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November 8, 2010


Your 2010 PW Best Comics List

As part of their yearly coverage of a range of books released into the various publishing market, Publishers Weekly has released the following selection of books onto its "best comics" list. It's decent list, but not a particularly laudatory one, to my eyes. I wouldn't sign off on a list that leaves off Wilson and Picture This! but includes Yummy, but nobody asked me to.

As expected, the list hits a range of publishers as the PW list tends to. It might be worth noting that three same-cartoonist sequels to books on last year's PW list failed to make this one: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, Parker: The Outfit, and You'll Never Know: Collateral Damage. It may also be useful to acknowledge that while last year's list contained I believe a couple of works that had yet to come out, this one does not, which may point to a pretty dim end-of-year rush.

PW's choices are:

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* Acme Novelty Library #20, Chris Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)

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* AX: Alternative Manga, Edited by Sean Michael Wilson and Mitsuhiru Asakawa (Top Shelf)

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* Batwoman: Elegy, Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams (DC)

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* Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

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* Bodyworld, Dash Shaw (Pantheon)

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* Duncan the Wonder Dog, Adam Hines (AdHouse Books)

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* How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Sarah Glidden (Vertigo)

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* Weathercraft: A Frank Comic, Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)

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* X'Ed Out, Charles Burns (Pantheon)

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* Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, G. Neri and Randy DuBurke (Lee & Low)

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