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The Wednesday Waffle: Issue 42 - The Second annual Saucer Awards, part two


Destination Venus Logo

Welcome back to the Saucer Awards! We just have three more awards to hand out, so let's just get right on into it!

BEST CHARACTER

This was the tightest result in the whole awards. Last year's winner - Kate Kane, aka Batwoman wasn't even nominated for this year's awards - although she hasn't had her own solo book this year, which is probably why.

Her cousin Bruce Wayne was in the mix though, as were Nadia "Unstoppable Wasp" Van Dyne, Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise XXV and Five Years, Murder Falcon and Adyss from Heathen.

All would have been worthy winners but in the end there can be only one, and this year the 2020 Saucer Award for BEST CHARACTER goes to Murder Falcon - who for the record beat Adyss by one single vote.

Picture of Murder Falcon

We were very pleased that independent/creator owned characters featured so heavily in the nominations - we reckon it's a clear sign of your excellent taste in comics - and we're thrilled to tiny pieces that the winner and the runner up are from the less mainstream end of the industry.

Murder Falcon, created by Daniel Warren Johnson, is a worthy winner in our view. There's something weirdly inspired about an anthropomorphic falcon with a massive metal arm who fights inter-dimensional monsters, energised by the power of heavy metal. It was a gloriously over-the-top series, and if you missed it we can't recommend the collected edition enough.

The next award was also pretty fiercely contested, because who wouldn't want to win the 2019 Saucer Award for

BEST ARTIST

The nominees in this category were last year's third placed candidate Greg Capullo, Terry Moore, creator of Strangers in Paradise and all the other great books set in that universe, Stand in your Power and Wired up Wrong creator Rachael Smith, and Stjepan Sejic, probably best known at the moment for his gorgeous visuals in the DC Black Label series Harleen.

Well, fans of Gregg Capullo will be pleased to note that he's improved on last year's result by coming second, but the winner of the 2019 Saucer Award for BEST ARTIST is Stjepan Sejic!