10 Best Ringo Award Winning Comics And Graphic Novels In 2022 – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Named after the legendary Mike Wieringo, 2022’s Ringo Awards celebrated creativity and comics storytelling beautifully.
For comic fans who may not be aware, the Ringo Awards are annual prizes given to comic creators, artists, or series for their achievements. Named after legendary creator Mike Wieringo, the awards were given out during Baltimore Comic-Con on October 29th, 2022.
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Among the Ringo Award winners were various talents, some being recognized creators and beloved continuations of fan favorite series. Others were newcomers, with their own creative skills now acknowledged as future game changers. Above all, each winner had a story that any fan of comics should check out and enjoy.
In Many Deaths Of Laila Star by acclaimed writer Ram V and illustrator Filipe Andrade, humanity is on the verge of discovering the secrets of everlasting life and cheating death. This results in the avatar of Death's imprisonment in the form of a young woman as punishment. Now desiring to break out of her curse, she tries to try to find a way to stop humanity before they attain immortality.
On the vein of other classics like The Sandman and Hellblazer, Many Deaths is filled with mature topics like reincarnation, the afterlife, and humanity's desire to play God. Also, the Middle Eastern aesthetic dominating both the art and storytelling makes this a read to die for.
In the last several decades, mainstream comics have gotten better about diversity and inclusion. In DC Comics, even major characters like Tim Drake (Robin) and John Kent (Superman) have come out and started dating other queer people. However, DC's biggest accomplishment in this arena is the anthology series DC Pride.
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Like Marvel Voices, DC Pride focuses on DC's biggest icons in the queer community, whether it be their popular characters or the writers and artists behind the scenes. This anthology is a true celebration of inclusivity that any superhero fan can enjoy.
In the not too distant future, machines and humans coexist together, with each household featuring its own robotic companion. The story focuses on the distrust brewing between the humans and machines, though, as illustrated through the Walters family, who think their robot is planning something diabolical in their garage.
Written by Mark Russell and drawn by Mike Deodato Jr, Not All Robots is a dark comedic tale filled with surreal jokes as well as heavy subject matter. Exploring ideas about Artificial Intelligence, masculinity, and what it means to be human, the dystopian series will make readers laugh, cry, and even think (hopefully, before the robots come for them).
In the fictional metropolis of Capital City, a strange disease is spreading, afflicting people with random, incurable symptoms. However, there is a small clinic with a bizarre medical team who are trying to find cures and get paid at the same time.
A dark comedy, Clinic of Horrors by Webtoon creators Merryweather and PokuriMio blends a Manga aesthetic with the drama of a medical soap opera and the nightmarish images that plague horror films. It's a truly spine-chilling series for people afraid of monsters, needles, and the present day.
For readers who prefer more realistic and relatable comedy, writer/artist Sarah Andersen's Sarah's Scribbles series is perfect. The webcomic follows the semi-autographical Sarah as she tries to become a full-fledged adult with almost no training.
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Sarah's Scribbles is a true delight for comedy fans, especially for Gen Zers still traversing the path to adulthood. Tackling topics like social anxiety, responsibility, and finding unexpected maturity, the series is full of hilarious antics and sympathetic life lessons for all readers.
Kids from the 2000s remember Avatar: The Last Airbender for its groundbreaking visuals and beloved characters. However, the groundbreaking comic adaptations are less well-known. A nearly perfect continuation of the animated series, it expands on some stories while filling in the gaps of others and exploring the lives of secondary characters from the show.
A fan favorite of the series, Suki the Kyoshi warrior managed to secure her own adventure titled Suki: Alone by writer Faith Erin Hicks and artists Adele Matera and Peter Wartman. During her time imprisoned by the Fire Nation, looks to the frighted prisoners for help while also dealing her own insecurities and doubts. This one-shot is worth the read, staying true to the original story and introducing new fans to an unforgettable hero.
A loose adaptation of classic Greek myths by author and artist Rachel Smythe, Lore Olympus follows Persephone, a young goddess living on Earth. However, she's accepted to a prestige school on Olympus. Here, she met Hades, the cold ruler of the Underworld, both eventually falling in love with each other.
Already one of Webtoons' biggest series, Lore Olympus still draws in new viewers with its blend of Greek mythology and soap opera drama. Still ongoing, with plenty of mysteries left to solve, the mythic melodrama still offers more for fans to discover.
Welcome to a world where gigantic monsters have become the Earth's dominant species, leaving a wasteland in their wake. The series follow two sisters, the level-headed Rainbow and the wild child Jonna, as they search for their lost father.
An all-ages adventure by husband and wife duo Chris and Laura Samnee, the series has something for everyone. From fighting monsters to likable characters, the series focus on family rings true for a tale that both kids and adults can find charming and entertaining.
Something is stirring in the small town of Archer's Peak. At night, children are vanishing, the survivors whispering tales of enigmatic monsters. The only person willing to fight for these frightened kids is Erica Slaughter, a mysterious monster hunter with unknown ties to the creatures.
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Written by former Batman writer James Tynion IV,Something Is Killing The Children brings the world of the mundane into the realm of grotesque horror. The artwork by Werther Dell'Edera drenches the book in gothic and unnatural images that will help any fan of things that go bump in the night have a wickedly good time.
Fans of crime drama and horror have always been drawn to serial killer documentaries and learning the history of real life villains. Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter and Eric Powell recounts the origins of real life killer Ed Gein.
The graphic novel details young Eddie's story, following the journey that would create the fiend responsible for inspiring cinema villains like Norman Bates and Leatherface.Did You Hear…? is a sad and compelling story filled with mesmerizing artwork that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.
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Timothy Grant is a freelance artist and writer currently residing in New Jersey. A Kubert school alum, fandom fanatic, and all around sweet guy who hopes to make it in the world of comics.


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