2019 SHIELD Awards Winners!

The SHIELD Awards
The Superman Homepage Indicator of Excellence in Literature and Design Awards

The voting booth for our 19th annual awards ceremony for the world of Superman has closed!

Voting began on November 15, 2019 and ended at 11.59pm EST on December 15, 2019.

The 2019 SHIELD Awards gave you, the fans, the opportunity to voice your opinions about comic books with a 2019 cover date, Superman related Movies, TV shows, and Superman merchandise released in 2019.

Everyone who voted in the 2019 SHIELD Awards automatically went into the draw for a chance to win an autographed copy of “The Death and Return of Superman” animated movie on Blu-ray, signed by Executive Producer James Tucker and others, thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The “The Death and Return of Superman” animated movie on Blu-ray is the perfect holiday gift for all Superman fans! Order yours now from Amazon.com.

The winner is: Brian Hofman.

Congratulations! Your “The Death and Return of Superman” animated movie on Blu-ray will be sent to you shortly.

The results have been forwarded on to DC Comics, Warner Bros., The CW, Syfy, and the various winners. Congratulations to those creative people involved!

Here are the results…

2019 SHIELD Award Winners


With Dan Jurgens out of the picture this year, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Brian Michael Bendis would easily take out this title, seeing as how he’s writing both “Action Comics” and “Superman”. But it was Geoff Johns who came out the winner for his work on “Doomsday Clock”. Proving once and for all that the delays on that title did not hurt its popularity.

Geoff Johns (Doomsday Clock) 37.1%
Brian Michael Bendis (Superman/Action Comics/Young Justice) 14.3%
Greg Rucka (Lois Lane) 11.4%
Joshua Williamson (Batman/Superman) 8.6%
Marc Andreyko (Supergirl) 8.6%
James Tynion IV (Justice League) 5.7%
Tom King (Heroes in Crisis) 5.7%
Scott Snyder (Supergirl) 4.35%
Frank Miller (Superman: Year One) 4.35%

BEST COMIC BOOK ARTISTS (Penciller/Inker team)

“Doomsday Clock” once again proved a winner in this category, with Gary Frank taking out this award.

Gary Frank (Doomsday Clock) 22.9%
Clay Mann (Heroes in Crisis) 11.4%
Ivan Reis with Joe Prado & Oclair Albert (Superman) 11.4%
Jorge Jimenez (Justice League) 11.4%
Kevin Maguire and Sean Parsons (Supergirl) 8.6%
John Romita Jr. and Danny Miki (Superman: Year One) 8.6%
Ryan Sook (Action Comics) 2.9%
Szymon Kudranski (Action Comics) 2.9%
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales and Stephen Segovia (Justice League) 2.9%
Francis Manapul (Justice League) 2.9%
David Lafuente (Superman) 2.9%
Mike Perkins (Lois Lane) 2.9%
Patrick Gleason (Young Justice) 2.9%
Javier Fernandez (Justice League) 2.9%


“Action Comics” drops from first to last this year, with “Superman” edging out the new “Batman/Superman” title.

Superman 42.9%
Batman/Superman 34.3%
Action Comics 22.9%

BEST SUPERMAN FAMILY BOOK (i.e. Other Superman-family comics)

With limited ongoing titles in the Superman family of characters, “Supergirl” took top spot in this category in 2019.

Supergirl 45.7%
Justice League 40%
Young Justice 11.4%
Wonder Twins 2.9%

BEST ONE SHOT, LIMITED SERIES, OR GUEST APPEARANCE (i.e. Other Superman-related comics)

It’s another win for “Doomsday Clock,” even though there were only four issues of this title released in 2019.

Doomsday Clock #8-11 25.7%
Man and Superman 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 20%
Lois Lane (12-parts) 14.3%
Superman Smashes The Klan (3-parts) 14.3%
Adventures of the Super Sons (12-parts) 11.4%
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 5.7%
Superman: Year One (3-parts) 5.7%
Event Leviathan (5-parts) 2.9%


With the story branching across both “Superman” and “Supergirl” comic books, “The House of El” saga was a fan favorite in 2019.

The House of El [9-parts] (Superman/Supergirl) 37.1%
Who Are The Six? [3-parts] (Batman/Superman) 20%
Invisible Mafia [6-parts] (Action Comics) 14.3%
Leviathan Rises [5-parts] (Action Comics) 14.3%
The Unity Saga [7-parts] (Superman) 14.3%


Greg Rucka’s Lois Lane story “Enemy of the People” edged out the excellent work being down by Scott Snyder on “Justice League”.

Enemy of the People [4-parts] (Lois Lane) 34.3%
The Sixth Dimension [6-parts] (Justice League) 22.9%
Gang War [3-parts] (Adventures of the Super Sons) 11.4%
Justice/Doom War [5-parts] (Justice League) 8.6%
Legion of Doom [4-parts] (Justice League) 8.6%
Drowned Earth [3-parts] (Justice League) 5.7%
Seven Crises [6-parts] (Young Justice) 5.7%


Superman Smashes The Klan #1
There were a lot of great choices this year, but the dynamic Japanese illustration team known as Gurihiru take out the No. 1 position for this category with their cover for “Superman Smashes The Klan #1”.

Superman Smashes The Klan #1 20.6%
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1 8.8%
Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 8.8%
Superman #10 (Variant Cover) 5.9%
Superman #5 5.9%
Superman #13 5.9%
Young Justice #1 2.9%
Supergirl #33 (Variant Cover) 2.9%
Superman #15 2.9%
Superman #11 2.9%
Man and Superman 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 2.9%
Heroes in Crisis #3 2.9%
Justice League #22 2.9%
Justice League #12 2.9%
Batman/Superman #1 2.9%
Adventures of the Super Sons #12 2.9%
Doomsday Clock #11 2.9%
Doomsday Clock #11 (Variant Cover) 2.9%
Doomsday Clock #10 2.9%
Action Comics #1012 2.9%
Superman Smashes The Klan #1 (Variant Cover) 2.9%


Superman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book Four TP
Collecting Superman #37-45, Superman Special #1 and a story from Action Comics #1000, it was the trade paperback Superman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book Four that fans chose as the winner of this category.

Superman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book Four TP 17.1%
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 6 HC 14.3%
Crisis on Infinite Earths 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC 8.6%
The Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis TP 8.6%
Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Edition Vol. 2 HC 5.7%
Zero Hour 25th Anniversary Omnibus HC 5.7%
All-Star Superman (DC Modern Classic) HC 5.7%
The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus HC New Printing 5.7%
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen by Jack Kirby TP 2.9%
The Death of Superman: The Wake TP 2.9%
Adventures of the Super Sons Vol. 1: Action Detective TP 2.9%
Crisis on Infinite Earths Box Set 2.9%
Final Crisis (DC Essential Edition) TP 2.9%
Heroes in Crisis HC 2.9%
Man and Superman Deluxe Edition HC 2.9%
Superman: Action Comics – The Oz Effect TP 2.9%
Superman: Kryptonite Deluxe Edition HC 2.9%
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC New Edition 2.9%


The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection
“The Death of Superman” Animated Movie took out this award in 2018, so it was only fitting that the combined collection of it and its sequel would be the winner in 2019.

The Death and Return of Superman Complete Film Collection (Animated Movie) 51.4%
Reign of the Supermen (Animated Movie) 17.1%
Supergirl (TV Series) 14.3%
Krypton (TV Series) 8.6%
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (Animated Movie) 5.7%
Dear Justice League TP 2.9%

BEST PRODUCT (i.e. Toys, Statues, Calendar, etc)

Funko POP! Heroes: Deluxe Jim Lee Collection Superman Vinyl Figure
Jim Lee’s artwork is always popular, so is it really any wonder that a Funko POP! version of his Superman design would be a winner with collectors?

Funko POP! Heroes: Deluxe Jim Lee Collection Superman Vinyl Figure 28.6%
2020 Vintage Superman Calendar 14.3%
DC Designer Series: Supergirl by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Statue 11.4%
Mattel Bizarro Action Figure 8.6%
DC Essentials: Supergirl Action Figure 8.6%
NECA 2019 SDCC Exclusive Superman vs Aliens 2-Pack Figure 8.6%
DCeased Superman Action Figure 8.6%
Real Master Series Supergirl (TV Series) 1/8 Scale Figure 5.7%
Mego 14 inch General Zod Figure 2.9%
The Dark Knight Returns Batman vs. Superman Mini Battle Statue 2.9%


There was a bit of a mix up in the poll settings this year, but we were able to deduce from the “Best Writer” category that the most popular episode, amongst those who DID watch “Supergirl” in 2019, (before the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover) was the 13th episode of Season 4 – “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way?”

I don’t watch “Supergirl” 31.4%
Season 4 – Episode 13: What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way? 14.3%
Season 4 – Episode 16: The House of L 8.6%


While the majority vote went to those who don’t watch “Supergirl” again, it was Eric Carrasco who fans voted as the best writer for his work on both “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” and “Red Dawn”.

I don’t watch “Supergirl” 31.4%
Eric Carrasco (What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?; Red Dawn) 14.3%
Dana Horgan (Blood Memory; The House of L; Stranger Beside Me) 8.6%
Rob Wright (Stand and Deliver; The Quest for Peace; Dangerous Liaisons) 8.6%
Aadrita Mukerji (What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?; Crime and Punishment) 5.7%
Dana Horgan (The House of L) 5.7%
Natalie Abrams (Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?) 5.7%
Derek Simon (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Quest for Peace; Event Horizon) 5.7%
Jess Kardos (Stand and Deliver; American Dreamer; In Plain Sight) 2.9%
Nicki Holcomb (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Event Horizon) 2.9%
Katie Rose Rogers (All About Eve; Will The Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?; Stranger Beside Me) 2.9%
Jay Faerber (In Plain Sight) 2.9%
Jessica Queller (Blood Memory) 2.9%


It’s little surprise to see Melissa Benoist take out the Best “Supergirl” Actor category once again. Although David Harewood’s popularity has seen him work his way up the rankings.

Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl) 57.1%
I don’t watch Supergirl 22.9%
David Harewood (J’onn J’onzz) 8.6%
Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) 5.7%
Jesse Rath (Querl Dox/Brainiac-5) 2.9%
Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen) 2.9%


You can’t keep Lex Luthor down for long… and Jon Cryer’s portrayal of the greatest criminal mind of our time was a clear winner.

Jon Cryer (Lex Luthor) 45.7%
I don’t watch Supergirl 28.6%
Sam Wiwter (Benjamin Lockwood) 11.4%
Brenda Strong (Lillian Luthor) 2.9%
Carl Lumbly (M’yrnn J’onzz) 2.9%
Phil LaMarr (Malefic J’onzz) 2.9%
Andrea Brooks (Eve Teschmacher/Hope) 2.9%
Louis Ozawa Changchien (Hat) 2.9%


While “Krypton” ended in 2019, and many fans still didn’t watch it, the series finale proved to be a clear winner amongst fans.

I didn’t watch “Krypton” 42.9%
Season 2 – Episode 10: The Alpha and The Omega 37.1%
Season 2 – Episode 1: Light-Years From Home 8.6%
Season 2 – Episode 7: Zods and Monsters 5.7%
Season 2 – Episode 2: Ghost In The Fire 2.9%
Season 2 – Episode 9: Blood Moon 2.9%


While the finale was the most popular episode, fans were obviously giving due praise to David S. Goyer (once again) for starting the season off so well with “Light-Years From Home”.

I didn’t watch “Krypton” 41.1%
David S. Goyer (Light-Years From Home) 23.5%
Luke Kalteux (Danger Close; The Alpha and The Omega) 14.7%
Cameron Welsh (Light-Years From Home; The Alpha and The Omega) 11.8%
Nadria Tucker (In Zod We Trust; Zods and Monsters) 5.7%
Katie Aldrin (Mercy) 2.9%


Sadly, many people didn’t watch Season 2 of “Krypton”, but of those who did Cameron Cuffe was the obvious winner here, playing the main character of Seg-El.

I didn’t watch “Krypton” 42.9%
Cameron Cuffe (Seg-El) 22.9%
Wallis Day (Nyssa Vex) 11.4%
Blake Ritson (Brainiac/Voice of Rao) 11.4%
Colin Salmon (General Dru-Zod) 5.7%
Shaun Sipos (Adam Strange) 5.7%


The Main Man comes out on top, with Emmett Scanlan’s version of Lobo a clear winner.

Emmett Scanlan (Lobo) 54.3%
I didn’t watch “Krypton” 42.9%
Elliot Cowan (Daron-Vex) 2.9%

That concludes the SHIELD Awards for 2019. We look forward to a great 2020 and another SHIELD Awards ceremony in a year’s time. Thank you all for your participation.