2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot Announced

Press Release:

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support, both in talking about us on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.

With the nomination deadline looming, we continued to see significant volume each day, and determined we needed to extend our original voting deadline to accommodate as many interested participants as we reasonably could without adversely impacting our ability to release and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
  • Skottie Young

* Best Writer

  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Tom King
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

* Best Artist or Penciller

  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Fiona Staples

* Best Inker

  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Sean Murphy
  • Victor Olazaba

* Best Letterer

  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Todd Klein
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

* Best Colorist

  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Laura Martin
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

* Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

* Best Series

  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures
  • Vision, Marvel Comics

* Best Single Issue or Story

  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Emancipation Day, Redistrictedcomics.com
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

* Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

* Best Humor Comic

  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

* Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Cooking Comically
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

* Best Presentation in Design

  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Comic pros can navigate to the website to submit their vote.

In addition to Final Ballot categories, both Fan-Only Favorites from the nomination ballot and Hero Initiative Awards (The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award) will be presented at the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony the evening of September 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC – Spider-Man Celebration

Writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Adam Kubert (Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man) appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, July 29th at 1:00 PM to celebrate all things Spider-Man! Plus, there will be fantastic freebies and sensational prizes (while supplies last)! Be sure to get in line early and prepare yourselves for an absolutely amazing day!

Co-Sponsored by New York Comic Con!

*Please note you may bring up to three items IN TOTAL to be signed. NOT THREE ITEMS PER CREATOR.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NJ – Spectacular Spider-Man Signing

Artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk) appears at Little Shop of Comics on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6:00 till 7:00 PM for a rare in-store appearance signing copies of the brand-new Spectacular Spider-Man #1!

Adam earned his degree in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of The Kubert School, having attended with his brother Andy. He, too, has been selected as one of the ten best artists in the field (WIZARD Magazine). After a short stint at DC, Adam has recently returned to his roots at Marvel and is currently drawing Spectacular Spider-Man. Adam is next to the youngest son of Muriel and Joe Kubert.

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Little Shop of Comics
393 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
(908) 322-9402

UK – U.S. Avengers Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing U.S.AVENGERS VOL. 1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st July from 1:oo – 2:oo PM.

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs heroes they can rely on. Welcome to American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will protect the nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all. And the most patriotic super-group ever will do it all while looking tried and true in the red, white and blue!

But when the Golden Skull launches his takeover bid, how will the team respond to the looming threat? With tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos. It’s socialism gone wild as the U.S.Avengers literally punch the business leaders of tomorrow right in their faces!

Plus: Monsters galore – including Red Hulk! American Kaiju! Vandoom! And, would you believe, Dedd-Puul, the Mercenary That Walks Like a Man! But when Steve Rogers gets serious, so must A.I.M. And where does that leave Roberto Da Costa?

Al Ewing began his career writing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks for 2000AD. He’s contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake and The End Is Nigh, and is the creator of the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney. Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. Ewing’s debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books. He currently writes Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics, and co-writes the new Doctor Who title with Rob Williams.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Stan Lee Celebration

Join comics legend Stan Lee on Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 AM at the TCL Chinese Theatre to celebrate his life and career. 

Press Release:

On July 18, and on the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, the iconic creator and force behind Marvel Comics, STAN LEE, will put his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®. Presented by Legion M, ICON: Celebrating Stan Lee, is the first ever handprint-footprints ceremony in TCL history to be organized and hosted by the fans.

“Stan Lee gave us the heroes that fueled our imagination and aspirations” said Kevin Smith, Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Comedian and Stan Lee Fan.

”Now, WE, the fans, are coming together to give this permanent monument and tribute to the man that gave us so much.”

Stan Lee, the chief creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, brought to life some of the world’s most famous heroes and infamous villains, including Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, The Avengers, Loki, and Dr. Doom. His stories featured heroes and villains that were more psychologically complex than had ever been seen previously, inspiring legions of fans.

According to his autobiography, Excelsior, “Lee put the human in the superhuman.”

Lee’s connection to fans immediately led him to Legion M’s unique model of being the first fan-owned entertainment company, and he has been supportive of Legion M since its launch in 2016. Legion M embodies the fan culture that Lee’s work launched, perpetuating a legacy that has impacted generations. By organizing and rallying the fans, celebrities, companies and anyone who has been positively impacted by Lee’s work, Legion M is paying a heartfelt, historic and overdue tribute to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

“On behalf of Stan Lee and Stan Lee Collectibles, we’re deeply moved and appreciative of the groundswell of fan support Stan has always enjoyed, and we’re grateful that his fans have united together with Legion M to give him this great honor,” says Stan Lee Collectibles CEO Max Anderson.

As a producer, writer, editor, publisher, actor, host and executive, and idol to many, Stan ‘the Man’ Lee has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry having created or co-created 90% of Marvel’s most recognized characters. These creations have spawned books, films, television series, video games, web series, Broadway shows and more offering a steady stream of box office.

In 2017, Stan will celebrate his 95th birthday and 70th wedding anniversary, along with the 78th anniversary of the day he first started as an assistant filling inkwells at Timely Comics – now Marvel Comics – which over a lifetime of work he helped turn into one of the biggest media brands in the world.

Fans are invited to get involved, attend the event (and after party), pay tribute to Stan, take home a piece of history and more by visiting the link…

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TCL Chinese Theatres
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 461-3331

CT – Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Signing

Artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk) appears at A Timeless Journey on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM for a rare in-store appearance signing copies of the brand-new Spectacular Spider-Man #1!

Adam earned his degree in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of The Kubert School, having attended with his brother Andy. He, too, has been selected as one of the ten best artists in the field (WIZARD Magazine). After a short stint at DC, Adam has recently returned to his roots at Marvel and is currently drawing Spectacular Spider-Man. Adam is next to the youngest son of Muriel and Joe Kubert.

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A Timeless Journey
2 8th Street, Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 353-1720

NJ – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

Gerry Duggan, writer of Deadpool and Uncanny Avengers, appears at The Joker’s Child on Wednesday July 5th to sign All-New Guardians of the Galaxy!

The Joker’s Child
12-23 River Road, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
(201) 794-6830

NYC – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Signing

Writer Chip Zdarsky (Star Lord, Howard the Duck) and artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine) appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 21st at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN from Marvel Comics!

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

CA – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Signing

Gerry Duggan, writer of Deadpool, appears on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM at the Earth-2 Comics’ Sherman Oaks location, as he signs the start of his new Marvel series All-New Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NC – Iceman #1 Signing

Sina Grace, the writer of the brand new Iceman series from Marvel Comics, signs the first issue at Fight or Flight Comics on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from noon till 5:00 PM.

Sina has written for, edited, pencilled, and colored for the likes of: The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Love is Love, Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed, Not My Bag, All-New X-Men, Chew, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Li’l Depressed Boy, Invincible, Secret Wars (2016), and MANY more!

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Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Road, Ste 015, Raleigh, NC 27615
(984) 242-0039

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