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DC, Dark Horse and Marvel comics earn GLAAD nominations

Young Avengers Presents #3

Young Avengers Presents #3

Titles from DC Comics, Dark Horse and Marvel are nominated for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 20th annual Media Awards.

The awards honor media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Nominees in the comic-book category are:

The Alcoholic, by Jonathan Ames (DC Comics/Vertigo)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon (Dark Horse)
Final Crisis: Revelations, by Greg Rucka (DC Comics)
Secret Six, by Gail Simone (DC Comics)
Young Avengers Presents, by Ed Brubaker, Brian Reed, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Paul Cornell, Kevin Grevioux and Matt Fraction (Marvel Comics)

The nominations list only the writers, a recurring theme with awards outside of the comics industry.

The awards will be presented in a series of dinners beginning March 28. I can never figure out at which ceremony they’ll stick the comics category.

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Good, now hopefully representatives from the companies attend to show support for LGBT individuals. I’m curious why no small press/independent books made the cut (although I’m at a loss to name any LGBT focused books right now).

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