Saturday, February 11, 2017

The 2016 Ghastly Award Nominees

The 2016 Ghastly Award Nominees have been announced.
Fan and Creator Voting will be open from February 6, 2017 until February 19, 2017 at You may only vote once for the 2016 Nominees. Fan voting will decide the winner of the Best Horror Comic Cover Award. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2017.

Best Ongoing Title
  • Clean Room (Vertigo)
  • Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Monstress (Image Comics)
  • Rachel Rising (Abstract Studios)
  • Spread (Image Comics)

Best Limited Series
  • Colder: Toss the Bones (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Croak (Alterna Comics)
  • Glitterbomb (Image Comics)
  • House of Penance (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Thin (American Gothic Press)

Best One-Shot
  • Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Laudanum (Horrere Comics)
  • Locke & Key: Small World (IDW Publishing)
  • The Man With 10,000 Eyes (Rampaging Monster Comics)
  • The Disease (Hellbound Media)

Best Anthology
  • Bloke’s Terrible Tomb Of Terror (Indy)
  • Gore Shriek Resurrectus: Volume 1 (Rough House Publishing)
  • John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night Volume 2 (Storm King Productions)
  • Mythos: Lovecraft’s Worlds (Caliber Comics)
  • The Creeps (Warrant Publishing)

Best Short Story in an Anthology
  • “A Dreadtime Story” - Gore Shriek Resurrectus: Volume 1
  • “Beauty” - Chronicles of Terror #1
  • “Patterns” - John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night: Volume 2
  • “The Finger” - John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night: Volume 2
  • “When the Devil Walked in Dower” - Insane Tales From the Dead #3

Best OGN
  • Alena (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Casefile: Arkham (01 Publishing)
  • Death Follows (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Dylan Dog: Mater Morbi (Epicenter Comics)
  • The Eighth Seal (IDW Publishing)

Best Archival Collection
Collection of previously released material / historical book on Horror Comics
  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Richard Matheson: Master of Terror Graphic Novel Collection (IDW Publishing)
  • The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Snake Tales (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books)
  • The EC Archives: Tales From the Crypt Volume 2 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Vampirella Archives: Volume 13 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Best Writer
  • Kim W. Andersson (Alena)
  • Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Blood Feud, Death Follows)
  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress)
  • Gail Simone (Clean Room)
  • Peter J. Tomasi (House of Penance)

Best Artist
  • Raymund Bermudez (Ex Mortis)
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County)
  • Nik Poliwko (Tiki Surf Witches Want Blood, The Creeps, Tales from Grim County)
  • Jeremy Rock (Eighth Seal)
  • Jonathan Wayshak (Devolution)

Best Colorist
  • Jordan Boyd (Devolution, Vampirella / Aliens)
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County)
  • Laura Müller (Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits)
  • Dave Stewart (House of Penance, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth)
  • Colton Worley (Evil Ernie: Godeater)

Best Inker
  • Raymund Bermudez (ExMortis)
  • Patrick McEvoy (Casefile: Arkham)
  • Terry Moore (Rachel Rising)
  • Nik Poliwko (Tiki Surf Witches Want Blood, The Creeps, Tales from Grim County)
  • Mike Wolfer (Daughters of the Dark Oracle)

Best Letterer
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County)
  • Terry Moore (Rachel Rising)
  • Nate Piekos (Colder: Toss the Bones, Alabaster: The Good, the Bad & The Bird, The Steam Man, Aliens: Defiance, House of Penance, Weird Detective)
  • Derek Rook (Gore Shriek)
  • Rus Wooton (Monstress, Devolution, Outcast)

Best Horror Comic Cover
Fan voting will determine the Winner
  • Clean Room #9 - Jenny Frison
  • Creepy #24 - Ryan Brown
  • Glitterbomb #1 - Djibril Morissette-Phan
  • Gore Shriek Resurrectus Volume 1: Cover B - Putrid Matt Carr
  • The Steam Man #4 - Piotr Kowalski

Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Johnny Craig
  • Gary Reed

Normanton Award Honoree
Presented for a commitment to carrying on the legacy of Horror Comics for generations to come.
  • Craig Yoe


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