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May 21, 2012


Your 2012 Stan Lee Awards Winner

imageA trio of you forwarded a link to this con report emanating from that Mark Millar-curated comics show in London over the weekend -- which surface checking indicates was very successful in terms of selling out its space and driving people with money to the creators in attendance -- and its results for something called the Stan Lee Awards. It appears from contextual clues within that piece they have been done at least more than once, although I'm hard-pressed to figure out how they stand out in any way other than being this show's awards and getting Lee's name on them. In fact, they're probably primarily interesting for their lack of organization other than tossing in characters and projects and TV shows and the like into the same pile -- a certain approach to comics where all of these things are chunks of carrot in the same pop-culture stew and thinking about them as all being equal things isn't odd.

Writer Scott Snyder, an emerging if not already-there A-list mainstream comics talent and a key cog in DC extending its New 52 success past the initial "gimme gimme gimme" stage, was the night's big winner. Winners in bold. That's I believe a 2011 Sara Pichelli cover at left. At least I hope so.

BEST WRITER
* Scott Snyder
* Mark Millar
* Grant Morrison
* Mark Waid

BEST ARTIST
* J H Williams III
* Greg Capullo
* Jock
* Sara Pichelli

BEST SERIES
* Daredevil
* Uncanny X-Force
* Detective Comics
* Locke & Key

BEST SUPERHERO OR SCIFI MOVIE
* Captain America: The First Avenger
* Rise of the Planet of the Apes
* Thor
* X-Men: First Class

BEST TRADE
* Who Is Jake Ellis?
* Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor: Artist's Edition
* Fables Vol 15: Rose Red
* The Walking Dead Vol 14: No Way Out

BEST LIMITED SERIES OR STORY ARC
* Criminal: Last of the Innocent
* Flashpoint
* Superior
* The Dark Angel Saga

BEST COMIC HERO
* Batman
* Spider-Man
* Daredevil
* Wonder Woman

BEST NEWCOMER
* Justin Jordan
* Nate Simpson
* Sara Pichelli
* Tradd Moore

BEST PUBLISHER
* Image
* Marvel
* DC
* IDW

BEST TV SHOW
* Breaking Bad
* Game of Thrones
* The Walking Dead
* Doctor Who

BEST GAME OR TOY
* Batman Arkham City
* L.A. Noire
* Portal 2
* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

MAN OR WOMAN OF THE YEAR
* Jane Goldman
* Jim Lee
* Robert Kirkman
* Scott Snyder
 
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