Comic Books

Top Comics or Series of 2017

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Top Comics or Series of 2017

At the end of the year we always find ourselves at a loss: what were the best comics we read this year? Well good thing I’m here to give you some great suggestions to check out. These are the top comics that made me stop and think, “Damn. That was good.” These are worth looking at, jumping in on, or seeking out their trade to fill whatever geek need you may have.
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The Best Books of 2017

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The Best Books of 2017

Once again I’m running into the problem that readers love to have: too many fantastic books from last year to fit into a short top-three list. Click the jump for a list of the ten best (and by “best” I mean “favorite”) from 2017.

 

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Favorite Comic Book Artists of 2017

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Favorite Comic Book Artists of 2017

2017 was certainly an…interesting year, I think we can all agree on that one. But one of the bright spots was all the amazing art that came out of the comic book world. Here then, in no particular order, is a baker’s dozen of our favorite artists of 2017.

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Review – Till All Are One Annual 2017 (series finale)

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Review – Till All Are One Annual 2017 (series finale)

I’ve been waiting for this one for months, and at the same time I hoped it’d never get here: the final issue of Till All Are One. In many ways the story ended the way I thought it might, but it got there by a really unexpected route. See below for a (spoiler-free!) (mostly!) review of Till All Are One Annual 2017.

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Review – Transformers Lost Light #11

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Review – Transformers Lost Light #11

At long last, this issue we get the answer to the question that’s bugged me for months: how the hell did Getaway convince Blaster and Perceptor to turn into filthy mutineers? I can buy it from some obscure, background-filler, appeared-47-issues-ago-so-I’ve-forgotten-their-name-SORRY, but Perceptor? Blaster??

And the reason is both slightly unsatisfying and completely believable. And I can’t get into it if I’m going to dance around the plot points, so fair warning: see below for a completely spoiler-filled discussion of Lost Light #11.

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Review – Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

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Review – Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

“It’s so funny to discover you’re made of meat and at any moment the world might take a bite. Our species comes wired with a great sense of humor. It’s one of our best traits.”
– From the introduction by Joe Hill

Brian Coldrick’s Behind You (collecting many of the images from his web series) is a fantastic mix of horror and very, very dark humor. If you like “two sentence ghost stories” you’ll love these, because each one only has a sentence, maybe two, to tell the story, with the picture on the next page. So you have a second to absorb the words, and then you get a little jump scare when you turn the page.

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