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#1 JasonT

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:43 AM

What were the best comics published in 2016?

If it appeared in 2016 or it was cover-dated 2016, that's close enough. And "best" can mean "best of the small cross section I read" or "my favourite".

Here's my list of approximately 5:

2000AD
Lazarus
Velvet
Captain America - Sam Wilson
James Bond


What's your list?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:59 PM

The current runs of Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange are pretty good. Prez was quite fun. Renato Jones: The Stupid TypographyOne% was okay, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something else.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 01:42 PM

I might have to give it up to the Black Hammer (shut up, JasonT). :tongue:

Can't recall what all else came out in 16. Southern Bastards fizzled. The Goddamned is only OK. Moonshine has been good but two issues is not a huge sample size. Casanova Acedia?
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:59 PM

The God Damned might make my list...but it's been shipping so sporadically!

1.)The Ultimates by Al Ewing (Marvel)

2.)Nighthawk by David Walker (Marvel)

3.)Black Monday Murders by Jonathan Hickman (Image)

4.)Providence by Alan Moore (Avatar)

5.)Flintstones by Mark Russell (DC)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some good books that came out in 2016, but those are books that I found very high quality, which have not been mentioned yet.
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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:28 PM

Deadly Class
Kill Or Be Killed
Moonshine (I'm pretty sure these guys can keep it up, love the concept, the setting, and come on - werewolf moonshiner in the great depression vs the gangsters..)
DK3 (for the ending of #5 alone, but very good overall)
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:01 AM

Injection kind of wins by default for me, I think.  

The Walking Dead is my only monthly read and it didn't have a great year, though some of the bits with [ Spoiler : Negan, in particular the scene where Dwight threw him Lucille ] hit the spot and have me eagerly anticipating their recreation on the silver screen.

Oh, almost forgot Johnyn Red, that's my pick actually - Ennis served up a suitably silly story and gave Mrs Redburn's baby boy a good send off.  The artist drew a mean machine, so the dogfights looked bloody brilliant, but his depiction of Johnny - with his big square jaw - was really off-putting.  The planes are the thing though so for the most part it looked great.  Like I said, it ended up being a good send off for the character but if Garth really does have a story kicking around his skull that involves the Flying Gun then he needs to get it told, with the same artist too as I want to see that guy draw a Mosquito bristling with guns.

Apologies to Keith Burns, it took me a whole paragraph before looking up his name, that's a man who can draw an ME109.
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 12:33 PM

Wasn't the flying gun a B-17 or some other bomber rather than a Mosquito?

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:55 PM

Close, the B range or Bombers were dubbed Flying Fortresses.
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:30 PM

I was looking over past years (per bottom of page), and noticed that 2013 was missing. Was there no "best of" thread for 2013? I wanted to see my picks for the past years.
Also, look what a glory year 2012 was for this web-site! Three whole pages to the thread!
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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:09 PM

Best of 2013

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:48 PM

Danke.
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Posted 03 December 2016 - 04:07 PM

View PostJohnMcMahon, on 02 December 2016 - 05:55 PM, said:

Close, the B range or Bombers were dubbed Flying Fortresses.
I know, but I'm sure the flying gun in Johnny Red was a big American bomber that had been modified rather than his mosquito: it had what, three or four crew and a passenger on it? Years since I've read that story, mind...
(ETA: A B-25 according to this review.)

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

Glad I remembered Johnny Red now after mentioning it last year!
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 05:38 PM

Unlike me, who mentioned Vision last year, and completely forgot about it this year! I guess after a comic book ends, it leaves my memory. Vision should definitely rank as one of my top picks for 2016.
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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:53 PM

As my list is still one comic short, I'd just like to add Howard Chaykin's Midnight of the Soul miniseries, which I've only just read, but which came out last year.





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