Bronze Age Award Winners

Comics Bronze Age is working to compile a complete list of comic-book awards earned by works published from 1970 to 1984. As information is confirmed — preferably via primary-source documentation — it will be added to this page.

1970 AWARD WINNERS

Goethe Awards
(For work published in 1970; awards presented in 1971)

Favorite Pro Writer (tie): Denny O’Neil and Roy Thomas
Favorite Pro Artist: Neal Adams
Favorite Pro Editor: Dick Giordano
Favorite Comic-Book Story: “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight,” by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams, Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (DC)
Favorite Pro Comic Book: Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC)
Favorite Underground Comic: Captain George Presents (Memory Lane)
Favorite Comic-Book Character: Deadman
Favorite Fanzine: Newfangles
Favorite Fan Writer: Jan Strnad
Favorite Fan Artist: Robert Kline

Sources: Rocket’s Blast Comicollector #84 and CBGXtra

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Shazam Awards (Academy of Comic Book Arts)
(For work published in 1970; awards presented in 1971)

Best Drama Writer (Dramatic): Dennis O’Neil
Best Drama Penciler
(Dramatic): Neal Adams
Best Drama Inker
(Dramatic): Dick Giordano
Best Humor Writer (Humor):
Carl Barks
Best Humor Penciler (Humor): Bob Oksner
Best Humor Inker
(Humor): Henry Scarpelli
Best Letterer:
Sam Rosen
Best Colorist:
Jack Adler
Best New Talent:
Barry Smith
Outstanding Achievement by an Individual: Jim Steranko (for The Steranko History of Comics)
Best Story: “No Evil Shall Escape My Sight,” by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams, Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (DC)
Best Continuing Feature: Green Lantern/Green Arrow (DC)
Best Foreign Title: Legionarios del Espacio, by Esteban Maroto
Special Recognition Outside the Field: Nostalgia Press (for comic strip reprints)
Special Plaque: Stan Lee (for forming the ACBA)
Hall of Fame: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Sources: CBGXtra and Wikipedia


1971 AWARD WINNERS

Shazam Awards (Academy of Comic Book Arts)
(For work published in 1971; awards presented in 1972)

Best Writer (Dramatic): Roy Thomas
Best Penciler (Dramatic): Neal Adams
Best Inker (Dramatic): Dick Giordano
Best Writer (Humor): John Albano
Best Penciler (Humor): Dan DeCarlo
Best Inker (Humor): Henry Scarpelli
Best Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Best Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Outstanding New Talent (tie): Michael Kaluta and Richard Corben
Best Foreign Artist: Frank Bellamy
Special Achievement by an Individual: Jack Kirby (for his Fourth World series in DC’s Forever People, Jimmy Olsen, Mister Miracle and New Gods)
Best Individual Story: “Snowbirds Don’t Fly,” by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams, Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85 (DC)
Best Continuing Feature: Conan the Barbarian (Marvel)
Special Recognition: Gil Kane (for Blackmark, his paperback comics novel)
Hall of Fame: Will Eisner

Sources: CBGXtra and Wikipedia


1972 AWARD WINNERS

Goethe Awards
(For work published in 1972; awards presented in 1973)

Favorite Pro Writer: Roy Thomas
Favorite Pro Artist: Barry Windsor-Smith
Favorite Pro Editor: Roy Thomas
Favorite Comic-Book Story: “The Black Hound of Vengeance!,” by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, Conan the Barbarian #20 (Marvel)
Favorite Pro Comic Book: Conan the Barbarian
Favorite Non-Newsstand Comic Book: The Menomonee Falls Gazette (Street)
Favorite Comic-Book Character: Conan
Favorite Fan Magazine: The Comic Reader
Favorite Fan Writers: Don and Maggie Thompson
Favorite Fan Artist: Richard Corben

Source: CBGXtra

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Shazam Awards (Academy of Comic Book Arts)
(For work published in 1972; awards presented in 1973)

Best Writer (Dramatic): Len Wein
Best Penciler (Dramatic): Bernie Wrightson
Best Inker (Dramatic) (tie): Tom Palmer and John Severin
Best Inker (Humor): Sergio Aragonés
Best Individual Story: “Dark Genesis,” by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing #1 (DC)
Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic): “The Demon Within,” by John Albano and Jim Aparo, House of Mystery #201 (DC)
Best Humor Story: “The Poster Plague”, by Steve Skeates and Sergio Aragonés, House of Mystery #202 (DC)
Best Continuing Feature: Conan the Barbarian
Special Award: DC letterer/proofreader Gerda Gattel (for “bringing her special warmth to our history”)
Superior Achievement by an Individual: Julius Schwartz (for “bringing the Shazam Family back into print”)

Sources: CBGXtra and Wikipedia


1973 AWARD WINNERS

Comic Fan Art Awards
(For work published in 1973; awards presented in 1974)

Favorite Pro Writer: Len Wein
Favorite Pro Artist: Bernie Wrightson
Favorite Pro Editor: Roy Thomas
Favorite Comic-Book Story: “Night of the Bat,” by Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson and Joe Orlando, Swamp Thing #7 (DC) (Comics Bronze Age review)
Favorite Pro Comic Book: Swamp Thing
Favorite Comic-Book Character: Conan
Favorite Fan Magazine: The Comic Reader
Favorite Fan Writer: Don and Maggie Thompson
Favorite Fan Artist: Don Newton

Source: CBGXtra

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Shazam Awards (Academy of Comic Book Arts)
(For work published in 1973; awards presented in 1974)

Best Writer (Dramatic): Archie Goodwin
Best Penciler (Dramatic): Berni Wrightson
Best Inker (Dramatic): Dick Giordano
Best Writer (Humor) (tie): Stu Schwartzberg and Steve Skeates
Best Penciler (Humor): Marie Severin
Best Inker (Humor): Ralph Reese
Best Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Best Colorist: Glynis Wein
Best Foreign Comic Series: Lieutenant Blueberry
Outstanding New Talent (tie): Walt Simonson and Jim Starlin
Superior Achievement by an Individual: Richard Corben
Best Individual Story: “Song of Red Sonja,” by Roy Thomas and Barry Smith, Conan the Barbarian #24 (Marvel)
Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic): “The Himalayan Incident,” by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson, Detective Comics #437 (DC)
Best Humor Story: “The Gourmet,” Plop! #1 (DC)
Hall of Fame: Carl Barks

Sources: CBGXtra and Wikipedia


1974 AWARD WINNERS

Comic Fan Art Awards
(For work published in 1974; awards presented in 1975?)

Favorite Writer: Roy Thomas
Favorite Penciler: Jim Starlin
Favorite Inker: Tom Palmer
Favorite Editor: Roy Thomas
Favorite Comic Book: E-Man
Favorite Fanzine: The Comic Reader

Source: CBGXtra

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Shazam Awards (Academy of Comic Book Arts)
(For work published in 1974; awards presented in 1975)

Best Writer (Dramatic): Archie Goodwin
Best Penciler (Dramatic): John Buscema
Best Inker (Dramatic): Dick Giordano
Best Writer (Humor): Steve Skeates
Best Penciler (Humor): Marie Severin
Best Inker (Humor): Ralph Reese
Best Letterer: John Costanza
Best Colorist: Tatjana Wood
Outstanding New Talent: P. Craig Russell
Superior Achievement by an Individual: Roy Thomas
Best Continuing Feature: Conan the Barbarian (Marvel)
Best Individual Story: “Götterdämmerung”, Detective Comics #443 (DC)
Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic): “Cathedral Perilous,” by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson, Detective Comics #441 (DC)
Best Humor Story: “Kaspar the Dead Baby,” Crazy #8 (Marvel)
Hall of Fame: Jack Kirby

Sources: CBGXtra and Wikipedia


1982 AWARD WINNERS

Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards
(For work published in 1981; awards presented in 1982)

Favorite Writer: Frank Miller
Favorite Artist: Frank Miller
Favorite Editor (tie): Al Milgrom and Len Wein
Favorite Comic Book Story: “Last Hand,” by Frank Miller, Daredevil #181 (Marvel)
Favorite Comic Book: The Uncanny X-Men (Marvel)
Favorite Character: Wolverine

Source: CBGXtra


1983 AWARD WINNERS

Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards
(For work published in 1982; awards presented in 1983)

Favorite Writer (tie): Chris Claremont and Dave Sim
Favorite Artist: George Pérez
Favorite Editor: Mike Gold
Favorite Comic Book Story (tie): “Doom!” by Walter Simonson, Thor #337 (Marvel), and “Hard Times,” by Howard Chaykin, American Flagg! #1-3 (First)
Favorite Comic Book: American Flagg! (First)
Favorite Character (tie): Batman, Cerebus and Reuben Flagg

Source: CBGXtra


1984 AWARD WINNERS

Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards
(For work published in 1983; awards presented in 1984)

Favorite Writer: Chris Claremont
Favorite Artist: John Byrne
Favorite Editor: Jim Shooter
Favorite Comic Book Story: “The Judas Contract,” by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Tales of the Teen Titans #42-44 and Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3 (DC)
Favorite Comic Book: The Uncanny X-Men (Marvel)
Favorite Character: Wolverine
Favorite Original Book: Dazzler: The Movie (Marvel Graphic Novel #12) by Jim Shooter, Frank Springer, and Vince Colletta

Source: CBGXtra


OTHER AWARD WINNERS

100 Greatest Marvels of All Time
(Marvel reader poll in 2001; only Bronze Age issues listed here)

98. Fantastic Four #232 (Comics Bronze Age review)
96. The Amazing Spider-Man #101
93. X-Men (Uncanny) #145
92. Captain Marvel #34
91. X-Men (Uncanny) #121
85. The Amazing Spider-Man #238
84. The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (Comics Bronze Age review)
73. Iron Man #55
72. X-Men (Uncanny) #162
71. X-Men (Uncanny) #172
65. X-Men (Uncanny) #129
62. New Mutants #1 (Comics Bronze Age review)
61. X-Men (Uncanny) #100
59. Iron Fist #14
54. Marvel Spotlight #5
51. X-Men (Uncanny) #108
50. The Amazing Spider-Man #129
49. X-Men (Uncanny) #171
47. X-Men (Uncanny) #159
37. Wolverine #4
32. X-Men (Uncanny) #95
25. X-Men (Uncanny) #141
22. Daredevil #181
19. The Amazing Spider-Man #122
17. The Incredible Hulk #181
6. The Amazing Spider-Man #121
4. Giant-Size X-Men #1
3. X-Men (Uncanny) #137 (Comics Bronze Age review)

Note: 1970’s Fantastic Four #100 made the list at 58, but Comics Bronze Age considers all issues by the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby team to be pre-Bronze. Likewise, 1984’s Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 (36) and #8 (89) both made the list, but Comics Bronze Age regards that series as one of the signposts of Marvel’s post-Bronze period.

Source: Wikipedia

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