Dec 29 2013

Behind the Panels Awards 2013 – Nominations

Behind the Panels Awards 2013

The inaugural Behind the Panels Awards, celebrating the best in comics from around the world in 2013, will be recorded LIVE TO HARD-DRIVE at the Moya Crescent Memorial Theatre, and podcast from 29 December 2013.

Join hosts Richard Gray, David McVay and David Longo as we count off our favourites from the last 12 months, and get into a good chat about the things we like/don’t like.

UPDATE: You can now listen to the Award Show via our podcast!

The nominations are:

Favourite Writer

  • Mark Waid (Daredevil)
  • Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Satellite Sam)
  • Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade)
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel)
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl)
  • Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, The Private Eye)
  • Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, The Wake)

Favourite Artist

  • Francesco Francavilla (Guardians of the Galaxy, Afterlife with Archie, The Black Beetle)
  • Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy)
  • Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy)
  • Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow)
  • Chris Samnee (Daredevil)
  • Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly)
  • Sean Murphy (The Wake)
  • J.H. Williams III (Sandman Overture)
  • Riley Rossmo (Dia De La Muertos, Bedlam, Drumhellar)
  • Fiona Staples (Saga)
  • Esad Ribic (Thor: God of Thunder)
  • Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)
  • Nicola Scott (Earth 2)

Favourite New Series of 2013 – a series that has started in 2013, including reboots or renumbering

  • A Voice in the Dark (Top Cow)
  • The Private Eye (Panel Syndicate)
  • The Wake (Vertigo)
  • East of West (Image Comics)
  • Nova (Marvel)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)
  • Sex (Image Comics)
  • Satellite Sam (Image Comics)
  • Velvet (Image Comics)
  • Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray (Image Comics)

Favourite Continuing or Limited Series

  • Miniature Jesus (Image Comics)
  • Amala’s Blade (Dark Horse)
  • Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Batgirl (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Saga (Image)
  • Batman: Black and White (DC Comics)
  • Fatale (Image Comics)
  • Thor: God of Thunder (Marvel)

Favourite Australian release of 2013 (maybe?)

  • An Anzac Tale
  • Dan N Dill: The Showbag Years (Milk Shadow Books)
  • The Deep Volume 2 (Gestalt)
  • Home Brew Vampire Bullets ONE (HBVB)
  • Neomad (Gestalt)
  • Squirt Stone (Milk Shadow Books)
  • Winter City (#5 through 7) (Winter City Productions)
  • Grubby Little Smudges of Filth

Complete list of 2013 releases here.

Biggest Turnaround for 2013 (For Better or For Worse)

The following will be discussed:

  • Green Arrow (from #17)
  • Age of Ultron
  • Trinity War
  • Batman
  • Earth 2
  • Fantastic Four and FF

Favourite and Least Favourite Event/Crossover

  • Age of Ultron
  • Infinity
  • Battle of the Atom
  • Hunger
  • Cataclysm
  • Trinity War
  • H’El on Earth
  • Throne of Atlantis
  • Requiem (Damian’s death)
  • Wrath of the First Lantern
  • Lights Out
  • Psi War (Superman/Superboy)
  • Forever Evil
  • The Unwritten Fables
  • The Enemy Within (Avengers Assemble/Captain Marvel)
  • X-Termination

Favourite Trend in Comics/Least Favourite Trend in Comics

A hearty discussion point!

Favourite Comic Book Adaptation

  • The Walking Dead: S4
  • Arrow: S2
  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Man of Steel
  • Iron Man 3
  • RED 2
  • RIPD
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Kick-Ass 2
  • Superman: Unbound
  • The Wolverine

People Who Have Left Us

  • Robert Morales
  • Kim Thompson
  • Al Plastino
  • Carmine Infantino
  • Nick Cardy
  • Bill Keane
  • Michael Ansara

…and sadly, many many more.

Special Awards

  • Cover Story Best Cover Artist of the Year – Francesco Francavilla
  • Legend of the Year – Chris Claremont
  • Dead Set Legend of the Year (Australian) – Tom Taylor
  • Kick Ass Pick of the Year – Our favourite Kick Ass Pick of the Week we’ve covered this year from Issue 45 (Ant-Man Season 1) through to Issue 83 (Father Christmas). See the complete Episode List!

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