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Terry Moore leads 2014 Ghastly Awards

With wins in three categories, including Best Ongoing Title and Best Writer, Rachel Rising creator Terry Moore led the 2014 Ghastly Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in horror comics.

Established in 2011, the awards are named in honor of “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the late illustrator best remembered for his work on such EC Comics titles as The Haunt of Fear and Tales from the Crypt. Creators may submit their own work for consideration by the judges, who then choose the nominees in each of the 15 categories.

Announced this morning, the winners are:

Best Ongoing TitleRachel Rising (Abstract Studios)

Best Limited SeriesDeadworld: Restoration (IDW Publishing)

Best One-ShotEdgar Allan Poe’s Morella and the Murders in the Rue Morgue (Dark Horse)

Best AnthologyIn the Dark (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW Publishing)

Best Short Story in an AnthologyBeneath the Surface (Blokes Terrible Tomb of Terror #10)

Best Original Graphic NovelMonsters & Other Stories (Dark Horse)

Best Archival CollectionThe Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: The Worst of Eerie Publications (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books)

Best WriterTerry Moore (Rachel Rising)

Best ArtistFrancesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)

Best InkerMike Wolfer/Dan Parsons (The Curse of Ragdoll)

Best LettererTerry Moore (Rachel Rising)

Best ColoristJay Fotos ('68 Rule of War, '68 Homefront, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland)

Best WebcomicGraveyard Gang, by Rich Clabaugh

Best Horror Comic CoverFan voting determined the winner'68 Rule of War #1 (Nat Jones)

Hall of Fame InducteesAl HewetsonJack Davis

Normanton Award HonoreePresented for their commitment to carrying on the legacy of horror comics for generations to comePeter Normanton

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