First up, I offer you my TOP TEN COMICS OF 2015 list! A couple of notes: first, I’ve elevated SAGA to HALL OF FAME status. It’s amazing, of course. But it wins every year and I wanted some other books to get a chance to shine. Also, comics had to have at least FOUR issues out this year to qualify. Some contenders like PAPER GIRLS and THE GODDAMNED didn’t quite have enough, but I bet they’ll be appearing next year. Anyhow. Here it is!
10. BIRTHRIGHT (Image) Writer Josh Williamson is proving to be the 2nd best cliffhanger guy in the business, right behind Brian K Vaughan. I never know where this one’s heading next, and I’m loving every page.
9. PREZ (DC) Sad times when DC’s best comic of the year is also their lowest selling. It might not have any Batfolk in it, but what it does have is a timely, hilarious indictment of contemporary politics and its repugnant marriage to corporate interests.
8. THEY’RE NOT LIKE US (Image) Few books come out of the gate as fully realized as this one. It’s a beautiful example of creative synergy, with the three principal creators displaying an impressive hivemind. Putting a new spin on the tropes of teens with powers, and making it feel totally of the moment.
7. RUMBLE (Image) Sometimes not having any plan pays big dividends. James Harren is the best artist in comics you might not have heard of yet. Grab any random issue of this frenetic Gods n’ monsters in current times and you’ll see.
6. ANT-MAN (Marvel) Capturing the tone of the movie perfectly, while still celebrating what makes the comics medium such a unique, fun experience.
5. NAMELESS (Image) A horror comic so alarming you can practically hear screams while you’re reading. Wow.
4. SPIDER-WOMAN (Marvel) Contender for best looking book on the racks, thanks to the lithe fluidity of Javier Rodriguez’ designs, actions, and colors. And writer Dennis Hopeless manages to humanize this decades-old character in a way no one ever has before. Bravo.
3. DAREDEVIL (Marvel) Mark Waid and Chris Samnee ended their landmark run on DD this year, managing to improve upon what had come before while imbuing the book with a different texture. To say this run hold up against all the other great DD runs is about the biggest compliment a fella could offer, but they nailed it.
2. SOUTHERN BASTARDS (Image) I love how this epic southern crime saga is taking its damn sweet time circling around various characters at its own pace, making us hungrier and hungrier for the plot advancement, knowing that when the $#!& hits the fan it will be glorious.
1. TOKYO GHOST (Image) Hopelessly romantic, gritty, beautiful, and bleak. Rick Remender’s and Sean Murphy’s new science fiction masterpiece is only 4 issues in, but that was enough to make a visceral impression.
Next week: Rawn’s top picks and my best graphic novels!
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AMAZING FOREST (IDW) Great looking new sci-fi anthology from forward thinking talent!
VICTORIE CITY (IDW) Horror noir!
PENCIL HEAD (Image) If you haven’t read any of Ted McKeever’s comics, please know that they’re really
weird. And quite good!
ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING (Boom!) That guy.
SHIPPING! Last new comics of the year, out :
ALIENS VAMPIRELLA #5 (OF 6) 3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 CHOI VAR PI
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 LOPEZ VAR PI
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 RANEY MARVEL 92 VAR PI
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 3.99
ASTRO BOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 19.99
ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 06 10.99
ATTACK ON TITAN JUNIOR HIGH GN VOL 04 16.99
BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 (3RD PTG) 3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #13 2.99
BATMAN EUROPA #3 (OF 4) 4.99
BATMAN EUROPA #3 (OF 4) VAR ED PI
BERSERK TP VOL 35 14.99
BLACK CANARY #6 2.99
BLACK MAGICK #3 3.99
BLOOD C GN VOL 04 12.99
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #7 3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #5 (OF 5) 3.99
CARNAGE #3 3.99
CARNAGE #3 DEODATO MARVEL 92 VAR PI
CARNAGE #3 PUTRI VAR PI
CHEWBACCA #5 (OF 5) 3.99
CLARENCE REST STOPS #1 4.99
CODE PRU #1 3.99
COLDER TOSS THE BONES #4 (OF 5) 3.99
CONAN THE AVENGER #21 3.50
CTHULHU GID BANK 22.99
DC COMICS BLACK CANARY BISHOUJO STATUE 69.99
DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #1 (OF 3) 4.99
DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #1 (OF 3) ANKA VAR PI
DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #1 (OF 3) LIEFELD PI
DIE WERGELDER GN 19.99
DOCTOR FATE #7 2.99
DRAX #2 3.99
DREAMING EAGLES #1 3.99
DRIVE #3 (OF 4) 3.99
EAST OF WEST #23 3.50
FLASH #47 3.99
GAHAN WILSON OUT THERE TP 29.99
GOD IS DEAD #46 3.99
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 BLOOD OF THE DRAGON 17.99
HAIL HYDRA TP 16.99
HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #6 (OF 6) 3.99
HOWARD THE DUCK #3 4.99
HOWARD THE DUCK #3 LIEFELD GWENPOOL VAR PI
HOWARD THE DUCK #3 RIVERA VAR PI
HOWLING COMMANDOS OF SHIELD #3 3.99
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE TP VOL 02 16.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR ANNUAL #1 4.99
JAMES BOND #3 3.99
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #10 3.99
JESSICA JONES TP VOL 04 ALIAS 24.99
JUGHEAD #3 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #47 3.99
KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE OMNIBUS ED TP 19.99
LAZARUS #21 3.50
LEGEND OF ZELDA LINK SHIELD REPLICA 20.00
LOBSTER JOHNSON GLASS MANTIS ONE SHOT 3.99
MERCURY HEAT #6 3.99
MORNING GLORIES #49 4.99
MU ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS DIGEST TP VOL 03 9.99
MULTIVERSITY #1 & #2 DIRECTORS CUT 7.99
MY LITTLE PONY A CANTERLOT WEDDING TP 7.99
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO W/LEAF BEAN BAG PLUSH 15.00
NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 FALSE STARTS 19.99
NOVA #3 3.99
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 (OF 5) 3.99
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 (OF 5) MOVIE VAR PI
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 (OF 5) NOWLAN CLASSIC VAR PI
OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1 (OF 5) OUM VAR PI
OMEGA MEN #7 2.99
ORPHAN BLACK HELSINKI #2 (OF 5) 3.99
PLANET HULK TP WARZONES 17.99
RAGNAROK #7 3.99
RAT QUEENS #14 3.99
REVIVAL TP VOL 06 THY LOYAL SONS & DAUGHTERS 14.99
RINGSIDE #2 3.99
RUMBLE #10 3.50
SAVAGE DRAGON #210 3.99
SPAWN #259 2.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #5 3.99
SPIDEY #2 3.99
SPIDEY #2 COIPEL VAR PI
SQUADRON SUPREME #2 3.99
SQUADRON SUPREME #2 KIRK VAR PI
SUPERIOR IRON MAN TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS 19.99
SUPERMAN ANNUAL #3 4.99
SUPERMAN DOOMED TP 29.99
SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #3 3.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #24 3.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #2 4.99
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #4 (OF 10) 3.99
TRANSFORMERS SINS OF WRECKERS #2 (OF 5) 3.99
WAR STORIES #15 3.99
WELCOME BACK #4 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #47 3.99
X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP VOL 03 OMEGA 34.99
That’s it for now, see you soon!