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January 21, 2015

Your 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Comic Book Nominees

imageThe 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees went out yesterday. These are awards by the organization formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation that are intended to "honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives."

They've had a comic book category for several years. This year's nominees in "outstanding comic book" are:

* Hawkeye, written by Matt Fraction (Marvel Comics)
* Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (BOOM! Studios)
* Memetic, written by James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios)
* Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Image Comics)
* Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan (Image Comics)

Past programs have been criticized for their resolutely mainstream comic-book and genre-comic focus as opposed to something more inclusive of alt- and art-comics. This is a slightly less rigid group than some of them in the past, although the thrust of that criticism isn't in any way capsized by the above list. Regardless of anyone's opinions about specifics of the awards, or what they might choose to consider, I'm glad they exist and all congratulations to those nominated. That must feel swell.
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