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December 9, 2012


FFF Results Post #318 -- Best Of 2012

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On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Pick Five Comics From 2012 You'd Be Happy To See On A Best Of 2012 List." This is how they responded.

Tom Spurgeon

1. Building Stories, Chris Ware (Pantheon)
2. Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt, Chris Hedges And Joe Sacco (Nation)
3. Journalism, Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
4. You'll Never Know Book Three: Soldier's Heart, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
5. Goliath, Tom Gauld (D+Q)

*****

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Mike Baehr

1. Barack Hussein Obama, Steven Weissman (Fantagraphics)
2. Ticket Stub, Tim Hensley (Yam Books)
3. Love and Rockets: New Stories No. 5, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
4. Snarked, Roger Langridge (Boom Studios)
5. Injury #4 Ted May, Jeff Wilson & Mike Reddy (Alternative Comics)

*****

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Chris Pepin

1. Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X, Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Red 5 Comics)
2. Snarked! Ships and Sealing Wax, Roger Langridge (Kaboom!)
3. Uncle Scrooge: Only A Poor Old Man, Carl Barks (Fantagraphics Books)
4. The Crogan Adventures: Crogan's Loyalty, Chris Schweizer (Oni Press)
5. Three Thieves: The Captive Prince, Scott Chantler (Kids Can Press)

*****

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Brian Nicholson

1. Lose #4, Michael Deforge (Koyama)
2. Difficult Loves, Molly Colleen O'Connell (Domino)
3. Barrel Of Monkeys, Florent Ruppert And Jerome Mulot (Rebus)
4. The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred, David Hine and Shaky Kane (Image)
5. The Making Of, Brecht Evens (Drawn And Quarterly)

*****

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Johnny Bacardi

1. Copra, Michel Fiffe (self-published)
2. Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Denys Cowan (DC/Vertigo)
3. Prophet, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple and Giannis Milonogiannis (Image)
4. Courtney Crumrin (ongoing), Ted Naifeh (oni)
5. Hawkeye, Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

*****

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Aaron Costain

1. Turtie Needs Work, Steve Wolfhard (Koyama Press)
2. The Voyeurs, Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized)
3. Heads or Tails, Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics)
4. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, Joe Lambert (Disney/Hyperion)
5. Dungeon Quest Book Three, Joe Daly (Fantagraphics)

*****

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Danny Ceballos

1. Spot of Noir, Lilli Carré (self published)
2. July Diary, Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
3. Daddy Lightning, Tom Hart (Retrofit Comics)
4. Moose #9, Max de Radigues (Oily Comics)
5. King-Cat Comics and Stories #73, John Porcellino (self published)

*****

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Richard Pachter

1. The Nao Of Brown, Glyn Dillon (SelfMadeHero)
2. Marbles, Ellen Forney (Gotham)
3. Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel (First Second)
4. Legion Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (Top Shelf)
5. His Dreams of Skyland, Anne Opotowsky and Aya Morton (Gestalt)

*****

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Michael Rhodes

1. King City, Brandon Graham (Toyko Pop/Image)
2. Fatale: Death Follows Me, Ed Brubaker And Sean Phillips (Image)
3. Amelia Cole and the Unknown World, Adam P. Knave & D.J. Kirkbride and Nick Brokenshire (MonkeyBrain)
4. Manhattan Projects Book One: Science. Bad., Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)
5. Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

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John Vest

1. Love And Rockets: New Stories No. 5, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
2. My Friend Dahmer, Derf (Abram ComicArts)
3. Metro: A Story Of Cairo, Magdy El Shafee (Metropolitan Books)
4. Birchfield Close, Jon McNaught (NoBrow)
5. The Underwater Welder, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)

*****

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Michael DeForge

1. LA Silence on Cermak, Edie Fake (printed in Vacuum Horror)
2. Dal Tokyo, Gary Panter (Fantagraphics)
3. The End of the Fucking World, Chuck Forsman (Oily Comics)
4. Jonathan Parts 1 and 2, Leslie Stein (web)
5. Distance Mover, Patrick Kyle (Mother Books)

*****

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Stergios Botzakis

1. My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf (Abrams)
2. Friends with Boys, Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
3. Wizzywig, Ed Piskor (Top Shelf)
4. Big Bad Ironclad!, Nathan Hale (Abrams)
5. Double Barrel, Kevin and Zander Cannon (Top Shelf)

*****

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Zack Soto

1. Girl Apocalypse, Angie Wang (self published)
2. The Furry Trap, Josh Simmons (Fantagraphics)
3. Deathzone!, Michel Fiffe (Copra)
4. Dungeon Quest Vol. 3, Joe Daly (Fantagraphics)
5. Study Group Magazine #1 &/or StudyGroupComics.Com , Various Artists (Study Group Comics)

*****

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Dan Morris

1. Friends With Boys, Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
2. The Hive, Charles Burns (Pantheon)
3. Hip Hop Family Tree, Ed Piskor (webcomic)
4. Prophet, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milonogiannis (Image)
5. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 2009, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (Top Shelf)

*****

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Jude Killory

1. Suspect Device 2, Josh Bayer (Raw Power-Josh Bayer)
2. My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf (AbramsBooks)
3. The Voyeurs, Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilzed Books)
4. Eat More Bikes, Nate Bulmer (Koyama Press)
5. By This You Shall Know Him, Jesse Jacobs (Koyama Press)

*****

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Phil Jackson

1. Heads or Tails, Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics)
2. Only Skin, Sean Ford (Secret Acres)
3. Flocks, L. Nichols (Retrofit/Grindtone)
4. The Making Of, Brecht Evens (Drawn & Quarterly)
5. Peepholes, Laurie J. Proud (Blank Slate)

*****

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Janice Headley

1. Big Questions, Anders Nilsen (D&Q)
2. The Voyeurs, Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized)
3. Ticket Stub, Tim Hensley (Yam)
4. Marbles, Ellen Forney (Gotham)
5. My Sincerest Apologies, Jessica Campbell (Oily)

*****

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Rob Salkowitz

1. The Lovely Horrible Stuff, Eddie Campbell (Top Shelf)
2. Marbles, Ellen Forney (Gotham)
3. The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath & Other Stories, H.P. Lovecraft, Art by Jason Bradley Thompson (Mockman/Kickstarter)
4. The Manhattan Projects Volume One – Science Bad, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)
5. New York Mon Amour, Jacques Tardi, Benjamin Legrand, Dominique Grange (Fantagraphics)

*****

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Sean van der Meulen

1. The Nao of Brown, Glyn Dillon (Selfmade Hero)
2. The Hive, Charles Burns (Pantheon)
3. Love & Rockets New Stories Vol. 5, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
4. Portugal, Cyril Pedrosa (Silvester Strips, dutch language edition)
5. Tanzania Travelogue, Lucy Knisley (self-published/digital)

*****

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Dustin Harbin

1. Barack Hussein Obama, Steve Weissman (Fantagraphics)
2. The Voyeurs, Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)
3. Annie Sullivan And The Trials of Helen Keller, Joe Lambert (Hyperion)
4. Lose #4, Michael Deforge (Koyama Press)
5. Heads Or Tails, Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics)

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. Nao Of Brown, Glyn Dillon (SelfMadeHero)
2. Frankenstein Alive, Alive, Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson (IDW)
3. Multiple Warheads, Brandon Graham (Image)
4. Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred, David Hine & Shaky Kane (Image)
5. !, Tym Godek (Self-Published)

*****

I chose not to include some lists, one from a publishing employee who only listed books they happened to be involved in publishing, one from a journalist who included all works from cartoonists they covered with links to their coverage, two from people that chose not to follow the suggested format. I appreciate the submissions, but I'll pass on including them here and hope you'll forgive me doing so.

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