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‘Saucer Country,’ ‘Saga’ and more nominated for Hugo Awards

Saucer Country

Saucer Country

Nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards have been released, with five comics competing in the “Best Graphic Story” category. In addition, Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them was nominated in the “Best Related Work” category, while The Avengers film was nominated in the “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” category.

Nominees for the “Best Graphic Story” category include:

Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

The awards will be presented at LoneStarCon 3, in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, where Cornell will serve as the toastmaster. You can find the complete list of nominees on the Hugo Awards site.


One Comment

Simon DelMonte

March 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

For years, I have said that the Hugos are outliers in terms of this odd little category, since nothing that any of us talks much about is ever nominated. And I said that if Saga, being SF/fantasy and being acclaimed for the most part, wasn’t nominated, I would just write off this category.

I am glad to see that for once, there will be overlap between the Hugos and the Eisners, etc. Congrats to BKV and Fiona, as well as to all the other worthies. Here’s hoping that Saucer Country can land at a new publisher with this nom on its resume. (Cornell is regular Hugo nominee, BTW).

Though I bet that Schlock Mercenary wins, since it seems to be a Hugo favorite. (And if Phil Foglio hadn’t withdrawn Girl Genius from consideration, it would probably win again.)

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