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2014 Harvey Award Winners

Harvey Awards
Harvey Awards

The 2014 Harvey Awards were announced over the weekend at The Baltimore Comic Con. The “Harvey’s” were created as an industry award voted on entirely by comics professionals and is named after Harvey Kurtzman.

Listed below are all the nominees and winners, but as it pertains to collected editions/reprints, MOUSE GUARD VOLUME THREE: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia won for BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED and BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse won for BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT.

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BEST WRITER

* James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
* Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
* Brian K. Vaughn, SAGA, Image Comics
* Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

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BEST ARTIST

* David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
* Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
* Nate Powell, MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Production
* Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
* Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
* Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios

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BEST CARTOONIST

* Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
* Comfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com
* Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
* Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
* David Petersen, MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* Paul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second

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BEST LETTERER

* Deron Bennett, CYBORG 009, Archaia
* Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio
* Steve Wands, ADVENTURE TIME, kaBOOM!
* Britt Wilson, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE, kaBOOM!

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BEST INKER

* Vanesa R. Del Rey, HIT, BOOM! Studios
* Stefano Gaudiano, THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics
* Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics
* Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios
* Wade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics

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BEST COLORIST

* Jordan Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, Image Comics
* Marte Gracia, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics
* Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
* Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment
* Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics

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BEST COVER ARTIST

* Goni Montes, CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT
* Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
* Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
* Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios

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MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

* James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* Pere Perez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment
* Victor Santos, POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
* Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
* Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

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BEST NEW SERIES

* AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics
* QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* SEX CRIMINALS, Image
* SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
* SUICIDE RISK, BOOM! Studios

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BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

* ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
* DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
* HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
* HIT, BOOM! Studios
* MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2, Archaia
* SAGA, Image Comics

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BEST SYNDICATED STRIP OR PANEL

* DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
* FOX TROT, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
* GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
* MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features
* THE PHANTOM, Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan, King Features Syndicate

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BEST ANTHOLOGY

* DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
* MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD Vol. 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* OUTLAW TERRITORY 3, Image Comics
* SPERA, VOLUME 3, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

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BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — ORIGINAL

* BATTLING BOY, First Second
* CYBORG 009, Archaia
* MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
* THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse Comics
* THE REASON FOR DRAGONS, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

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BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

* HARBINGER VOLUME ONE: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment
* THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 1, Archaia
* MOUSE GUARD VOLUME THREE: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* POLARITY, BOOM! Studios
* RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Comfort Love and Adam Withers

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BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

* ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1, kaBOOM!
* DEMETER, self-published, Becky Cloonan
* “A Kiss ISN’T Just A Kiss!,” KEVIN KELLER #10, Archie Comics
* “Now and Then,” DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30, Dark Horse Comics
* “Pizza is My Business,” HAWKEYE #11, Marvel Comics
* SUICIDE RISK #5, BOOM! Studios
* UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

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BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

* BARNABY VOL. 1, Fantagraphics
* BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse
* FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS Vol. 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME ONE — BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
* VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME ONE: SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

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BEST AMERICAN EDITION OF FOREIGN MATERIAL

* ATTACK ON TITAN, Kodansha
* THE KILLER, Vol. 4, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* SHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1926-1939, Drawn and Quarterly
* SUNNY, Viz Signature
* TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, Fantagraphics

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BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

* BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton
* THE DREAMER, Lora Innes
* GUNNERKRIGG COURT, Tom Siddell
* JL8, Yale Stewart
* TABLE TITANS, Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker, and Brian Hurtt

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SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

* James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
* Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!
* Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
* Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
* Jim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics

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SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

* BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
* CYBORG 009, Stephen Christy, Archaia
* HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
* THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, Joe LeFavi, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
* UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

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BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

* AL CAPP: A LIFE TO THE CONTRARY, Denis Kitchen, Bloomsbury
* AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1950s, TwoMorrows Publishing
* ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, Abrams ComicArts
* CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS, Art Spiegelman, Drawn and Quarterly
* THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark Horse
* MARCH: BOOK ONE, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions

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BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

* ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
* BATTLING BOY, First Second
* G-MAN: COMING HOME, Image Comics
* MONSTER ON THE HILL, Top Shelf Productions
* ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning

December 2013 Comic Book Collected Editions Sale Estimates

Mayo Report: 2013-12 Trades
Mayo Report: 2013-12 Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for December 2013.

Among the topics discussed is why does Diamond only do the Top 300 and not the Top 1000 like they do for the year end (which John and I will be covering soon); The Squadron Supreme Omnibus from Marvel; Peter Parker returning as Spider-Man just in time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie and DC Universe Presents.

All this including the breakdown of how every company did in the month of December.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

October 2013 Comic Book Collected Editions Sale Estimates

Mayo Report: 2013-10 Trades
Mayo Report: 2013-10 Trades

John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for October 2013.

Among the topics discussed is an in-depth look at Valiant Entertainment not only with their trades, but how they are doing on the comic book side. For those of you who follow Valiant know that they are 18 months – and 18 issues – into their new formation. Both John and I love what they are doing in all aspects of their comics, collected editions, crossovers, character introductions and marketing and sales. This company should be a model for all others.

Finally you may recall that I asked John and few months back if Sandman: Overture would be the #1 selling comic come October. He said yes and I agreed with him, but we did not count on Marvel’s Infinity or Batman: Year Zero, and that said Sandman showed up in 8th place. We also discuss the problems Neil Gaiman is having getting issue #2 out.

All this including the breakdown of how every company did in the month of October.

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

2013 Harvey Awards Winners

Saga Volume 1 (Image Comics)
Saga Volume 1 (Image Comics)

The 2013 Harvey Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Baltimore Comic Con. First up you can see the collected editions that are more closely related to this site. It’s no surprise to see Building Stories on this list, but Alien was one that I was not expecting. 

    • American edition of foreign material: Blacksad: A Silent Hell from Dark Horse
    • Best original graphic publication for Younger readers: Adventure Time from KaBoom
    • Special Awards for Excellence in Presentation: Building Stories by Chris Ware
    • Best Graphic album previously published: Alien: the Illustrated Story from Titan Books (accepted by Walter Simonson)
    • Best Domestic reprint project: David Mazzucchelli‘s Daredevil: Born Again Artists Edition, IDW
    • Best Graphic Album, Original: Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score by Darwyn Cooke from IDW

As you can see, Saga was the big winner at this year’s Harvey Awards. As of this post, the series stands at issue #13. You can get the first 12 issues over two trade paperbacks.

    • Best Single Issue or Story: Saga #1
    • New Series: Saga from Image
    • Best Continuing or Limited Series: Saga from Image Comics
    • Color: Fiona Staples for Saga
    • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
    • Best Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga

And here are the rest of the Harvey Awards winners. Big props to friend of the CCL, Mike Norton!

    • Letterer: Todd Klein for Fables
    • Inker: Klaus Janson for Captain America
    • New Talent: Dennis Hopeless for Avengers Arena from Marvel
    • Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye
    • Best Cartoonist: Jaime Hernandez for Love and Rockets: New Stories from Fantagraphics
    • Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents
    • Syndicated strip: Dick Tracy by Joe Staton, Mike Curtis, from Tribune Media Services
    • Online Comics Work: Battle Pug by Mike Norton
    • Special Award for Humor in Comics: Ryan North for Adventure Time from KaBoom
    • Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic presentation: Robot 6 blog by CBR
    • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Sal Buscema
    • Dick Giordano Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award: Paul Levitz

CCL Podcast #365 – Reprint Wrap-Up From Comic Con 2013

Hellboy: Artist's Edition
Hellboy: Artist’s Edition

Another Comic Con has come and gone and as always there were plenty of great announcements and surprises in the collected edition market. I’ll be talking about all these and more in my next CCL podcast due out later this week:

AdHouse Books

  • AdHouse Books Announces, Releases Details On Early 2014 Release: Katie Skelly’s Operation
    • The Richmond, Virginia-based publishing house AdHouse Books has announced Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly as a release for April 2014. The book should debut at that year’s MoCCA Festival, or a similar arts-focused comics show. This is the follow-up to the Nurse Nurse collection published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2012 to fulfill one of the final publishing contracts negotiated by the late Dylan Williams.

Archaia

  • Alyssa Milano, Archaia Announce “Hackivist” GN
    • Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment and actress/producer Alyssa Milano are proud to announce Hacktivist, a hardcover, original graphic novel that explores the modern world of hacking and global activism.

Dynamite

  • Alice Cooper Launches New Comic Series
    • Let’s hope 1979’s Marvel Premiere #50 and Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli gets reprinted in an “Alice Amnibus”.

Fantagraphics

Floating World Comics

Henry Holt

Hic & Hoc

IDW

  • Darby Pop Publishing Announces Partnership with IDW
  • IDW To Release Reprints of Rouge Trooper
    • Following the success of Judge Dredd, IDW and Rebellion/2000 AD expand their thriving relationship with the addition of Rogue Trooper to their publishing slate! IDW will launch an all-new Rogue Trooper series in 2014, and also offer newly colored re-presentations of past Rogue Trooper comics, too.
  • Dave Sim’s Strange Death Of Alex Raymond arrives at IDW
    • Prolific creator Dave Sim’s meta-adventure through the history of photo-realistic artwork, the career and death of Alex Raymond, and much more, will be published by IDW! Sim’s originally self-published work is being completely remastered, redrawn, and reworked before it sees release as its own 18-issue series.
  • This Christmas, Darwyn Cooke Takes Parker to Slayground
    • The Fourth installment of the series.
  • Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, To Be Adapted Into A Graphic Novel
  • IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more
    • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell will be reprinted next year, collecting together the five-issue miniseries from this year along with assorted short stories including ‘The Corpse’ and two early comics for Dark Horse. You can read a full interview about this collection on CBR, actually. There’ll be no lettering in this book, as Mignola adds that in at a later date, digitally, when he works.
    • Sam Kieth’s The Maxx will be collected also. This’ll be made up of the first six issues of the popular Image series.
    • Walt Simonson has previously had a Thor Artist Edition released, which will be re-released next year with a second printing. However the panel announced a second Simonson collection will be coming down the line – one which collects together his Starslammers graphic novel.
    • Finally – as appears to have been found out by Joshua Stone from Bleeding Cool – it looks as though next year will also see a collection of Joe Kubert’s Tarzan as an Artist’s Edition.
  • LOAC and IDW issue new collections of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoons
    • Starting in 2014 IDW and the Library of American Comics will begin reprinting Ripley’s famous daily cartoons in hardcover collections, including bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives. The first volume will collect the cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity!

VIZ Media

  • VIZ to publish Bravest Warriors with Perfect Square imprint
    • The Perfect Square imprint was unveiled at the recent 2013 Comic-Con International and will be focused on delivering comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

  • I’ll be going over these winners in this week’s podcast as well as a special roundtable with The Comics Alternative and Comic Book Page podcasts at the end of July.

NOTE: There will be more news to come as PR’s get issued. Stay tuned!
My Thanks to The Beat, Comics Reporter, ComicsList, CBR, and iFanboy for the news.