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The Indie Comix Superlative Awards


Introducing the Indie Comix Superlative Awards by Indie Comix Dispatch: our annual event recognizing standout achievements in the independent comic book industry. These awards are our way of shining a spotlight on the creators and works that have made a significant impact over the year.

Award Categories:

  • Favorite Small Press Publisher: For publishers that have made a notable difference in the indie comic landscape.
  • Favorite Cover: For the most striking and memorable comic book cover of the year.
  • Favorite Villain: For a villain character that has been exceptionally well-crafted.
  • Favorite Hero: For a hero character who has resonated with readers.
  • Favorite Small Press Title: For a title that stands out in terms of storytelling and creativity.
  • Favorite Writer: For a writer whose work is distinguished by its narrative quality.
  • Favorite Artist: For an artist whose visuals significantly enhance the reading experience.
  • Favorite Creator-Owned Title: For a title that showcases the best of independent creative vision.
  • Legacy Award: For an individual, publisher, or series that has made a lasting impact on the indie comic scene.

Nomination Process:
We invite both creators and readers to nominate candidates via our Facebook post comments section, sharing details about the work or creator they believe deserves recognition. Our team will review all submissions carefully before finalizing the nominations.

Selection and Awards:
The Indie Comix Dispatch team will select finalists and ultimately one winner per category for the year 2023. Winners will receive an award from Indie Comix Dispatch in honor of their excellence and dedication to indie comics.

We encourage the indie comic community to participate in these awards by nominating, discussing, and celebrating the remarkable talent within the indie sphere. Let’s come together to support and recognize the best of indie comics this year!


  • Small Press: For the purposes of the ICD Awards, Small Press Publishers are those comic publishers with less than $1,000,000 in annual sales and less than a 10,000 print-run per issue.
  • Trade Paperback:  A trade paperback is a collection of stories originally published in comic books, reprinted in a collected format, usually presenting either a complete miniseries, a story arc from a single title, or a series of stories with an arc or common theme.
  • Graphic Novel: A graphic novel is a long-form, fictional work of sequential art. Unlike stand-alone stories, they have more complex plots and generally tell one larger story.
  • Publisher: A person or company that prepares and issues comic books, graphic novels, or other works for sale.
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