Previous Shortlists


The Excelsior Award has been running since 2011 and if you're wanting to add some new graphic novels and manga to your school library then checking out our previous shortlists is an excellent idea. You know they'll be suitable for 11-16 year olds and you will also know that any books that finished in the top three have been popular with teens! 


2018 Shortlists

Winner - Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles by Tom King, Mikel Janin and Clay Mann (DC)

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2017 Shortlists

Winner - Superman: Lois and Clark by Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks (DC)

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2016 Shortlists

Winner - Darth Vader, Volume 1: Vader by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)

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2015 Shortlists

Winner - Superman / Wonder Woman: Power Couple by Charles Soule and Tony Daniel (DC)

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2014 Shortlist

Winner - Earth 2: The Gathering by James Robinson and Nicola Scott (DC)

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2013 Shortlist

Winner - Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar (DC)

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2012 Shortlist

Winner - Star Wars: Blood Ties by Tom Taylor and Chris Scalf (Dark Horse)

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2011 Shortlist

Winner - Black Butler, Volume 1 by Yana Toboso (Yen Press)

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