2013 Hugo Award nominees announced

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Awards season rolls on, unstoppable. The Hugos—given to the best in SF—have announced the 2013 nominees and here’s the comics category:

Best Graphic Story (427 nominating ballots cast)

Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

A nice eclectic mix for the year. Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas.

Comments

  1. Torsten Adair says:

    P.S.
    Best Related Work (584 nominating ballots cast)
    Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)

    http://madnorwegian.com/424/books/chicks-dig-comics-a-celebration-of-comic-books-by-the-women-who-love-them/

  2. Ralf Haring says:

    The comics category is a bit uninspiring. Saga and Grandville Bête Noire were competent but rather underwhelming compared to the creators’ prior work. It seems like a weak year in general. Perhaps Manhattan Projects: Science Bad or Casanova: Avaritia or Prophet: Remission.

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