATER WELDER, Top Shelf

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

____ BATMAN, DC Comics
____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ LOCKE AND KEY, IDW
____ RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
____ SAGA, Image Comics

BEST WRITER

____ Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Joe Hill, LOCKE AND KEY, IDW
____ Tim Seeley, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____ Scott Snyder, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

BEST ARTIST

____ David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Greg Capullo, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Mike Norton, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

____ Jaime Hernandez, LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES, Fantagraphics
____ Jeff Lemire, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, Top Shelf
____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
____ Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
____ Adam Withers and Comfort Love, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

____ BATMAN # 12, DC Comics
____ BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
____ HAWKEYE # 1, Marvel Comics
____ LOCKE AND KEY: GRINDHOUSE, IDW
____ THE MIRE, BeckyCloonan.net
____ SAGA # 1, Image Comics
____ TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE #8, Fantagraphics


Comments

  1. lcarrero89 says:

    Man, best writer is a real tough one this year. I would say Waid over Vaughn though.

    • I really hate to say it, but still think that Vaughn is extremely overrated. People act like he is the new Alan Moore.
      Y the last man was good, no doubt about that, even if I think it lost a lot of steam around the middle.
      But apart from that? I found Runaways pretty mediocre, Ex Machina had a great concept but did nothing with it that made me go wow, his Marvel and DC stuff was hideous and Saga isn’t for me, since I find the level of porn in it pretty gratuitous (not because there is homosexual stuff in there, but because it is pornographic).
      I really don’t get it, i am not saying he is bad or anything, but I just don’t get the extreme love for his work. I think everyone that is with him nominated for best writer does a lot better work (apart from Seeley, who I don’t know well outside from Revival,which is great so far).
      Personaly I would give it to Joe Hill. As much as I love Waids Daredevil, Fractions Hawkeye and Snyders Batman (which is to say A LOT! All three are great!), I think Joe Hills writing on that series is a notch above almost everything thats getting published in comics right now. Locke&Key is really a masterpiece. I hope Hill stays with comics for quite a bit, even if I also loved all his books so far (haven’t finished Nos4a2 yet)!

  2. Heroville Heroville says:

    I’d like to know how much these awards actually matter to the companies because you’d think DC’d put up more of a fight to get nominated if they did.

    Also they’re crazy for ignoring Jordie Bellaire.

  3. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    Best Writer is a pretty packed category. Some tough competition. Nice to see Batman and Saga slugging it out in more than a couple of categories.

    I agree that Bellaire and Stewart’s absence is a crime.

  4. USPUNX USPUNX says:

    Wow, a lot of nominations for Revival. I dropped that after about 5 issues but maybe I need to pick it back up.

    • Yep right when it gets good you dropped it. I was on the verge of doing the same but it’s actually got real good.

    • USPUNX USPUNX says:

      Hmmm, might have to pick it back up. I could tell it was a slow burn building to something but I just lost patience. Maybe I’ll grab the first trade this Wednesday.

  5. NRD NRD says:

    Really hoping Saga cleans up here, they deserve it. It’s been such a refreshing comic.

  6. jcwell01 jcwell01 says:

    These types of things are always hard to compile. Is there an application process that needs to happen for people to get considered? People I would’ve liked to have seen on this list is Dean White and Jordie Bellaire for sure on colors. For covers I’ve really enjoyed the unique works that Mark Brooks has been doing on Defenders and Mike Del Mundo on X-Men Legacy. I know we can’t get everyone in there but those are a few people that I would have liked to see recognized.

    Also, for online work http://jl8comic.tumblr.com/ is adorable and demands attention, I just wonder about the grey area of using a DC property and all of that.

    • jcwell01 jcwell01 says:

      The idea of posting your list is cool, also some of these I could only choose what I knew, so there’s a reason I’m not a judge. :)

      BEST LETTERER
      ____ Joe Caramagna, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

      BEST COLORIST
      ____ Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics

      BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL
      ____ DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services

      BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
      ____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, http://www.battlepug.com

      BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL
      ____ BLACKSAD: A SILENT HELL, Dark Horse

      BEST INKER
      ____ Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN, DC Comics

      BEST NEW SERIES
      ____ HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics

      MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
      ____ Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics

      SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
      ____ Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios

      BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
      ____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios

      BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
      ____ ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Titan Books

      BEST ANTHOLOGY
      ____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, various, Dark Horse

      BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
      ____ BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS, VOL. 2, Archie Comics

      BEST COVER ARTIST
      ____ Adam Hughes, FAIREST, Vertigo Comics

      BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION
      ____ JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, TwoMorrows Publishing

      SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
      ____ THE ART OF BETTY AND VERONICA, Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe, Archie Comics

      BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL
      ____ RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE, IDW

      BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
      ____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

      BEST WRITER
      ____ Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

      BEST ARTIST
      ____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

      BEST CARTOONIST
      ____ Jeff Lemire, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, Top Shelf

      BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
      ____ HAWKEYE # 1, Marvel Comics

  7. Grandturk says:

    I guess I’m happy to see Saga, Hawkeye and Batman up there for the awards, as they’re all on my reading list.

    However, I’ve dropped Batman as I wasn’t really that impressed.

    Hawkeye is OK – I’ve read the first trade and liked it but it wasn’t knock-my-socks-off like Iron Fist was a few years ago.

    Just read the 2nd trade of Saga, and while I like it, and it might be really good – I don’t think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Its also got one of the most annoying main characters in it – Alana. I guess both parents live in this thing, based on the narration… but man I wish she would get blasted.

  8. mrmarky mrmarky says:

    So basically Hawkeye, Batman, Daredevil and Saga are going to win something.

  9. Interesting how FATALE (one of my favs) was all over the Eisner and yet nowhere whatsoever in the Harvey.

    This award also seems to go a little more main stream with nominations than the Eisner.

    • kennyg kennyg says:

      Well, the Harveys are really the industry folks doing the nominating and voting:

      “Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color,
      design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. ”

      “Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. ”

      Whereas the Eisners are nominated by a committee which, this year, was composed mostly of indie-leaning people and retailers. So I am not surprised by this.

  10. Mister Mister says:

    Congrats to Becky Cloonan for having two books in the Best Single Issue category.

  11. LeviHunt15 LeviHunt15 says:

    Really happy to see so many Revival nominations. I think it’s one of the five best comics being made, yet no one talks about it.

  12. AmirCat AmirCat says:

    My votes:

    BEST LETTERER
    ____ Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon

    BEST COLORIST (Laura Alred was a close one for me)
    ____ Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics

    BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL
    ____ BLACKSAD: A SILENT HELL, Dark Horse

    BEST INKER
    ____ Mark Morales, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, Marvel Comics

    BEST NEW SERIES
    ____ SAGA, Image Comics

    MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
    ____ Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
    ____ KING CITY, Image

    BEST ANTHOLOGY
    ____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, various, Dark Horse

    BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
    ____ DAVID MAZZUCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW

    BEST COVER ARTIST
    ____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

    SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
    ____ BUILDING STORIES, Chris Ware, Pantheon Books

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL
    ____ BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon

    BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
    ____ SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST WRITER
    ____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST ARTIST
    ____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST CARTOONIST
    ____ Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
    ____ THE MIRE, BeckyCloonan.net

  13. TurdSandwich TurdSandwich says:

    It’s hard to argue with any of these nominations, but I agree that Bellaire’s absence is surprising. I’d also have liked to see Javier Rodriguez get a nod. Great to see Locke and Key get love, but I think Gabriel Rodriguez deserved to be on the best artist list–I assume a tie lead to six writers getting nominated but only five artists. Oh yeah and since I’m just listing people I want to see nominated, I wish Dave Johnson would get some love for his cover work, as well as Hickman for the AMAZING Manhattan Projects covers.

  14. microwave25 microwave25 says:

    I really regret not jumping on Revival when it dropped. I hear theres a deluxe hardcover being released in October so I might start with that.

  15. TonyyyG TonyyyG says:

    Saga will most likely sweep each of their categories

  16. I wonder how this nomination list would compare to the iFanny noms.

  17. Nightwing97 Nightwing97 says:

    Wow, tough list… If one thing, I do agree that Vaughn is very overrated. Y was great, Runaways was fun, but Saga is just plain pornographic. The story is decent and the art is beautiful, but like Millar he seems to be tossing out all sorts of fetishistic shit. I don’t understand it… And I’m surprised not to see J.H. Williams anywhere on the list! His art, if anything, has been consistently lush and beautiful! Definitely hope Snyder, Fraction, Glapion, and Aja get something! :)

  18. BEST LETTERER
    ____ Joe Caramagna, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

    BEST COLORIST
    ____ Laura Allred, FF , Marvel Comics

    BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK
    ____ SHELDON, Dave Kellett, http://sheldoncomics.com

    BEST INKER
    ____ Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN, DC Comics

    BEST NEW SERIES
    ____ SAGA, Image Comics

    MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
    ____ Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics

    SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS
    ____ Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios

    BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS
    ____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
    ____ ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Titan Books

    BEST ANTHOLOGY
    ____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, various, Dark Horse

    BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
    ____ DAVID MAZZUCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW

    BEST COVER ARTIST
    ____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

    SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
    ____ DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, Scott Dunbier, IDW

    BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
    ____ SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST WRITER
    ____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST ARTIST
    ____ Greg Capullo, BATMAN, DC Comics

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
    ____ HAWKEYE # 1, Marvel Comics

  19. Batman #12?
    BATMAN #12!?!?

    Not Batman #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, or 13?

    • Nightwing97 Nightwing97 says:

      Yeah, that weirded me out. 12 was the Harper issue, right? I definitely would have nominated 13.

    • theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

      Recall the subject matter in #12 and it starts to make sense. Comics, politics, and society being what they are today.

    • cosmo cosmo says:

      I’m guessing they skipped #13 as it was part of a larger story, and #12 was more self contained (the category is “Single Issue” after all). Still, as much as I love Snyder, the best single issue Batman story of the year, in my opinion, was Tomasi’s Batman and Robin Requiem issue . . .

  20. Also, to all those using “porn” and “Saga” in the same sentence, have any of you ever seen porn?

    • Nightwing97 Nightwing97 says:

      I can’t recall his name, but did you actually SEE the introduction page of the tv-head dude? Where he’s with his wife? Tell me that’s not pornographic.

    • Conor Kilpatrick Conor Kilpatrick (@cskilpatrick) says:

      It’s not pornographic.

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      @Nightwing: They put more graphic imagery on HBO these days. The first scene on Sextillion makes a stronger case, but even then — it’s explicit imagery, but not designed to appeal to prurient interests (which I think is still part of the legal definition of porn).

    • Invincipal Invincipal says:

      I definitely wouldn’t consider it pornographic either. Nudity or sex scene are not terms that are always interchangeable with pornography.

    • For me, what constitutes porn would be a comic about sexual encounters and containing several pages (5 – 7 at least) where each panel is a sex act of some kind. SAGA doesn’t qualify as such even with the issue on the planet Sextillion.

  21. @KenOchalek, yes I think you’re right. In legal terms, the depiction of sexually explicit images has to have the intent of arousing sexual interest for it to be pornography. I don’t think Ms. Staples was trying to titillate anyone when she drew that panel.

    But it’s fine if someone (@Nightwing97) is averse to sexually explicit imagery or pornography. Different strokes. Pun intended.

    • Nightwing97 Nightwing97 says:

      Look, I’m no prude, but I just didn’t see how the excessive imagery contributed to the story. A lot of the stuff that was shown could have been omitted or at least implied. Ms. Staples art is beautiful, and it’s not like she writes the stuff. And I guess I was being a little loose with my terminology; I just think that based on the content, it shouldn’t be nominated.

    • Okay, thanks for clarifying. Admittedly, I’m not completely sure what was going on with that panel. It may have been a flight-of-fancy flourish on Vaughan’s part with no particular purpose, or it may pay off in some manner down the road. In either case, for me personally, my mild confusion over that particular panel doesn’t detract from the overall effect of Vaughan and Staple’s remarkable storytelling over the past 12 issues of Saga. It’s the title that I anticipate and enjoy the most, at present. But there’s no accounting for taste, so not everyone has to like it.

    • Grandturk says:

      I like Saga, I like porn. I don’t really like comic-porn – you know the stuff I mean. I also don’t get offended by language, adult situations, etc.

      That said, while reading Saga, some of the vulgarity and sex seem to stick out like a sore thumb. They don’t really enriched story much in my mind. A lot of it comes of as pretty childish, even.

  22. Arathi411 Arathi411 says:

    I really like Saga but I’m starting to think people overrate it. Prophet is also a great Sci-Fi book and gets much less hype, BKV does better characters but many other Sci-Fi aspects are done better by Prophet.

    All the books writers and artists nominated are great to say Saga should sweep is a bit much.

    It is nice to see Scott Snyder get nominated as I feel like he has been snubbed at times, same.

  23. cosmo cosmo says:

    Like with the Eisner’s, my main question is where is Mind MGMT? It is one of the most original comics I’ve seen in a while, and deserves far wider recognition.

    Also, Nowhere Men deserved some nods, as does Young Avengers (assuming it started in time to qualify).

    Still, over all a pretty decent list. I should really get around to reading that first trade of Saga. Maybe this is the week . . .

  24. Invincipal Invincipal says:

    Is there no category that Punk Rock Jesus would fall under? It was so well written and illustrated. Definitely in the top 3 books I have read this year.

  25. I’m surprised there is no love for Javier Rodriguez as colorist. He is so damn integral to Daredevil since the first issue and not having a nomination for him seems crazy. Also, I would have loved to see Meredith Gran get’s some love for Humor with Octopus Pie (or Online Comic). That series never fails to make me laugh.