(5th Annual) Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum's 1996 Don Thompson Awards
Awarded to books published during that year; announced at the 1997 Motor
City Comic Con.
(Winners marked with *)
Individual Awards 1. Best Achievement by a Writer Kurt Busiek 2. Best Achievement by a Penciller Brent Anderson 3. Best Achievement by an Inker George Perez 4. Best Achievement by a Painter Alex Ross 5. Best Achievement by a Letterer Todd Klein 6. Best Achievement by a Colorist Patricia Mulvihill 7. Best Achievement by a Cover Artist Alex Ross 8. Best Achievement by an Editore Fabian Nicieza 7. Best Achievement by a Writer/Artist Frank Miller 10. Best Achievement by a Publisher Homage 11. Best Achievement by a Cartoonist (TIE) Sergio Aragones and Batton Lash 12. Best Achievement by a New Talent Mark Crilley Comic Awards for Specific Works 1. Best Continuing Series Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Image/Homage) 2. Best Limited Series Kingdom Come (DC) 3. Best New Series Leave It to Chance (Homage) 4. Best Graphic Novel Batman/Captain America (DC/Marvel) 5. Best Single Issue Kurt Busiek's Astro City v. 2, #1: "Welcome to Astro City" (Homage) 6. Best Story Arc (TIE) Kurt Busiek's Astro City v. 2, #2-3: "Everyday Lives"/ "Adventures in Other Worlds" (Homage) Captain America #450-453: "Man Without a Country" (Marvel) 7. Best Non-Fiction Work Fax From Sarajevo (Dark Horse) 8. Best Reprint Series or Collection Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City (Homage) 9. Best Cover Kingdom Come #4 (DC) 10. Best Publication Design Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City (Homage) 11. Best Marketing Idea "Adventures"-style books (DC/Marvel) 12. Most Improved Series Stormwatch (Image) 13. Best Newspaper Strip Dilbert 14. Best American Publication of Foreign Material Gon (DC/Paradox Press) 15. Best Publication About Comics Comic Buyer's Guide 16. Best Anthology Comic Batman: Black and White (DC) Animation Awards: 1. Best Long-form (1 hr +) Animation Superman Adventures: The Last Son of Krypton 2. Best Short-form/TV Animation The Simpsons