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Best Comics of 2015 Coverage Has Begun

awardAs each year wraps up, people begin to pour over the year that was and put together “best of” lists. Out of respect for all creators, we wait until January 1 to release our list(s). In the lead up though, we keep track of the horse race that is the “best of” list.

Each year we put together a list of the numerous best of lists, as well as tally the comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, webcomics, and more that make each list.

That process has already begun as sites have been releasing their lists for over a week now and to this point over 20 lists have been released with almost 250 different comics mentioned so far.

You can get our complete list of “Best of” lists now.

You can get our tracking of the complete list of comics, trades, and graphic novels mentioned now.

 

Our ongoing coverage can be found here of one handy page that has everything including past year’s coverage.

As always, if you come across a new list that we haven’t added, please feel free to contact us.

Which are the Best Comics of 2015?

We’re keeping track of all of the “Best Of” lists for 2015, but overall, where do all of this years’ releases stand? Which comics stand out as the best of the best?

Below is all of those lists combined and sorted by the top books (how many times they’re mentioned) and then if there’s a tie, by rankings and alphabetically. There’s also a column with the “ranking” of the book if a list had such a thing.

This list combines regular series, limited series, trade paperpacks, and graphic novels, so it’s not a completely fair comparison, after all some people just reviewed one or the other, but it’s pretty clear which releases have stood out this year.

This will be updated as more lists are added to the tally.

The List of Best of 2015 Lists

awardEach year we gather the various “Best Of” lists focused on comic books and graphic novels. We’ll have ours on January 1, so as to give everything released in 2015 a chance to make our list. Below is the list of sites (and lists) we have found creating their own.

This list will be constantly updated as new ones are released.

If there’s a list we missed, either comment below, or send us a message in our contact form. Here’s this year’s edition:

We’ll be updating this with lists as we see them, but feel free to add lists in the comments or contact us!

5 Scariest Movie Villains Since 2000

I used to not understand fans of horror movies, but in recent times, I have been expanding my horizons. While I still have a long way to go, I think I now have a better understanding of the appeal of horror movies, their plots, and especially their villains.

Having said that, why don’t we take a look at some of the scariest movie villains from the past decade or so? If you want to scare the crap out of people with your costume this Halloween, you can go as one of them.

Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Harry Potter has changed the lives of countless people, and while it is not technically a horror story, it does have its share of scary characters, of which Lord Voldemort in his gory glory is the scariest. The books and the movies both portray him as the evilest of evil, but his portrayal in the movies can give you nightmares.

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The Joker (The Dark Knight)

The Batman franchise has been going on for decades, and the Joker has always been one of his best foes. The Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger is the scariest of them all, not only because of the awesome makeup work, but also because of his portrayal of the character. He just screams crazy while not even literally screaming, and not the kind of crazy that makes you laugh.

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Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

One look at that face, and who wouldn’t be scared? Leatherface is the villain in the (yet another remake) of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In 2013, Texas Chainsaw 3D was released. While the movie was a flop, its chainsaw-wielding villain is certainly not. Contrarily, I bet that anyone who has watched the movie would say he’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

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Chucky (Curse of Chucky)

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen any of the Chucky movies because I am terrified of this doll. In fact, horrific children and dolls scare me more than anything else.

Setting that aside, take a look at that poster. The combination of Chucky’s face and the tagline is enough to give one the creeps. Bloodshed and chaos from a freaky doll. Don’t tell me that’s not scary!

Chucky

Jigsaw (Saw)

Saw is one of the horror movies I’ve seen that contributed to a lot of sleepless nights. Jigsaw, the serial killer, not only looks freaky, but his psychological games increase his scary factor.

Jigsaw

For sure, there are more scary villains than these five, but you can’t go wrong with any of them if your goal is to be noticed this Halloween. Which one is your favorite villain?

This post was written by Kelvin of Pure Costumes, the site where you can find anything and everything when it comes to dressing up as someone else.

The Best of 2014 Has Begun!

the best comics of 2014I attempt to hold off as long as possible before starting to cover all of the “best of” lists for the year. They’re already trickling out from various sites, even with more than a month and 6 Wednesdays to go! We’ll have our list on January 1 out of respect for all of the creators out there.

But, in the mean time, we’ll be covering the horse race in a couple of ways.

  • First, we’re compiling a list of all of the “best of” lists out there. Here’s this year’s list which has already started. The rest of the sites are all the sites we found in 2013. If you don’t see a list on ours, please let us know and we’ll add it.
  • Second, we take all of those lists, and make on master list. We’ve already started it. We mark how many times a series was mentioned, if they were ranked, and then we sort it out to find the best reviewed comic and graphic novels of the year.

To make this all easier to find, we’ve built a handy page where you can find the two posts above and check back for regular updates. You can also find previous year’s coverage.

Any guesses as to who will top this year’s list?

Which are the Best Comics of 2014?

We’ve been keeping track of all of the “Best Of” lists for 2014, but overall, where do all of this years’ releases stand? Which comics stand out as the best of the best?

Below is all of those lists combined and sorted by the top books (how many times they’re mentioned) and then if there’s a tie, by rankings and alphabetically. There’s also a column with the “ranking” of the book if a list had such a thing.

This list combines regular series, limited series, trade paperpacks, and graphic novels, so it’s not a completely fair comparison, after all some people just reviewed one or the other, but it’s pretty clear which releases have stood out this year.

This will be updated as more lists are added to the tally.

The List of Best of 2014 Lists

awardEach year we gather the various “Best Of” lists focused on comic books and graphic novels. We’ll have ours on January 1, so as to give everything released in 2014 a chance to make our list. Below is the list of sites (and lists) we found last year. We’ll be focusing on this list, but if there’s a list we missed, either comment below, or send us a message in our contact form. Here’s this year’s edition:

We’ll be updating this with lists as we see them, but feel free to add lists in the comments or contact us!

Which are the Best Comics of 2013?

We’ve been keeping track of all of the “Best Of” lists for 2013, but overall, where do all of this years’ releases stand? Which comics stand out as the best of the best?

Below is all of those lists combined and sorted by the top books (how many times they’re mentioned) and then if there’s a tie, by rankings and alphabetically. There’s also a column with the “ranking” of the book if a list had such a thing.

This list combines regular series, limited series and graphic novels, so it’s not a completely fair comparison, after all some people just reviewed one or the other, but it’s pretty clear which releases have stood out this year.

This will be updated as more lists are added to the tally.

The List of Best of 2013 Lists

awardEach year we gather the various “Best Of” lists focused on comic books and graphic novels. We’ll have ours on January 1, so as to give everything released in 2013 a chance to make our list.

Here’s this year’s edition:

We’ll be updating this with lists as we see them, but feel free to add lists in the comments or contact us!

10 Comic Suggestions for Furloughed Government Workers

Government shutdown getting you down? While we wait to for our elected officials to do their job and act like adults, hundreds of thousands of individuals are sitting at home. Here’s our suggestions of ten comics, series, or graphic novels to pick up and read through while you await your return to working for the American people.

If you have suggestions, sound off in the comments with them and why you suggest them!

  • The Authority  After witnessing the demise of most of her StormWatch teammates, Jenny Sparks wants to create a new super hero team dedicated to protecting Earth against threats of a global scale. Joined by former StormWatch members Jack Hawksmoor and Shen Li-Min, Jenny recruits four new members, the Doctor, the Engineer, Apollo, and the Midnighter forming the ultra-powerful Authority. The praised series features many of the top creators over the years. A mix of heroes and politics, this is a modern classic.

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  • DMZIt’s the second American Civil War that follows a journalist as he’s dropped in the middle of New York City, now a DMZ that separates the two warring sides. Initially starting as commentary about the Bush presidency the series quickly pivoted to comment on the hope and change that was promised with the election of Obama.

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  • Ex MachinaSet in our modern-day real world, Ex Machina tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first living, breathing superhero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually tiring of risking his life merely to help maintain the status quo, Mitchell retires from masked crime-fighting and runs for Mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide! But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor.

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  • The Homeland Directive– As head of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Laura Regan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on viral and bacteriological study. Having dedicated her career to halting the spread of infectious disease, she has always considered herself one of the good guys. But when her research partner is murdered and Laura is blamed for the crime, she finds herself at the heart of a vast and deadly conspiracy. Aided by three rogue federal agents who believe the government is behind the frame-up, Laura must evade law enforcement, mercenaries, and a team of cyber-detectives who know more about her life than she does – all while trying to expose a sinister plot that will impact the lives of every American. Set in the Orwellian present, The Homeland Directive is a modern-day political/medical thriller.

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  • The Nightly News– As an act of violence spirals out of control to encompass the entirety of the news media, a cult has emerged from the errors and retractions that have ruined careers, marriages and even lives. Under direction from his cult master, The Hand leads an army of followers committed to revolution, willing to die for their cause.

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  • Occupy Comics #1-3 – Occupy Comics brings together more than 50 comics pros to discuss and document the themes, goals, and ideals of the Occupy movement while also raising funds to support it. With a roster spanning from legends like Alan Moore and David Lloyd (V For Vendetta) to rising stars like Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) to icons like Art Spiegelman (Maus), Occupy Comics is a once-in-a-lifetime coalition of intelligent creatives using sequential art to record history as it’s being made.

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  • Scarlet– Scarlet is the story of a woman pushed to the edge by all that is wrong with the world…A woman who will not back down…A woman who discovers within herself the power to start a modern American revolution!!

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  • Transmetropolitan– After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.

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  • V for Vendetta– A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V For Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

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