Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards

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The Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG) magazine administered the annual Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards from 1982 to circa 2010, with the first awards announced in issue #500 (June 17, 1983).

Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards
Awarded forFan-voted awards for comic book creators, titles, and characters
Sponsored byComic Buyer's Guide
CountryU.S.
Hosted byChicago Comicon (c. 1983–1996)
Formerly calledCBG Award
First awarded1983
Last awardedc. 2010

Upon taking over as CBG editors, Don and Maggie Thompson aspired to bring back a series of comic book fan awards like the Goethe Awards, which they had administered in the first half of the 1970s. (The Goethe Award — later known as the Comic Fan Art Award — originated with the fanzine Newfangles and then shared close ties with The Buyer's Guide to Comics Fandom.)[1][2] The format and balloting of the Fan Awards were in many ways derived from the Goethe Award/Comic Fan Art Award. The awards were initially voted on by CBG subscribers; the voting was later opened up to everyone. As many as 5,000 votes were cast per year during the 1990s.[1]

The awards were often presented at the annual Chicago Comicon[1] until 1996 (when the Wizard Fan Awards moved in); from that point forward the CBG Award results were simply published in the magazine.

CategoriesEdit

As of 2006, awards were presented in 12 categories for works published in 2005:[3]

  • Favorite Publisher — created in 1997
  • Favorite Editor
  • Favorite Writer
  • Favorite Penciller — changed from "Favorite Artist" in 1986
  • Favorite Inker — created in 1986
  • Favorite Letterer — created in 1986
  • Favorite Colorist — created in 1986
  • Favorite Comic Book
  • Favorite Character
  • Favorite Cover Artist — created in 1985
  • Favorite Original Graphic Album — created as "Favorite Book" in 1984; renamed "Favorite Graphic Novel" in 1986; split in 1987 into Original and Reprint
  • Favorite Comic Book Story

Past awards:

  • Favorite Fan Artist — created in 1982; retired in 1984?
  • Favorite Reprint Graphic Album — created in 1987; retired in 2001
  • Favorite Limited Series — created 1985; retired in 2001
  • Favorite Painter — created in 1991; retired in 2001
  • Favorite Direct-Sales Book Only Title (Phil Seuling Award)
  • Favorite Publication About Comics — retired in 1995

Past winnersEdit

Dates for awards are slightly confusing, as explained by the Comic Book Awards Almanac:

The awards are for work done in the listed year; the results are published the following year. (Note that prior to approximately 1997, CBG referred to the current year's awards by the year the work was done, but around 1997, CBG started referring to the current year's awards by the year the award was given – though they continued referring to awards prior to the switchover date by the year the work was done. For consistency, the years on this site either refer to the year the work was done, or include the context necessary to determine which meaning is indicated.)[4]

Alex Ross won the CBG Award for Favorite Painter seven years in a row,[5] resulting in that publication's retirement of that category in 2001. Comics Buyer's Guide Senior Editor Maggie Thompson later commented in regard to this, "Ross may simply be the field's Favorite Painter, period. That's despite the fact that many outstanding painters are at work in today's comic books."[6]

The following are past winners (where the information is available):[4]

Favorite PublisherEdit

Favorite EditorEdit

Favorite WriterEdit

Favorite Artist/PencillerEdit

  • 1982 Frank Miller
  • 1983 George Pérez
  • 1984 John Byrne
  • 1985 George Pérez
  • 1986 John Byrne
  • 1987 George Pérez
  • 1988 Todd McFarlane
  • 1989 Todd McFarlane
  • 1990 Jim Lee
  • 1991 Jim Lee
  • 1992 Todd McFarlane
  • 1993 Todd McFarlane
  • 1994 Todd McFarlane
  • 1995 William Van Horn
  • 1996 John Byrne
  • 1997 George Pérez
  • 1998 George Pérez
  • 1999 George Pérez
  • 2000 George Pérez
  • 2001 John Romita Jr.
  • 2002 George Pérez
  • 2003 George Pérez
  • 2004 Jim Lee
  • 2005 George Pérez
  • 2006 George Pérez
  • 2008 George Pérez

Favorite Fan ArtistEdit

Favorite InkerEdit

  • 1986 Terry Austin
  • 1987 Terry Austin
  • 1988 Terry Austin
  • 1989 Terry Austin
  • 1990 Scott Williams
  • 1991 Scott Williams
  • 1992 Scott Williams
  • 1993 Scott Williams
  • 1994 Scott Williams
  • 1995 Pat Block
  • 1996 Terry Austin
  • 1997 Terry Austin
  • 1998 Al Vey
  • 1999 Al Vey
  • 2000 Al Vey
  • 2001 Tom Palmer
  • 2002 Jimmy Palmiotti
  • 2003 Scott Williams
  • 2004 Scott Williams
  • 2005 Terry Austin
  • 2006 Scott Williams

Favorite LettererEdit

Favorite ColoristEdit

Favorite Comic BookEdit

Favorite Original Graphic Novel/AlbumEdit

Favorite Reprint Graphic Novel/AlbumEdit

Favorite Limited SeriesEdit

Favorite PainterEdit

  • 1991 Simon Bisley
  • 1992 Joe Jusko
  • 1993 Joe Jusko
  • 1994 Alex Ross
  • 1995 Alex Ross
  • 1996 Alex Ross
  • 1997 Alex Ross
  • 1998 Alex Ross
  • 1999 Alex Ross
  • 2000 Alex Ross

Favorite CharacterEdit

  • 1982 Wolverine
  • 1983 (tie)
  • 1984 Wolverine
  • 1985 Batman
  • 1986 Batman
  • 1987 Batman
  • 1988 Batman
  • 1989 Spider-Man
  • 1990 Spider-Man
  • 1991 Spider-Man
  • 1992 Spawn
  • 1993 Batman
  • 1994 Batman
  • 1995 Donald's Nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie)
  • 1996 Batman
  • 1997 Batman
  • 1998 Batman
  • 1999 Batman
  • 2000 Batman
  • 2001 Spider-Man
  • 2002 Batman
  • 2003 Batman
  • 2004 Batman
  • 2005 Batman
  • 2006 (tie)
    • Batman
    • Spider-Man (tie)
  • 2008 Batman

Favorite Cover ArtistEdit

Favorite Comic-Book StoryEdit

Favorite Direct-Sales Only Title (Phil Seuling Award)Edit

Favorite Publication About ComicsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Miller, John Jackson. "Comics Buyer's Guide: A Look Back: Launched as The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom, how a publication started by a teenager ran for nearly 1,700 issues," Comichron. Accessed Jan. 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Thompson, Maggie. "Comics Fan Awards 1961-1970" Comics Buyer's Guide (August 19, 2005). Archived September 14, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "22nd Annual Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards (2004)," Hahn Library. Accessed Jan. 22, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Comic Buyers Guide Fan Awards, Hahn Library. Accessed Jan. 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. n.d. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Thompson, Maggie. "Super-power to the people!" Comics Buyer's Guide. #1663 (March 2010), Page 16.
  7. ^ Hembeck entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Accessed Feb. 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1657 SEP 2009," Previews World (2009). Accessed Jan. 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Official Press Release. "'Tales of the Starlight Drive-In' Wins 'Best Graphic Novel' in 2009 Comic Buyer's Guide Fan Awards," CBR (Aug 15, 2009).