Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Award Longlist, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2017 Hugo Award Longlist (see part 1 here). Today will look at Graphic Story and the two Dramatic Presentation categories. 

As before, we here at 'nerds of a feather, flock together' are presenting a collective longlist of potential Hugo nominees that we think are worthy of your consideration. These selections represent the spectrum of tastes, tendencies, and predilections found among our group of 13 writers.

As a reminder, this list should not at all be considered comprehensive. Some outstanding works will not make our longlist for the simple reason that we have not seen or read it. We encourage you to think of this as a list of candidates to consider alongside works which you are already familiar, nothing more and nothing less.

Graphic Story

Landry Mark, Art by Ashley Witter and Richard Pace. Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water [Titan Comics, 2016]

Liu, Marjorie., Art by Sana Takeda. Monstress: Awakening [Image Comics, 2016]

Sanderson, Brandon & Rik Hoshin. White Sand: Volume 1 [Dynamite Comics, 2016]

Vaughan, Brian K., Art by Cliff Chiang. Paper Girls: Volume 1 [Image Comics, 2016]

Vaughan, Brian K., Art by Fiona Staples. Saga: Volume 6 [Image Comics, 2016]

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Arrival, directed by Dennis Villeneuve [Paramount Pictures, 2016]

Captain America: Civil War, directed by Joe & Anthony Russo [Marvel Studios, 2016]

Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller [20th Century Fox, 2016]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards [Lucasfilm, 2016]

Sense8: Happy Fucking New Year, directed by Lana Wachowski [Netflix, 2016]

Zootopia, directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Moore [Walt Disney Pictures, 2016]

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Season Two), created by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Tom Spezialy [Starz, 2016]
Recommended Episodes: "The Morgue" (Ep 2), "Ashy Slashy" (Ep 8)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Season One), created by Max Landis (BBC America, 2016)
Recommended Episode: "Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things" (Ep 8)

Game of Thrones (Season Six), created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss [HBO, 2016]
Recommended Episodes: "The Door" (Ep 5), "Battle of the Bastards"(Ep 9)

The Expanse (Season One), created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, [Syfy, 2016]
Recommended Episode: "Leviathan Wakes" (Ep 10)

iZombie (Season Two), created by Rob Thomas [CW, 2016]
Recommended Episodes: "Salivation Army" (Ep 19), "Love & Basketball" (Ep 5)

The Shannara Chronicles (Season One), [MTV, 2016]

Stranger Things (Season One), created by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer [Netflix, 2016]
Recommended Episodes: "Chapter Four: The Body," "Chapter Six: The Monster"

Westworld (Season One), created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy [HBO, 2016]
Recommended Episodes: "Trompe L'Oeil" (Ep 7) "The Bicameral Mind" (Ep 10)

X-Files (Season Ten), created by Chris Carter [Fox, 2016]
Recommended Episode: "Founders Mutation" (Ep 2)

POSTED BY: Joe Sherry - Writer / Editor at Adventures in Reading since 2004. Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2015, editor since 2016. Minnesotan.