Hello everyone! For the past couple of years I've been wanting to host a comic book awards here at the hype and always thought of it too late. This year, I'm making it happen. This thread is for the sake of Nominations and for creating the categories that people would be interested in seeing. The plan is to have a thread (this thread) where people will nominate however many titles/creators/etc. that they feel should be included in the voting ballot. Then, shortly after the new year, I will send out a ballot to anyone who is interested or who has participated in the conversations, and they will vote and send me their ballots. Then I will later award the winners of each category in it's own thread. I will hold the actual voting after the new year so that every comic of 2012 will be released. These awards cover Marvel, DC, Boom, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Image, and any other comic you'd like to mention. Categories thus far: Best Single Issue of 2012 Best Ongoing Series of 2012 Best Mini Series of 2012 (at least half of it must have taken place in 2012) Best One-Shot of 2012 Best Arc of 2012 (at least half of it must have taken place in 2012) Best Writer of 2012 Best Artist of 2012 Best Character of 2012 Best Supporting Character of 2012 Best Villain of 2012 Best Company of 2012 Best Independant Title of 2012 I'm likely missing some obviously needed categories so shout them out. I considered Inkers, letterers, and colorists but I honestly care very little about that. If others would like to make a mention then I'll add them. Also, it'd be fun to have some "out there" categories that would just make voting fun. I suggest: Worst Single Issue of 2012 Worst Ongoing Title of 2012 Worst Arc of 2012 (at least half of it must have taken place in 2012) Biggest WTF Moment of 2012 (things that make you go hmm?!) Best Scene of 2012 (single moment in an issue, a panel or a page, etc.) Best Death Scene of 2012 Ugliest Art of 2012 Worst Writing of 2012 Most Doable of 2012 (that's right... which fictional character would you 'do' if he/she were real?) Just some ideas. So what do you guys think? Let's get these categories knocked out first but if you want to go ahead and nominate then go right ahead. Just check back to see if there are any new categories you should nominate for. As of now, I am not limiting the number of nominees. I will likely take no more than 5 per category to the ballot though, so keep that in mind.