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2004 Eagle Awards Winners

Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Posted By: Shawn Patty

2004 EAGLE AWARDS WINNERS
(for material published in 2003)


WITH over 13,000 voting forms received via post, email and website counting centres, the 2004 Eagle Awards were the most successful in its 28 year history.

Despite these record-breaking levels, voting in many categories was very tight with nominees running neck and neck. In some instances, the race for the top spot paralleled the US presidential elections with the winners only being decided with the last few votes cast.

A complete list of winners follows:

FAVOURITE COLOUR COMICBOOK
Fantastic Four Marvel Comics

FAVOURITE BLACK & WHITE COMICBOOK
Bone [Cartoon Books]

FAVOURITE NEW COMICBOOK
Conan [Dark Horse]

FAVOURITE COMICS WRITER
J. Michael Straczynski

FAVOURITE COMICS WRITER/ARTIST
Mike Mignola

FAVOURITE COMICS ARTIST: PENCILS
Jim Lee

FAVOURITE COMICS ARTIST: INKS
Scott Williams

FAVOURITE COMICS ARTIST: PAINTED ART
Alex Ross

FAVOURITE COLOURIST
Laura Martin

FAVOURITE COMICS EDITOR
Axel Alonso Marvel Comics

FAVOURITE MANGA COMIC
Blade of the Immortal [Dark Horse]

FAVOURITE EUROPEAN COMIC
Tex [Sergio Bonelli Editore, Italy]

FAVOURITE COMICS CHARACTER
Batman [DC Comics]

FAVOURITE COMICS STORY
Daredevil #46-50: Hardcore [Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev]

CHARACTER MOST WORTHY OF OWN TITLE
Doctor Strange Marvel Comics

FAVOURITE SUPPORTING CHARACTER
Mary Jane Watson [Spider-Man – Marvel Comics]

FAVOURITE COMICS COVER
JLA: Liberty and Justice [Alex Ross]

FAVOURITE COMICS VILLAIN
Doctor Doom [Fantastic Four – Marvel Comics]

FAVOURITE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Sgt Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place [Brian Azzarello/Joe Kubert]

FAVOURITE REPRINT COMPILATION
The Chronicles of Conan [Dark Horse]

FAVOURITE NEWSPAPER STRIP
Mutts [Patrick McDonnell]

FAVOURITE MAGAZINE ABOUT COMICS
The Comics Journal [Fantagraphics Books]

FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED BOOK
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross [Chip Kidd with Geoff Spear]

FAVOURITE COMICS-BASED MOVIE OR TV
X2 [Bryan Singer, director]

FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED MERCHANDISE
Kingdom Come action figures [DC Select; second series]

FAVOURITE BRITISH COMIC
Warhammer Monthly [Black Library]

FAVOURITE COMIC STRIP TO APPEAR IN A UK COMIC OR MAGAZINE
Judge Dredd [2000 AD/Judge Dredd Megazine – Rebellion]

FAVOURITE BRITISH SMALL PRESS TITLE
Thrud the Barbarian [Carl Critchlow]

FAVOURITE COMICS-RELATED WEBSITE
Comicon.com

FAVOURITE COMICS E-ZINE
Newsarama

FAVOURITE WEB-BASED COMIC
PvP [Scott Kurtz]

ROLL OF HONOUR
Neil Gaiman


The Eagle Awards 2004 were sponsored by Ace Comics www.acecomics.co.uk – 63-64 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN, England; telephone 01206 561912
Victoria Plaza, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 5SR, England; telephone 01702 613021
10 Bridge Street, Derry, Northern Ireland BT48 6JZ; telephone 02871 369787

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:

(i) A Nominations Form allows the entire comics community to choose their favourites.

(ii) The top three nominations then appear on the voting form for the readers and fans to choose from, thus focusing the fans with no wasted votes.


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