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December 30, 2016

Go, Look: Writers Pick 10 Comics For 2016


Here. This is all what I would call high-end mainstream work, but I know there's another way of looking at comics that sees this as a wildly diverse selection of titles. I guess some year I'll stop being made curious by lists like this one.

It's not like list-making is a bloodsport, though, and if you're a snob like me and you're thinking "Hey that was a pretty good issue of Ganges" halfway through someone else's comics list, remember that a list that comes at comics from a different direction can be super-useful in identifying works you might not be as familiar with. If you do read all of these series, like I do, it's fun to know what other people think of them.

9) The Legend Of Wonder Woman, Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon (DC)
8) Monstress, Marjorie Liu and artist Sana Takeda (Image)
7) Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine de Landro (Image)
6) Paper Girls, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Image)
5) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Marvel)
4) Midnighter and Apollo, Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco (DC)
3) The Flintstones, Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (DC)
2) Vision, Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Jordie Bellaire (Marvel)
1) Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image); The Wicked + The Divine, Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen (Image) -- TIE

Congrats to all of those named!
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