Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Comic Book Series
The next set of geeky categories involve the Best New & Returning Comic Book Series. As is usually the case, both these categories were extremely close-run things, with only a couple of percentage points between the top three shows. However, only one show can take the gold, so here are the comic book dramas you loved the most.
Best New Comic Book Series
Nominees: Black Lightning, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Happy!, Krypton, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Marvel’s Runaways
Silver: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Marvel’s Runaways
In the battle of DC vs. Marvel, it was the latter who ended up taking the top spot for New Comic Book Series with ‘Runaways’. Based on the 2003 comic book by Brian K. Vaughan (Buffy Season 8, Saga) and Adrian Alphona (Ms. Marvel, Uncanny X-Force), Runaways follows a group of teens who, despite their dislike of each other, must band together against a common enemy… Their parents… When the group discover their various elders are actually part of an evil cabal called ‘PRIDE’, the teens start to learn their true heritage. Some find they have abilities, whilst others decide to swipe some magical items from their evil parents and set out to defeat them.
‘Marvel’s Runaways‘ Season 2 premieres Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 at 9pm on Syfy UK.
Best Returning Comic Book Series
Nominees: Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Daredevil, Gotham, iZombie, Legion, The Flash, The Walking Dead
Silver: Agents of SHIELD
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: The Walking Dead
In a result that may surprise some people, ‘The Walking Dead’ has once again taken the Gold in Returning Comic Book Series. It’s been a rough year for the zombie drama, but also one of renewal. They lost their leading man, as Andrew Lincoln decided to move on to new(ish) pastures. They also lost star Lauren Cohan who found work elsewhere following contractual issues. Many people had sighted it’s dramatic drop in viewing figures in the US as a signal it would end. However, as we’ve pointed out a number of times on the site, it is still, by far, the biggest show on US network AMC, followed by its sister show ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, so they aren’t going to let the franchise die. In fact, the next few years will see them ramp up TWD production with a series of movies starring the aforementioned Mr. Lincoln.
It also should be mentioned that new showrunner, Angela Kang, is crushing it with Season 9. Whereas Season 8 felt like wading through mud in places, Season 9 is better paced and has a fresh new feel to it. If you dropped out of ‘The Walking Dead’ in previous seasons, this year is a great time to jump back on the zombie train. You might also want to check out ‘The Walking Dead UK Podcast‘ which we co-host with the guys over at Entertainment Talk.
‘The Walking Dead‘ Season 9 part 2, premieres Monday, 11th February 2019 at 9pm on Fox UK.