May 11, 2012

Bleeding Cool Fan Award Nominees Announced for 2012

BLEEDING COOL FAN AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012
Bleeding Cool, the premiere source for breaking news and gossip in the comic book industry (www.bleedingcool.com), announced today the nominees for the second annual Bleeding Cool Fan Awards, to be voted on by the website’s extensive fan community and awarded during the Phoenix Comicon in two weeks.  Selected by site founder Rich Johnston and a committee of industry professionals, the nominees for the twenty award categories reflect the website’s most trending topics spanning the first half of 2012, a mixture of topics that range from the industry-shaping to the most controversial and sensational.
Voting is open to the public.  To cast a vote, comic fans are encouraged to visit the following website:
Each voter can cast their ballot twice, once each over two different methods. The website allows viewers to select their preferred nominee individually, and also contains a separate link for those viewers to log onto Twitter as a second opportunity to vote.  The deadline for voting will be Tuesday, May 22nd.  Winners will be awarded at Phoenix Comicon on Friday, May 25th, at 6:00pm in the convention hall’s Room 132BC.
The list of categories and nominees include:

BEST MONTHLY(-ISH) COMIC OF 2012 SO FAR

Prophet
Journey into Mystery
Supurbia
Amazing Spider-Man
Ferals


BEST COMIC WRITER OF 2012 SO FAR

Brandon Graham
Dan Slott
Kieron Gillen
Scott Snyder
David Lapham


BEST COMIC ARTIST OF 2012 SO FAR

JH Williams III
Chris Bachalo
James Stokoe
Sara Pichelli
Ivan Reis


BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OR SIMILAR OF 2012 SO FAR

The Vicar Woman by Emma Rendell
Queen Crab by Jimmy Palmiotti and Artiz Eiguren
Jerusalem by Guy Delisle
Mouse Guard HC FCBD by David Petersen and friends
Goliath by Tom Gauld


BEST PUBLISHER OF 2012 SO FAR

Image
Kickstarter
Avatar
Boom
DC Comics


BEST SWIPE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Frank Quitely's Madman strip (in 20th Anniversary Monster) / Oor Wullie
Paola Di Clement's Nathan Never and Jim Lee's Batman
Rorschach Statue and Strutting Leo
X-O Manowar and Reporters Without Borders
Fallen Angel and Ruby Rocket


BEST RELAUNCHED COMIC OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Wolverine and the X-Men
Daredevil
Batgirl
Animal Man
Prophet


STUPIDEST CONTROVERSY OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Black Ultimate Spider-Man
Gay Ultimate Spider-Man
Claims of Jack Kirby Having No Screen Credit on Avengers When He Actually Did
Wonder Woman's Pants
Captain Marvel's Short Hair


THE PRO WHO SHOULD REALLY STAY OFF THE INTERNET

Ales Kot
Frank Miller
John Byrne
Steve Wacker
Larry of Larry's Comics


BEST COMICS SELF PROMOTION OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Sam Humphries
Mark Millar
Renae De Liz
Rich Johnston
Alex De Campi



WORST PORTRAYAL OF AN ESTABLISHED COMIC CHARACTER IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Batman in Batman: Odyssey
Starfire in Red Hood and the Outlaws
Captain America in Avengers Vs. X-Men
Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad
Batgirl in Batgirl


RACIST, SEXIST OR HOMOPHOBIC COMIC OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Holy Terror
Red Hood and the Outlaws
Catwoman
Voodoo
Lady Death


GUILTY PLEASURE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Frank Miller's Holy Terror
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Crossed
Deathstroke #9
Avengers Vs. X-Men


BEST FIGHT SCENE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Maggie Chascarillo and Valerie The Frogmouth - Love and Rockets: New Stories #4
Sinister Six Vs The Avengers in Amazing Spider-Man
Bruce Wayne Vs The Owls in Batman
Shang Chi, Sharon Carter and Captain America in Secret Avengers #18
The Remains of The Twelve Vs The Naked Dynamic Man


BEST SEX SCENE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Saga #1 and the TV Headed Shagging Robots
Catwoman #1 and #2
The Last of the Greats #3 with Oprah Winfrey
Ferals #1
Namor and Emma Frost in Uncanny X-Men #10


BEST FEUD OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins - Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever
Steve Wacker and The Internet
Scott Lobdell and Ron Marz
Mark Waid and Phil Boyle
DC Panelists and San Diego Batgirl


MOST ANTICIPATED COMIC FOR THE REST OF 2012

Jupiter's Children
Happy
Phonogram 3
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009
Fashion Beast


MOST ANTICIPATED BITCHNG ABOUT A COMIC FOR THE REST 2012

Before Watchmen
Brian Bendis' X-Men
Scott Lobdell's Superman
Whatever the Hell They Do to the Marvel Universe at the End of AVX
The DC Comics Zero Issues In September


COMIC MOST LIKELY TO NEED DEFENDING BY THE CBLDF IN THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS

Wayward Girls
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009
The Complete Works Of Milo Manara
Random manga with twelve year olds having sex with tentacles
Crossed


COMIC-BASED FILM/TV OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS THAT WE COULD WATCH WITHOUT SHAME

X-Men: First Class
The Avengers
The Walking Dead
DC Nation Shorts
Captain America

BleedingCool.com hosts over one million site visitors monthly, and has been ranked as the world’s most influential comic book blog by Technorati, the leading search engine for blogs.  Bleeding Cool also regularly places within Technorati’s top ten rankings for pop culture and entertainment, and top fifteen for film coverage.  The website features regular contributions from Rich Johnston and Brendon Connelly, as well as retailer and comic book creator columns.  2012 marks the launch of Bleeding Cool Magazine, the highly-anticipated return of comics journalism to print media.  For more information on Bleeding Cool Magazine, please contact staff writer Keith Davidsen at keithdavidsen@bleedingcool.com.

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