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Comic Awards 2004



For the fifth time in six years, 2000 AD has shown why it‚??s the ‚??Galaxy‚??s Greatest Comic‚?? by scooping the top 6 awards at this year‚??s Diamond National Comics Convention held in Bristol.

The competition this year was again very strong with a significant number of American characters and titles with movie tie-ins vying for attention but it was 2000 AD‚??s core strengths and appeal, which won the voters over. The awards are:

Comic of the Year ‚?? 2000 AD
Best Character ‚?? Judge Dredd
Best Graphic Novel ‚?? Necronauts
Best Website ‚?? www.2000adonline.com
Best New Talent ‚?? Dom Reardon, Artist on ‚??Caballistics, Inc‚??
Best Artist ‚?? Henry Flint

Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion and 2000 AD said, ‚??We are honoured to win the top awards this year. 2000 AD has always maintained the highest level of originality and creativity since its launch in 1977 and from the time we became owners we‚??ve worked very hard indeed to continue this grand tradition. Winning so many awards voted for by the public is a great accolade‚?Ě.

With Necronauts winning its category, its writer Gordon Rennie secured his position as one of 2000 AD‚??s most talented contributors with his Caballistics co-creator Dom Reardon winning Best New Talent and his numerous storylines for Judge Dredd helping to win Best Character.

To add to the celebrations, the Judge Dredd Megazine achieved second place to 2000 AD for Comic of the Year.

Jason concludes, ‚??We‚??ve held our position in the market for two reasons; a loyal readership and a quality product. Our ultimate aim is to inspire and increase our readership. We actively seek new and exciting talent to provide our readers with the very best sci-fi and fantasy content and it‚??s wonderful that this is recognised‚?Ě.

A full awards listing is detailed below.

COMICS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR COMIC OF THE YEAR

1. 2000 AD
2. Judge Dredd Megazine (2000 AD)
3. Sleeper
4. Fables
5. The Losers
6. Fray
7. New X Men
8. The Ultimates
9. The Beano
10. Warhammer Monthly

EA GAMES AWARD FOR BEST CHARACTER

1. Judge Dredd (2000 AD)
2. Hellboy
3. Batman
4. Judge Death (2000 AD)
5. Slaine (2000 AD)
6. Derek The Sheep
7. Nikolai Dante (2000 AD)
8. Snow White
9. Dennis The Menace
10. Ultimate Captain America

BORDERS BOOKS AWARD FOR GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR

1. Necronauts (2000 AD)
2. Sandman: Endless Nights
3. Button Man: The Killing Game (2000 AD)
4. Blankets
5. League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 2
6. Fables
7. Hewligan's Haircut (2000 AD)
8. Lucifer The Divine Comedy
9. Asterix And The Class Act
10. The Filth

DIAMOND PREVIEWS AWARD FOR BEST SPECIALIST MAGAZINE OR WEBSITE

1. 2000adonline.com
2. Silver Bullet Comics
3. Millarworld
4. Redeye
5. Comics International
6. Borderline
7. Comics Forum
8. Art Droids egroup
9. Wizard
10. Comic Book Resources

TRIPWIRE AWARD FOR BEST NEW TALENT

1. Dom Reardon (Artist for ‚??Caballistics‚?? - 2000AD)
2. Simon Spurrier (Writer for 2000 AD)
3. Andy Diggle (Writer for 2000 AD)
4. Boo Cook (Artist for 2000 AD)
5. Jock (Artist for 2000 AD)
6. PJ Holden (Artist for 2000 AD)
7. Garen Ewing
8. John McLean Foreman
9. Craig Thompson
10. James Peaty

ACE COMICS AWARD FOR BEST ARTIST

1. Henry Flint (2000 AD)
2. Jock (2000 AD)
3. Bryan Hitch
4 . Clint Langley (2000 AD)
5. Fraser Irving (2000 AD)
6. Richard Elson (2000 AD)
7. Mike Mignola
8. Chris Weston (2000 AD)
9. Glenn Fabry (2000 AD)
10. Humberto Ramos



Reporter: Kristien Wendt