“Black Panther: World of Wakanda” wins the 2018 GLAAD Media Award for outstanding comic

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Last updated on December 10th, 2021

On top of “Black Panther””s record-breaking box office run comes even more good news. Marvel’s spin-off comic “World of Wakanda” is this year’s GLAAD Media Award winner for outstanding comic book.

Here’s a look at the other comic- and animation-related winners in each category. A full list of winners is available here. Note the awards are split into two parts; the remaining winners (including for wide-release outstanding film) will be announced May 5. I’ll update this post then.

Outstanding film (wide release)

  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Lady Bird
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • The Shape of Water

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character)

  • “Thanksgiving,” Master of None, Netflix (winner)
  • “Chapter 8,” Legion, FX
  • “Grace,” Pure Genius, CBS
  • “Lady Cha Cha,” Easy, Netflix
  • “The Missionaries,” Room 104, HBO

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming

  • Andi Mack, Disney Channel (winner)
  • Danger & Eggs, Amazon
  • “The Emergency Plan,” Doc McStuffins, Disney Channel
  • Steven Universe, Cartoon Network
  • The Loud House, Nickelodeon

Outstanding Comic Book

  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Marvel (winner)
  • America, Marvel
  • The Backstagers, Boom! Studios
  • Batwoman, DC Comics
  • Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, DC Comics
  • Goldie Vance, Boom! Studios
  • Iceman, Marvel
  • Lumberjanes, Boom! Studios
  • Quantum Teens are Go, Black Mask Comics
  • The Woods, Boom! Studios


“World of Wakanda” focuses on the rest of Wakanda outside of T’Challa. Specifically, it features Ayo and Aneka, two members of the Dora Milaje, and their relationship with each other. One of the “Black Panther” film’s few criticisms has been the lack of depicting this relationship. Of course, this is something that could be corrected in the (now-inevitable) sequel.

A Disney-related production also won for the new “Kids & Family” category. Ironically, the winner is the only entry nominated that isn’t animated—the new Disney Channel dramedy “Andi Mack.” The show’s also been nominated for a Peabody Award.

“Master of None” is a dramedy (yes, another one) on Netflix about the life of an Indian-American actor.

“Rainbow Flag” by nathanmac87 is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (Flickr / cropped from original)

Anthony Dean

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