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2018 Ringo Awards Winners Announced

By | September 30th, 2018
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The winners of the 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were announced last night at Baltimore Comic-Con.

In the Fan Favourites category:

Favourite Hero: Mags, from “Assassin Roommate” by Monica Gallagher
Favourite Villain: Arlo, from “unOrdinary” by uru-chan
Favourite New Series: “I Love Yoo” by Quimchee
Favourite New Talent: Quimchee
Favourite Publisher: Line Webtoon

Cover by Nick Derington

In the Jury And Fan Winners category:

Best Cover Artist: Michael Cho (“Batwoman”)
Best Series: “Mister Miracle” by Tom King and Mitch Gerards
Best Letterer: Todd Klein (“Fables,” “The Sandman”)
Best Colorist: Dave Stewart (“B.P.R.D: The Devil You Know,” “Koshchei the Deathless”)
Best Humor Comic: “Batman/Elmer Fudd Special” by Tom King and Lee Weeks
Best Original Graphic Novel: “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters” by Emil Ferris
Best Comic Strip or Panel: “Sarah’s Scribbles” by Sarah Andersen
Best Single Issue or Story: “Batman/Elmer Fudd Special” by Tom King and Lee Weeks
Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: “Mech Cadet Yu” by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa
Best Anthology: “Mine! A celebration of liberty and freedom for all benefiting Planned Parenthood” collected by ComicMix

Cover by Soo Lee

Best Non-Fiction Comic Work: “The Best We Could Do” by Thi Bui
Best Presentation in Design: “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Webcomic: “1000” by Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene
Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: “DC Superhero Girls” by Shea Fontana, Yancey Labat, Marcelo Di Chiara and Agnes Garbowska
Best Inker: Mark Morales (“Justice League,” “Deathstroke”)
Best Writer: Tom King (“Batman,” “Mister Miracle”)
Best Artist or Penciller: Lee Weeks (“Batman,” “Batman/Elmer Fudd Special”)
Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Joelle Jones (“Catwoman”)

The Hero Initiative Awards:

Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Marc Andreyko
Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Dennis O’Neil

Started last year by Baltimore Comic-Con as a replacement for the Harvey Awards (which moved to New York Comic Con), the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are the only comic book awards voted by both fans and pros, with the final voting process being performed by the professional comic community. The awards are named after the late artist Mike “Ringo” Wieringo, who worked on titles such as “The Flash” and “Batman,” and co-created “Tellos” with Todd Dezago.

The Hero Initiative is a program that provides a safety net for comic creators who need emergency medical aid or financial support.

Luke Cornelius

Luke is an English and American Literature and Creative Writing graduate. He likes spending his time reading comics (obviously), going out on long walks and watching films/TV series.