PRESS RELEASE: Bleeding Cool Fan Award 2012 Nominees Announced

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BLEEDING COOL FAN AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012

Bleeding Cool, the premiere source for breaking news and gossip in the comic book industry (www.bleedingcool.com), announced today the nominees for the second annual Bleeding Cool Fan Awards, to be voted on by the website’s extensive fan community and awarded during the Phoenix Comicon in two weeks.  Selected by site founder Rich Johnston and a committee of industry professionals, the nominees for the twenty award categories reflect the website’s most trending topics spanning the first half of 2012, a mixture of topics that range from the industry-shaping to the most controversial and sensational.

 

Voting is open to the public.  To cast a vote, comic fans are encouraged to visit the following website:

 

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/10/phoenix-comic-con-bleeding-cool-fan-awards/

 

Each voter can cast their ballot twice, once each over two different methods. The website allows viewers to select their preferred nominee individually, and also contains a separate link for those viewers to log onto Twitter as a second opportunity to vote.  The deadline for voting will be Tuesday, May 22nd.  Winners will be awarded at Phoenix Comicon on Friday, May 25th, at 6:00pm in the convention hall’s Room 132BC.

 

The list of categories and nominees include:

 

 

BEST MONTHLY(-ISH) COMIC OF 2012 SO FAR

 

Prophet

Journey into Mystery

Supurbia

Amazing Spider-Man

Ferals

 

 

BEST COMIC WRITER OF 2012 SO FAR

 

Brandon Graham

Dan Slott

Kieron Gillen

Scott Snyder

David Lapham

 

 

BEST COMIC ARTIST OF 2012 SO FAR

 

JH Williams III

Chris Bachalo

James Stokoe

Sara Pichelli

Ivan Reis

 

 

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OR SIMILAR OF 2012 SO FAR

 

The Vicar Woman by Emma Rendell

Queen Crab by Jimmy Palmiotti and Artiz Eiguren

Jerusalem by Guy Delisle

Mouse Guard HC FCBD by David Petersen and friends

Goliath by Tom Gauld

 

 

BEST PUBLISHER OF 2012 SO FAR

 

Image

Kickstarter

Avatar

Boom

DC Comics

 

 

BEST SWIPE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Frank Quitely's Madman strip (in 20th Anniversary Monster) / Oor Wullie

Paola Di Clement's Nathan Never and Jim Lee's Batman

Rorschach Statue and Strutting Leo

X-O Manowar and Reporters Without Borders

Fallen Angel and Ruby Rocket

 

 

BEST RELAUNCHED COMIC OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Wolverine and the X-Men

Daredevil

Batgirl

Animal Man

Prophet

 

 

STUPIDEST CONTROVERSY OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Black Ultimate Spider-Man

Gay Ultimate Spider-Man

Claims of Jack Kirby Having No Screen Credit on Avengers When He Actually Did

Wonder Woman's Pants

Captain Marvel's Short Hair

 

 

THE PRO WHO SHOULD REALLY STAY OFF THE INTERNET

 

Ales Kot

Frank Miller

John Byrne

Steve Wacker

Larry of Larry's Comics

 

 

BEST COMICS SELF PROMOTION OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Sam Humphries

Mark Millar

Renae De Liz

Rich Johnston

Alex De Campi

 

 

 

WORST PORTRAYAL OF AN ESTABLISHED COMIC CHARACTER IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Batman in Batman: Odyssey

Starfire in Red Hood and the Outlaws

Captain America in Avengers Vs. X-Men

Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

Batgirl in Batgirl

 

 

RACIST, SEXIST OR HOMOPHOBIC COMIC OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Holy Terror

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Catwoman

Voodoo

Lady Death

 

 

GUILTY PLEASURE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Frank Miller's Holy Terror

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Crossed

Deathstroke #9

Avengers Vs. X-Men

 

 

BEST FIGHT SCENE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Maggie Chascarillo and Valerie The Frogmouth - Love and Rockets: New Stories #4

Sinister Six Vs The Avengers in Amazing Spider-Man

Bruce Wayne Vs The Owls in Batman

Shang Chi, Sharon Carter and Captain America in Secret Avengers #18

The Remains of The Twelve Vs The Naked Dynamic Man

 

 

BEST SEX SCENE OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Saga #1 and the TV Headed Shagging Robots

Catwoman #1 and #2

The Last of the Greats #3 with Oprah Winfrey

Ferals #1

Namor and Emma Frost in Uncanny X-Men #10

 

 

BEST FEUD OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS

 

Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins - Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever

Steve Wacker and The Internet

Scott Lobdell and Ron Marz

Mark Waid and Phil Boyle

DC Panelists and San Diego Batgirl

 

 

MOST ANTICIPATED COMIC FOR THE REST OF 2012

 

Jupiter's Children

Happy

Phonogram 3

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009

Fashion Beast

 

 

MOST ANTICIPATED BITCHNG ABOUT A COMIC FOR THE REST 2012

 

Before Watchmen

Brian Bendis' X-Men

Scott Lobdell's Superman

Whatever the Hell They Do to the Marvel Universe at the End of AVX

The DC Comics Zero Issues In September

 

 

COMIC MOST LIKELY TO NEED DEFENDING BY THE CBLDF IN THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS

 

Wayward Girls

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009

The Complete Works Of Milo Manara

Random manga with twelve year olds having sex with tentacles

Crossed

 

 

COMIC-BASED FILM/TV OF THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS THAT WE COULD WATCH WITHOUT SHAME

 

X-Men: First Class

The Avengers

The Walking Dead

DC Nation Shorts

Captain America

 

BleedingCool.com hosts over one million site visitors monthly, and has been ranked as the world’s most influential comic book blog by Technorati, the leading search engine for blogs.  Bleeding Cool also regularly places within Technorati’s top ten rankings for pop culture and entertainment, and top fifteen for film coverage.  The website features regular contributions from Rich Johnston and Brendon Connelly, as well as retailer and comic book creator columns.  2012 marks the launch of Bleeding Cool Magazine, the highly-anticipated return of comics journalism to print media.

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