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‘Young Avengers’ takes home a GLAAD Media Award

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Marvel’s latest Young Avengers series by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie has won a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Comic Book.” The awards were presented last night in Los Angeles.

Young Avengers, which featured Loki, Miss America, Marvel Boy, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye and the homosexual couple Wiccan and Hulkling, wrapped up with its 15th issue in January. In addition to Gillen and McKelvie, other creators who worked on the book include Mike Norton, Kris Anka, Stephen Thompson, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Matthew Wilson, Jordie Bellaire, Maris Wicks, Lee Loughridge, Clayton Cowles, Lauren Sankovitch and Jake Thomas.

The awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in various media. Other nominees this year included Batwoman, which won two years ago; The Fearless Defenders; Husbands and Life With Archie. The original Young Avengers series won in 2006, while Avengers: The Children’s Crusade was nominated in 2011 and 2012, and Young Avengers Presents in 2009.

You can find a complete list of winners on the GLAAD site.


Comics nominees announced for 25th GLAAD Media Awards

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The nominees have been announced for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 25th annual Media Awards, which honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

The nominees for outstanding comic book are:

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‘Kevin Keller’ wins GLAAD Media Award

Dan Parent, backstage at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards (courtesy of GLAAD)

Dan Parent, backstage at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards (courtesy of GLAAD)

Kevin Keller cartoonist Dan Parent accepted the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 24th annual Media Award for outstanding comic book, presented Saturday in San Francisco. The awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

This was the second nomination and first win for the Archie Comics series, which beat out Astonishing X-Men, Batwoman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Earth 2. Introduced in 2010 in Veronica #202, Kevin was the publisher’s first gay character. After a four-issue miniseries, the character received debuted in his own ongoing series in February 2012.

Comics nominees announced for 24th GLAAD Media Awards

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The nominees have been announced for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 24th annual Media Awards, which honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

The nominees for outstanding comic book are:

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Batwoman wins GLAAD Media Award

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

Batwoman, by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, won the GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Comic Book.” The award was announced last night in New York.

“This is extremely gratifying, because we’ve been working very hard to make this character multifaceted and someone to believe in, while showing her develop realistic personal relationships over time,” Williams wrote on his blog. “So the recognition from the GLAAD awards bolsters us greatly. And thank you for all of the support the series has been getting from you all, the comics readership community.”

The awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in various media. Other comics that were nominated in the category included Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, by Allan Heinberg and Jimmy Cheung; Secret Six, by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore; Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller, by Dan Parent; and X-Factor, by Peter David, Emanuela Lupacchino, Valentine De Landro and others.

You can find the complete list of winners on the GLAAD site.

Comics nominees announced for 23rd GLAAD Media Awards

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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.

X-Factor wins GLAAD Media Award

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Marvel’s X-Factor, by Peter David, Valentine De Landro and others, was honored Saturday night as outstanding comic book at the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Presented by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the awards recognize media for their representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues.

X-Factor features the characters Shatterstar and Rictor, whose romantic relationship — long a subject of online speculation and in-story winks — was finally confirmed in 2009. This is the second GLAAD nomination and first win for the series.

The other nominees this year for outstanding comic book were: Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, by Allan Heinberg, Jimmy Cheung and others (Marvel); Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Joss Whedon, Brad Meltzer, Georges Jeanty, Scott Allie and others (Dark Horse); Fogtown, by Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader (DC Comics/Vertigo); and Veronica, by Dan Parent (Archie Comics).


Buffy the Vampire Slayer wins GLAAD award

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 3

Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer has received a GLAAD Media Award honoring its representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The 20th annual Media Awards were presented Sunday at a ceremony in New York City.

The award lists Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon, who wrote the 2008 stories “Anywhere But Here,” “A Beautiful Sunset,” “Wolves at the Gate,” “Time of Your Life,” and “After These Messages … We’ll Be Right Back.” The artists were Georges Jeanty, Karl Moline, Cliff Richards and Eric Wight.

Other nominees in the comic-book category were: The Alcoholic (DC Comics/Vertigo), Final Crisis: Revelations (DC Comics), Secret Six (DC Comics), and Young Avengers Presents (Marvel).

DC, Dark Horse and Marvel comics earn GLAAD nominations

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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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