Category Archives: Minty Awards

Episode 032 “Top ’10”

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The Grammys are behind us and the Oscars are just around the corner.  We’re right in the heart of awards season and as such, it’s time for the 3rd annual Minty Awards.  In this episode, we roll out the red carpet and send 2010 out in style by naming our favorite comics, creators, characters and more.
We wrap things up with an uncharacteristically-intelligent conversation on the current state of comics and a look ahead to 2011

Listen to find out who Aardvark and Ben picked as their favorites and join us on Facebook to tell us who your winners were in the following categories:

Characters
Hero of the Year
Villain of the Year
Team of the Year
*Non-Superhero Character of the Year

Industry
Comic Movie of the Year
*Comic TV Show of the Year
Publisher of the Year
*Biggest Disappointment of the Year

Creators
Best Colorist
Best Inker
Best Penciler
Best Writer

Books
Best Cover
Best Marvel Title
Best DC Title
Best Creator-Owned Title
Best Graphic Novel and/or Collected Edition
Best Single Issue
Best New Series
Best Mini-Series
Best Ongoing Series

* new category this year

Music in this episode by: Bad City, Kings of Leon, Green Day,
the Beatles

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Episode 020 – “Party Like It’s 2009”

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In our landmark 20th Episode, we step outside the cozy confines of the Comic Cave and Saddle up with the Brothers Proulx at Double Midnight Comics to recap the best of 2009 in the 2nd Annual Minty Awards.

First we take a look back at the decade that was, and what it meant for comics. Then it’s off to the red carpet, where we hand out our best of 2009 awards in the following categories:

CHARACTERS
Hero of the Year
Villain of the Year
Team of the Year
Breakout Character of the Year

INDUSTRY
Best Comic Book Movie
News story of the Year
Publisher of the Year

CREATORS
Best Colorist
Best Inker
Best Penciler
Best Writer

COMICS
Best Marvel book
Best DC book
Best “Independent”
Best Cover
Best Original Graphic Novel
or Collected Edition
Best Single Issue 
Best New Series
Best Mini-Series
Best Ongoing Series

Music in this episode by: Bonnie Tyler, Flight of the Conchords, Reef, Dave Matthews and Stan Bush.

Episode 008 – “Timewarp”

jokeroscarIn this action-packed episode that defies chronological order, our heroes take you back in time to recap the comic book worlds Best of 2008 (51:15). But first, Paul Huot drops by to give us the Newbie Book Report (05:50). All this, plus some BIG REVEALS – the Near Mint Comic Show will never be the same!

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The Newbie Book Report 
Near Mint Comic Show: Best of 2008
Newsarama: “Two options? That’s it?”
The Theater of Public Influence

 

Near Mint Comic Show: Best of 2008

We’re picking the best comics of ’08 and we need your help

20082008.  For every year older we get, it seems like the years get that much shorter.  Years, as they say, just roll by like a broken down dam.  But for us comics fans, a lot can happen in a year.  A year that saw an invasion unfold and a crisis near finality, a year that gave us a new Captain America and a … um … RIP’d Batman, a year with 3 glorious issues of All-Star Batman & Robin, can feel like a very long time.   Continue reading Near Mint Comic Show: Best of 2008