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2012 Horror Comic Awards

12-19-2012 10:45 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Horror News Network

For Immediate Release: 2012 Horror Comic Awards Are Here

It's that time of year again! Time for the original fan based awards dedicated solely to HORROR COMICS. The 2012 Horror Comic Awards are back. Our staff of horror comic experts selected their top picks for 2012, and now it's time for YOU, the fans to vote for the best.

Voting is open from December 19, 2012 – December 30, 2012.

The categories and nominees for 2012 are:

Writer of the Year
Steve Niles on 30 Days of Night
Joe Hill on Locke and Key
Robert Kirkman on The Walking Dead
Mike Mignola on Hellboy/B.P.R.D.
Ed Brubaker on Fatale
Scott Snyder on American Vampire/Swamp Thing Peter Milligan on Hellblazer David Lapham on Ferals

Artist of the Year
Gabriel Rodriguez - Locke & Key
Rafael Albuquerque - American Vampire
Simon Bisley - Four Horsemen
Szymon Kudranski - Spawn
Richard Corben - Ragemoor
Yanick Paquette - Swamp Thing
Andrea Sorrentino - I, Vampire
Menton Matthews III – Monocyte

Best Ongoing Series
American Vampire
30 Days of Night
The Walking Dead
Swamp Thing

Best Mini-Series
BPRD Hell of Earth - The Long Death
Deadworld: War of the Dead
Night of 1000 Wolves
Rebel Blood
American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares
Locke & Key: Clockworks
The Living Corpse: Exhumed

Best One Shot
Locke & Key: Grindhouse
Criminal Macabre: They Fight By Night
BPRD Hell on Earth - The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell
Baltimore: The Play
Halloween Eve
Fubar Summer Special
Steampunk Halloween

Best OGN
Curse of the Wendigo
Evil Tree
Flesh and Blood Volume 2
Criminal Macabre: The Iron Spirit
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Best Anthology
Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave
End Times
Indie Comics Horror
London Horror Comic

Best Manga
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 12 Interview With the Vampire: Claudia's Story Blood Blockade Battlefront Vol. 3 Jack the Ripper Hellblade Attack on Titan Vol. 1 Gantz Vol. 25 Vampire Cheerleaders / Paranormal Mystery Squad Monster Mash Collection Blue Exorcist Vol. 6

Cover of the Year
Colder #1
Rebel Blood #1
Creepy #10
Nancy In Hell On Earth #4
Monocyte #3
Crossed #16
Dark Shadows #6
The Strain #9

Best Kill
Jo forces a man to blow out his brains. - Fatale #3 Baby goes splat. - Crossed Badlands #1 Creepy Monkey rips off an arm. - No Place Like Home #2 Donna kills King Zombie. Deadworld: War of the Dead #5 A werewolf snacks. - Ferals #7 A man's head explodes. - The Darkness #106 A new use for a tow truck. - Rebel Blood #3 Negan kills Glenn with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. - The Walking Dead #100

Best Scene
Alec Holland accepts Swamp Thing. - Swamp Thing #7 It's like pulling teeth... - Revival #1 Ansel has a snack. - The Strain #2 Eben comes back to Barrow and kills everyone. When he leaves the town he changes the population to 0 in blood. - 30 Days of Night #5 Werewolves kill the President during his inauguration. - URSA Minor #1 Mr. Glass throws up a goodie for Dracula. - American Vampire Lord of Nightmares #2 Anton Arcane returns. - Swamp Thing #10 This is what happens when you screw with a werewolf. - Ferals #2

Best Crossover
Rotworld - Swamp Thing/Animal Man
Dark Shadows/Vampirella - Barnabas Collins and Vampirella Legion of Monsters - Elsa Bloodstone/Legion of Monsters

Colorist of the Year
Jay Fotos - Locke & Key, '68 Scars
Dave Stewart - Baltimore, B.P.R.D.
Dan Jackson - The Strain
FCO Plascencia – Spawn
Marcelo Maiolo - I, Vampire
Rachelle Rosenberg - Alabaster Wolves, Hulk Ryan Brown - The Tower Chronicles Chad Fidler - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Letterer of the Year
Troy Peteri -The Darkness
Clem Robins - The Strain
Tom Orzechowski – Spawn
Sal Cipriano – Hellblazer
Travis Lanham - Swamp Thing
Rus Wooton - The Walking Dead
Neil Uyetake - 30 Days of Night
Jared K. Fletcher - American Vampire

Best Web Comic
Crossed: Wish You Were Here
Split Lip
Halloween Man
Dead Meat
Lovecraft is Missing
The Zombie Hunters
False Positive

Best Adaptation
Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan - The Strain Thomas Jane and Tab Murphy - Dark Country Patrica Briggs - Alpha and Omega Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Stephen King - The Stand Caitlin R. Kiernan - Alabaster Wolves Stephen King/Joe Hill/Richard Matheson - Road Rage Stephen King - Dark Tower Gunslinger Way Station

Honorary Achievement in Horror Comics
Mike Mignola
Josh Medors

The 2012 Horror Comic Awards will be determined by fan voting via the following link:

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