Saturday Morning Comics #61: Best of 2014

15 Jan

QUESTION: What is the most iconic comic book panel?
Silver Fox – Uncanny X-Men #132, FINAL PANEL


COC – Dark Knight Returns

Hijacker Jen: Death of Superman

Toymaster – Batman 244


Kyle! – Batman Adventures #12

– Channing Tatum is Gambit
– Convergence discussion
– Flash rogues, Liam McIntyre cast
– Edward James Olmos cast in Agents of SHIELD
– Constantine TV show discussion; an improved show!!!
– Wonder Woman ’77 #1  BUY IT DIGITALLY
  – Daredevil to be released in April 2015
-26 min – discussion regarding a Cover contest
-33 min – BEST OF 2014

Nominations for Best of 2014

Breakout Writer

James Asmus (Quantum & Woody, The Delinquents)
Justin Jordan (Spread, Dead Body Road, Crossed: Badlands, GL: NG, Dark Gods)
Ben Templesmith  (The Squidder)
James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods, Amazing X-Men, Memetic)
G Willow WIlson (Ms Marvel)
SMC: 1st: Justin Jordan  2nd: James Asmus
Listeners:  1st: James Tynion IV  2nd: Justin Jordan
Breakout Artist
Russell Dauterman  (Cyclops 1-3, Nightwing 28-29, Thor 1-3)
Michael Dialynas   (The Woods 1-8)
Rod Reis  (COWL 1-6)
Jeremy Roberts  (Suicide Squad 1 and 3, Stormwach #30)
Ben Templesmith   (The Squidder 1-4, Gotham By Midnight #1)
SMC: 1st: Rod Reis  2nd: Ben Templesmith
Listeners: 1st: Michael Dialynas   2nd: Ben Templesmith
Best New Ongoing
Ms Marvel
SMC: 1st: Sinestro  2nd: Ms Marvel
Listeners: 1st: Grayson (landslide victory)  2nd: Sinestro
Best Miniseries
The Squidder
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland
SMC: 1st: The Squidder  2nd: Wraith/Starlight TIE
Listeners: 1st: Wraith  2nd: The Squidder
Best Cover
SMC: 1st: Sabrina #1  2nd: Batman Eternal #28
Listeners: 1st: Batman Eternal #28  2nd: Zombie Tramp #1
Best Character
Kamala Khan
Superior Spider-Man
Wolf Spider
SMC: 1st: Kamala Khan  2nd: Sinestro
Listeners: 1st: Batman  2nd: Sinestro/Superior Spider-Man TIE
Best Issue
Afterlife with Archie #6
Daredevil #5
Grayson’s Future’s End
Sinestro #5
Wytches #1

SMC: 1st: Sinestro #5  2nd:
Listeners: 1st: Sinestro #5  2nd: Afterlife with Archie #6/Wytches #1 TIE
Best Ongoing Series
Batman Eternal
Manifest Destiny
Wonder Woman
SMC: 1st: Daredevil  2nd: Sinestro (NOT ON THE LIST!!!!)
Listeners:  1st: Batman Eternal  2nd: Saga
Best Editor
Sana Amanat (Cpatain Marvel, Elektra, Hawkeye, Ms Marvel, New Warriors, Rocket Raccoon)
Alejandro Arbona (Quantum & Woody, Archers & Armstrong, Rai, Armor Hunters, Eternal Warrior)
Spencer Cushing (Skyman, Cap Midnight, Brain Boy, Project Black Sky)
Mark Doyle (Batman, Batgirl, Arkham Manor, Batman Eternal, Detective, Gotham Academy, Grayson, Harley)
Ellie Pyle (Amazing Spider-Man, Black Widow, Daredevil, Moon Knight)
SMC: 1st: Mark Doyle  2nd: Sana Amanat
Listeners: 1st: Mark Doyle  2nd: Ellie Pyle
Best Colorist
Jordie Bellaire (Magneto, Zero, Flash Gordon, Moon Knight, Tooth & Claw, X-Files, Manhattan Projects and more)
Matt Hollingsworth (Detective Comics, The Wake, Hawkeye, The Flash, Wytches, Savage Hulk)
Marcelo Maiolo (Green Arrow, Uncanny X-Men Annual #1, JL United, Green Lantern Corps)
Javier Rodriguez (Daredevil, Axis: Hobgoblin, Edge of Spider-Verse #2)
Val Staples (Ghost Rider, Deadpool 26-34, Deadpool Art of War)
SMC: 1st: Marcelo Maiolo  2nd: Val Staples
Listeners: 1st: Matt Hollingsworth  2nd: Val Staples
Most Disappointing Thing In Comics
Johns/Romita Jr Superman run
New 52 angry Wonder Woman
Sirens #1
Zero Year
SMC: 1st: Angry Wonder Woman  2nd: Zero Year
Listeners:  1st: Zero Year  2nd: AXIS
Most Depressing Cancellation
All-Star Western
Flash Gordon
Superior Spider-Man
SMC: 1st: She-Hulk  2nd: Superior Spider-Man (didn’t get cancelled, LEE)
Listeners: 1st: Superior Spider-Man  2nd: All-Star Western
Worst Person In Comics
Joker’s Daughter
Frank Miller
Howard Chaykin
Rob Liefeld
SMC: 1st: Howard Chaykin  2nd: Deadpool/Joker’s Daughter TIE
Listeners: 1st: Rob Liefeld  2nd: Joker’s Daughter
Best Comic Book Show
The Strain
SMC: 1st: The Flash   2nd: EVERYBODY CHOSE FLASH
Listeners  1st: The Flash  2nd: Gotham
Best Comic Book Movie
Batman: Assault on Arkham
Big Hero 6
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

SMC: 1st: Captain America: Winter Soldier   2nd: GOTG
Listeners:  1st: Batman: Assault  2nd: GOTG

Best Comics Podcast
Comic Geek Speak
Fatman On Batman
Inter-Comics Podcast
Real Books Don’t Have Batman
Talking Comics

SMC:  1st: Comic Geek Speak   2nd: RBDHB
Listeners: 1st:  RBDHB   2nd: Fatman on Batman

Best Event/Crossover
Armor Hunters
Future’s End
Original Sin
SMC: 1st: The Multiversity/Godhead  TIE
Listeners: 1st: Godhead  2nd: Original Sin
Best Graphic Novel
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
Battling Boy: Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope and David Rubin
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Zatanna/Black Canary Blood Spell by Paul Dini and Joe Quinones
Listeners: 1st: Andre the Giant  2nd: Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
SMC:  1st: Zatanna/Black Canary  2nd: Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
Best Writer
Jason Aaron (Men of Wrath, Original Sin, Southern Bastards, Thor: God of Thunder,
Cullen Bunn (Brides of Helheim, Deadpool minis, Lobo, Magneto, Sinestro, Sixth Gun, The Empty Man,
Van Jensen (Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Pinocchio Vampire Slayer,
Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, Letter 44, Red Lanters, Swamp Thing, She-Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman, Thunderbolts)
Mark Waid (Daredevil, Doctor Spektor, Fox, Hulk, Insufferable, Original Sin #0
SMC: 1st: Cullen Bun   2nd: Jason Aaron
Listeners: 1st: Cullen Bunn  2nd: Charles Soule
Best Artist
Clayton Crain (Rai 1-5, Valiant covers)
Chris Samnee (Daredevil 33-36 1-9, Fantastic Four #5, multiple covers)
Fiona Staples (Saga 18-24, Life w Archie #36 cover, Thor #1 variant)
Ben Templesmith (The Squidder 1-4, Gotham by Midnight #1)
Ethan Van Sciver (DC covers, Sensation Comics #1, Sinestro #7, Dark Knight 28-29, Future’s End #0, Godhead One-Shot)
SMC: 1st: Chris Samnee  2nd: Ethan Van Sciver
Listeners:  1st: Ethan Van Sciver (landslide)  2nd: Fiona Staples
Company of the Year
SMC:  1st: Image  2nd: Valiant
Listeners:  1st:  DC  2nd: Image

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