Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of - ThrillistIn many ways, it felt similar to , with a sense of tension hanging in the air and a new surprise lurking around every corner. But if was polarizing, in many subtle ways was even more extreme. The best comics of pushed their respective genres forward in confident and powerful directions. They embraced the absurdity of their conceits without apology. They found themselves exploring both the best and the worst of us as contemporary people struggling to keep up with a world that seems to change faster every day. More horrific. More surreal.
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This was a weird year to review. Unlike the past few years, this list came together in fits and starts, not as one massive roll call that needed to be whittled down. Nancy Art by Olivia Jaimes. Steve Foxe. Studios Retellings of well-known myths and legends can be fairly hit or miss; skew too close to the original and the value of a new version is difficult to identify, but step too far and the adaptation feels strangely divorced from the source material. Persephone resolves that conflict by pulling the skeleton of a plot, along with a few familiar names, from the tale of the queen of the underworld, but completely reshaping the rest.
In general, my primary criteria was that the series was at least close to one full collected edition or story arc by the end of the year. Best Marvel Comics of Best DC Comics of Best Image Comics of Comic Book Herald is reader-supported.
Comics, like all art, can be a mirror on society or a safe harbor from its worst tendencies, and thankfully again in , we got some incredible books this year. But first, a few honorable mentions. Transformers: Unicron is a great way to end a fascinating era of Transformers comics, one that oddly enough spent as much time exploring notions of gender, romantic love, and politics as they did making giant robots punch each other.
Where was a platform for both writers and illustrators to upend traditional norms, has given them the freedom to run with ideas that challenge our values, emotions, and ability to not put a book down and yell "HOLY SHIT, BATMAN" at anyone within earshot. In just a few months, Marvel made Venom and Thor great again; Image went full Thragg on us with new works such as Die and Unnatural; and for every unexpected end R. All of the below continue to show us that comics and graphic novels are still some of the best forms of pure escapism, and below are 25 books from that do it to the nth degree. Release Date: November 21st ongoing As one of the newest additions to Image's infatuation with the dark arts, Middlewest is a heady scattershot of the ups and downs of the Midwestern United States and its "hidden magics. It's heavy stuff that's more Neon Genesis than Teen Titans , and with artists Jorge Corona, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Nate Piekos, and Mike Huddleston, Middlewest is a visually breathtaking splice of reality and fantasy, telling the story of a boy and his journey to discover who he really is.