It's that time of year again! Time for those of us with blogs to talk about what we liked from 2012. I know most of these use "Best of" in their terminology, and I even did in 2011, but I just hate the use of the word "best." It implies you have reviewed all of the candidates. This year, I am going back to favorites.
Today we look at a category that probably looks very different from most of its cousins from other bloggers. I don't read a lot of Marvel and DC superhero comics anymore, except years later via Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited or at the library, because while I sometimes hit on a really good story, more often than not, I tend to find them drawn out affairs with art issues. I'm just not willing to read *any* Batman or Spider-Man story given to me. simply because my two favorite characters are in it. (In fact, while my list does have two DC titles on it, one was cancelled and the other is an online-only feature.) If you're looking for whether I think Batman was a better book than Avengers Vs. X-Men, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.
What you will find, however, are books that explore the nature of superheros in new ways, that aren't afraid to leave characters dead, or understand that part of reading adventure comics is to have an adventure. If that intrigues you, read on!
Let me preface this list by saying, there are hundreds of comics out there and no matter how widely I read, it's never going to be everything. My selections here are based on what *I* have encountered and read over 2012.
Without further ado, here we go:
10: Witchblade (Top Cow)
9: Irredeemable (Boom!)
8: OMAC (DC)
7: Supreme (Image)
6: Legends of the Dark Knight (DC, online first)
5: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles (IDW)
4: Extermination (Boom!)
3: Archer and Armstrong (Valiant)
2: Daredevil (Marvel)
1: Atomic Robo (Red 5)
Honorable Mentions: Ame-Comi Series (DC, online), Bloodshot (Valiant), Bloodstrike (Image), Birds of Prey (DC), Glory (Image)
Stop by tomorrow for my last list, my favorite Mini-Comics of 2012! What photocopied fun did I enjoy the most this past year? You'll have to wait and see!