DC has the longest running history in comics, with a library full of brilliant characters and stories dating back to Superman’s first appearance in 1938. The thing about 1938 is literally nobody remembers what it was like then. For all science can tell us, DC may have been around since the beginning of time (Stephen Hawking just shed a tear, and he has no idea why). [Read more…] about The Best 40 DC Comics From 1942 to 2000
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Dark Horse is one of the most consistent comic book publishers, right up there with Image and Vertigo Comics, with a unique blend of licensed properties (Alien, Predator, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and creator-owned masterworks (Hellboy, Concrete, Mind Mgmt, Black Hammer). [Read more…] about The Best Dark Horse Comics: Where to Start With Dark Horse Comic Books?
Best of Lists! Hoozah! The annual Amazon compilation of critical darlings and best sellers is particularly useful if you’re looking for some high quality comics and graphic novels to give as gifts with the holiday season approaching. There are a handful of these that stem from more familiar publishers like Marvel, Valiant, and Image, but many are more off the beaten path and may be exciting fans for comic fans looking for new reads. [Read more…] about The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2016 (According to Amazon)
We’re approaching the end of 2016, which means it’s time to evaluate the best reads from this year to keep you current with Marvel. The vast majority of these picks have been running long enough that you can read at least the first volume or story arc in full on Marvel Unlimited (there are notable exceptions). [Read more…] about The Best Marvel Comics of 2016 (That You Can Binge on Marvel Unlimited Right Now!)
If we’re talking about who has the title for best comic book publisher in the 2010’s, my easy quick answer goes to Image Comics. Image has delivered comic books at such a consistently high quality, from such talented creators, that it has earned its reputation for highest batting average in the game.
What newer comic book fans might not realize, is that Vertigo Comics was held in similarly high esteem for most of the 1990’s (the imprint officially launched in 1993) and into the 2000’s. Given that pristine legacy, there’s always a possibility that Vertigo could return to reclaim their crown at any point. [Read more…] about The Best Vertigo Comics: Where to Start With Vertigo?