DC Comics Wins Two 2011 Prism Awards


The PRISM Awards are a nationally-televised awards show recognizing the accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Established in 1997, the PRISM Awards honor productions that are not only powerfully entertaining, but realistically show substance abuse and addiction, as well as mental health issues.

Last Saturday, at the 15th annual Prism awards ceremony, DC Comics were awarded both slots in the category of ‘Comic Book of Graphic Novel’, with the following stories:

  • Greek Street #12-14 (Vertigo Comics)
  • Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #1-4 (DC Comics)

Beating out the competition, which included:

  • Hawkeye and Mockingbird #1-6 (Marvel Comics)
  • Neil Young’s Greendale (Vertigo Comics)
  • Dark Avengers Annual #1/Dark Avengers #13-16/Siege #1-4/Sentry: Fallen Sun #1 (Marvel Comics)

Here’s what DC has to say about the wining titles:

The DC series RISE OF ARSENAL by writer J.T. Krul and artists Geraldo Borges and Marlo Alquiza centered on Roy Harper’s long-standing battle with drug addiction in the wake of the loss of his daughter’s life. The “Ajax” storyline in Vertigo’s GREEK STREET by writer Peter Milligan and artist Werther Dell’Edera, which dealt with issues including Post-traumatic stress disorder, was also presented an award.

GREEK STREET, VOL. 3, which includes the PRISM Award winning issues #12-14, will be released in trade paperback form this September. RISE OF ARSENAL issues #1-4 are available in the recently published hardcover collection, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL.

You can find the full list of award winners here.

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