3 Dec 2008

The Paradox "Oscars" 2008

Every 12 months the regular customers at Paradox get their chance to vote for their favourites of the year from a list of nominations decided by the members of the Paradox Comic Group. Because nobody thought up a catchy name we went with Paradox "Oscars" instead!

We now present the winners for 2008:


Best Ongoing Title: Captain America

Also nominated: Hellblazer, Northlanders, Criminal


Best Mini Series: Pax Romana

Also nominated: The Twelve, The Stand: Captain Trips, Elephantmen: War Toys


Best New Title: Northlanders

Also nominated: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain Britain & MI:13, Invincible Iron Man


Best Writer: Ed Brubaker

Also nominated: Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Grant Morrison


Best Artist: John Romita Jr


Also nominated: Michael Lark, Steve McNiven, Darwyn Cooke


Best Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Also nominated: Boo Cook, Adi Granov, Marko Djurdjevic


Most Promising Talent: Jonathan Hickman

Also nominated: Joe Hill, Greg Hurwitz, Marcos Martin


Best Original Graphic Novel: Aetheric Mechanics

Also: Dear Dracula, Incognegro, Hell House


Best Adaptation: The Dark Knight

Also: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Best Merchandise: Watching The Watchmen

Also nominated: Graphitti Designs T-Shirts, Marvel Figurines, Randy Bowen Busts


Best Publisher: Marvel

Also nominated: Avatar, Image, Rebellion


Best Main Character: Captain America

Also nominated: Judge Dredd, John Constantine, Thor


Best Supporting Character: Nick Fury

Also nominated: Chief Red Crow, Xander, Chas


Best Villain: Red Skull

Also nominated: Loki, Joker, The Hood


Disappointment Of The Year: Late Books

Also nominated: Marvel, DC, Brian Michael Bendis


Best Website: Comic Book Resources

Also nominated: Newsarama, 2000AD Online, The Beat


Most Looking Forward To In 2009: Watchmen movie

Also nominated: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Batman by Neil Gaiman, new League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Click here for last the 2007 winners.

2 comments:

Justin Boatwright said...

Pretty solid choices all around. Looks like you guys have some customers with good taste! I would have probably went with Jason Aaron for best writer and Darwyn Cooke for best artist myself but it's hard to argue with any of the picks. I imagine your personal choices are forthcoming?

Matt C said...

They were my choices for writer and artist too but I wasn't displeased with the eventual winners. Criminal got my vote for best title and Guardians Of The Galaxy as best new title. Went with Image for best publisher because, as much as I love many Marvel books, stuff like Secret Invasion, Brand New Day etc hasn't done them any favours in 2008.