The Blackest Night juggernaut continues, with the Green Lantern Corps winning the "Best Team" Cappie. That's the fifth win for BN so far (best writer, best story arc, best mini-series and best new character). However, this one was pretty close as the Corps had to come from behind to take the award away from the Mighty Avengers.
X-Factor was a runner-up for best single issue and most underrated title but it came through with a win for the biggest surprise of the year. Rictor and Shatterstar confirmed years of writer hints and fan speculation by kissing at the end of issue #45.
Scott Pilgrim had to take on Dove, two undead Hawks, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, an undead Elongated Man, Sue Dibny, Rogue, Ares and the whole universe in order to win this award. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe is considered the best fight scene of 2009.
The Legion of Superfluous Heroes loves what Dan Slott is doing with the Avengers. The Mighty Avengers are this year's winners of the "Best Character Recovery" Cappie. Team leader Henry Pym already won "Best Male Character" and the whole group finished second to the Green Lantern Corps for "Best Team."
In one of the most lop-sided wins in the history of the Cappies, Little Boy Blue was given the RIP Award. This is the fourth win this year for Fables, following earlier victories in Best Ongoing Series, Best Villain and Best Cover.
I had asked everyone to vote for two nominees as that would take us to a nice round number of 25 awards. However, while not an outright tie, three nominees clearly had more support than the others. So I'm going with an executive decision and adding all three. That means next year there will be 26 awards. If it turns out to be too many, I may cut one or two based on a lack of support.
The new awards will be: Best Single Panel or Splash Page
Best Superhero Story in Another Media
Best Supporting Character