The List – Comics


What follows is every comic book story or run I’ve read in the past 11 months, ordered from least-favorite to favorite. It does not include ongoing series I am following month-to-month, nor does it include the many 70’s Marvel comics I have been reading for Days of Thunder. As such, it represents a fraction of my total comics consumption.

51. Ichiro
50. Solomon’s Thieves
49. Veil
48. Concrete Park Vol. 1
47. Manifest Destiny #1-4
46. Red Mass for Mars
45. Nola
44. Popeye by Roger Landridge
43. Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #45-49
42. Star Raiders
41. Deadpool by Way
40. Blood Bowl: Killer Contract
39. Tale of Sand by Jim Henson
38. Leave it to Chance
37. Peepo Choo Vol. 1 by Felipe Smith
36. The Silence of Our Friends by Nate Powell
35. T-Minus by Ottaviani and Cannon
34. De: Tales by Moon and Ba
33. The Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison
32. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets by Herge
31. Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun by Herge
30. Any Empire by Nate Powell
29. Superboy by Kesel and Grummet
28. Wonder Woman: Earth One by Morrsion and Paquette
27. Star Wars by Jason Aaron
26. Archer and Armstrong (Reboot) #0-13
25. JLA Earth 2 by Morrison and Quitely
24. Modesty Blaise: Mr. Sun by O’Donnell
23. Action Comics Vol. 2 #1-18
22. Wonder Woman #14-26 by Simone
21. Patsy Walker, Hellcat by Immonen
20. Punisher War Journal by Fraction
19. Darth Vader by Gillen and Larocca
18. Never Learn Anything From History by Kate Beaton
17. Fall of the House of West By Paul Pope and J. T. Petty
16. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero by Larry Hama
15. Steve Canyon Vol. 3 by Caniff
14. Planetes Vol 1
13. Demon Knights
12. One Piece Vols 1-12
11. New York: The Big City by Will Eisner
10. Punisher by Greg Rucka
9. Casanova Vol 1
8. DC: New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
7. Krazy Kat Dailies 1935 by Herriman
6. Preacher by Ennis and Dillon
5. Copra Round Four
4. The Don Rosa Library Vol 3-4
3. Usagi Yojimbo Omnibus 6 & 7 by Stan Sakai
2. Tranformers Vs. G.I. Joe by Tom Scioli
1. Peanuts by Charles Schultz 1991-1994

I read some damn fine comics this year. The top 4 are all contenders for best comic of all time. Yes, I honestly think Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe is in the same company as Peanuts, Usgai Yojimbo, and The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, and those are 3 of the 5 or 6 greatest comics of all time.

I finally finished Larry Hama’s original run of G.I. Joe comics for Marvel. I came to G.I. Joe late in life. It has come to be my favorite genre. Something about military flavored comic book absurdity really does it for me.

This was the year I got around to reading Morrison’s Doom Patrol. It doesn’t hold up that well, but is still kind of neat. I also discovered that I really like Modesty Blaise and the work of Nate Powell.   And… I started reading One Piece. With over 80 volumes, to date, I’ve got a lot of children’s Japanese pirate comic to consume.

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