Awards season rolls on, unstoppable. The Hugos—given to the best in SF—have announced the 2013 nominees and here’s the comics category:

Best Graphic Story (427 nominating ballots cast)

Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

A nice eclectic mix for the year. Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas.


  1. The comics category is a bit uninspiring. Saga and Grandville Bête Noire were competent but rather underwhelming compared to the creators’ prior work. It seems like a weak year in general. Perhaps Manhattan Projects: Science Bad or Casanova: Avaritia or Prophet: Remission.

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