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Best Comics Of 2012 Awards


Over the past few weeks, the Talking Comics crew has put together a list of the Best Comics of 2012. We narrowed that list down on the last three podcasts and for the first show in 2013, we announced which of those comics wound up victorious in both our minds and the minds of you, the fans. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the show where we announce who won what, I highly (and with much bias) recommend that you check that out first by clicking here.

Without delay, here are the winners for each category:

Best Publisher
Dark Horse

Staff Winner: Image Comics
Fan Winner: Image Comics

Breakthrough Writer
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kurtis Wiebe
Jeff Parker
Matt Fraction
JH Williams III

Staff Winner: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Fan Winner: Matt Fraction

Basically in 2013, this comic book dream couple (who should just change their last name’s to Mr & Mrs Talented) will be taking over the world. True story.


Breakthrough Artist
Fiona Staples
Michael Allred
Amanda Conner
Riley Rossmo
Chris Samnee

Staff Winner: Fiona Staples
Fan Winner: Fiona Staples

Best Cover
Batwoman #5
The Massive #1 (Variant)
Punisher #16
Masks #1
Fairest #8

Staff Winner: Batwoman #5
Fan Winner: Batwoman #5

Best Web Or Digital Series
Sarah and the Seed
Hark, A Vagrant!
The Abominable Charles Christopher
Legends of the Dark Knight

Staff Winner: Sarah and the Seed
Fan Winner: 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

Staff Winner: The Cape
Fan Winner: Punk Rock Jesus

Best Single Issue, Graphic Novel or One-Shot
Underwater Welder
Batman #5
Tale of Sand
Fantastic Four #606
Revival #1

Staff Winner: Underwater Welder
Fan Winner: Batman #5

Best New Series
Captain Marvel

Staff Winner: Saga
Fan Winner: Saga

Best Story Arc
Batman: Court Of Owls
Saga: Chapter One
Captain Marvel: In Pursuit Of Flight
X-Factor: Breaking Points
Defenders: Everything Dies

Staff Winner: Saga: Chapter One
Fan Winner: Batman: Court of Owls

Best Artist
Fiona Staples
JH Williams III
Greg Capullo
David Aja
Mike Norton

Staff Winner: JH Williams III
Fan Winner: Greg Capullo

Best Writer
Scott Snyder
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Jeff Lemire
Mark Waid
Jonathan Hickman

Staff Winner: Scott Snyder
Fan Winner: Scott Snyder

Best On-Going Series

Staff Winner: Saga
Fan Winner: Batman

Best Overall Comic
Underwater Welder
Sarah and the Seed

Staff Winner: Underwater Welder
Fan Winner: Batman

Congratulations to all of the winners!
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Amazing comics are already coming out early in 2013 so we’ll start putting together our lists early and see you at our Talking Comics Award Show next year!

Stephanie is [obviously] a comic book fan, but she also considers herself an avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, board games fan (although she doesn’t find nearly enough time for them…) and being snarky. Oh, and Twitter. Twitter’s a hobby, right?…

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