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2004 Eagle Award Nominees Announced, CBR Nominated

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2004 Eagle Award Nominees Announced, <b>CBR Nominated</b>

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

PvP

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.

2004 Eagle Award Nominees Announced, <b>CBR Nominated</b>
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