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Comics Alliance Reader Choice Awards: Best Editor [Poll]

Reader Choice Awards

2013 was a great year for comics. It feels like a similar statement is made after every year concludes, but 2013 unquestionably saw exceptional work from several creators, across multiple publishers and genres within the medium. To close out the year, we offered what we felt to be the best comics of the year, highlighting dozens of writers and artists whose creative output we felt deserved to be celebrated.

But now we want to hear from you. Readers often offer us their opinions, via the comment section or social media, as to what they’re enjoying, or what they think we missed. Now we’d like you to let us know with your vote, as this week we’re launching the first annual ComicsAlliance Reader Choice Awards. We’ll have two categories per day throughout the week, and you can vote more than once if you like, though you’ll have to wait an hour at least before coming back to vote again. Voting will be open until February 11 at 10 a.m. EST, and we’ll announce the winners shortly after.

You can cast your vote after the cut for the best editor of the year.

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‘Nowhere Men': Science, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll [Review]

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Hiatuses kill me. When a great comic book reaches out and touches all those nodes of pleasure in my brain on a regular basis, I come to expect the hit. When that hit suddenly doesn’t come when it’s supposed to, when the next issue is listed in the solicitations only to get pushed back again and again, that expectation grows from an anxious wiggle of electricity in my brain into a full-blown itch, and the longer the wait goes on, the more I want to push my fingers into my head and scratch it. Try as I might, I can’t recall a recent book that’s given me that itch, that’s instigated that want more than Image Comics’ Nowhere Men. Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde, Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografiks are creating one of the most intelligent, experimental, and beautiful comics today, and after an absence of several months, this week it finally returns.

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the ‘Saga’ App Store Fiasco [Interview]

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Last Tuesday comics writer Brian K. Vaughan announced that Apple declined to sell the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series Saga in its iOS App Store market on account of depictions of gay sex acts...

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“What’s Next?” – Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s Address to the ComicsPro Retailers Annual Meeting

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For those of you unfamiliar with the deep inner workings of direct market distribution -- also known as "the business of comic book stores" -- ComicsPro is an influential trade organization of comic book retailers whose focus is to advocate for its members in matters of business, promotion and other concerns unique to those from whom most of us buy comics...

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson Retires… His Blog

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Image Comics is currently undergoing both a critical and commercial renaissance, with the likes of Prophet, Saga and Fatale winning over readers new and old, and a whole slew of new books from the likes of Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Grant Morrison and more promised in the next year...

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Image Announces New Series From Rucka, Fraction, Casey, DeConnick, Chaykin and More [SDCC]

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Comic-Con 2012 has featured a few big announcements from several publishers. Not to be outdone, Image dropped a few of their own. At their panel on Saturday, Editor-in-Chief EricStephenson was joined on stage by Matt Fraction, Joe Casey, Darick Robertson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, James Robinson and Greg Rucka, each of whom will be doing new projects for the publisher in the coming year

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Image Comics Publisher: What’s So Wrong With Wanting Your Comic To Be A Movie?

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A common complaint from comic book fans about a number of creator-owned comics is that they're little more than "movie pitches with pictures," but as Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson asks, what's so wrong with that, exactly...

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Link Ink: Pikachu Toast, ‘Iron Man 3′ Gets a Villain and Angie Wang’s ‘Girl Apocalypse’

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Art: A Japanese toast artist by the moniker of Kummy burns a mean slice of Pikachu for breakfast.

Movies: Variety reports that James Badge Dale has been cast as the Iron Man 3 as Eric Savin/Coldblood...

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Is Selling Out a Good Thing? Not Really, Says Image Comics Publisher

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Marvel Comics announced late yesterday that Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 had already sold out on the distributor level less than a day after release, adding that a second printing will be headed to stores in early May...

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Image Comics 2012: Morrison, Harris, Chaykin, Hitch, Millar, Quitely, Wood & More

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Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected...

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