Eagle Award (comics)

Eagle Award/MCM Award
LocationBritish Comic Art Convention (1978–1979)
London Comic Mart (1983)
Birmingham Comic Art Show (1986)
UKCAC (1987–1990)
Comic Festival (2000)
Comic Expo (2006–2008)
London MCM Expo (2010–2012)
CountryUnited Kingdom
First awarded1977
Last awarded2012
Websitehttp://www.eagleawards.co.uk

The Eagle Award was a series of awards for comic book titles and creators. They were awarded by UK fans voting for work produced during the previous year. Named after the UK's Eagle comic, the awards were set up by Mike Conroy, Nick Landau, Colin Campbell, Phil Clarke, and Richard Burton, and launched in 1977 for comics released in 1976.[1] They were last awarded in 2012.

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History[]

Named after the 1950s and 60's UK comic Eagle because the Eagle symbol was perceived (as described by Burton) to stand "for a standard of quality ... seldom reached" in early 1977, the Eagle Awards were so-called "with official blessing from IPC."[1] Described as "the first independent [in the UK], nationally organised comic art awards poll," from the launch, the hope was that they would "become a regular annual fandom event."[1] "[S]et up and financed by a group of dealers and fanzine ors," including Mike Conroy and Richard Burton, with the intention of including "people with... diverse interests... to make the poll as impartial as possible," the initial method of casting votes was designed to be inclusive and straightforward.[1] Ballots were made available to "most dealers, shops and fanzines," with completed forms able to be returned to the same place, rather than a centralised location. An initial ballot formed a list of nominees, from which the voting ballot was created and disseminated in the same manner.[1]

The 1978 and 1979 awards were presented at the British Comic Art Convention. The 1983 awards presentation was at the London Comic Mart.

From 1983 to 1984, the revised awards included separate UK and US sections, although the work of British authors often dominated both categories. Indeed, in 1986 (for work released during 1985), the awards "proved to be a virtual clean sweep ... by Alan Moore", who not only won "favourite writer in both the US and UK categories," but had his work win for favourite comic book, supporting character and new title in the US, and character, continuing story and "character worthy of own title" in the UK (in which last category his works held all top three spots).[2] The 1986 awards presentation was at the Birmingham Comic Art Show. The 1986 Eagles also saw the introduction of a "free vote... rather than pre-selected nominees," creating a "fairer reflection of fans' opinions, and some anomalous results especially in the Roll of Honor category."[2]

The awards became fully annual in 1987, in conjunction with the United Kingdom Comic Art Convention (UKCAC); they were held at the UKCAC from 1987–1990. After going dormant in the late 1990s, the Eagle Award was briefly replaced by the National Comics Award.

The Eagle Awards returned in 2000 as an event at that year's Comic Festival, which had replaced UKCAC. The 2006–2008 awards presentations were held at the Comic Expo in Bristol, and from 2010 to 2012 were presented at the London MCM Expo. At the 2012 awards it was announced that the award would in future be called the MCM Award.[3][4] The announcement prompted a public rift between MCM and Cassandra Conroy[5] (Mike Conroy's daughter, who since 2008 had been jointly organising the awards with MCM[6]). In April 2014 it was announced that the award would be presented at the London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) and be named "The Stan Lee Eagle Award", with the backing of Stan Lee in his last European convention appearance.[6] However, this was not to be, and in June 2014 it was announced that the new True Believer Comic Awards would be the successor to the Eagle Awards.[7][8] The inaugural True Believer Comics Awards were presented at LFCC in July 2014.[9] They have not been awarded since.

1977[]

For comics published in 1976[10]

Favourite Comicbook Artist[]

Favourite Comicbook Writer — U.S.[]

Favourite Comicbook - Dramatic[]

Favourite Comicbook - Humour[]

Favourite Dramatic Comics Magazine[11][]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook - Humour[]

Favourite Comicbook Character[]

Favourite Comicbook Team[]

Favourite New Comic Title[]

Favourite Single Comicbook Story[]

Favourite Continued Comic Story[]

Roll of Honour[]

1978[]

Presented at the British Comic Art Convention, 1978, for comics released during 1977.[12]

Favourite Artist[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Comic Book (Dramatic)[]

Favourite Comic Book (humour)[]

Favourite Character[]

Favourite Villain[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Favourite Single Story[]

Favourite Continued Story[]

Favourite New Title[]

Favourite Team[]

Favourite Inker[]

Roll of Honour[]

Favourite Black & White Magazine[]

1979[]

Presented at "Comicon '79," the British Comic Art Convention 11, Birmingham, 1979.

Best Comic Book Writer (UK)[]

Best Comic Book Writer (US)[]

Favourite Comicbook Artist (UK)[]

Favourite Comicbook Artist (US)[]

Favourite Inker[]

Favourite Comic (UK)[]

Favourite Comic (US)[]

Favourite Character (UK)[]

Favourite Character (US)[]

Favourite Group or Team[]

Favourite Villain[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Character Most Worthy of His Own Title[]

Favourite Single Story[]

Best Continued Story[]

Favourite New Comic Title[]

Favourite Cover[]

Favourite Specialist Comics Publication[]

Roll of Honour[]

1980[]

Favourite Comicbook Artist (US)[]

Favourite Comicbook Artist (UK)[]

Favourite Comicbook Writer[]

Favourite Inker[]

Favourite Comicbook[]

Favourite Comicbook Cover[]

Favourite Comic Magazine[]

Favourite Comicbook Character[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Favourite Comicbook Team[]

Favourite Villain[]

Character Most Worthy of Own Title[]

Favourite New Comic Title[]

Favourite Single Comicbook Story[]

Favourite Continued Comic Story[]

Roll of Honour[]

1984[]

The 1984 awards were announced/presented at the London Comic Mart, Central Hall Westminster on Saturday, October 15, 1983. Here are the winners:[17]

British Section[]

American Section[]

Roll of Honour[]

1985[]

Best New Title[]

Best Group Book[]

Best Character[]

Best UK Title[]

1986[]

Awards for comics released during 1985 were presented on Sunday, June 1, 1986 at The Birmingham Comic Art Show. The winners were:[18]

British Section[]

Favourite Artist[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Comic[]

Favourite Comic Album[]

Favourite Comic Character[]

Favourite Villain[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Character Most Worthy of Own Title[]

Favourite Single or Continued Story[]

Favourite New Comic[]

Favourite Comic Cover[]

Favourite Specialist Comics Publication[]

American section[]

Favourite Artist (penciller)[]

Favourite Artist (inker)[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Comic Book[]

Favourite Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Character[]

Favourite Group or Team[]

Favourite Villain[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Character Most Worthy of Own Title[]

Favourite Single or Continued Story[]

Favourite New Comic Title[]

Favourite Comic Cover[]

Favourite Specialist Comics Publication[]

Roll of Honour[]

1987[]

The 1986 results were presented on Saturday, September 5, 1987, at UKCAC87, The Institute of Education, London WC1. The winners were:[19]

British Section[]

American section[]

Roll of Honour[]

1988[]

The Awards for comics released during 1987 were presented on Saturday, September 24, 1988 at UKCAC88, The Institute of Education, London WC1. The winners were:[20]

British Section[]

American Section[]

Roll of Honour[]

1989[]

1990[]

The results for 1989 were presented at the 1990 United Kingdom Comic Art Convention (UKCAC) by Paul Gambaccini and Dave Gibbons. The winners were:[22]

British Section[]

American Section[]

1993[]

1997[]

Best Newcomer: Alex Ronald[23]

2000[]

British Section[]

Favourite British Comic[]

(Sponsored by Comic Book Postal Auctions)

Favourite Comic Strip in a UK Comic or Magazine[]

Favourite UK Non-newsstand Title[]

(Sponsored by Red Route)

North American Section[]

The following award nominations cover creators and work published in the U.S. and Canada only (irrespective of the country of origin of the work or the nationality of its creators), with nominations based purely on work published in 1999:

Favourite Colour Comicbook[]

(Sponsored by Quality Comics)

Favourite Black & White Comicbook[]

(Sponsored by Page 45)

Favourite New Comicbook of 1999[]

(Sponsored by Dynamic Forces)

International Section[]

Favourite Comics Writer[]

Favourite Comics Artist (penciller)[]

Favourite Comic Book Artist (inker)[]

Favourite Comics Artist (painted artwork)[]

Favourite Comics Artist (colouring)[]

Favourite Comics Editor[]

Favourite Comic (excluding North American and UK titles)[]

(Sponsored by Knockabout Comics)

Favourite Comics Character[]

(Sponsored by David's Comics)

Favourite Comics Story (which appeared, began or ended during 1999)[]

(Sponsored by Quality Comics)

Character Most Worthy of Own Ongoing Title[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Favourite Cover Published During 1999[]

Favourite Comics Villain[]

(Sponsored by B-Hive Ltd.)

Favourite Graphic Novel[]

(Sponsored by Diamond Comic Distributors)

Favourite Trade Paperback[]

Favourite Newspaper Strip[]

(Sponsored by Gosh)

Favourite Comics Related Website (professional)[]

Favourite Comics Related Website (fan-organized)[]

(Sponsored by eBay)

Favourite Comics E-Zine[]

Favourite Trade Publication[]

(Sponsored by East End Offset)

Favourite Comics-based Film or TV Series[]

(Sponsored by SFX magazine)

Roll of Honour[]

(Sponsored by Cartoon Art Trust) A lifetime achievement award.

2001[]

Note: Voting ended in October 2001 and the winners were announced in June 2002, so news reports announced these variously as the 2000, 2001, or 2002 Eagle Awards.

British Section[]

Favourite British Comic[]

Favourite Comic Strip to Appear in a UK Comic or Magazine[]

Favourite British Small Press Title[]

North American Section[]

The following award nominations cover creators and work published in the US and Canada only (irrespective of the country of origin of the work or the nationality of its creators), with nominations based purely on work published in 2000:

Favourite Colour Comicbook[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook[]

Favourite New Comicbook of 2000[]

International Section[]

Favourite Comics Writer[]

Favourite Comics Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Comic Book Artist:Inks[]

Favourite Comics Artist:Fully Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Comics Editor[]

Favourite Manga Comic[]

Favourite European Comic[]

Favourite Comics Character[]

Favourite Comics Story[]

(which appeared, began or ended during 2000)

Character Most Worthy of Own Ongoing Title[]

Favourite Supporting Character in Comics[]

Favourite Comics Cover Published During 2000[]

Favourite Comics Villain[]

Favourite Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Collection[]

Favourite Newspaper Strip[]

Favourite Magazine about Comics[]

Favourite Comics-based Book[]

Internet Section[]

Favourite Comics Related Website (professional)[]

Favourite Comics E-Zine[]

Favourite Web-based Comic[]

Roll of Honour[]

2005[]

Favourite Colour Comicbook[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Comics Writer[]

Favourite Comics Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Painted Art[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Comics Editor[]

Favourite Manga Comic[]

Favourite European Comic[]

Favourite Comics Character[]

Favourite Comics Story[]

Character Most Worthy of Own Title[]

Favourite Supporting Character[]

Favourite Comics Cover[]

Favourite Comics Villain[]

Favourite Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Newspaper Strip[]

Favourite Magazine About Comics[]

Favourite Comics-related Book[]

Favourite Comics-based Movie or TV[]

Favourite Comics-related Merchandise[]

Favourite British Comic[]

Favourite Comic Strip to Appear in a UK Comic or Magazine[]

Favourite British Small Press Title[]

Favourite Comics-related Website[]

Favourite Comics E-Zine[]

Favourite Web-based Comic[]

Roll of Honour[]

2006[]

Held at Comic Expo, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Bristol on Saturday, May 13, 2006 for material published in 2005.

Favourite Colour Comicbook - American[]

Favourite Colour Comicbook - British[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook - American[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook - British[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Comics Writer[]

Favourite Comics Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Fully Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Letterer[]

Favourite Comics Editor[]

Favourite Publisher[]

Favourite Manga[]

Favourite European Comic[]

Favourite Comics Character[]

Favourite Comics Villain[]

Favourite Comics Story[]

Favourite Comics Cover[]

Favourite Original Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Magazine About Comics[]

Favourite Comics-Related Book[]

Favourite Comics-based Movie or TV[]

Favourite Comics-related Website[]

Favourite Web-based Comic[]

Roll of Honour[]

Eagle Awards 30th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Achievements in British Comics[]

2007[]

Nominations were made by the general comics reading public via the Eagle Awards website then the five most popular became nominees for the awards. The ceremony was held on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the 2007 Bristol Comics Expo and was hosted by Norman Lovett.

Favourite Colour Comicbook - American[]

Favourite Colour Comicbook - British[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook - American[]

Favourite Black & White Comicbook - British[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Comics Writer[]

Favourite Comics Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Comics Artist: Fully Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Letterer[]

Favourite Editor[]

Favourite Publisher[]

Favourite Manga[]

Favourite European Comic[]

Favourite Comics Character[]

Favourite Comics Villain[]

Favourite Comics Story Published During 2006[]

Favourite Comics Cover Published During 2006[]

Favourite Original Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Magazine About Comics[]

Favourite Comics-related Book[]

Favourite Comics-based Movie or TV[]

Favourite Comics-related Website[]

Favourite Web-based Comic[]

Roll of Honour[]

2008[]

The ceremony was held on Saturday May 10, 2008 and the awards were presented by comedian Fraser Ayres.[25]

Award for Favourite Newcomer Writer[]

Award for Favourite Newcomer Artist[]

Award for Favourite Comics Writer[]

Award for Favourite Comics Writer/Artist[]

Award for Favourite Comics Artist: Pencils[]

Award for Favourite Comics Artist: Inks[]

Award for Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork[]

Award for Favourite Colourist[]

Award for Favourite Letterer[]

Award for Favourite Editor[]

Award for Favourite Publisher[]

Award for Favourite Colour Comicbook - American[]

Award for Favourite Colour Comicbook - British[]

Award for Favourite Black and White Comicbook - American[]

Award for Favourite Black and White Comicbook - British[]

Award for Favourite New Comicbook[]

Award for Favourite Manga[]

Award for Favourite European Comics[]

Award for Favourite Comics Story published during 2007[]

Award for Favourite Comics Cover published during 2007[]

Award for Favourite Original Graphic Novel[]

Award for Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Award for Favourite Comics Hero[]

Award for Favourite Comics Villain[]

Award for Favourite Magazine About Comics[]

Award for Favourite Comics-Related Book[]

Award for Favourite Comics-Based Movie Or TV[]

Award for Favourite Comics Related Website[]

Award for Favourite Web-Based Comic[]

Award for Roll of Honour[]

2010[]

The 2009 vote was skipped but the 2010 nominations (for work done in 2009) [26]

Favourite Newcomer Writer[]

Favourite Newcomer Artist[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Letterer[]

Favourite Editor[]

Favourite Publisher[]

Favourite American Colour Comicbook[]

Favourite British Colour Comicbook[]

Favourite American Black and White Comicbook[]

Favourite British Black and White Comicbook[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Manga[]

Favourite European Comicbook[]

Favourite Single Story Published During 2009[]

Favourite Continued Story Published During 2009[]

Favourite Cover Published During 2009[]

Favourite Original Graphic Novel Published During 2009[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Magazine about Comics[]

Favourite Comics-Related Book[]

Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show[]

Favourite Comics Related Website[]

Favourite Web-Based Comic[]

Roll of Honour[]

2011[]

The awards for work in 2010 on 27 May 2011 and was presented by Billy West.[27][28]

Favourite Newcomer Writer[]

Favourite Newcomer Artist[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Letterer[]

Favourite Editor[]

Favourite Publisher[]

Favourite American Comicbook: Colour[]

Favourite American Comicbook: Black and White[]

Favourite British Comicbook: Colour[]

Favourite British Comicbook: Black and White[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Manga[]

Favourite European Comicbook[]

Favourite Web-Based Comic[]

Favourite Single Story[]

Favourite Continued Story[]

Favourite 2010 Cover[]

Favourite 2010 Original Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Comics-Related Book[]

Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show[]

Favourite Comics-Related Website[]

Favourite Magazine about Comics[]

Roll of Honour[]

2012[]

The 2012 Eagle Awards were announced on 25 May 2012.[3][4]

Favourite Newcomer Writer[]

Favourite Newcomer Artist[]

Favourite Writer[]

Favourite Writer/Artist[]

Favourite Artist: Pencils[]

Favourite Artist: Inks[]

Favourite Artist: Fully Painted Artwork[]

Favourite Colourist[]

Favourite Letterer[]

Favourite Editor[]

Favourite Publisher[]

Favourite American Comicbook: Colour[]

Favourite American Comicbook: Black and White[]

Favourite British Comicbook: Colour[]

Favourite British Comicbook: Black and White[]

Favourite New Comicbook[]

Favourite Manga[]

Favourite European Comicbook[]

Favourite Web-Based Comic[]

Favourite Single Story[]

Favourite Continued Story[]

Favourite 2011 Cover[]

Favourite 2011 Original Graphic Novel[]

Favourite Reprint Compilation[]

Favourite Comics-Related Book[]

Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show[]

Favourite Comics-Related Website[]

Favourite Magazine about Comics[]

Roll of Honour[]

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b c d e Burton, Richard "'The Eagles' are launched!" in Burton (ed.) Comic Media News #30 (Mar-Apr 1977), p. 11
  2. ^ a b "Eagle Ayes" in Cefn Ridout, Bambos, Dick Hanson & Richard Ashford (ed.s) Speakeasy #64 (Jul 1986), p. 3
  3. ^ a b Morris, Steve (May 25, 2012). "The Final Eagle Awards have Landed". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Spurgeon, Tom (May 25, 2012). "Your 2012 Eagle Awards Winners". The Comics Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "When Eagles Cry" at Bleedingcool.com, 31 May 2012
  6. ^ a b "Stan Lee Backs Revived Eagle Awards" at Downthetubes.net, 25 April 2014
  7. ^ [http://www.digitalspy.com/comics/news/a576811/true-believers-comic-awards-replaces-eagle-awards/ "True Believers Comic Awards replaces Eagle Awards?" by Hugh Armitage, at Digitalspy.com, 10 June 2014
  8. ^ "True Believers Awards Launched as Revamped 'Eagle Award' Site Vanishes", by John Freeman, at Downthetubes.net, 9 June 2014
  9. ^ "True Believers Comic Awards announce 2014 winners" by Kevin Melrose, at Digitalspy.com, 14 July 2014
  10. ^ Previous Winners: 1977, at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 9 September 2018.)
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel Team-Up #69 (May 1978).
  12. ^ Previous Winners: 1978, at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 9 September 2018.)
  13. ^ The source for this and the other 1979 awards is Previous Winners: 1979, at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 9 September 2018.)
  14. ^ "Previous Winners: 1979" Archived October 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. The Eagle Awards. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  15. ^ The source for this and other winners is Previous Winners: 1980, at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 9 September 2018.)
  16. ^ Bolland, Brian Archived 2016-04-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  17. ^ Previous Winners: 1984 at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 September 2018.)
  18. ^ Previous Winners: 1986 at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 September 2018.)
  19. ^ Previous Winners: 1987 at the Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 September 2018.)
  20. ^ Previous Winners: 1988 at the Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 September 2018.)
  21. ^ The source for all of these winners is "Previous Winners: 1990" at the Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "Previous Winners: 1990" at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 22 September 2018.)
  23. ^ "Previous Winnders 1997" at the Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Previous Winners: 2005 at the official Eagle Awards website, archived at The Wayback Machine
  25. ^ Hunt, James (May 12, 2008). "A Report from Bristol International Comics Expo". Comic Book Resources.
  26. ^ Connelly, Brendon (October 29, 2010). "Full Results Of The 2010 Eagle Awards". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
  27. ^ Johnston, Rich (March 14, 2011). "Eagle Awards Nominations Announced". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  28. ^ Johnston, Rich (May 27, 2011). "The Eagle Awards – Results And Dave Gibbons' Acceptance Speech". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved May 27, 2011.

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