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1972 Academy of Comic Book Arts Awards

(For material published in 1972; awarded in 1973)

Best Continuing Feature

  • [Unknown]

Best Individual Story (Dramatic)

  • "The Black Hound of Vengeance," by Roy Thomas & Barry Smith, from Conan the Barbarian #20 (Marvel)
  • "Dark Genesis," by Len Wein & Berni Wrightson, from Swamp Thing #1 (DC) *

Best Individual Short Story (Dramatic)

  • "The Demon Within," by John Albano & Jim Aparo, from House of Mystery #201 (DC) *

Best Writer (Dramatic Division)

  • Len Wein, (Swamp Thing) *

Best Penciller (Dramatic Division)

  • Berni Wrightson (Swamp Thing) *

Best Inker (Dramatic Division)

  • [Unknown]

Best Humor Story

  • "The Poster Plague," by Steve Skeates & Sergio Aragones, from House of Mystery #202 *

Best Writer (Humor Division)

  • [Unknown]

Best Penciller (Humor Division)

  • [Unknown]

Best Inker (Humor Division)

  • Sergio Aragones (Mad) *

Best Letterer

  • [Unknown]

Best Colorist

  • [Unknown]

Outstanding New Talent

  • [Unknown]

Special Award

  • Gerda Gattel (DC's proofreader, previously a letterer; "For bringing her special warmth to our history") *

Superior Achievement by an Individual

  • Julie Schwartz (for bringing the Shazam Family back into print) *

Hall of Fame

  • [Unknown]