Very good selections this year, here's a list of the main catagories and winners...
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Eightball #23: "The Death Ray," by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
Best Serialized Story: Fables #19-27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers," by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Best Continuing Series: The Goon, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Best Limited Series: DC: The New Frontier, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best New Series: Ex Machina, by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Fesiter (WildStorm/DC)
Best Publication for a Younger Audience: Plastic Man, by Kyle Baker and Scott Morse (DC)
Best Humor Publication: The Goon, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-New: The Originals, by Dave Gibbons (Vertigo/DC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Bone One Volume Edition, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man (Vertigo/DC); Ex Machina (WildStorm/DC); Runaways (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Paul Chadwick, Concrete: The Human Dilemma (Dark Horse)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); Kyle Baker, Cartoonist (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Best Penciller/Inker (tie): John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC); I Am Legion: The Dancing Faun (Humanoids/DC); Frank Quitely, WE3 (Vertigo/DC)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Daredevil, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Six, Captain America (Marvel); Conan, BPRD (Dark Horse); DC: The New Frontier (DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (ABC); Wonder Woman (DC); Books of Magick: Life During Wartime; Fables; WE3 (Vertigo/DC); Creatures of the Night (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Green Arrow, Batgirl (DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Sean McKeever (A Waiting Place; Mary Jane; Inhumans; Sentinels)
Nice to see Kyle Bakers PLASTIC MAN get some love, mayhaps it'll save it from cancellation again? I'm actually shocked Brian K Vaughan got best writer over Geoff Johns this year and how COULD anyone pick who's a better artist between John Cassaday and Frank Quietley.
Sean McKeever IS deserving of wider recognition, perhaps that's why Marvel is bringing back his vastly ignored SENTINEL series next year.
Congrats to the winners who DESERVE it... by this, I mean Dan Clowes is highly overrated and I personally don't see the big deal over him.
Let's hope that next year, we get to show some love for Keith Giffens' JLA CLASSIFIED arc, because even I got a little teary eyed with the ending to issue #7. I wished something more would have come from that, like Guy Gardner and Fire hooking up.
Congratulations to Brian K. Vaughan, who completely deserves the recognition as one of the best and most consistently entertaining writers out there today. He also manages to always come up with the best cliffhanger endings from month to month.
Ex Machina, Y: the Last Man, Runaways, and even Ultimate X-Men are all great series.
"Remember, it's not a lie if *you* believe it." - George Costanza
Originally posted by CerebusI wished something more would have come from that, like Guy Gardner and Fire hooking up.
That actually already happened back in the previous version of JLA. (When they had the satellite.)
My only quibble in the awards is that I've never cared too much for Quitely's art.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Unless you have inside information, picking individual stocks is usually more risky than it's worth (although if you're young, there's nothing wrong with taking a risk, as long as you don't bet the farm on it).