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The GLAAD Media Awards honor the best of queer media, and graphic novels are no exception. Here are this year’s comic book nominees.
The 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards has announced its nominees for media that accurately and inclusively represent LGBTQ+ stories. Among the nominees are a number of ongoing comic books and anthologies, including a number of landmark 2022 series from DC and Marvel.
The nominations for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring queer media from 2022 were announced on Wednesday, January 18. Among the categories announced online are "Outstanding Comic Book" and "Outstanding Original Graphic Novel/Anthology." The nominees for these two comic-focused categories, including the creative teams, are as follows:
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The GLAAD organization annually honors the best of queer media, and comic books are no exception. It's no surprise to see a number of groundbreaking 2022 series and anthologies from DC and Marvel on this list, including the likes of Poison Ivy and New Mutants. Tim Drake – the third person to become Robin in DC Comics continuity – only came out as bisexual in late 2021, but the move from DC saw a resurgence of stories for the character, rightly honored here. Marvel's Immortal X-Men brought the longstanding love between Mystique and Destiny to the fore, exploring their centuries-long love story and positioning them as a pivotal force in the entire X-Men line.
It's also notable that a number of independent works are also being honored, such as Sins of the Black Flamingo and I Hate This Place, recognizing that the market for and availability of queer stories in comics continue to expand, even as some come under intense scrutiny and even bans. The 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held later this year, but readers can find these LGBTQ+ series, graphic novels, and anthologies from DC, Marvel, and more in stores now
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Source: GLAAD
Kate O’Donoghue is a writer and poet from Long Island. She recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Purdue University, where she spent a lot of time writing poems about Superman. Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Grist, Spoon River Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, and elsewhere. In addition to writing for Screen Rant, Kate teaches undergraduate courses on poetry and fiction at Purdue. She has been a Robin expert for 10 years and counting, but writing comic book news for Screen Rant means she gets to fulfill her high school dream of being exactly like Lois Lane. Follow her on Twitter for poem thoughts and comic book talk: @kate_odo.

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