Best of 2012

2012 was a great year for comics. Here’s a list of our favourites … What did you enjoy?


Book: Wild Children by Ales Kot and Riley Rossmo
Ongoing Series: The Walking Dead
New Series: Hell Yeah!
Mini Series: Secret History of D.B. Cooper
Creators: Brandon Graham, Matt Kindt
Character: The Stalk from Saga
Breakout Talent: The 315
Discovery: Courtney Crumrin
Best of British: Hilda and the Bird Parade by Luke Pearson
Publisher: Oni Press
Best Issue: Daredevil #14


Book: Building Stories by Chris Ware
Ongoing Series: Adventure Time
New Series: Mind MGMT
Mini Series: Reset
Creators: Jeff LemireBrandon Graham
Character: Madman
Breakout Talent: Glyn Dillon
Discovery: Mark Waid’s Daredevil
Best of British: Blood Blokes by Adam Cadwell
Publisher: Dark Horse
Best Issue: Amazing Spider-Man #677
Honorable Mentions: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, The Hive by Charles Burns


Book: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
Ongoing Series: Thor: God of Thunder
New Series: Saga
Mini Series: Multiple Warheads
Creators: Brian WoodBrandon Graham
Character: The Lying Cat from Saga
Breakout Talent: Fiona Staples
Discovery: The Skeleton Hand (Pre-Code Horror Comics)
Best of British: Pyramid Scheme by Lando (Decadence Comics)
Publisher: Image
Best Issue: Prophet #26


Book: Batman: Court of Owls
Ongoing Series: Batman, Incorporated
New Series: Thor: God of Thunder
Mini Series: AvX
Creators: Rick Remender, Fiona Staples
Character: Loki Laufeyson
Breakout Talent: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Discovery: Locke & Key
Best of British: Reads! (Avery Hill Press)
Publisher: Marvel
Best Issue: Batman: Leviathan Strikes!
Honorable Mentions: Venom, Wolverine & The X-Men


Book: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
Ongoing Series: Batman
New Series: Saga
Mini Series: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode
Creators: Becky Cloonan, Scott Snyder
Character: Hellboy
Breakout Talent: Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs Zombies)
Discovery: Invincible
Publisher: Dark Horse
Best Issue: Hellboy in Hell #1
Honorable Mentions: Amazing Spider-Man, Popeye


Book: Fear Agent Vol.1
Ongoing Series: The Manhattan Projects
New Series: Thor: God of Thunder
Mini Series: Punk Rock Jesus
Creators: Kieron GillenBrandon Graham
Character: Those of a certain ilk, including Quentin Quire and Kid Loki
Breakout Talent: Simon Spurrier
Discovery: Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus
Best of British: Journey Into Stupid by Claude TC
Publisher: Image
Best Issue: Journey Into Mystery #645


Book: Prophet by Brandon Graham
Ongoing Series: Batman, Incorporated
New Series: The Massive
Mini Series: Planetoid
Creators: Brandon Graham, Ryan Ferrier
Character: Hyperion from Marvel Now! Avengers
Breakout Talent: Ken Garing
Discovery: Michel Fiffe
Best of British: The Nao of Brown
Publisher: Dark Horse
Best Issue: Wolverine #309


Book: Beasts of Burden
Ongoing Series: The Boys
New Series: Saga
Mini Series: Beasts of Burden
Creators: Brian K. Vaughan, Robert Kirkman
Character: Invincible
Breakout Talent:  Fiona Staples
Discovery: Y the Last Man
Best of British: Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes
Publisher: Image
Best Issue: Walking Dead #100


Book: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus vol.s 1-4
Ongoing Series:  Batman, Incorporated
New Series: The Manhattan Projects
Mini Series: Alabaster: Wolves
Creators: Rick Remender, Cliff Chiang
Character: General Leslie Groves from The Manhattan Projects
Breakout Talent: Brian Churilla
Discovery: Jason (John Arne Sæterøy)
Best of British: The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon
Publisher: Image
Best Issue: Li’l Depressed Boy #14


Book: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
Ongoing Series: Daredevil
New Series: Saga
Mini Series: Spider-men
Creators: Mark Waid
Character:  Clint Barton
Breakout Talent:  Ramon Perez
Discovery: Christian Wildgoose
Best of British: The Silver Darlings by Will Morris
Publisher: Image
Best Issue: Daredevil #15

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