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The A.V. Club’s best mainstream and superhero comics of 2013

mind mgmt13With only a relative handful of pages left on the calendar, The A.V. Club has released its picks for the year’s 20 best mainstream and superhero comics, prefaced with a bit of commentary about the state of publishing.

      1. Mind MGMT, by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)
      2. Nowhere Men, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde (Image Comics)
      3. Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, et al. (Marvel)
      4. Astro City, by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Vertigo)
      5. Swamp Thing, by Charles Soule, Kano, et al. (DC Comics)
      6. FF, by Matt Fraction, Michael Allred and Laura Allred (Marvel)
      7. Locke & Key: Omega and Alpha, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
      8. East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image Comics)
      9. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber (Marvel)
      10. Five Ghosts, by Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, et al. (Image Comics)

      11. Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
      12. Hellboy in Hell, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
      13. X-Men: Legacy, by Simon Spurrier, Tan Eng Huat, et al. (Marvel)
      14. Prophet, by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, et al. (Image Comics)
      15. Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, et al. (Marvel)
      16. Zero, by Ales Kot, Michael Walsh, et al. (Image Comics)
      17. Wonder Woman, by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, et al. (DC Comics)
      18. Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image Comics)
      19. Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo)
      20. Dream Thief, by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood (Dark Horse)

Visit The A.V. Club for commentary about each of the titles on the list.



the year isnt over and Cooke’s new Parker novel is out tomorrow, expect that to be more awesome than 99% of whats been released this year,

my top picks

Bendis’ X-men

I feel like Daredevil was coasting most of this year, and Saga’s too low. Otherwise, it’s a decent list. I’d also add Adventures of Superman and Legends of the Dark Knight.

Props to The AV Club’s coverage of comics, even when I disagree.

And yes, the new Parker book will most assuredly kick some butt.

No ‘Manhattan Projects’?

Nice to see Astro City gettin’ some love!

Oh man, rankings aside, that’s a pretty darn solid list. Never read FIVE GHOSTS and ASTRO CITY isn’t for me, but otherwise solid (except for SUPERIOR FOES, which I think is painfully try-to-hard-y and overrated).

Pfft, can’t take it seriously cuz it’s missing Young Avengers.

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