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The Comic Geek Speak "Best of 2021" Awards Nominations Thread (SUBMISSIONS DUE 3/13/22)

Awards season is upon us! That means it's time for the Comic Geek Speak Best of 2021 Awards, and time for YOU, our listeners, to take part in the nominations process! Here are the categories:


BEST NEW HERO or HERO TEAM (debut in 2021)

BEST NEW VILLAIN or VILLAIN TEAM (debut in 2021)

BEST NEW COMIC (first issue shipped in 2021)

BEST LIMITED SERIES (last issue shipped in 2021)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR ONE-SHOT

BEST CLIFFHANGER/MOMENT

BEST STORYLINE (within a series or across multiple series)

BEST SLEEPER/SURPRISE HIT

BEST ONGOING COMIC (need not have begun publication in 2021)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM (OGN or COLLECTION)

BEST WRITER

BEST ARTIST

BEST WRITER/ARTIST

BEST COLOR ARTIST

BEST LETTERER

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT OF 2021


To participate, submit your ballot via e-mail to [email protected] by 11:59 pm (EST), Sunday, March 13, 2022. Please make a nomination in AT LEAST EIGHT of the above-listed categories, and select only ONE nominee per category! Whatever receives the greatest number of listener nominations in each category will be included on the final ballot along with the Geeks' own nominees, and there will then be one last round of voting after that to choose our overall Best of 2021.


If you'd like to share your list of nominees publicly, please feel free to do it here in this thread, but be aware that posting such lists here DOES NOT COUNT as voting; you must submit your ballot via e-mail for it to be counted as part of the official listeners' nomination process!


Thanks in advance for your input, everyone! If you have any questions, send us a PM or just ask 'em here.

Comments

  • ChrisMurrinChrisMurrin Posts: 236
    edited February 26

    BEST NEW HERO or HERO TEAM (debut in 2021) Kevin Shumer, The Marvels - Marvel

    BEST NEW VILLAIN or VILLAIN TEAM (debut in 2021) Jenni, Serial - Abstract

    BEST NEW COMIC (first issue shipped in 2021) Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters - Oni

    BEST LIMITED SERIES (last issue shipped in 2021) Shadow Doctor - Aftershock

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR ONE-SHOT Batman/Superman #22 - DC (seriously, it's fantastic)

    BEST CLIFFHANGER/MOMENT Who's really in charge? End of Department of Truth 13 - Image

    BEST STORYLINE (within a series or across multiple series) Iron Man marooned, Iron Man - Marvel

    BEST SLEEPER/SURPRISE HIT Stray Dogs - Image

    BEST ONGOING COMIC (need not have begun publication in 2021) The Marvels - Marvel

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM (OGN or COLLECTION) Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express (I'm using my self-serving pass here because I wrote a frame story in it.)

    BEST WRITER James Tynion IV, Something is Killing the Children - Boom & Dept. of Truth - Image

    BEST ARTIST Yildray Cinar, The Marvels - Marvel

    BEST WRITER/ARTIST Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo - IDW

    BEST COLOR ARTIST Trish Mulvihill, over two dozen various stories and covers - DC

    BEST LETTERER Tony Fleecs, Stray Dogs - Image

    BREAKTHROUGH TALENT OF 2021 Shawn Pryor. Seriously, if you haven't taken notice of what Shawn has accomplished over the last year, you should. I wouldn't be surprised if he's my nominee for 2022 also.

  • nweathingtonnweathington Posts: 6,656

    Question: I put down Friday Fitzhugh (Friday, Book One: The First Day of Christmas) as my Best New Hero, before realizing that the digital comic actually started in 2020. Being digital-first, it had completely slipped under my radar. So technically, she first appeared in 2020, but 2021 is when she first appeared in print. Can I still use her as my nominee, or do I go back to the drawing board?

  • BryanBryan Posts: 184

    I certainly have an opinion on that, being as I have been reading it digitally, but mine doesn’t really matter. @Adam_Murdough?


    Here’s my nominees for the year

    BEST NEW HERO or HERO TEAM (debut in 2021)

    Edison Hark from The Good Asian (Pornsak Pichetshote & Alexandre Tefenkgi)

    BEST NEW VILLAIN or VILLAIN TEAM (debut in 2021)

    ENIAC from ENIAC (Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite)

    BEST NEW COMIC (first issue shipped in 2021)

    Newburn (Chip Zdarsky & Jacob Phillips)

    BEST LIMITED SERIES (last issue shipped in 2021)

    Beta Ray Bill (Daniel Warren Johnson)

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR ONE-SHOT

    Planet Size X-Men (Gerry Duggan & Pepe Larraz)

    BEST CLIFFHANGER/MOMENT

    -

    BEST STORYLINE (within a series or across multiple series)

    Destroy All Monsters (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips)

    BEST SLEEPER/SURPRISE HIT

    That Texas Blood (Chris Condon, Jacob Phillips)

    BEST ONGOING COMIC (need not have begun publication in 2021)

    Something is Killing the Children (James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera)

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM (OGN or COLLECTION)

    Friday Book One: The First Day of Christmas (Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin)

    BEST WRITER

    Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, etc.)

    BEST ARTIST

    J.H. WIlliams III (Echolands)

    BEST WRITER/ARTIST

    Daniel Warren Johnson (Beta Ray Bill)

    BEST COLOR ARTIST

    Mike Spicer (Beta Ray Bill)

    BEST LETTERER

    -

    BREAKTHROUGH TALENT OF 2021

    - Pornsak Pichetshote

  • Adam_MurdoughAdam_Murdough Posts: 505

    @nweathington , my ruling is that your nomination should stand. I tend to think of these arbitrary little awards of ours as pertaining principally (though not exclusively) to print comics rather than digital, but when there's overlap between the two, special exceptions for eligibility sometimes need to be made. As long as your Ms. Fitzhugh made her first appearance in print during 2021, you may nominate her.

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