Sunday, January 6, 2013

2012 Comic Book Bin Awards Announced

written by Leroy Douresseaux

I am also a writer and quasi-editor for the website, the Comic Book Bin. A few years ago, the Bin initiated the Binnies (or BINnies), the site’s very own comic book awards.

The guy behind Binnies is writer/editor, Zak Edwards, who announced the results of the 2012 Binnie Awards (the Third Annual Binnies) at the end of this past week:

Third Annual Binnie Awards Winners and runner-ups:

Best New Series: Saga
Runner-Up: Hawkeye

Best Mini-Series: Bedlam
Runner-Up: Before Watchmen: Minutemen

Best OGN: The Underwater Welder
Runner-Up: Wild Children

Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents
Rocketeer Adventures 2

Best Ongoing Series: Batman
Runner-Up: Rachel Rising

Best Artist: Terry Moore
Runner-Up: Matt Kindt

Best Writer: Scott Snyder
Runner-Up: Jonathan Hickman

Best Comic Adaptation: The Avengers
Runner-Up: The Dark Knight Rises

Biggest Surprise/Best Moment: Death of Agent Coulson
Runner-Up: Marvel NOW!

Biggest Disappointment: DC Comics
Runner-Up: The Dark Knight Rises

Best Publisher: Image Comics
Runner-Up: Valiant

For your interest, dear reader, here, is how I voted:

Best Writer:
Chris Ware – Building Stories (Pantheon Books)

Best Artist:
Chris Ware – Building Stories

Best New Series (An ongoing series that debuted this year):
Bad Medicine by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir and Christopher Mitten (Oni Press)

Best Ongoing Series
Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ Media)

Best Mini-Series (The series should have either started or ended this year):
The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee with Scott Dunbier as editor (IDW)

Best OGN (original graphic novel):
Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank (DC Comics)

Best Anthology (we sometimes collapse this and OGN together if we can't fill up the space)
The Judas Coin by Walter Simonson (DC Comics)

Best Moment/Biggest Surprise
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (HarperCollins) – a history of Marvel Comics by Sean Howe

Biggest Disappointment:
The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Comic Adaptation:
The Avengers (Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios)

Best Publisher
VIZ Media

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