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Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best Series

Horror News Network’s Award for 2018 Series of the Year goes to Image Comics’ Evolution. The series is a roller coaster ride of paranoia and horror with the end result being a mix of Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets John Carpenter’s The Thing.

The series is the brain child of a quartet of talented writers which include James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson. Rounding out the team is talented artist Joe Infurnari, colorist Jordan Boyd, and letterer Pat Brosseau. read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2018: Best Artist

Horror News Network’s Award for Artist of the Year of 2018 goes to Andrea Sorrentino for his amazing artwork on Gideon Falls.

Published by Image Comics, Gideon Falls follows a man named Norton who becomes obsessed with what he believes is a conspiracy that is being hidden within the towns garbage. Concurrently, a Catholic priest, Father Fred arrives in Gideon Falls and also finds the town is full of dark secrets. The two characters become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. read more

Horror News Network’s 2018 Comic Awards: Johnny Craig Named Horror Comic Honoree of the Year

No company has had a greater influence on horror comics than EC Comics.  William Gaines’ controversial publishing line will forever be remembered as the home of Tales from the Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Crypt of Terror, along with Sci-fi titles such as Weird Science, and a slew of urban crime titles.

One member of EC’s stable of artists, Johnny Craig (April 25, 1926 – September 13, 2001), distinguished himself early on in the company’s  history, becoming a reliable fan-favorite of those that preferred their comics a little more macabre than most.  Craig’s work graced the majority of EC’s horror comics and he was one of the few creators of his day that handled both writing and art chores on a story.  He would become most famous for his work on The Vault of Horror and Crime Suspense Stories, both penning and illustrating the lead-story for both bi-monthly series.     read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2016: Best Writer

Horror News Network is proud to announce that Cullen Bunn is the 2016 Horror Comic Award’s writer of the year.  

Although Bunn is most known to horror fans as the writer and co-creator of Dark Horse Comics’ supernatural hit Harrow County, he has been nothing but prolific in terms of his total output this year.   Along with other work in the horror genre such as Blood Feud, Night Trap, and Sixth Gun, he also worked “’round-the-clock” on major superhero titles such as Deadpool and the Uncanny X-men as well as retro titles like Voltron, Micronauts, and Battlestar Galactica.  His ability to juggle so many projects in so many different genres proves his versatility and ability to deliver engaging stories to a wide variety of fans on a monthly basis. read more

Horror News Network’s 2016 Horror Comic Awards: Best Mini-Series (Non-Monthly Title)

Horror News Network’s top mini-series (non-monthly title) for 2016 is Image Comics’ occult conspiracy title The Black Monday Murders.

Written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Tomm Coker, The Black Monday Murders is an elaborate story involving clandestine banking cartels, Russian vampires, Black popes, magical one-percenters, and more oddities in a world that resembles our own a little too much.  

Jonathan Hickman is no stranger to modern comic book fans, most notably for critical and financial successes such as Fantastic Four (some of the best work ever done on the series), FF, Avengers, and Secret Wars.   Marvel fans may not be as familair with his work for independent publishers however and this is where Hickman is really able to “stretch his creative muscles” with Image titles as Transhuman, The Manhattan Projects, and East of West.   The Black Monday Murders is no different, as Hickman works with standard occult, horror, and film noir motifs applying his own unique sensibilities to them, yet he also anchors the story in a believable setting. read more

Horror News Network’s 2016 Comic Awards: Best Cover Illustration

Horror News Network is proud to present the 2016 Best Cover Illustration Award to Bill Sienkiewicz for his artwork on Survivors Club #8. 

The nightmare enducing image is one of many by Sienkiewicz this year.  Sienkiewicz has been the only cover artist for the Vertigo Comics series and with images like this one, it is no surprise as to why.  Survivors Club (written by Lauren Beukes and David Halvorson with art by Ryan Kelly) focuses on six children of the 80’s who all experienced supernatural events in their lives at a young age and as adults they form a type of support/investigative group when odd things begin happening to them again. read more

Horror News Network’s 2016 Comic Awards: Gary Reed Named Horror Comic Honoree of the Year

Horror News Network is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Horror Comic Honorree Award is Gary Reed.

Unfortunately, many artists only gain the recognition they deserve after an untimely death. Gary Reed (5/2/56 –10/2/16) certainly falls into this category.  Reed is most prominently remembered by fans as one of the writers of Deadworld, but his greater influence comes from his role as a publisher.  read more