Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2020 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Recommended Reading, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2020 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 11 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

Gideon Falls – Vol 3: Stations of the Cross, by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino and Dave Stewart
Invisible Kingdom, Vol 1, by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
Mare Internum, by Der-Shing Helmer
Magnificent Ms Marvel, Vol 1: Destined by Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
Monstress, Vol 4: The Chosen by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Ms Marvel, Vol 10: Time and Again by Saladin Ahmed, Hasan Minhaj, Rainbow Rowell, G. Willow Wilson, Elmo Bondoc, Gustavo Duarte, Nico Leon and Bob Quinn
Paper Girls, Vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
Sabrina the Teenage Witch,Vol 1, by Kelly Thompson, Veronica Fish and Andy Fish
Skip, by Molly Mendoza

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Note: this year there were a number of great TV show seasons which deserve consideration as a whole, although individual episodes for all of these are also eligible in short form. For ease of consideration, we've separated movies and shows in the list below.


Ad Astra (20th Century Fox)
Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios)
Captain Marvel (Marvel Studios)
Fast Color (LD Entertainment)
Frozen 2 (Disney)
Joker (Warner Bros Pictures)
Parasite (Barunson E&A)
Prospect (Gunpowder and Sky)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Marvel Studios)
Toy Story 4 (Pixar)
Us (Monkeypaw Productions)


TV Seasons:
The Dragon Prince: Season 3 (Netflix)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon Prime)
Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
The Mandalorian: Season 1 (Disney Plus)
Stranger Things: Season 3 (Netflix)
Undone: Season 1 (Amazon Prime)
Watchmen (HBO)
The Witcher: Season 1 (Netflix)



Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
The Good Place Season 4, Episode 4: Tinker Tailor Demon Spy (NBC)
The Good Place Season 3, Episode 10: The Book of Dougs (NBC)
The History of the X-Men (Marvel)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3, Episode 3: "Once Upon a Time in the Waste" (Netflix)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 4, Episode 13: Destiny Part 2 (Netflix)
Steven Universe Season 5, Episode 29: Change Your Mind (Cartoon Network)
Watchmen Episode 8: A God Walks Into Abar (HBO)