So no matter what some pretentious douche at Vice may say, 2017 was filled with great comics. Some of these came in the form of graphic novels, some were arcs withing ongoing series, while others were just a single issue. The work of the fine people who write, drawn, ink, letter, color, and publish comic books should be celebrated year round.
Since the Internet fucking loves lists (it’s like goddamn click catnip), I’ve complied a list of comics that are simply great. Now, keep in mind, this list could have easily doubled in size. And that is not hyperbole. Seriously, this has been a great year for comic books, both in the mainstream and in the indie market.
So without any further gabbing, here are my favorite 25 comic books of 2017 (in to particular order):
1. Moonshine by Brian Azzrello and Eduardo Risso
2. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
3. Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
4. The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
5. One More Year by Simon Hanselmann
6. Kill or be Killed by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
7. Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
8. Dark Knights: Metal by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
9. Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Co.
10. Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
11. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
12. Seven to Eternity by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena
13. Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
14. Star Wars: Darth Vader by Charles Soule and Jim Cheung
15. Kim & Kim by Mags Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
16. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
17. Silver Surfer by Dan Slott and Mike Allred
18. Doom Patrol by Gerard Way and Mike Allred
19. Batman by Tim King and Mike Janin
20. Batman: White Knight by Sean Murphy
21. Aliens: Dead Orbit by James Stokoe
22. Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
23. East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nock Dragotta
24. Everything is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell
25. Spread by Justin Jordan and John Bivens and Felipe Sobreiro
So there you go. Did I miss anything? I’m sure I did. Maybe I just didn’t read it, or maybe you have shit taste in comics (shut up, internal comic snob voice!). But seriously, if there is something that didn’t make this list, let me know what it is. I’m always looking for new and interesting books to dive into.
Until next time: Kill your TV, read more comics.