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Comics/Graphic Novels (2015-)
Subcategory of Australian Shadows Award
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  • No award was given in this category in 2016 or 2017.

    In 2018, the judges of this category unanimously agreed on a winner, but did not provide a shortlist.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon The Mycelium Complex Daniel Reed , Daniel Reed (illustrator), Victoria : Nautilus Illustrations , 2020 21846764 2020 single work graphic novel

'A desperate crew of survivors flee chainsaw weilding 'Mowermen' in a nightmarish vision of the future. What is it that connects them to a drunken backyard barbeque in present day suburbia?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

For issue 2.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon John Constantine, Hellblazer : Rise and Fall Tom Taylor , Darick Robertson (illustrator), California : DC Comics , 2021 21846838 2021 single work graphic novel

'What would you part with to avoid eternal damnation?

'At 12 years old, John Constantine and his friends try and fail to summon...something. Truth be told, they have no idea what they're doing on the riverbed on the outskirts of town. They're just messing with what they've been told not to mess with, and that's enough for John.

'Witness the adolescence of John Constantine, a rebellious and clueless kid who unwittingly unleashes a demon. A demon who haunts a nation 30 years later by selling the irredeemable one percent on a scam to get into heaven, one that causes evil men with angel wings to fall from the sky.

'Will John stop this demon from obtaining more empires and ruining the world as we know it?

'Will he be happy to let a few more rich bastards fall first, like a vindictive Robin Hood?

'Or will sacrifices need to be made?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon DCeased Tom Taylor , California : DC Comics , 2019 19387070 2019 single work graphic novel

'What happens to the World's Finest if the world ends? With death spreading across the planet, who will live and who will turn in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation?

'It's the end of the world as we know it!

'Six hundred million people worldwide are instantly turned into violent, monstrous engines of destruction when their minds are recoded with a corrupted Anti-Life Equation from Apokolips. The heroes of Earth are fighting a losing battle to save humanity, save the world and save themselves, in one of the most shocking tales ever told in the DC Universe.

'Fighting time, each other and all of humanity, Earth's greatest heroes must rally together for what may very well be their last chance to save the world from the most terrible plague humanity has ever seen. The Anti-Life Equation has been released and is ravaging the world at the viral speed of social media. Once exposed, victims lose their minds, violently attacking all around them.

'The heroes of Earth are fighting a losing battle to save the world...and themselves! With time running out, who will live and who will die in this apocalyptic tale of heroism, sacrifice and annihilation?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon The Demon : Hell Is Earth Andrew Constant , Andrew Hennessy (illustrator), Bradley Walker (illustrator), California : DC Comics , 2018 16787693 2018 selected work graphic novel

Year: 2015

winner y separately published work icon The Road to Golgotha G.N. Braun , Amanda J. Spedding , Monty Borror (illustrator), Australia : Cohesion Press , 2015 9449494 2015 selected work graphic novel

'The Road to Golgotha holds two comics by Australian writers, set to the art of US illustrator Monty Borror.

'"His Own Personal Golgotha" by G.N. Braun follows the awakening of "the man" into a nightmarish world of cemeteries and bones. To achieve anything, he must find out where and who he is.

'"The Road" by Amanda J. Spedding shows us the changes wrought in Riley as she casts off her civilised veneer to allow the goddess within to emerge fully into her birthright.

'Redemption and personal growth are strong themes throughout both stories, and they each hold surprises as the protagonists struggle to come to terms with changes or growth they need to undertake. Travel with them as they go through their own personal golgotha along a road less-travelled.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.