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411’s 2020 Comic Book Award Categories

January 20, 2021 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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Welcome back! I’m Steve Gustafson and if you enjoy discussing anything comic book related, you’ve come to the right place. Each week we cover something in the industry and I always enjoy your input in the comment section below.

Previously on…

Last week we discussed Must Read Scarlet Witch and Vision Stories Here’s what some of you had to say:

smashadams: “Read these and for me these 2 characters are just meh. Hope the show is good but they do nothing for me. Also, there is nothing wrong with House of M or Civil War. That is all”

Spacecowboy: “Im really hoping they use this to turn Wanda back in to a mutant. Making her and Quiksilver inhumans was so dumb.”

Ken Wood: “Of all these, the only ones I’ve read are Avengers Dissembled and House of M. Avengers Dissembled is okay but feels a bit rushed. House of M was just weird. Not good. Not really that bad, I guess. Just weird.

But, having read these two, I was able to gather a lot of the information leading into them. It basically feels like this series is going to be House of M but instead of losing the babies she made with her powers she lost Vision in Endgame and instead of erasing all the mutants she may end up creating them and adding them to the MCU. Or something. Who really knows for sure?

Either way, sounds like a really cool show. I can’t wait for it.

House of M wasn’t great but it led to a bunch of really great stories.

I may have to check out some of your suggestions.”

Benjamin Kellog: “I’m pretty sure you named almost every relevant storyline the Wanda/Vizh couple was part of, and all of these are currently being reprinted ad nauseum by Marvel as a convenient tie-in to the show. However, there is one issue I’m surprised you didn’t include, one that is going to be reprinted at least three times across the aforementioned small avalanche of graphic novels. “Giant-Size Avengers #4,” the tail-end of the “Celestial Madonna” storyline, saw our heroes fending off a seriously convoluted plan from Kang and Dormammu, followed by a rare double wedding: Wanda/Vizh in the culmination of their insanely long courtship, and Mantis and a member of the Cotati species. It’s certainly a key moment in their history together, but it wasn’t what I was most concerned about in that particular story. Still worth a read, though.”

So many great comments! Big thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts!

This week we ask…

2020 411mania Comic Book Award Nominations

Yes, it was a wild, weird year for comic books but I had fun with this last year so I’m putting together the 2nd Annual 411mania Comic Book Awards! As a fan of the old PWI Awards, I wanted to throw some fun Awards that would come directly from you, the reader, to fill in the big ones.

While I’ve pretty much narrowed my nominees and winners, my mind is open to whatever arises in the comments section. Here’s what I’m bringing:

Best Big Two Publisher

Best Independent Publisher

Best Writer

Best Artists

Best Event

Best Book

Best Hero

Best Villain

I’ll also have a few “Worst…” categories thrown in for fun. 

Give your impressions below and come back next week to see who takes the titles for 2020.

That’s all the time I have. See you next week!

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