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June 25, 2013

Your Best Comics Of 2013 So Far

imageAccording to this post at Robot 6, retail overlord has fashioned a list of the best comics of the year so far. They acknowledge Marble Season as the best one and publish the list in order of sales. I'll let you go look at that arrangement through them, the list itself is a fine snapshot for me so I'll just run it in alphabetical order. I liked the Gilbert quite a bit, and I enjoyed those Hawkeye and Solo comics in serial form; I'm not sure about the bulk of them making a similar list derived solely from my tastes. Then again, I haven't read half, and I also haven't figured out 2012 yet (although I'm pretty sure it starts with Ware/Sacco/Panter).

(I'm also not sure what's out that would make a list I did instead of these works, as, for one thing, I'm generally behind on my reading. Off the top of my head, I'm sure the David B., Hanawalt, Malkasian and Deforge works that I know are out will all be books about which I'll think if I make a list at the end of the year. If the Kupperman trade with the Quinception sequence came out this year, that one, too, will be considered. Plenty of others, including some obvious ones I'm sure.)'s list:

* Hawkeye, Volume One: My Life as a Weapon; Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido and various (Marvel)
* Iron: Or, the War After; Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Archaia)
* Marble Season; Gilbert Hernandez (Drawn and Quarterly)
* MIND MGMT Vol. 1; Matt Kindt and Brendan Wright (Dark Horse)
* Relish: My Life in the Kitchen; Lucy Knisley (First Second)
* Solo: The Deluxe Edition; various (DC Comics)
* The Comics Journal #302; edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
* The Creep; John Arcudi, Scott Allie and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse)
* The Property; Rutu Modan and Jessica Cohen (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Thor: God of Thunder, Volume One: The God Butcher; Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic (Marvel)
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