The greatest comics of all time don’t appear on bestseller charts or canon lists or big-box bookstore shelves. They are the property of the back issue bins and thrift store crates and convention hawkers of America, living like the medium itself in the unseen crags and pockets of publishing history…
Obsolete, by Mikkel Sommer. Cover dated 2011. Published by Nobrow Ltd.
How acquired: Straight from the box before it went on sale at the comic shop, just like all the good ones from the past half-decade.
Best single drawing:
Pretty much every drawing in this thing is perfect, and there are a few that could have taken the top spot but for their inclusion of story material that’s best experienced firsthand — so I’m going with this one, which contains both a head-smackingly intuitive use of sound effects and a great bit of portraiture. Determination in the face of sorrow. Check out how every last detail is described with a completely uniform line weight. Good stuff.