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Comics nominees announced for 23rd GLAAD Media Awards

Kate Kane and Maggie Sawyer, from "Batwoman" #1

Nominations have been announced for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 23rd annual Media Awards, which honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

The nominees for outstanding comic book are:

  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, by Allan Heinberg and Jimmy Cheung (Marvel)
  • Batwoman, by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)
  • Secret Six, by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore (DC Comics)
  • Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller, by Dan Parent (Archie)
  • X-Factor, by Peter David, Emanuela Lupacchino, Valentine De Landro and others (Marvel)

This is the third nomination in a row for X-Factor, which won last year, and the second for Avengers: The Children’s Crusade and Veronica. Winners in all categories will be presented during ceremonies in New York City (March 24), Los Angeles (April 21) and San Francisco (June 2). It’s unclear at which event the comics category will be presented.



Just curious: Doe GLAAD ever nominate stuff like Stuck Rubber Baby or Fun Home? Or is it always about the superheroes?

Fun Home won the award in 2007, Luba in 2005, and Strangers in Paradise in (I think) 2009. Titles like American Virgin, How Loathsome, My Faith in Frankie and Y: The Last Man have also been nominated. However, GLAAD focuses on “mainstream” releases, which frequently equals superheroes.

Thanks for the answer!

I think Batwoman is a shoe in for this years win, but I wouldn’t be the fan I am if I didn’t cross my fingers and hope for Secret Six.

@JRC, yea Secret Six!

I’m not following New DC, so I take it Renee doesn’t have a history with Kathy anymore? Shame, I like her.

I hope its Avengers: The Children’s Crusade… Hulkling, Wiccan, Shatterstar and Rictor all play major roles so it has the other 4 beat with numbers alone.

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