STORY OF THE YEAR
WINNER – MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
– A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
– (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
– THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1; Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist
– IS’NANA THE WERE-SPIDER: THE HORNET’S WEB #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer and artist
– KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– MALIKA – DRAGON TRIALS; Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Osas Asemota, artist
– SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
– SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: KILLER CROC/BOOMERANG/AMANDA WALLER; Vita Ayala, writer, Brian Level, Oscar Bazaldua, Matt Merhoff, artist
– WHAT IS RACE?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist

BEST COVER
WINNER – MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
– (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
– KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– THE POWER KNIGHTS; Keithan Jones, writer, Keithan Jones, artist
– SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
– SUPERB VOLUME 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist

BEST WRITER
WINNER – Jamar Nicholas, writer; LEON: PROTECTOR OF THE PLAYGROUND
– Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer; IS’NANA THE WERE-SPIDER: THE HORNET’S WEB #1
– Vita Ayala, writer; SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: KILLER CROC/BOOMERANG/AMANDA WALLER
– Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer; KID CARVERS
– Tim Fielder, writer; MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE
– Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer; THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1
– Roye Okupe, writer; MALIKA – DRAGON TRIALS
– Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer; (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4
– Dedren Snead, writer; SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN
– Kevin Sorrell, writer; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER
– Whit Taylor, writer; WHAT IS RACE?

BEST ARTIST
WINNER – Shauna J. Grant, artist; PRINCESS LOVE PON
– Tim Fielder, artist; MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE
– Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist; SUPERB VOLUME 1
– Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist; THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1
– Ronald Nelson, artist; (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4
– Jamar Nicholas, artist; LEON: PROTECTOR OF THE PLAYGROUND
– Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist; KID CARVERS

BEST MALE CHARACTER
WINNER – Is’nana the Were-Spider; IS’NANA THE WERE-SPIDER: THE HORNET’S WEB #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer, , artist
– Albert Hathaway; HEROES OF HOMEROOM C; Anthony Ruttgaizer, writer, Carlos Granda, artist
– Charley Carver; KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– Jonah Watkins; SUPERB VOLUME 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
– Leon Magnificent; LEON: PROTECTOR OF THE PLAYGROUND; Jamar Nicholas, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist
– Marsalis J. Parker; BLACKWAX BOULEVARD; Dmitri Jackson, writer, Dmitri Jackson, artist
– Michael Cray; WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY #1; Bryan Hill, writer, Bill Sienkiewicz, artist

BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
WINNER – Matty Watty; MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
– Abigail Waller; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
– Ada Turner; THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1; Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist
– Cruz Ochoa; A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
– Devil Girl; MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #21; Brandon Montclare, writer, Natacha Bustos, artist
– Kayla Tate; SUPERB VOLUME 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
– Malika; MALIKA – DRAGON TRIALS; Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Osas Asemota, artist
– Marley Carver; KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– Naima Pepper; (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
– Namazzi; SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
– Princess Love Pon; PRINCESS LOVE PON; Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist

RISING STAR AWARD
WINNER – Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer, , artist; IS’NANA THE WERE-SPIDER: THE HORNET’S WEB #1
– Natacha Bustos, artist; MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #21
– Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez, Hasani McIntosh, Earl Womack, artist; THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1
– Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist; PRINCESS LOVE PON
– Sheena C. Howard, writer, Ray Hieght, artist; SUPERB
– Roye Okupe, writer, Chima Kalu & Raphael Kazeem, artist; MALIKA – WARRIOR QUEEN PART ONE
– Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist; SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN
– Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER

BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC
WINNER – (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist
– KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
– PRINCESS LOVE PON; Shauna J. Grant, writer, Shauna J. Grant, artist
– WHAT IS RACE?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist
– ZULU; Alverne Ball, writer, Michael Watson, artist

BEST REPRINT PUBLICATION
WINNER – MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR V3: SMARTEST THERE IS; Marvel
– DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: THE PROFESSIONAL; DC Comics
– LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI; And… Action! Entertainment

FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK
WINNER – IS’NANA THE WERE-SPIDER: THE HORNET’S WEB #1; Greg Anderson-Elysee, writer, , artist– A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist
– KID CARVERS; Alverne Ball, Jason Reeves, writer, Jason Reeves, Samax Amen, artist
– LEON: PROTECTOR OF THE PLAYGROUND; Jamar Nicholas, writer, Jamar Nicholas, artist
– THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABIGAIL WALLER; Kevin Sorrell, writer, Kevin Sorrell, artist
– MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist
– SORGHUM & SPEAR: SIMADAN; Dedren Snead, writer, Timothy Geathers {pages}; Welinthan Nommo {cover}, artist
– SUPERB VOLUME 1; David F. Walker, Sheen C. Howard, writer, Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez, artist
– WHAT IS RACE?; Whit Taylor, writer, Whit Taylor, artist

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STORY OF THE YEAR WINNER - MATTY’S ROCKET: BOOK ONE; Tim Fielder, writer, Tim Fielder, artist - A.W.O.L.; Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist - (H)AFROCENTRIC VOLS. 1-4; Juliana “Jewels” Smith, writer, Ronald Nelson, artist - THE INVENTION OF E.J. WHITAKER, ISSUE #1; Shawnee Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters), writer, Mark Hernandez,...