Hugo Awards add Graphic Novel Category

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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2 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    "Watchmen" did not win the "Best Novel" Hugo. John (Guidry) and Justin (Winston) declared – among the many bad decisions they made – declared that it was not eligible. (When i asked John why not, he said "It's a comic book" I pointed out that it met the Higo Rules definition of a novel, and John said "It's a comicbook")A "Best Other Forms" Hugo was created, specifically to give a Hugo to "Watchmen" (though i don't know if any of the NOLaCon people would admit it).I consider John & Justin friends, but they were *so* wrong about almost everything they did in 1988…

  2. Kevin Standlee says:

    As Mike Webber said, Watchmen did not win the 1988 Hugo Award for Best Novel. (That was won by David Brin's The Uplift War. As you can see by the official results, it won an award in a special category for Other Form added using the same Additional Category rule that Anticipation is using to add Best Graphic Story to the 2009 Hugo Award ballot.Incidentally, for the past few years, works such as Watchmen were eligible — but in Best Related Book, rather than in one of the written-fiction categories. Shaun Tan's graphic novel The Arrival was nominated in this category this year, for instance. I wrote about the proposal to add Best Graphic Story as a permanent category in more detail on my LiveJournal.