2004 Eagle Award Nominees Announced, CBR Nominated

Tue, September 7th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

2004 Eagle Award Nominees Announced, CBR Nominated

Official Press Release

INTRODUCED in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry's longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 28 years ranging from Uncanny X-Men and Swamp Thing to MAD and 2000AD.

Unique in the comics industry in that they reflect both the professional and the reader's choice, the Eagle Awards comprise of two distinct stages: The nominations are made by the professional community, and then their top three personal favourites appear on the voting form for the readers and fans to choose their overall favourites.

"I've always been proud of the recognition the Eagles have received from publishers and creators. Now, with online voting, I'm confident the results will present an even more accurate reflection of fan favourites," says Eagle Awards founder and current coordinator, Mike Conroy, news editor of Comics International and author of the soon-to-be reprinted Chrysalis/Barron's 500 Great Comicbook Action Heroes.

Asked why the categories are headed "favourite" rather than the more-widely used "Best", Conroy -- whose 500 Comicbook Villains sequal paperback is published in October -- commented, "I've always been adamant that fans' or even creators' choices don't necessarily make a title the BEST there is, as best is a somewhat unquantifiable term. Whereas FAVOURITE is pretty self-explanatory."

The voting forms are appearing in a range of comics-related publications with the facility for online voting going live within the next ten days. Watch this space.

The results will be announced and the prestigious Eagle Awards presented to winners at Comic Expo, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Bristol, England on November 5th, 2004.

EAGLE AWARDS 2004 VOTING FORM



Closing date for votes: September 30, 2004

Counting Centre: 25 Thanet Road, Erith, Kent DA8 3RB, England



E-mail: eagleawards@btconnect.com

OFFICIAL EAGLE AWARDS VOTING FORM FOR MATERIAL PUBLISHED DURING 2003



(Select only one in each category)

SENDER:

ADDRESS:

North America

1/1 FAVOURITE COLOUR COMICBOOK
Fantastic Four


Planetary


The Ultimates

1/2 FAVOURITE BLACK & WHITE COMICBOOK
Bone


Cerebus


Queen & Country

1/3 FAVOURITE NEW COMICBOOK OF 2003
1602


Conan


The Losers

International

2/1 FAVOURITE COMICS WRITER
Brian Michael Bendis


Mark Millar


J. Michael Straczynski

2/2 FAVOURITE COMICS WRITER/ARTIST
Mike Mignola


Jeff Smith


Chris Ware

2/3 FAVOURITE COMICS ARTIST: PENCILS
John Cassaday


Andy Kubert


Jim Lee

2/4 FAVOURITE COMICS ARTIST: INKS
Jimmy Palmiotti


Kevin Nowlan


Scott Williams

2/5 FAVOURITE COMICS artist: painted art
Gabriel del Otto


Glenn Fabry


Alex Ross

2/6 FAVOURITE COLOURIST
Chris Blythe


Laura Martin


Dave Stewart

2/7 FAVOURITE COMICS EDITOR
Axel Alonso


Tom Brevoort


Joey Cavalieri

2/8 FAVOURITE MANGA COMIC
Battle Royale


Blade of the Immortal


Oh! My Goddess

2/9 FAVOURITE EUROPEAN COMIC
Blacksad (Dargaud, France)


El Vibora (Ediciones La Cúpula, Spain)


Tex (Bonelli, Italy)

2/10 FAVOURITE COMICS CHARACTER
Batman


Hellboy


Jessica Jones (Alias)

2/11 FAVOURITE COMICS STORY
Conan: The Legend (#0; Busiek/Nord)


Daredevil: Hardcore (#46-50; Bendis/Maleev)


Gotham Central: Half a Life (#6-10; Rucka/Lark)

2/12 CHARACTER MOST WORTHY OF OWN TITLE
Captain Britain


Doctor Strange


Marvelman/Miracleman

2/13 FAVOURITE SUPPORTING CHARACTER
Phoney Bone (Bone)


Doc Brass (Planetary)


Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man)

2/14 FAVOURITE COMICS COVER
Global Frequency #7 [Brian Wood]


Hulk: Gray #1 [Tim Sale]


JLA: Liberty and Justice [Alex Ross]

2/15 FAVOURITE COMICS VILLAIN
Doctor Doom (Fantastic Four)


Hush (Batman)


The Icicle (JSA)

2/16 FAVOURITE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Blankets (Craig Thompson)


The Fixer (Joe Sacco)


Sgt Rock (Brian Azzarello/Joe Kubert)

2/17 FAVOURITE REPRINT COMPILATION
Absolute Authority


Chronicles of Conan


The Spirit Archives

2/18 FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER STRIP
Maakies (Tony Millionaire)


Mutts (Patrick McDonnell)


Spooner (Ted Dawson)

2/19 FAVOURITE MAGAZINE ABOUT COMICS
Comic Book Artist


Comics International


The Comics Journal

2/20 FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED BOOK
The Art of Mike Mignola


Sandman: King of Dreams (Alisa Kwitney)


Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

2/21 FAVOURITE COMICS-BASED MOVIE OR TV
American Splendor


Smallville


X2: X-Men United

2/22 FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED MERCHANDISE
Dr Doom Bust Diamond Select)


Heroclix Xplosion (Wizkids)


Kingdom Come action figures (DC Select; second series)

British

3/1 FAVOURITE BRITISH COMIC
Judge Dredd Megazine


Striker


Warhammer

3/2 FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP TO APPEAR IN A UK COMIC OR MAGAZINE
Judge Dredd (2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine)


Sid the Sexist (Viz)


Bash Street Kids (The Beano)

3/3 FAVOURITE BRITISH SMALL PRESS TITLE
Jack Staff


Thrud the Barbarian


Strangehaven

Internet

4/1 FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED WEBSITE
Comic Book Resources


Comicon.com


Silver Bullet

4/2 FAVOURITE COMICS E-ZINE
Newsarama


The Pulse


Sequential Tart

4/3 FAVOURITE WEB-BASED COMIC
Marc Hempel's Naked Brain


Mike Snart


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Roll of Honour
OPEN VOTE: Any nationality, any creator, company or entrepreneur whose achievements have improved the industry, most entertained you or increased public awareness. Please do not nominate products in this category.

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