Preliminary ballot announced for this year’s Bram Stoker Awards

The annual awards recognize “superior achievement” in horror and dark fiction, including graphic novels.

The Horror Writers Association has announced the preliminary ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards. The annual awards for horror/dark fiction include a “Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel” category.

The graphic novel category includes 10 selections that voting members can choose from to select the final ballot and eventual winner. The final ballot is expected to be announced in late February.

Four selections this year come from Image, while three were published by BOOM! Studios. Of particular note is that James Tynion IV appears on the ballot for four different works — The Closet, The Nice House on the Lake, House of Slaughter and Something is Killing the Children.

The preliminary books listed in the graphic novel category are:

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Kolchak: The Night Stalker: 50th Anniversary, James Aquilone, ed. (Moonstone)

Killadelphia Vol. 4, Rodney Barnes (author), Jason Shawn Alexander (artist), Luis NCT (artist), and Chris Mitten (artist) (Image Comics)

Eat the Rich, Sarah Gailey (author), Pius Bak (artist) (BOOM! Studios)

Little Monsters

Little Monsters Vol. 1, Jeff Lemire (author), Dustin Nguyen (artist) (Image Comics)

Kraken Inferno: The Last Hunt, Alessandro Manzetti (author), Stefano Cardoselli (artist) (Independent Legions)

House of Slaughter Vol. 1, James Tynion IV and Tate Bromba (authors)l, Chris Shehan (artist) (BOOM! Studios)

The Nice House on the Lake Vol. 1, James Tynion IV (author), Alvaro Martinez Bueno (artist) (DC)

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 4, James Tynion IV (author), Werther Dell’Edera (artist) (BOOM! Studios)

The Closet

The Closet Vol. 1, James Tynion IV (author), Gavin Fullerton and Chris O’Halloran (artists) (Image Comics)

The Me You Love in the Dark, Skottie Young (author), Jorge Corona (artist) (Image Comics)

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