Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December 29, 2010 Updates to the "Best Comics of 2010" Lists

I'm collecting all of the online "Best Comics of 2010" lists so that I can later aggregate them into a single meta-list.  Here are this week's additions to the lists:

Alternate Cover 
Ashcan Press 
Comics-and-More (best manga)
Comics-and-More (best superhero comics)
ComiXology: This Ship is Totally Sinking 
Dork Forty
Girls Read Comics Too 
Joshua Malbin 
Manga Worth Reading (best manga)
Manga Xanadu (best manga)
Memories Fade 
MTV Geek 
Multiversity Comics (best issue)
Multiversity Comics (best mini-series)
Multiversity Comics (best new series)
Multiversity Comics (best ongoing series)
Suicide Girls Blog 
Tederick Tumbles 
The Alternative Chronicle 
The Comic Book Times 
The Institute of Idle Time 
The SF Site: Nexus Graphica (part one) (part two) Alt Text (best new webcomics)

The complete list of "Best Comics of 2010" is here:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010 Updates to the "Best Comics of 2010" Lists

I'm collecting all of the online "Best Comics of 2010" lists so that I can later aggregate them into a single meta-list.  Here are this week's additions to the lists:

Austin American-Statesman
Comic Book Resources: When Words Collide  
Forbidden Planet
Four Colours & The Truth (best mini-series)
Four Colours & The Truth (best ongoing comic series)
Four Colours & The Truth (best original graphic novels)
Good Comics for Kids (best comics for kids)
MTV Splashpage  
Multiversity Comics (most overlooked title)
Techland (best graphic novels)
The Daily Cross Hatch  
The Weekly Crisis  
Village Voice

The complete list of "Best Comics of 2010" is here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Comic Book Shopping List for the First Eight Months of 2011

With 2010 winding down, it's time to get excited about comics in 2011.  Here is a list of comics coming out in the first eight months of the year.


A Single Match, by Oji Suzuki, Drawn & Quarterly
Axe Cop vol.1, by Malachai Nicolle and Ethan Nicolle, Dark Horse
Battle Chasers Anthology, by Joe Madureira, Image 
Black Jack vol. 13, by Osamu Tezuka, Vertical

Casanova vol. 1: Luxuria, by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Ba, and Fabian Moon, Marvel
EmiTown, by Emi Lenox, Image 
Gantz vol. 15, by Hiroya Oku, Dark Horse
House of Mystery vol. 5: Under New Management, by Matthew Sturges and various, Vertigo 
John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds, by Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Gray Morrow, & Joe Orlando, Dark Horse
Madame Xanadu vol. 3: Broken House of Cards, by Matt Wagner and Amy Reeder Hadley, Vertigo
Rat Catcher, by Andy Diggle and Victor Ibanez, Vertigo
Term Life, by A. J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow, Image
The New Teen Titans: Games, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, DC
The Pilgrim, by Mark Ryan and Mike Grell, IDW 
The Smurfs #4: The Smurfette, by Peyo and Yvan Delporte, Papercutz
Twin Spica vol. 5, by Kou Yaginuma, Vertical
Vietnamerica: A Family's Leavetakings and Homecomings, by GB Tran, Villard 
Yesterday's Tomorrows vol. 1, by various and Rian Hughes, Image 


7 Billion Needles vol. 3, by Nobuaki Tadano, Vertical
20th Century Boys vol. 13, by Naoki Urasawa, Viz 
Age of Reptiles Omnibus, by Ricardo Delgado, Dark Horse
Air vol. 4: A History of the Future, by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker, Vertigo
Akira vol. 5, by Katsuhiro Otomo, Kodansha
Avengers vol. 1, by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr., Marvel 
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, by Grant Morrison and various, DC
Black Jack vol. 14, by Osamu Tezuka, Vertical
Blecky Yuckerella vol. 4: Fuc- --u, -ss --le, by Johnny Ryan, Fantagraphics
Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus, by Jack Kirby, Marvel

Chi's Sweet Home vol. 5, by Keigo Higashino, Vertical
Daytripper, by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Vertigo
Elephantmen War Toys vol. 2: Enemy Species, by Richard Starkings and Boo Cook, Image 
Freakangels vol. 5, by Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield, Avatar
Garth Ennis' Battlefields vol. 6: Motherland, by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun, Dynamite
Human Target: Second Chances, by Peter Milligan, Javier Pulido, and Cliff Chiang, Vertigo 

Incorruptible vol. 3, by Mark Waid & Horacio Domingues, Boom
Irredeemable vol. 5, by Mark Waid and Peter Krause, Boom
Jack of Fables vol. 8: The Fulminate Blade, by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, and Tony Akins, Vertigo
King of the Flies vol. 2: The Origin of the World, by Mezzo and Pirus, Fantagraphics
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service vol. 12, by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki, Dark Horse
Lenny Zero & The Perps of Mega-City One, by Andy Diggle, Jock, John Wagner, Alan Grant, & Greg Staples, 2000AD
Lewis & Clark, by Nick Bertozzi, First Second
Lobster Johnson vol. 1: Iron Prometheus, by Mike Mignola, Jason Armstrong, & Dave Stewart, Dark Horse
MySpace Dark Horse Presents vol. 6, by Jaime Hernandez, Gabriel Ba, & others, Dark Horse
Nemesis, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, Marvel
Slam Dunk vol. 14, by Takehiko Inoue, Viz 
Stigmata, by Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Piersanti, Fantagraphics
Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire, by John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell, DC
Suppli vol. 5, by Okazaki Mari, TokyoPop
The Goon vol. 10: Death's Greedy Comeuppance, by Eric Powell, Dark Horse


Batman: Time and the Batman, by Grant Morrison and various, DC
Black Jack vol. 15, by Osamu Tezuka, Vertical  
Demo vol. 2, by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan, Vertigo 
Detroit Metal City vol. 8, by Kiminori Wakasugi, Viz
Finder Library: vol. 1, by Carla Speed McNeil, Dark Horse
Finder: Voice, by Carla Speed McNeil, Dark Horse 
Freeway, by Mark Kalesniko, Fantagraphics 
Gantz vol. 16, by Hiroya Oku, Dark Horse
Girl Comics, by Trina Robbins, Devin Grayson, Ann Nocenti, G. Willow Wilson, and others, Marvel
iZombie vol. 1: Dead to the World, by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, Vertigo
Little Lulu vol. 26: The Feud and Other Stories, by John Stanley and Irving Tripp, Dark Horse
Mean Machine: Real Mean, by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Greg Staples, Steve Dillon, & Kev Walker
Mid-Life, by Joe Ollmann, Drawn & Quarterly
Mome Winter 2011 vol. 21, by various, edited by Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics 
Morning Glories vol. 1, by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, Image 
Poseurs, by Deborah Vankin and Rick Mays, Image 
Scalped vol. 7: Rez Blues, by Jason Aaron and various, Vertigo 
Scenes from an Impending Marriage, by Adrian Tomine, Drawn & Quarterly
Spider-Man: Grim Hunt, by Joe Kelly, J.M. Dematteis, Fred Van Lente, Phil Jimenez, and others, Marvel
Superstar: As Seen on TV, by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen, IDW 
The Cardboard Valise, by Ben Katchor, Pantheon 
The Smurfs #5: The Smurfs and the Egg, by Peyo and Yvan Delporte, Papercutz 
The Taxidermist, by John Wagner, Cam Kennedy, & Ian Gibson, 2000AD
The Unwritten vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Vertigo
Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus, by Walter Simonson, Marvel
Thor: The Mighty Avenger vol. 2, by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee, Marvel
Twin Spica vol. 6, by Kou Yaginuma, Vertical
Wandering Son: Book One, by Shimura Takako, translated by Matt Thorn, Fantagraphics
Wildcats 3.0 vol. 2, by Joe Casey and Dustin Nguyen, Wildstorm 
Your Highness, by Danny McBride, Dark Horse


7 Billion Needles vol. 4, by Nobuaki Tadano, Vertical
20th Century Boys vol. 14, by Naoki Urasawa, Viz 
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, by Wilfred Santiago, Fantagraphics
Approximate Continuum Comics, by Lewis Trondheim, Fantagraphics
Akira vol. 6, by Katsuhiro Ootomo, Kodansha
Astro City Shining Stars, by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, Wildstorm 
Bat Boy: The Weekly World News Comic Strips, by Peter Bagge, IDW 
Big Questions, by Anders Nilsen, Drawn & Quarterly
Citizen Rex, by Mario Hernandez & Gilbert Hernandez, Dark Horse
Classic Comics Archives vol. 1: White Indian, by Frank Frazetta, Dark Horse
Congress of the Animals, by Jim Woodring, Fantagraphics
Dreadstar: The Beginning, by Jim Starlin, Dynamite 
Dungeon Quest: Book Two, by Joe Daly, Fantagraphics
DV8: Gods and Monsters, by Brian Wood and Rebekah Isaacs, Wildstorm 
Eye of the Majestic Creature, by Leslie Stein, Fantagraphics
Fables vol. 15: Rose Red, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, Vertigo 
Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss, by Howard Chaykin, Dynamite
House of Five Leaves vol. 3, by Natsume Ono, Viz
Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly", by Harvey Pekar and Summer McClinton, Villard
Incognito vol. 2: Bad Influences, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Marvel 
John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars, by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, & Bill Mantlo, Dark Horse
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 03, by John Wagner, Pat Mills, & Brian Bolland, 2000AD
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Masters 03, by John Wagner and various, 2000AD
Love from the Shadows, by Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics
Lychee Light Club, by Usamaru Furuya, Vertical
Melvin Monster, vol. 3: The John Stanley Library, by John Stanley, Drawn & Quarterly
Miss Fury, by Tarpé Mills, IDW
Mister Wonderful: A Love Story, by Daniel Clowes, Pantheon 
Pinocchio, by Winshluss Winshluss, Last Gasp

Powers vol. 14: 712, by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Oeming, Marvel

Reunion, by Pascal Girard, Drawn & Quarterly
R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004, by Thomas Ott, Fantagraphics
Setting the Standard, by Alex Toth, edited by Greg Sadowski, Fantagraphics
Slaine: Lord of Misrule, by Pat Mills, Greg Staples, & Clint Langley, 2000AD
Slam Dunk vol. 15, by Takehiko Inoue, Viz
Strange Tales II, by Rafael Grampa, Kate Beaton, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, and others, Marvel
Superman: The Black Ring, by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, DC
Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture, by Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Barlow, Dark Horse
The Arctic Marauder, by Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics
The Boys vol. 8: Highland Laddie, by Garth Ennis, John McCrea, and Keith Burns, Dynamite 
The Comics Journal #301, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti, Fantagraphics
The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 vol. 15, by Charles M. Schulz, Fantagraphics
The Hidden, by Richard Sala, Fantagraphics
The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh, by Mark Waid & Minck Oosterveer, Boom

Walt and Skeezix: Book Five: 1929-1930, by Frank King, Drawn & Quarterly
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants Omnibus, by Louise Simonson, Chris Claremont, Mark Gruenwald, and Ann Nocenti, and others, Marvel
Yeah!, by Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics


Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Night Powers, by Chris Hastings, Benito Cereno, & Les McClaine, Dark Horse
American Vampire vol. 2, by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquereque, Vertigo 
Archie Archives vol. 1, by various, Dark Horse
Batman & Robin vol. 3: Batman Must Die!, by Grant Morrison, Frazer Irving, and Cameron Stewart, DC
Black Jack vol. 16, by Osamu Tezuka, Vertical

Chester 5000-XYV, by Jessica Fink, Top Shelf 
Deadman vol. 1, by various, Neal Adams, and Carmine Infantino, DC
Everlast, by Caleb Monroe, Chad Michael Murray, & Danijel Zezelj, Archaia
Farm 54, by Galit Seliktar and Gilad Seliktar, Ponent Mon
Forlorn Funnies vol. 1, by Paul Hornschemeier, Fantagraphics
Gantz vol. 17, by Hiroya Oku, Dark Horse
Garden, by Yuichi Yokoyama, Picturebox
Garth Ennis' The Complete Battlefields vol. 2, by Garth Ennis, PJ Holden, Carlos Esquerra, and Russ Braun, Dynamite
Gente vol. 3: The People of Ristorante Paradiso, by Natsume Ono, Viz
Geoff Johns' The Flash Omnibus, vol. 1, by Geoff Johns and various, DC
Hellblazer: City of Demons, by Si Spencer and Sean Murphy, Vertigo
House of Mystery vol. 6: Safe as Houses, by Matthew Sturges, Luca Rossi, and various, Vertigo
I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow vol. 3, by Shunju Aono, Viz
Incredible Change-Bots Two, by Jeffrey Brown, Top Shelf
Isle of 100,000 Graves, by Jason and Fabien Vehlmann, Fantagraphics 
Jew Gangster, by Joe Kubert, Vertigo 
Kubert Covers War, by Joe Kubert, DC
Life with Mr. Dangerous, by Paul Hornschemeier, Villard
Little Lulu vol. 27: The Treasure Map and Other Stories, by John Stanley & Irving Tripp, Dark Horse
Little Lulu's Pal Tubby vol. 3: The Frog Boy and Other Stories, by John Stanley, Dark Horse
Mome Spring 2011 vol. 22, by various, edited by Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics 
Nemesis The Warlock, vol. 2, by Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill, Bryan Talbot, John Hincklenton, & Tony Luke, 2000AD
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki, Drawn & Quarterly
Paying for It, by Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly
S. H. I. E. L. D.: Architects of Tomorrow, by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver, Marvel
Slaine: The Horned God, by Pat Mills & Simon Bisley, 2000AD
The Bendatti Vendetta, by Robbie Morrison, John Burns, & Jim Hanson, 2000AD
The Klondike, by Zach Worton, Drawn & Quarterly
The Smurfs #6: The Smurfs and the Howlibird, by Peyo, Gos, and Yvan Delporte, Papercutz
The Trial of Captain America, by Ed Brubaker and Daniel Acuna, Marvel
Twin Spica vol. 7, by Kou Yaginuma, Vertical
Unknown Soldier vol. 4: Beautiful World, by Joshua Dysart, Alberto Ponticelli, and Rick Veitch, Vertigo
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse vol. 1: Race to Death Valley, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth, Fantagraphics 


99 Days, by Matteo Casali and Kristian Donaldson, Vertigo
Al Capp's Complete Shmoo vol. 2: The Newspaper Strips, by Al Capp, Dark Horse
Angry Youth Comix vol. 3: Take a Joke, by Johnny Ryan, Fantagraphics 
Anya's Ghost, by Vera Brosgol, First Second
Baltimore vol. 1: The Plague Ships, by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck, & Dave Stewart, Dark Horse
Casanova vol. 2: Gula, by Matt Fraction and Fabio Moon, Marvel
Chi's Sweet Home vol. 6, by Konami Kanata, Vertical
Celluloid, by Dave McKean, Fantagraphics
Deadpool Max: Nutjob, by David Lapham and Kyle Baker, Marvel
Dr. Strange: Into the Dark Dimension, by Roger Stern, Paul Smith, Bret Blevins, and Mark Badger, Marvel 
First Wave, by Brian Azzarello, Rags Morales, and Phil Noto, DC 
Flight vol. 8, by Kazu Kibuishi and various, Villard

Hellblazer: Bloody Carnations, by Peter Milligan and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Vertigo 

Infinity Inc.: The Generations Saga vol. 1, by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway, DC
Invincible Iron Man vol. 7, by Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and John Romita, Marvel
Kingdom: The Promised Land, by Dan Abnett & Richard Elson, 2000AD
Level Up, by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham, First Second
Low Life: Paranoia, by Rob Williams, Henry Flint, & Simon Coleby, 2000AD
Moomin Book Six: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip, by Lars Jansson, Drawn & Quarterly
Queen of the Black Black, by Megan Kelso, Fantagraphics 
Sweet Tooth vol. 3: Animal Armies, by Jeff Lemire, Vertigo
Sybil-Anne vs. Ratticus, by R. Macherot, Fantagraphics 

Thing: Liberty Legion, by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, and Rich Buckler, Marvel 
Thor: World Eaters, by Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry, Marvel
Trouble, by Mark Millar and Terry Dodson, Marvel
Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck vol. 1, by Don Rosa, Boom


Acts of Vengeance Crossovers, by Walter Simonson, Archie Goodwin, Roy Thomas, Peter David, and others, Marvel
Aquaman: Death of the Prince, by various and Jim Aparo, DC
Batman: Knight and Squire, by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton, DC
Cowboys, by Gary Philips and Brian Hurtt, Vertigo
Crusades vol. 2: Dei, by Steven Seagle and Kelley Jones, Image
Defiance: Resistance Book 2, by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis, First Second
Dreadstar II: Metamorphosis Odyssey, by Jim Starlin, Dynamite
Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, by Gerry Conway & Al Milgrom, DC
Hera: The Goddess and her Glory, by George O'Connor, First Second
Impossible Man, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, and George Perez, Marvel 
Jack of Fables vol. 9: The Ultimate Jack of Fables Story, by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, and Tony Akins, Vertigo
Northlanders vol. 5: Metal, by Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli, Becky Cloonan, and Fiona Staples, Vertigo 
Scarlet, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Marvel
Superior, by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu, Marvel 
Tales of the Batman - Gene Colan vol. 1, by various & Gene Colan, DC 
The Cabbie: Book One, by Martí, Fantagraphics 
The Jack Kirby Omnibus vol. 1, by Jack Kirby, DC
The Marquis vol. 2: The Marquis and the Midwife, by Guy Davis, Dark Horse
The Marshal Law Omnibus, by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill, Top Shelf
The Smurfs #7: The Astrosmurf, by Peyo and Gos, Papercutz

Thor: Blood & Thunder, by Ron Marz, Jim Starlin, Bruce Zick, and M. C. Wyman, Marvel
Too Much Coffee Man Omnibus, by Shannon Wheeler, Dark Horse
Twin Spica vol. 8, by Kou Yaginuma, Vertical 
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Archives vol. 1, by Floyd Gottfredson & Al Taliaferro, Boom 
Wandering Son: Book Two, by Shimura Takako, translated by Matt Thorn, Fantagraphics


Americus, by MK Reed and Jonathan David Hill, First Second
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert, Marvel
Bake Sale, by Sara Varon, First Second
Cruisin' with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote
, by Spain Rodriguez, Fantagraphics
DC Universe: Legacies, by Len Wein, Scott Kolins, Brian Bolland, George Pérez, Joe Kubert, Andy Kubert, J.G. Jones, & J.H. Williams III, DC
Fogtown, by Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader, Vertigo
Invincible Iron Man vol. 6: Stark Resilient - Book 2, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, Marvel 
Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics
Madame Xanadu vol. 4: Extra Sensory, by Matt Wagner, Amy Reeder, and Marley Zarcone, Vertigo
Return to Perdition, by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, Vertigo
Rocket Raccoon: Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant, by Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, Mike Mignola, and Sal Buscema, Marvel 
Secret Society of Super-Villains, by various, DC
Suppli vol. 6, by Okazaki Mari, Tokyopop

The Armed Garden and Other Stories, by David B., Fantagraphics

The Man Who Grew His Beard, by Olivier Schrauwen, Fantagraphics 
The New Teen Titans Omnibus vol. 1, by various, DC
The Steve Ditko Omnibus vol. 1, by Steve Ditko, DC
Vapor, by Max, Fantagraphics
Velveteen & Mandala, by Jiro Matsumoto, Vertical
X-Men: X-Tinction, by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Jim Lee, and Rob Liefeld, Marvel 

And hey, here's a few interesting things coming out in September:

Joe the Barbarian, by Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy, Vertigo
PS Magazine: The Best of The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, by Will Eisner, Eddie Campbell, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, & Ann Eisner, Abrams Comic Arts
Twin Spica vol. 9, by Kou Yaginuma, Vertical
Zahra's Paradise, by Amir and Khalil, First Second