The “Best Of” Comics Nominations for 2015

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We have finally hit the final Wednesday of 2015, and on the first day of the New Year we are finally putting together the nominations for our soon Best of 2015 awards!  Here our editors put together a grouping of the best for several categories, later to be decided and rounded down to the official winners.  We have gone through hundreds of floppies, OGNs, and Trades at this point, so narrowing it even down to the categories has been tough.

As always, we have tried to be semi extensive with our list, both of different categories and of the number of nominees.  2015 has been an incredible year in books, especially independent ones, and so we have a lot to put here.

So, without further Adieu, our nominations are in!

Best Image Comics Book

  • Saga (Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples)
  • Airboy (James Robinson and Greg Hinkle)
  • The Wicked + Divine (Kieren Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Various other artists)
  • Southern Bastards (JAson Aaron and Jason Latour)
  • The Fade-Out (Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips)


Best DC Comics Book

  • Prez (Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell)
  • Martian Manhunter (Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows)
  • Batman (Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo)
  • Superman: American Alien (Max Landis and Nick Dragotta)
  • Omega Men (Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda, Jose Marzan, Jr.)


Marvel Comics Book

  • Secret Wars (Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic)
  • Ms. Marvel (G. Willow Wilson, Various)
  • Angela: Asgard’s Assassin (Marguerite Bennet and Kieron Gillen)
  • Captain America: White (Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale)
  • Silver Surfer (Dan Slott and Michael Allred)


Vertigo Comics Book

  • Mad Max Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe (George Miller, Leandro Fernandez, and Riccardo Burchielli)
  • Fables (Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham)
  • Twilight Children (Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cook)
  • Jacked (Eric Kripke, John Higgins, and Glenn Fabry)
  • Astro City (Kurt Busiek and Various)


Best New Series

  • The Goddamned (Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera, Image Comics)
  • Paper Girls (Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson, Image Comics)
  • Archie (Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, Archie Comics)
  • Unfollow (Rob Williams, Michael Dowling)
  • Starve (Brian Wood, Dave Stewart, and Danijel Zezlij, Image Comics)


Best Superhero Series

  • Ms. Marvel (G. Willow Wilson, Various, Marvel Comics)
  • Justice League of America (Bryan Hitch and Wade Von Grawbadger)
  • Justice League (Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America: White (Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Dan Slott and Michael Allred, Marvel Comics)


Best Mini Series

  • Airboy (James Robinson and Greg Hinkle, Image Comics)
  • Jacked (Eric Kripke, John Higgins, Glenn Fabry, Vertigo Comics)
  • Twilight Children (Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cook, Dark Horse Comics)
  • Lady Killer (Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, and Laura Allred, Dark Horse Comics)
  • Captain America: White (Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Marvel Comics)


Best Maxi Series

  • The Fade-Out (Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Image Comics)
  • Fight Club 2 (Chuck Palahnuik and Cameron Stewart, Dark Horse Comics)
  • Superman: American Alien (Max Landis and Nick Dragotta, DC Comics)
  • Secret Wars (Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, Marvel Comics)
  • Providence (Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, Avatar Comics)


Best Trade Collection

  • East of West Apocalypse: Year One (Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, Image Comics)
  • Swamp Thing: The Root of All Evil (Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Phil Hester, Vertigo Comics)
  • Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition (Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III)
  • Kid Eternity Deluxe Edition (Grant Morrison and Duncan Fegredd, Vertigo Comics)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Kevin O’Neil Gallery Edition (Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil, Vertigo Comics)


Best First Issue

  • Lucifer #1 (Holly Black and Lee Garbett, Vertigo Comics)
  • Twilight Children #1 (Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cook, Vertigo Comics)
  • Paper Girls #1 (Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson, Image Comics)
  • Ms. Marvel #1 (G. Willow Wilson and Cliff Chiang, Marvel Comics)
  • Airboy #1 (James Robinson and Greg Hinkle, Image Comics)


Best Anthology

  • Island (Image Comics)
  • Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
  • Vertigo Quarterly (Vertigo Comics)
  • Strange Sports Stories (Vertigo Comics)
  • Drawn & Quarterly (Drawn & Quarterly)

 

Best Publisher

  • Image Comics
  • Vertigo Comics
  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • Marvel Comics
  • DC Comics

 


Best Artist

  • Fiona Staples (Saga and Archie)
  • Joelle Jones (Lady Killer)
  • David Rubin (The Hero)
  • Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + Divine and Phonogram)
  • Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2)


Best Color Artist

  • Matt Wilson (The Wicked + Divine and Phonogram)
  • Laura Allred (Silver Surfer and Lady Killer)
  • Dave Stewart (Fight Club 2)
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser (Outcast)

Best Cover Artist

  • David Mack (Fight Club 2)
  • J.H. Williams (Sandman: Overture)
  • Alex Ross (Secret Wars and Astro City)

 


Best Writer

  • Brian K Vaughan (Saga, Paper Girls, and We Stand Guard)
  • Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and the Divine and Phonogram)
  • Jason Aaron (Thor, The Goddamned, and Southern Bastards)
  • James Robinson (Airboy and Scarlet Witch)
  • Ed Brubaker (Velvet and The Fade-Out)


Best Ongoing Series

  • Saga (Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Image Comics)
  • The Wicked + The Divine (Kieron Gillen, JAmie McKelvie, Various, Image Comics)
  • Southern Bastards (Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, Image Comics)
  • Revival (Tim Seeley and Mike Norton, Image Comics)
  • Paper Girls (Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson, Image Comics)

 

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