Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1989 - rec.arts.comics 1980s awards


The Rec.arts.comics Eighties Awards!!
(Originally conducted as part of the 1989 poll.)

Ah, newsgroups. The Facebook of the 1980s. The sample size of voters seems to be around 50 votes or so. While it’s a small sample size, it’s definitely interesting to see the compiled results.

Favorite writer:
Alan Moore.............22
Frank Miller............8
Dave Sim................8
Chris Claremont.........4
Gilbert Hernandez.......2

Tied with 1 vote:
Mark Gruenwald, Phil Foglio, Scott McCloud, Walt Simonson, Roy Thomas, and Matt Wagner.

Favorite artist:
Bill Sienkiewicz.......12
George Perez............4
Dave McKean.............3
John Byrne..............2
Alan Davis..............2
Jaime Hernandez.........2
Kevin Maguire...........2
Steve Rude..............2
Dave Sim................2
John Totleben...........2

Tied with 1 vote:
Sergio Aragones, Stephen Bissette, Brian Bolland, Gerhard, Steve Lightle, Scott McCloud, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Kevin O'Neill, Walter Simonson, Jim Starlin, and Bryan Talbot.

Favorite new character or team:
Excalibur...............4
Sandman.................4
Concrete................3
Elementals..............3
Jenny (from Zot!).......3
Nexus...................3
Miracleman..............3
Kitty Pryde.............3
Rorschach...............2
Zot.....................2

Tied with 1 vote:
Animal Man, John Constantine, Maggie Chascarillo, Cutey Bunney, Damage Control, Dreadstar & Co., Dynamo Joe, Elektra, Grendel (Hunter Rose), The Judge (Cerebus), Justice League International, Marshall Law, Kevin Matchstick, Chester Monroe, Billy Nguyen, Omaha, Torquemada, Stinz, The Tick, Venom, and Watchmen.

Favorite continuing series:
Cerebus................12
Swamp Thing.............4
Love and Rockets........3
X-Men...................3
Daredevil...............2
Zot!....................2

Tied with 1 vote:
Amazing Spider-Man, Akira, Avengers, Concrete, Detective Comics, Dreadstar, Excalibur, Grimjack, Hulk, Legion of Super-Heroes, Lone Wolf and Cub, Miracleman, (Claremont's) New Mutants, Nexus, Omaha the Cat Dancer, Sandman, (Simonson's) Thor, and The Tick.

Favorite limited series:
Watchmen....................21
Dark Knight..................7
V for Vendetta...............5
Crisis on Infinite Earths....4

Tied with 1 vote:
The Adv. of Luther Arkwright, Black Orchid, Dr. Fate, Elektra: Assassin, Elfquest, Fantastic Four vs. X-Men, Kings in Disguise, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, The Longbow Hunters, Mage: The Hero Discovered, Nausicaa, Stinz, X-Men vs.  Avengers, and Villains and Vigilantes.

Favorite storyline of any series:
American Gothic, from Swamp Thing....4
Born Again, from Daredevil...........4
Church and State, from Cerebus.......4
The Elektra Saga, from Daredevil.....3
High Society, from Cerebus...........3
Quest for the Key, from Zot!.........3
The Asgardian Wars from X-Men and New Mutants........2
Crisis on Infinite Earths............2

Tied with 1 vote:
The Armor Wars, from Iron Man, Batman: Year One, from Batman, The Brood story, from X- Men, Devil's Legacy, from Grendel, A Dream of Flying, from Miracleman, Gothic Empire from Nemesis the Warlock, The Fear from Detective Comics,  The Great Darkness Saga  from Legion of Super-Heroes, Kings in Disguise, Nightcrawler limited series, Miracleman Book 3, Planet Earth from Zot!, The Sin-Eater, from Spectacular Spider-Man, The Spider War from Omega Men, Spider-Woman vs. the Viper, from Spider-Woman, The Surtur Saga, from Thor, The Trial  of Henry Pym from Avengers, The second Trigon story from the New Teen Titans, Vida Loca from Love and Rockets, and Watchmen.

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