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August 23, 2009


CR Sunday Feature: Let's Start Making A List -- Works To Consider For Best Of Decade, 2000-2009

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It was suggested to me earlier this week that naming the top 100 comics for the years 2000-2009 is going to be more difficult than naming the top 100 comics for the 20th Century was ten years ago. To that end, I've begun compiling a list of potential comics to include: for use in making such a list, to eventually encourage others who wish to make such a list, and because it's fun to make lists of really good comics.

I'll use as many as I can. Feel free to suggest, one, two or 20. It all helps. This is a list of those comics a reasonable person might consider for a top 100 list, not a first draft of a top 100 list, so you don't have to make a specific case for anything you'd like to see included. On the other hand, I have a pretty good nose for sniffing out information dumps on behalf of one's self, one's friends or one's company. I hope that we'll get some genuine gut reactions. There's been so much good work out there and I hope you'll want to share that with others.

(I've broken it down into Anthologies, Archival Editions, Original Long-Forms and Definitive Collections, Comic Books, Manga, Newspaper, On-Line, and Works About -- there's not particular argument being made, it's just to keep any one list from being too humongous!)

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Anthologies
* Abstract Comics, Fantagraphics
* An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories, series, Edited by Ivan Brunetti, Yale University Press
* Arf, series, Edited by Craig Yoe, Fantagraphics
* Art Out Of Time, Edited By Dan Nadel, Harry N. Abrams (2006)
* Best American Comics, series, various editors, Houghton Mifflin
* Bizarro Comics/Bizarro World, DC Comics
* Book of Boy Trouble, series, Edited by Robert Kirby and David Kelly
* Canicola, series, Canicola
* Dirty Stories, Edited by Eric Reynolds. Fantagraphics
* Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, Drawn and Quarterly
* Drawn & Quarterly, Edited by Chris Oliveros, Drawn & Quarterly
* Flight, series, Edited By Kazu Kibuishi, Image/Ballantine
* Hotwire Comics, Edited by Glenn Head, Fantagraphics
* Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators, Fanfare/Ponent Mon
* Kramers Ergot, Edited by Sammy Harkham, Self-Published/Buenaventura Press
* Little Lit, Edited by Art Spiegelman and Francois Mouly
* McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Vol. 13, Edited by Chris Ware, McSweeney's
* Meathaus
* Mineshaft
* MOME, Edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds, Fantagraphics
* Nickelodeon Magazine, Edited By Christopher Duffy, Nickelodeon
* NON, series, Edited by Jordan Crane
* Orchid, Sparkplug (2002)
* Paper Rodeo
* Project: Romantic, Edited by Chris Pitzer, AdHouse
* Project: Superior, Edited by Chris Pitzer, AdHouse
* Rosetta, Alternative Comics
* Scheherazade: Stories of Love, Treachery, Mothers, and Monsters, Edited By Megan Kelso, Soft Skull Press (2005)
* Secret Comics Japan: Underground Comics Now, Viz
* Shojo Beat Magazine, Viz
* Shonen Jump, magazine, Viz
* Sleazy Slice, Edited by Robin Bougie, Self Published
* The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, Conde Nast
* The Funny Pages, New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Times
* The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics, Edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, Abrams
* Wednesday Comics, DC Comics (2009)

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Archival Editions and Re-Releases
* Absolute Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, DC Comics (2005)
* Amy and Jordan, Mark Beyer, Pantheon
* B. Krigstein Comics, edited by Greg Sadowski
* Black Kiss, Howard Chaykin, Fantagraphics/Eros Comics
* Blazing Combat, Archie Goodwin, Fantagraphics
* Bone, series, Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker, Scholastic
* Boody!, Boody Rogers, Fantagraphics
* Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Kim Deitch, Pantheon
* Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, Art Spiegelman
* Clean Cartoonists' Dirty Drawings Craig Yoe, Last Gasp
* Comanche Moon, Jack Jackson
* Complete Crumb, R Crumb, Fantagraphics
* Complete Dennis The Menace, Hank Ketcham, Fantagraphics
* Complete Dick Tracy, Chester Gould, IDW
* Complete Jack Survives, Jerry Moriarty, Buenaventura Press
* Complete Peanuts, Charles Schulz, Fantagraphics
* Concrete, digests, Paul Chadwick, Dark Horse
* DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories, Various, DC
* Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years, Gaylord DuBois & Jesse Marsh, Dark Horse
* Explainers, Jules Feiffer, Fantagraphics (2008)
* Heartburst And Other Pleasures, Rick Veitch, King Hell Press
* Herbie Archives, Ogden Whitney & Shane O’Shea, Dark Horse
* Humbug, Harvey Kurtzman etc, Fantagraphics*
* Innocence and Seduction, Dan DeCarlo
* Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus, series, DC Comics
* Krazy and Ignatz, series, George Herriman, Fantagraphics
* Krazy Kat DailiesVolumes 1,2,3 (1921-1923), Pacific Comics Club
* Krazy & Ignatz Dailies Vol 1 (1918-1919), Stinging Monkey Books
* Little Lulu, John Stanley and Irving Tripp, Dark Horse
* Little Orphan Annie, series, Harold Gray, IDW (2008)
* MAD Archives Volume Two, The Usual Gang of Idiots, DC
* Magnus Archives, Russ Manning
* Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics, Paul Gravett, Running Press
* Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 3 (1950s Sub-Mariner by Everett)
* Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon, Checker Book Publishing Group
* Moomin, series, Tove Jansson, Drawn & Quarterly
* Out Our Way Sampler, J.R. Williams, Algrove
* Passionella, Jules Feiffer Fantagraphics
* Plastic Man Archives, Jack Cole, DC Comics
* Playboy's Little Annie Fannie, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Dark Horse
* Popeye, series, EC Segar, Fantagraphics
* Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles, Edited by Dean Mullaney, IDW (2008)
* Splendid Sundays, series, Winsor McCay, Sunday Press
* Sundays With Walt & Skeezix, Frank King, Sunday Press
* Supermen, Greg Sadowski, Fantagraphics
* The Book Of Leviathan, Peter Blegvad, Overlook Press (2001)
* The Classic Pin-Up Art Of Jack Cole, Alex Chun, Fantagraphics
* The Collected Doug Wright, Doug Wright, Drawn & Quarterly
* The Comics Journal, Edited By Gary Groth
* The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, Andrews McMeel (2005)
* The Complete Dick Tracy, Chester Gould, IDW (Starting with Vol 7) (2009)
* The Complete Dream Of The Rarebit Fiend, Winsor McCay, Ulrich Merkyl (2007)
* The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994, Gary Larson, Andrews McMeel (2003)
* The Complete Humbug, Harvey Kurtzman et al, Fantagraphics
* The Completely MAD Don Martin, Don Martin, Running Press
* The Complete Terry and the Pirates, series, Milton Caniff, IDW
* The Monster of Frankenstein, Dick Briefer, Idea Men*
* The Silver Star, Jack Kirby, Image
* The Spirit Archives, series, Will Eisner, DC Comics
* Tijuana Bibles, Bob Adelman, Simon & Schuster
* Walt & Skeezix, series, Frank King, Drawn & Quarterly
* Where Demented Wented, Rory Hayes, Fantagraphics (2008)
* Will Elder: Mad Playboy Of Art, Gary Groth & Greg Sadowski, Fantagraphics (2003)
* Willie & Joe: The WWII Years, Bill Mauldin, Fantagraphics (2008)
* Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991, Scott McCloud, HarperCollins (2008)
* The New Love and Rockets Books, Los Bros Hernandez, Fantagraphics

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Original Long-Form Comics/Translated/Definitive Collection
* 365 Days, Julie Doucet, Drawn and Quarterly (2007)
* A Land of Make Believe, Josh Simmons, self-published
* A Treasury of Victorian Murder, series, Rick Geary, NBM
* A.L.I.E.E.N., Lewis Trondheim
* Abandoned Cars, Tim Lane, Fantagraphics
* Abraxas And The Earthman, Rick Veitch, King Hell Press
* ACME Novelty Datebook, series, Chris Ware
* Against Pain, Ron Rege
* Alan's War, Emmanuel Guibert, First Second (2008)
* Alec: The Years Have Pants, Eddie Campbell, Top Shelf (2009)
* Alias the Cat, Kim Deitch, Pantheon (2007)
* Alice in Sunderland, Bryan Talbot
* American Born Chinese, Gene Yang
* Amulet Kazu Kibuishi
* Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli, Pantheon (2009)
* Asthma, John Hankiewicz, Sparkplug (2007)
* Aya, series, Clement Oubrerie and Marguerite Abouet (2007)
* Babymouse, series, Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
* Batman Year 100, Paul Pope DC Comics
* Beauty Supply District, Ben Katchor
* Black Hole, Charles Burns, Pantheon
* Blankets, Craig Thompson, Top Shelf (2003)
* Bluefuzz the Hero, Jesse Reklaw (2007)
* Blue Pills Frederik Peeters
* Bottomless Belly Button, Dash Shaw, Fantagraphics (2008)
* Box Office Poison, Alex Robinson
* Breakdowns, Art Spiegelman, Pantheon (2008)
* Brodo di Niente, Andrea Bruno, Canicola (2007)
* Burma Chronicles, Guy Deslisle, Drawn & Quarterly (2008)
* Cairo G. Willow Wilson, DC
* Can't Get No, Rick Veitch
* Capacity, Theo Ellsworth, Secret Acres (2008)
* Carnet de Voyage, Craig Thompson, Top Shelf
* Cavalcade of Boys, Tim Fish, (2006)
* Cave-In, Brian Ralph, Highwater
* Cecil and Jordan in New York, Gabrielle Bell
* Chance In Hell, Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics (2007)
* Chloe, Hans Rickheit, self-published
* Clumsy, Jeffrey Brown, Top Shelf
* Cockbone, Josh Simmons, self-published
* Cola Madnes, Gary Panter
* Curses, Kevin Huizenga, Drawn & Quarterly
* David Boring, Dan Clowes
* Daybreak, Brian Ralph, Bodega
* Deogratias, JP Stasse, First Second (2006)
* Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, John Porcellino, La Mano
* Dogs and Water, Anders Nilsen
* Domin-8 Me! , Sessyu Takemura, Fantagraphics/Eros Comics
* Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, Anders Nilsen, Fantagraphics
* Dungeon, multiple series, Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar, NBM
* Earthboy Jacobus, Doug Tennapel
* Elvis Road, Xavier Robel, Helge Reumann, Buenaventura Press (2007)
* Empowered, Adam Warren, Dark Horse
* Enemy Ace, Garth Ennis, DC
* Epileptic, David B., Pantheon (2006)
* Exit Wounds Rutu Modan, Drawn & Quarterly (2007)
* Fox Bunny Funny, Andy Hartzell, Top Shelf
* Fun Home, Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin (2006)
* Garage Band, Gipi, First Second
* George Sprott, Seth
* Get a Life, Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian, Drawn & Quarterly
* Girl Genius, Studio Foglio
* Girl Stories, Lauren Weinstein
* Gongwanadon, Thomas Herpich
* Good-Bye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Drawn and Quarterly (2008)
* Grey Horses, Hope Larson, Oni Press
* Gus, Christophe Blain, First Second (2008)
* Gyakushu, Dan Hipp
* Hamlet, Neil Babra, Sparknotes
* Hey, Wait... , Jason, Fantagraphics
* House, Josh Simmons, Fantagraphics
* How To Be Everywhere, Warren Craghead (2007)
* Hunter & Painter, Tom Gauld, Buenaventura
* I Killed Adolf Hitler, Jason, Fantagraphics
* I Live Here, Various, Pantheon (2008
* I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, Fletcher Hanks, Fantagraphics (2007)
* Ice Haven, Dan Clowes, Pantheon (2005)
* Incognegro, Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece, DC
* In The Shadow Of No Towers, Art Spiegelman, Viking (2004)
* Inkweed, Chris Wright
* Isaac the Pirate, Christophe Blain, NBM
* James Sturm's America, James Sturm (2007)
* Jessica Farm, Josh Simmons, Fantagraphics
* Jimbo in Purgatory, Gary Panter
* Jimbo's Inferno, Gary Panter
* Jimmy Corrigan, Chris Ware
* Journey Vols. 1-2, Bill Messner-Loebs, IDW
* Kampung Boy, Lat, First Second (2006)
* King-Cat Classix, John Porcellino, Drawn and Quarterly (2007)
* Klezmer, Joann Sfar, First Second
* Laika, Nick Abadzis, First Second (2007)
* Late Bloomer, Carol Tyler, Fantagraphics
* Life Sucks Jessica Abel, et al First Second
* Little Nothings, series, Lewis Trondheim, NBM
* LOEG: The Black Dossier, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill,
* Lone Wolf & Cub, series, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Dark Horse
* Look Out!! Monsters, Geoff Grogan, self-published
* Lost at Sea, Brian Lee O'Malley
* Lost Girls, Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie, Top Shelf
* Maggots, Brian Chippendale, PictureBox (2007)
* Mesmo Delivery, Rafael Grampa, AdHouse
* Metabarons
* Mister O, Lewis Trondheim, NBM
* Mon Fiston, Oliver Schrauwen, Bries
* Mother Come Home, Paul Hornschemeier
* Multiforce, Mat Brinkman, PictureBox
* Musical Legends, Justin Green, Last Gasp
* Nat Turner, Kyle Baker
* nEuROTIC, John Cuneo, Fantagraphics (2007)
* Night Fisher, R. Kikuo Johnson, Fantagraphics
* Ninja, Brian Chippendale, PictureBox
* Nocturnal Conspiracies, David B., NBM
* Notes On A War Story, Gipi, First Second
* One Hundred Demons, Lynda Barry
* Owly, series, Andy Runyon, Top Shelf
* Paper Rad BJ and Da Dogs, Ben Jones/Paper Rad, PictureBox
* Paul, series, Michel Rabagliati, Drawn and Quarterly
* Percy Gloom, Cathy Malkasian, Fantagraphics (2007)
* Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, Pantheon
* Pictures of Sad Children, John Campbell
* Powr Mastrs, series, C.F., PictureBox
* Pride of Baghdad, Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
* Princes of Time, Jon Vermilyea (2007)
* Punk Rock and Trailer Parks, Derf, SLG (2008)
* Pyongyang, Guy Delisle, First Second
* Quimby the Mouse, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics
* RabbitHead, Rebecca Dart
* Rapunzel's Revenge Shannon Hale
* Red Eye, Black Eye, K. Thor Jensen (2007)
* Safe Area Gorazde, Joe Sacco, Fantagraphics (2000)
* Salamander Dream, Hope Larson, AdHouse
* Same Difference and Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim
* Scott Pilgrim, series, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Oni
* Scurvy Dogs, Andrew Boyd
* Shadowland, Kim Deitch
* Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine, Drawn & Quarterly (2007)
* Shrimpy and Paul and Friends, Marc Bell, Highwater
* Six Hundred Seventy-Six Apparitions of Killoffer, Killoffer, Typocrat
* Skibber Bee Bye, Ron Rege Jr., Highwater/Drawn & Quarterly
* Skim, Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
* Sloth Gilbert Hernandez, DC (2006)
* Smoke, Alex DeCampi
* Storeyville, Frank Santoro (2007)
* Summer Blonde, Adrian Tomine
* Superheroes & Seamonsters, Scott Mills
* Super Spy, Matt Kindt, Top Shelf (2007)
* Swallow Me Whole, Nate Powell, Top Shelf (2008)
* Swarm, series, Patrick Conlon, NBM/Eurotica
* Tamara Drewe, Posy Simmonds (2007)
* Temporary, Damon Hurd
* Teratoid Heights, Mat Brinkman, PictureBox
* The Abandoned, Ross Campbell
* The ACME Novelty Library, Chris Ware, Pantheon
* The Amazing Remarkable Mr Leotard, Eddie Campbell, First Second
* The Arrival, Shaun Tan (2007)
* The Black Diamond Detective Agency, Eddie Campbell
* The Blot, Tom Neely (2007)
* The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Phoebe Gloeckner, Frog Press (2002)
* The Fate of the Artist, Eddie Campbell, First Second
* The Fixer, Joe Sacco, Drawn & Quarterly (2003)
* The Frank Book, Jim Woodring, Fantagraphics (2003)
* The Goddess of War, Lauren Weinstein, PictureBox
* The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick, Scholastic (2007)
* The Last Lonely Saturday, Jordan Crane, Red Ink/Fantagraphics
* The Mythology of an Abandoned City, Jon J Muth, Tundra Publishing
* The Rabbi's Cat, series, Joann Sfar, Pantheon
* The Red Snake, Hideshi Hino, DHP (2004)
* The Salon, Nick Bertozzi (2007)
* The Ticking, Renee French, Top Shelf
* The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City Volumes 1-3 Collected, Tony Fitzpatrick, Last Gasp)
* Things Just Get Away from You, Walt Holcombe, Fantagraphics
* Thoreau at Walden, John Porcellino, Hyperion (2008)
* Three Shadows, Cyril Pedrosa, First Second (2008)
* Times of Botchan, series, Jiro Taniguchi, Fanfare/Ponent Mon
* Tits, Ass & Real Estate, Eve Gilbert, Fantagraphics
* Too Cool To Be Forgotte, Alex Robinson, Top Shelf (2008)
* Too Cool to Be Forgotten, Alex Robinson
* Town Boy, Lat (2007)
* Travel, Yuichi Yokohoma, PictureBox (2008)
* Tricked, Alex Robinson
* Uncle Gabby, Tony Millionaire, Dark Horse (2004)
* Unlikely, Jeffrey Brown, Top Shelf
* Utility Sketchbook, Keith McCulloch, PictureBox (2007)
* Vampire Loves, Joann Sfar, First Second
* We All Die Alone, Mark Newgarden
* West Coast Blues, Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics
* Wet Moon, Ross Campbell, Oni
* What It Is, Lynda Barry, Drawn & Quarterly (2008)
* Why Are You Doing This? , Jason, Fantagraphics
* Will and Abe's Guide to the Universe, Matt Groening (2007)
* Wimbledon Green, Seth, Drawn & Quarterly (2005)
* Wish You Were Here, Gipi, Fantagraphics/Coconino
* You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!, Fletcher Hanks, Fantagraphics (2009)
* You'll Never Know, Carol Tyler, Fantagraphics (2009)

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Comic Book Series
* 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, DC
* 100%, Paul Pope, DC/Vertigo
* 1-800-MICE, Matthew Thurber, PictureBox
* 52 Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, JG Jones et al, DC
* Acme Novelty Library, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics/Self-Published
* Action Comics, Geoff Johns et al, DC Comics
* Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower, Image
* Alias, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Marvel
* All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, Frank Miller and Jim Lee, DC Comics
* All-Star Superman, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, DC Comics
* Apocalypse Nerd, Peter Bagge
* Army@Love, Rick Veitch, DC Comics
* Automatic Kafka, Joe Casey and Ashley Wood
* B.P.R.D. , Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Guy Davis, Dark Horse
* BPRD: 1946, Josh Dysart, Paul Azaceta, Dark Horse
* Berlin, Jason Lutes, Drawn & Quarterly
* Between Four Walls/The Room, Lorenzo Mattotti
* Big Questions, Anders Nilsen, Drawn & Quarterly
* Boy's Club, Matt Furie, Buenaventura
* Captain America, Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Mike Perkins et al, Marvel
* Casanova, Matt Faction, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Image
* Castle Waiting, Linda Medley, Fantagraphics
* Cerebus, Dave Sim and Gerhard, Aardvark-Vanaheim
* Cold Heat, Ben Jones and Frank Santoro, PictureBox
* Conan, Kurt Busiek et al, Dark Horse
* Concrete: The Human Dilemma, Paul Chadwick, Dark Horse
* Criminal, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Marvel/Icon
* Cryptic Wit, Gerald Jablonski, Self-Published
* Daredevil, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Marvel
* Delphine, Richard Sala, Fantagraphics/Coconino
* Demo, Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan
* DMZ, Brian Wood, Ricardo Burchielli, et al.
* Dork, Evan Dorkin, SLG
* Dr. 13
* Eightball, series, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
* Ex Machina, Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, DC
* Fables, Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, et al., DC
* Fell, Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith
* Final Crisis, Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Doug Mahnke et al, DC Comics
* Finder, Carla Speed McNeil, Lightspeed Press
* Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville, Ted Stearn, Fantagraphics
* Ganges, Kevin Huizenga, Fantagraphics/Coconino
* Global Frequency, Warren Ellis
* Godland, Joe Casey, Tom Scioli, Image
* Gotham Central Greg Rucka et al, DC
* Green Lantern, Geoff Johns et al, DC Comics
* Hawaiian Dick, B. Clay Moore, et al
* Hellblazer, DC Comics
* Hellboy/BPRD, Mike Mignola et al, Dark Horse
* HERO, Will Pfeifer, DC
* Herobear and the Kid, Mike Kunkel, Astonish Comics
* Human Target
* Immortal Iron Fist, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, Marvel
* Injury, Ted May, Buenaventura Press
* Invincible, Robert Kirkman et al, Image
* Jonah Hex, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti et al, DC
* Kabuki, David Mack, Image/Icon
* King City, Brandon Graham
* King-Cat Comics and Stories, John Porcellino, Spit and a Half
* Livewires, Adam Warren and Rick Mays, Marvel
* Local, Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
* Losers, Andy Diggle, Jock, DC
* Louis Riel, Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly
* Love & Rockets Vol. 2, Los Bros Hernandez, Fantagraphics
* Love & Rockets Vol. 3 Los Bros Hernandez, Fantagraphics
* Madman Atomic Comics, Mike Allred
* Meat Cake, Dame Darcy, Fantagraphics
* Midnight Nation, J. Michael Straczynski, Gary Frank, Top Cow
* My Faith In Frankie, Mike Carey
* Mystic Funnies, R. Crumb
* New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke, DC
* New Tales of Old Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez , Fantagraphics/Coconino
* New X-Men, Frank Morrsion, Frank Quitely, et al, Marvel
* Nextwave Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen, Marvel
* Northlanders, Brian Wood, Davide Gianfelice, et al.
* Omega: The Unknown, Jonathan Lethem and Karl Rusnak and Farel Dalrymple and Paul Hornschemeier and Gary Panter, Marvel
* Or Else, Kevin Huizenga, Drawn & Quarterly
* Palooka-Ville, Seth, Drawn & Quarterly
* Paris, Andi Watson and Simon Gane, SLG
* Peepshow, Joe Matt, D&Q
* Planetary, Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, DC
* Plastic Man, Kyle Baker
* Pogostick, Al Columbia, Ethan Persoff, Fantagraphics
* Polly and the Pirates, Ted Naifeh, Oni
* Powers, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Image/Icon/Marvel
* Promethea, Alan Moore & J.H. Williams III, America's Best
* Punisher Garth Ennis et al, Marvel
* Queen & Country, Greg Rucka et al, Oni
* Rapunzel's Revenge, Shannon Hale
* RASL, Jeff Smith, Cartoon Books
* Runaways, Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Marvel
* Reich, Elijah Brubaker, Sparkplug
* Sammy the Mouse, Zak Sally, Fantagraphics
* Sandman: Dream Hunters, Neil Gaiman et al
* Scalped, Jason Aaron, RM Guera, DC
* Schizo #4, Ivan Brunetti, Fantagraphics
* Seaguy: Slaves Of Mickey Eye, Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart, DC
* Seaguy, Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart, DC
* Seven Soldiers of Victory, Grant Morrison et al, DC Comics
* Shaolin Cowboy, Geoff Darrow, Dark Horse
* Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil, Jeff Smith, DC
* Shouldn't You Be Working?, Johnny Ryan
* Silverfish, David Lapham
* Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Josh Cotter, AdHouse
* Sleeper, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, DC
* Sock Monkey, Tony Millionaire, Dark Horse
* Solo, various, DC Comics
* Speak Of The Devil, Gilbert Hernandez, Dark Horse
* Spider-Girl, Tom DeFalco, et al, Marvel
* Street Angel, Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca, SLG
* Stuff of Dreams, Kim Deitch, Fantagraphics
* Superman: Red Son, Mark Millar et al, DC
* Superman: Secret Identity, Kurt Busiek et al, DC
* Tales Designed To Thrizzle, Michael Kupperman, Fantagraphics
* Teenagers From Mars, Rick Spears
* The Amazing Joy Buzzards, Mark Andrew Smith and Dan Hipp
* The Amazing Spider-Girl, Tom DeFalco, et al, Marvel
* The Boys, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, DC Comics/Dynamite Entertainment
* The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, DC Comics
* The End, Anders Nilsen, Fantagraphics/Coconino Press
* The Fairer Sex, John Ira Thomas, Jeremy Smith
* The Filth, Grant Morrison and Chris Weston, D
* The Goon, Eric Powell, Dark Horse
* The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, America's Best/Top Shelf
* The Middleman, Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine
* The Milkmen Murders, Joe Casey
* The Nimrod, Lewis Trondheim, Fantagraphics
* The Originals, Dave Gibbons
* The Pulse, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Marvel
* The Spirit, Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone, DC Comics
* The Tourist, Brian Wood
* The Umbrella Academy, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, Dark Horse
* The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Various, Image
* The Winter Men Brett Lewis, John Paul Leon , Dave Stewart
* True Story Swear To God, Tom Beland, Image
* U.S. War Machine, Chuck Austen, Marvel
* Ultimate Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, and Stuart Immonen, Marvel Comics
* Unstable Molecules, James Sturm and Guy Davis, Marvel
* Uptight, Jordan Crane, Fantagraphics
* Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, Dark Horse
* Wasteland, Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten
* We3, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, DC
* Weasel, Dave Cooper, Fantagraphics
* WildCATS 3.0, Joe Casey, DC
* Worn Tuff Elbow, Marc Bell
* X-Force/X-Statix, Peter Milligan, Mike Allred, Marvel
* Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan/Pia Guerra et al., Vertigo
* Young Avengers, Allen Heinberg & Jim Cheung, Marvel
* Young Liars, David Lapham
* The Seven Soliders Omni-Series, Grant Morrison and A Cast Of Dozens, DC

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Manga (Translated)
* 20th Century Boys, series, Naoki Urasawa, Viz
* A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Drawn and Quarterly (2009)
* Abandon the Old in Tokyo, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Drawn and Quarterly (2006)
* Apocalypse Meow, series, Motofumi Kobayashi, ADV Manga
* Apollo's Song, Osamu Tezuka
* Azumanga Daioh, series, Kiyohiko Azuma, ADV/Yen
* Black Jack, series, Osamu Tezuka, Vertical
* Bleach, Tite Kubo
* Blue Spring, Taiyo Matsumoto
* Buddha, series, Osamu Tezuka, Vertical
* Chikyu Misaki, Yuji Iwahara, CMX
* Children of the Sea, series, Daisuke Igarashi, VIZ
* Clover, series, CLAMP, Tokyopop/Dark Horse
* Cromartie High School, series, Eiji Nonaka, ADV
* Death Note, series, Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Viz
* Disappearance Diary, Fanfare/Ponent Mon
* Dororo, series Osamu Tezuka, Vertical
* Dragon Head, series, Minetaro Mochizuki, Tokyopop
* Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President, series, Kaiji Kawaguchi, VIZ
* Emma, series, Kaoru Mori, CMX
* Flower of Life, series, Fumi Yoshinaga, DMP
* Fruits Basket, series, Natsuki Takaya, Tokyopop
* Fullmetal Alchemist
* Future Lovers, Saika Kunieda, Deux
* Genshiken, Kio Shimoku, Del Rey
* Gon, series, Masashi Tanaka, CMX
* Good-Bye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Drawn and Quarterly (2008)
* Gyo, Junji Ito
* Honey and Clover, series, Chika Umino, Viz
* Kekkaishi, Yellow Tenabe
* Lone Wolf & Cub, Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima, Dark Horse (2000-2002)
* Love Roma, Minoru Toyoda, Del Rey
* Midara, Yumisuke Kotoyoshi, Icarus Publishing
* Monokuro Kinderbook, series, Kan Takahama, Fanfare/Ponent Mon
* Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby, Takashi Nemoto, PictureBox (2008)
* Monster, Naoki Urasawa, Viz
* Mushishi, Yuki Urushibara, Del Rey
* MW, Osamu Tezuka, Vertical (2007)
* NANA, series, Ai Yazawa, Viz
* Naruto, series, Masashi Kishimoto, Viz
* Ode To Kirihito, Osamu Tezuka, Vertical (2006)
* Ooku: The Inner Chambers, series, Fumi Yoshinaga, Viz
* Paradise Kiss, Ai Yazawa, Tokyopop
* Parasyte, Hitoshi Iwaaki, Del Rey
* Path of the Assassin
* Phoenix, series, Osamu Tezuka, Viz
* Planetes, series, Makoto Yukimura, Tokyopop
* Pluto
* Real, series, Takehiko Inoue, VIZ
* Red-Colored Elegy
* Sand Chronicles, Hinako Ashihara, Viz
* Scarlet Desire, Tohru Nishimaki, Icarus Publishing
* "Screw Style," Tsuge in TCJ 250
* Sexy Voice and Robo, series, Ion Kouda, VIZ
* Slam Dunk, Takehiko Inoue
* Slave Contract, Gorou Horikawa, Icarus Publishing
* Solanin, Inio Asano
* Sundome, Kazuto Okada, Yen Press
* Tekkon Kinkreet, Taiyo Matsumoto, Viz
* The Drifting Classroom, series, Kazuo Umezu, Viz
* The Ice Wanderer, Jiro Taniguchi
* The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki, Dark Horse
* The Push Man and Other Stories, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Drawn and Quarterly (2005)
* The Red Snake, Hideshi Hino, DHP (2004)
* The Walking Man, Jiro Taniguchi, Fanfare/Ponent Mon
* To Terra, series, Keiko Takemiya, Vertical, Inc.
* Tokyo Zombie
* Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, Fumiyo Kuono, Last Gasp
* Uzumaki, Junji Ito, Viz
* Vagabond, series, Takehiko Inoue, VIZ
* Yotsuba&!, series, Kiyohiko Azuma, ADV/Yen

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Newspaper Comics
* Cul-De-Sac, Richard Thompson
* Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau
* Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel
* Ernie Pook's Comeek, Lynda Barry
* Fair Game, Stephanie Piro
* Franklin Fibbs, Hollis Brown and Wes Hargis
* Life in Hell, Matt Groening
* Lio, Mark Tatulli
* Maakies, Tony Millionaire
* Mike Luckovich's Editorial Cartoons, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
* Monkeyhouse, Pat Byrnes, LATS
* Mutts, Patrick McDonnell
* Opus, Berke Breathed
* Pat Oliphant's Editorial Cartoons, syndicated
* Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis
* Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles, Neil Swaab
* Rocky, Martin Kellerman
* Speed Bump, Dave Coverly
* Steve Bell cartoons in the Guardian
* The Boondocks, Aaron McGruder
* The Pain: When Will It End?, Tim Kreider
* Tom The Dancing Bug, Ruben Bolling
* Tom Toles' Editorial Cartoons, Washington Post
* Zippy, Bill Griffith
* Zombies in Toronto, Chester Brown

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On-Line Comics
* A Battle Between Light and Dark, Jason Loo
* A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible, Dale Beran, David Hellman
* A Softer World, Joey Comeau, Emily Horne
* Achewood, Chris Onstad
* American Elf, James Kochalka
* Bee Comix, Jason Little
* Blecky Yuckerella, Johnny Ryan
* Bodyworld, Dash Shaw
* Copper, Kazu Kibuishi
* Cyanide and Happiness, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin and Dave McElfatrick
* Daybreak, Brian Ralph
* Dicebox, Jenn Manley Lee
* Diesel Sweeties, R Stevens
* Dinosaur Comics, Ryan North
* Flickr/Sketchbook Comics, Laura Park
* FreakAngels, Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield
* George Sprott, 1895-1975, Seth, New York Times Sunday Magazine
* Get Your War On, David Rees
* Girls With Slingshots, Danielle Corsetto
* Goats, Jonathan Rosenberg
* Hutch Owen Daily, Tom Hart
* Jesus and Mo, Mohammed Jones
* Kate Beaton's On-Line Comics
* La Maggie LaLoca, Jaime Hernandez, New York Times Sunday Magazine
* Leisure Town, Tristan Farnon
* Low Moon, Jason, New York Times Sunday Magazine
* Lucy Knisley's online comics
* Minus, Ryan Armand
* Mister Wonderful, Daniel Clowes, New York Times Sunday Magazine
* Narbonic, Shaenon Garrity
* One Hundred Demons, Lynda Barry
* Penny Arcade, Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins
* Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch
* Pup, Drew Weing
* PvP, Scott Kurtz
* Reggie-12, Brian Ralph
* Sinfest, Tatsuya Ishida
* Templar, Arizona Spike
* The Dreamland Chronicles, Scott Christian Sava, Astonish Comics/Blue Dream Studios
* The Fart Party, Julia Wertz
* The Spiders Patrick Farley
* ThingPart, Joey Alison Sayers
* Truth Serum, Jon Adams
* Vanessa Davis's on-line comics, Tablet
* Watergate Sue, Megan Kelso, New York Times Sunday Magazine
* When I Am King, Demian 5
* Wondermark, David Malki
* xkcd, Randall Munroe

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Works On The Subject Of Comics
* A Comics Studies Reader, Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester
* Alex Raymond: His Life & Art, Tom Roberts, Adventure House (2007)
* Alternative Comics, Charles Hatfield
* Arguing Comics, Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester
* B. Krigstein Vol. 1, Greg Sadowski, Fantagraphics
* Cartooning Philosophy and Practice, Ivan Brunetti, Buenaventura Press
* Charles Addams, Linda Davis
* Comic Art, magazine, Todd Hignite
* Comic Book Resources, magazine, Jonah Weiland
* Comic Wars: Marvel's Battle For Survival, Dan Raviv
* Comics Comics, Dan Nadel, Tim Hodler, Frank Santoro
* Erotic Comics Vol 1: A Graphic History From Tijuana Bibles To Underground Comix, Tim Pilcher, Abrams
* Erotic Comics Vol 2: A Graphic History From The Liberated '70s To The Internet, Tim Pilcher, Abrams
* Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Toppfer, Edited by David Kunzle, University Press of Mississippi (2007)
* Frederic Wertham, Bart Beaty
* Give Our Regards To The Atomsmashers!, Edited by Sean Howe
* Indy Magazine, Bill Kartalopoulos
* Jack Cole and Plastic Man, Art Spiegelman and Chip Kidd, Chronicle Books
* Jog The Blog, Joe McCulloch
* Journalista! , Dirk Deppey, TCJ.com
* Kirby, Mark Evanier
* Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, Paul Gravett, Harper Design
* Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff, RC Harvey (2007)
* Men of Tomorrow, Gerard Jones
* Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester, Bob Levin, Fantagraphics (2008)
* Newsarama, magazine, Matt Brady
* Original Art of Basil Wolverton, Glenn Bray, Last Gasp
* Outlaws, Rebels, Freethinkers and Pirates, Bob Levin, Fantagraphics (2005)
* Reading Comics, Douglas Wolk (2007)
* Reading the Funnies, Donald Phelps
* Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, Patrick Rosenkranz, Fantagraphics
* In The Studio, Edited by Todd Hignite
* Rodolphe Topffer: The Complete Comic Strips, Edited by David Kunzle, University Press of Mississippi (2007)
* Schulz and Peanuts, David Michaelis
* Secret Identity, Craig Yoe, Abrams (2009)
* Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, Blake Bell
* The 10-Cent Plague David Hajdu
* The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics Denis Kitchen, Paul Buhle, Harry Shearer, Abrams
* The Comic Worlds of Peter Arno, William Steig, Charles Addams, and Saul Steinberg, Topliss
* The Comics Curmudgeon, Josh Fruhlinger
* The Comics Journal, magazine, Edited by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics
* The Ganzfeld, magazine, Edited by Dan Nadel and Timothy Hodler, PictureBox
* The Imp, series, Edited By Dan Raeburn
* The Pirates and the Mouse, Bob Levin, Fantagraphics (2003)
* Unpopular Culture, Bart Beaty
* Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, Bob Andelman
* Will Elder: Mad Playboy Of Art, Gary Groth & Greg Sadowski, Fantagraphics (2003)
* You Call This Art? A Greg Irons Retrospective, Greg Irons and Patrick Rosenkranz, Fantagraphics

*****

Participants: Tom Spurgeon, Rob Clough, Katherine Dacey, Jamie Coville, Sandy Jarrell, Douglas Wolk, Lynn Nguyen, David Welsh, Ralf Haring, Jon Ward, Bill Jennings, Alan David Doane, Jarrett Duncan, Michael J. Grabowski, Sean Rogers, Sean T. Collins, Leroy Douresseaux, John Vest, Jeremy Powell, Cole Moore Odell, Pablo Holmberg, Johnny Bacardi, Gabriel Roth, Kieran Clarkin, Amy Boese, Matthew J. Brady, Rainer Patzke

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