December 27, 2018

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Sean’s Favorite First Issues: 2018


Now starts the beginning of the last month of the year, which also kickstarts my annual excursion for looking back on things that made the year less shitty.

We all have routines and schedules that get in the way of happiness, and we also have friends and family that assist in moving the pendulum back toward the positive when moments sway too heavy.

An added necessity to individual circumstance is to supplement your life with the participation or consumption of something extracurricular. These days, though I still dabble heavily in music, I have found myself knee deep in comic art and storytelling. Some of these books are better than most of what’s on the TV, and more than just me should be paying attention.

Allow me to indulge in listing what I thought were the top ten first issues of comics from the vast amount of comics that were released this year.

Cheers đźŤ»

10 | Bitter Root #1

Written by Chuck Brown
Illustrated by David F. Walker
Published by Image Comics

9 | Hot-Lunch Special #1

Written by Eliot Rahal
Illustrated by Jorge Fornés
Published by Aftershock


8 | Man-Eaters #1

Written by Chelsea Cain
Illustrated by Kate Niemczyk
Published by Image Comics


7 | Friendo #1

Written by Alex Paknadel
illustrated by Martin Simmonds
Published by Vault


6 | Moth & Whisper #1

Written by Ted Anderson
Illustrated by Jen Hickman
Published by Aftershock


5 | Farmhand #1

Written & Illustrated by Rob Guillory
Published by Image Comics



4 | Fearscape #1

Written by Ryan O’Sullivan
Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Published by Vault

3 | Punks Not Dead #1

Written by David Barnett
Illustrated by Martin Simmonds
Published by Black Crown IDW



2 | Crowded #1
Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Ro Stein & Ted Brandt & Co.
Published by Image Comics



1 | Murder Falcon #1

Written by Daniel Warren Johnson
Illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer
Published by Image Comics