Comics are good. These are the best of 2023. [Read more…] about The Best Comics of 2023 (So Far)!
After the pandemic-impacted 2020, Marvel’s 2021 is slowly but surely back on track, with a wide variety of excellent comics. All in all, it’s a good time to be a Marvel fan, and I’m listing out my favorite picks for those looking to dive in.
It’s an interesting year for Marvel, three years after the launch of the “Fresh Start” era, as some of the line’s biggest titles (Black Panther, Immortal Hulk, Venom, & on a technicality, Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men) wind down throughout the year. Even with that turnover, “Fresh Start” is heartily sustained through the Krakoa era of X-Men, an exciting new Marvel Space Age, and a healthy variety of quality throughout the broader universe. Honestly, even some of the big time runs I’m least enthused by (Jason Aaron’s Avengers and Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man) are remarkably consistent, and offer plenty of intriguing moments. It’s a truly good time to be a fan of Marvel Comics. [Read more…] about The Best Marvel Comics of 2021!
2021 is a recovery year for DC Comics, emerging from the final fumes of DC Rebirth, Death Metal, and the Dan Didio editorial reign, with a unique opportunity to carve out a new vision for the publisher. The year began with the two month “Future State” timeline, before segueing into a wide variety of series relaunches and creative turnover in DC’s Infinite Frontier.
The sheer amount of change makes this year a little more difficult than previous years in determining best ofs and entrance points, but honestly, it also makes for one of the most interesting lineups DC’s had in a few years.
Below you’ll find the best DC Comics of 2021, updated throughout the year as new comics are released and I read new favorites! [Read more…] about The Best DC Comics of 2021!
Welcome to Comic Book Herald’s favorite comic books of 2020. This list was updated quarterly throughout the year, until this final year-end consensus!
As usual, it’s worth a reminder that I’m only one stunning package of beefcake, and have not read every good comic. But I read a lot of them, and have picked all my favorites here for you! And just in case, I’ve also included picks from esteemed Comic Book Herald writers. Below you’ll find the best comics of 2020.
It’s entirely possible that history will look back at 2020 (and history will have plenty of reason to look back on this year) as the year that broke DC Comics. It’s definitely too early to proclaim absolute doom with unwavering certainty, but for the first time in a very long time, the future of DC Comics as a publishing entity – as one half of comics Big 2 – is in serious doubt.
Tremendous layoffs struck DC Comics in August 2020, as the effects of the ATT / Warner Brothers merger fully materialized. The publishing line was gutted, and despite Jim Lee’s efforts to assuage concerns that this is the end of DC Comics, there’s little use denying the publisher won’t be the same for some time. [Read more…] about The Best DC Comics of 2020 (So Far)!