Friday, December 18, 2015

Best of 2015, Part III

Bitch Planet, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLandro (Image)

"Bitch Planet, hands down. Issue #3 is still my favorite,  but the comic reminds me of why Feminism is so great, all of the comradery with minimal hate, the essays in the back are also what rank it as my #1. I feel like Bitch Planet managed to bring a lot of readers together, and even sparked a tattoo trend before the second issue was even out."

Caitlyn Copp-Millward

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

"2015 was a great year to be a comic book fan. Between The rise of Creator Owned, Marvel bringing their A game and even DC producing compelling content, the contenders of Years Best Comic are more plentiful than ever. But for me, the best comic of 2015 has to be Saga. It's funny and filthy and violent and emotional and, for a book about aliens it's remarkably human. It's wonderful AND it's drawn by Fiona Staples. That fact alone puts it in the top 10. It's like a very specific kind of magic and I can't wait to see where they go next."

Will Rutherford, Panel Riot podcast

Batman, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (DC Comics)

"My pick has to be Batman #40 by Snyder and Capullo. Sure, Batman has fought the Joker plenty of times, but never like this and never TO THE DEATH! Snyder's joker is brutally maniacal and doesn't hesistate to do things like... bury a hatchet in Jim Gordon's chest?! What!?! The big twist about the Joker in the issues leading up to this final battle was really great. No spoilers! You should pick it up for yourself. Capullo's run on Batman is a masterclass of visual storytelling. It's a must own, especially if you can score a first printing."

D.J. Coffman, The God Child

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