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Issue #63: Talking Comics Awards Show 2012


Issue #63: Talking Comics Awards Show 2012

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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
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
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
Captain Marvel

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

Best Overall Comic
Underwater Welder
Sarah and the Seed

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

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The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (, 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 ( and Steve Seigh ( 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 Until next issue … to be continued!

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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