Rise of Arsenal and Greek Street nab PRISM Awards


Via The Source word that THE RISE OF ARSENAL by J.T. Krul, Geraldo Borges and Marlo Alquiza and GREEK STREET’s Ajax storyline by Peter Milligan and Werther Dell’Edera, have won PRISM awards which recogonize the “accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment.”

RISE OF ARSENAL featured Roy Harper’s drug addiction, and dead cat swinging, and was called “the worst comic I ever read,” by Brian Hibbs, but…different strokes.

A RISE OF ARSENAL trade paper is available now; the GREEK STREET issues in question will be collected in September.


  1. Chris Hero says

    Rise of Arsenal got an award for being an accurate portrayal? In just one issue…a guy gets in a fistfight with a woman, then tries to have sex with her but is impotent, shoots up a bunch of heroin, and then beats up a bunch of people with a dead cat…. The Wire wishes it was as accurate portrayal of the way drugs affects people.

  2. tomstewdevine says

    I agree completely, The Rise of Arsenal is a horrible portrayal drug use.

  3. Nick Jones says

    I can’t imagine Rise of Arsenal as an “accurate depiction” of anything except the current deplorable state of mainstream comics. Is this one of those awards where you win if you simply manage to address the subject at all?

  4. says

    I find it hard to believe that RISE OF ARSENAL was the only comic to address mental illness or drug use in the qualifying period. They must have actually liked it.

    Who knows, perhaps we’re all wrong and it truly was a searing expose of the underground world of schizophrenic cat-swinging.

  5. AndyD says

    Well, on second thought the story hit all marks. We laughed – Arsenal swung a dead cat – we cried – he couldn´t get it up – we cheered – this was soo grim´n gritty! – the perfect superhero comic.

    Different strokes indeed. This comic is the joke that keeps on giving.

  6. dave hartley says

    Are you sure Rise of Arsenal’s award wasn’t for most accurate depiction of the effects of substance abuse ?

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