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The Glyph Comics Awards has announced the nominees for the 2009 awards.  This is the fourth year for the competition and there are many new names on the list.  Judging this year’s entries are: Valerie D’Orazio, president, Friends of Lulu; Mathan Erhardt, writer, Comics Nexus; Ed Mathews, columnist, Pop Image; Tim O’Shea, writer/interviewer, TalkingWithTim.com; and Elayne Riggs, comics reviewer and commentator.

You can also vote for the Fan Award for Best Comic between now and March 31, 2009, at East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), www.ecbacc.com/wordpress.  The full nominee list after the jump.

Story of the Year

  • Bayou, Jeremy Love, writer and artist
  • Incognegro; Mat Johnson, writer, Warren Pleece, artist
  • Justice League of America: The Second Coming; Dwayne McDuffie, writer, Ed Benes, artist
  • Pilot Season: Genius, Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
  • Presidential Material: Barack Obama; Jeff Mariotte, writer, Tom Morgan, artist


Best Writer

  • Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, Pilot Season: Genius
  • Mat Johnson, Incognegro
  • Jeremy Love, Bayou
  • Jeff Mariotte, Presidential Material: Barack Obama
  • Dwayne McDuffie, Justice League of America

Best Artist

  • Jamal Igle, Supergirl
  • Jeremy Love, Bayou
  • Warren Pleece, Incognegro
  • Afua Richardson, Pilot Season: Genius
  • Larry Stroman, Black Panther Annual #1


Best Male Character

  • Black Lightning, Final Crisis: Submit; Grant Morrison, writer, Matthew Clark, Norm Rapmund, Rob Hunter & Don Ho, artists; created by Tony Isabella & Trevor von Eeden
  • Black Panther, Black Panther Annual #1; Reginald Hudlin, writer, Larry Stroman & Ken Lashley, artists; created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
  • Lwanga Moses, Unknown Soldier; Joshua Dysart, writer, Alberto Ponticelli, artist; inspired by the character created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert
  • The Spectre, Final Crisis: Revelations; Greg Rucka, writer, Philip Tan, Jeff de los Santos & Jonathan Glapion, artists; inspired by the character created by Jerry Siegel & Bernard Bailey
  • Zane Pinchback, Incognegro; created by Mat Johnson, writer, and Warren Pleece, artist


Best Female Character

  • Destiny Ajaye, Pilot Season: Genius; created by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
  • Lee Wagstaff, Bayou; created by Jeremy Love, writer and artist
  • Storm, X-Men: Worlds Apart; Christopher Yost, writer, Diogenes Neves, artist; created by Len Wein & Dave Cockrum
  • Vielle, Fungus Grotto; created by Shatia Hamilton, writer and artist
  • Vixen, Vixen: Return of the Lion; G. Willow Wilson, writer, Cafu, artist; created by Gerry Conway & Bob Oksner


Rising Star Award

  • Jennifer Crute, Jennifer’s Journal
  • Damian Duffy & John Jennings, The Hole: Consumer Culture

    Charlie Goubile, Blackbird
  • Starline X. Hodge, Candi
  • Ashley Woods, Millennia War

Best Reprint Collection

  • Aya of Yop City, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Me and the Devil Blues V1, Del Rey
  • Nat Turner HC, Abrams

Best Cover

  • Final Crisis: Submit, Matthew Clark & Norm Rapmund, artists; Richard & Tonya Horie, colors
  • The Hole: Consumer Culture; John Jennings, illustrator
  • Pilot Season: Genius, Afua Richardson, illustrator
  • Unknown Soldier #1, Igor Kordey, illustrator
  • Vixen: Return of the Lion #1; Josh Middleton, illustrator

Best Comic Strip

  • Bayou, Jeremy Love, writer and artist
  • Cafe con Leche; Charlos Gary, writer and artist
  • Fungus Grotto, Shatia Hamilton, writer and artist
  • “Jefferson Jacks” from Crankshaft; Tom Batiuk & Tony Isabella, writers, Chuck Ayers, artist
  • The K Chronicles, Keith Knight, writer and artist

Fan Award for Best Comic

  • Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33-35; Christos Gage, writer, Sean Chen & Sandu Florea, artists
  • Pilot Season: Genius; Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers, Afua Richardson, artist
  • Presidential Material: Barack Obama; Jeff Mariotte, writer, Tom Morgan, artist
  • Vixen: Return of the Lion; G. Willow Wilson, writer, Cafu, artist
  • Young Avengers Presents #1; Ed Brubaker, writer, Paco Medina, artist

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. John I.G. the second
    February 20, 2009 at 6:28 am — Reply

    Is it just me or do the same 4 or 5 comics recur throughout the list. Is this because good comics tend to fall in multiple categories, or is it because of some prejudice of whomever chose them? I can’t tell because I haven’t read them all. What do you think?

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