In terms of entertainment, 2019 was pretty remarkable. I’m not sure where it’ll fall in the decade when we look back, but for my money some of my favorite comic book TV, comic book movies, and straight up comic book moments of the decade all happened this year.
Since I’ve already shared Comic Book Herald’s favorite comics of 2019 in a host of places, this week’s column will focus on favorites across other mediums and categories.
I don’t get to keep up with critically acclaimed TV as much as I’d like anymore (I think I’ve been watching Legion season two for approximately 7 years), but I do at least get to venture outside the comics genre on occasion here. Nonetheless, my two favorite shows of the year earnestly fit within the broader scope of “Comic book TV,” one from HBO and one from DC Universe.
- Doom Patrol
- Russian Doll
I think this might be the first year of my life where I exclusively went to the movies to see comics related pictures for Comic Book Herald. I’d say that sitting down for 2 hours seems like a preposterous luxury with two kids and two jobs, but really it’s just that if I do have spare time to sit and relax, I’d rather play a video game!
So yes, my favorite movies list is just the comic book movies of 2019, in order of preference. Spoiler: This may or may not upset some clowns.
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- Avengers: Endgame
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Captain Marvel
- X-Men Dark Phoenix
My picks for favorite albums and songs are my most confident, as I honestly keep up with current music almost as much as I do comics. Surely I’ll never turn into a Dad this way!
- Drunk II – Mannequin Pussy
- RICKY – Denzel Curry
- What’s Good – Tyler, The Creator
- Seventeen – Sharon Van Etten
- Old Town Road – Remix – Lis Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
- Summer – Ace Marino
- Sheet Music – Episode 02 – Vince Staples
- She Live – Maxo Dream, Megan Thee Stallion
- When Am I Gonna Lose You – Remix – Local Natives, Medasin
- Big Booty – Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion
- I’m a Stranger Now – The Tallest Man on Earth
- Memphis – Kitten
- Only for the Broken-Hearted – Twin Shadow
- Sat by a Tree – Dan Deacon
- The View – Oso Oso
- Pity Boy – Mal Blum
- Basking in the Glow – Oso Oso
- Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle – Kinski
- ANIMA – Thom Yorke
- Kills Birds – Kills Birds
- Power Chords – Mike Krol
- You Deserve Love – White Reaper
- Incidental Music – W.H. Lung
- The Movie – I Love Your Lifestyle
- The Jungle Is the Only Way Out – Mereba
- New Hell – Greet Death
- This is Not the End – Spielbergs
- Watchmen, Vol 1 – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
- IGOR – Tyler, The Creator
- Patience – Mannequin Pussy
BOOKS I READ THAT DON’T HAVE PICTURES
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Scott Free Buesing entered the scene and moved into a tie this year with Von Doom Buesing!
- Vast chasms of hopelessness
- The Teacher’s Lounge
- The Watch
- Binge Mode
- My Marvelous Year
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