Issue #63: Talking Comics Awards Show 2012 Download Directly From iTunes Feedburner Link Happy New Year everyone! We’re back for our first show of 2013 (recorded in 2013, that is). We’ve missed you guys a ton and we’ve missed talking about our favourite Books of the Week, so that makes a triumphant return to the show and kicks things off. Some of the comics (and books) discussed include: Red She-Hulk #61, Hawkeye #6, Ender’s Game, New Avengers #1, Cow Boy: A Boy And His Horse, Justice League and Aquaman. AND, if you’ve been following along with shows #60-62, you’ll know that our topic for this week was our favourite comics of 2012. The previous shows were all dedicated to narrowing down our nominees (with your help on the site!) and now we announce the winners of each category. Who wins what? You’ll have to listen to find out (and we’ll post a complete list of them later in the week). In the meantime, you can look at a complete list of the nominees below: Best Publisher Marvel DC Image IDW Dark Horse Breakthrough Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick Kurtis Wiebe Jeff Parker Matt Fraction JH Williams III Breakthrough Artist Fiona Staples Michael Allred Amanda Conner Riley Rossmo Chris Samnee Best Cover Batwoman #5 The Massive #1 (Variant) Punisher #16 Masks #1 Fairest #8 Best Web Or Digital Series Sarah and the Seed JL8 Hark, A Vagrant! The Abominable Charles Christopher Legends of the Dark Knight Best Mini-Series Or Limited Series The Cape by Joe Hill Ghost by Kelly Sue DeConnick Alabaster Wolves by Caitlín R. Kiernan Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre Best Single Issue, Graphic Novel or One-Shot Underwater Welder Batman #5 Tale of Sand Fantastic Four #606 Revival #1 Best New Series Saga Captain Marvel Revival Fatale Hawkeye Best Story Arc Batman: Court Of Owls Saga: Chapter One Captain Marvel: In Pursuit Of Flight X-Factor: Breaking Points Defenders: Everything Dies Best Artist Fiona Staples JH Williams III Greg Capullo David Aja Mike Norton Best Writer Scott Snyder Kelly Sue DeConnick Jeff Lemire Mark Waid Jonathan Hickman Best On-Going Series Batman Saga FF Daredevil Aquaman Best Overall Comic Batman Underwater Welder Sarah and the Seed FF Saga Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are: Bobby: @bobbyshortle Steve: @dead_anchoress Stephanie: @hellocookie And Bob’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org FYI: the crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures. The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (www.talkingcomicbooks.com), a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke (JoBlo.com) and Steve Seigh (JoBlo.com contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at email@example.com. Until next issue … to be continued! 10 Responses speederice January 9, 2013 This episode left me with the warm and fuzzies and emotions. Keep being awesome TC fam! Log in to Reply Bobby Shortle January 10, 2013 Thank you! If you keep listening we will keep on bringing you the best show we can! Log in to Reply thisjohnd January 11, 2013 Great show as always. One of my comic resolutions for 2013 is to finally start reading some of the suggested work made on the TC podcast each week, books like Rachel Rising or the work of Jeff Lemire. I’m looking forward to reading characters that I’ve never read before and even entering entirely new universes in 2013. I’m also curious to know if the idea that all the smart people in the Marvel universe is headed toward a payoff or just a coincidence between books (Fantastic Four, Cable and the X-Force, etc.). Here’s to another great year of comic goodness. Log in to Reply thisjohnd January 11, 2013 Oops. I meant that I’m curious to know if the idea that all the smart people in the Marvel universe BEING SICK is going to payoff in 2013. Some key words I forgot there. Log in to Reply Stephanie Cooke January 15, 2013 I can’t wait for everyone to read Rachel Rising! I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did. Daryl January 13, 2013 Guys, Just discovered the podcast. great show, thanks a lot. I really enjoy the talk directly on comics and not too much meandering around the edges. Also good to hear relatively informed and interestingly different opinions from a group of young guys. (I’m right there aren’t I?) Lastly, I heard the comments on being attacked with hate mail and hate tweets. Guys… and as young guys you know this, DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS. Either twek them to get them riled up further, or ignore them totally. ANy comments you guys say will not stop them sending emails / tweets saying “I HATE YOU!” All in all I’m glad to have found you guys and looking forward to spending 2013 with you all. Cheers, Log in to Reply Stephanie Cooke January 15, 2013 This is true, but at the same time, we wanted to address the fact that we love hearing from our readers. We don’t interact with trolls when we get emails and such, but it’s always nice to encourage the other people out there to get in touch. And your mostly right. Three young guys on the show and then me. Thanks so much for listening to the podcast and for your words! We look forward to sharing ours with you in 2013. Log in to Reply Bob Reyer January 15, 2013 Well, thank you Daryl and Stephanie! I can’t recall the last time that Cranky Old Uncle Bob was referred to as “young”! To your main point, Daryl; the vast majority of our inter-action with listeners/readers is over-whelmingly positive, and most of the “negatives” are just plain-old disagreements between passionate fans, which are always fun debates, and that we welcome! The 1% of 1% that might be internet muckrakers, pot-stirrers, or general troublemakers will find no purchase here. I speak for all of us in saying that we are very proud to have played a part in assembling our little Talking Comics “family”, and we’re very happy to have you on board, Daryl. Excelsior! Bob ps) Just to warn you in advance, I may “meander” a bit tonight! rrr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.