Comic Booked’s Best of 2016

2016 was a good year for some, a hard year for others, but we can all admit that the one thing 2016 really did have going for it was comics.  We had some great ones.  After careful consideration, we here at Comic Booked (after much debating) have come up with our annual year-end list.  So, without any further lollygagging, here you go: Comic Booked’s Best of 2016.  Enjoy!

 

Best Comic Show of 2016:

  • GOTHAM
  • Runner Up: Supergirl
  • Honorable Mentions: Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, iZombie, Preacher, Lucifer, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Powers

Best Comic Movie of 2016:

Best Hero of 2016:

  • BATMAN
  • Runner Up: Superman
  • Honorable Mentions: Iron Man, Captain America, Jessica Jones, Robin, Red Robin, Spoiler, Nightwing, Lex Luthor, Green Arrow, Black Canary

Best Villain of 2016:

  • JACOB KANE
  • Runner Up: Kingpin
  • Honorable Mentions: Captain Marvel, Lex Luthor, Bloom, Thanos, Darth Vader

Best Supporting Cast Member of 2016:

  • BATWOMAN
  • Runner Up: Riri Williams
  • Honorable Mentions: Lois Lane, Jon Kent, Damian Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Dr. Doom, Maria Hill, Jim Gordon

Best Writer of 2016:

  • PETER J. TOMASI
  • Runner Up: James Tynion IV
  • Honorable Mentions: Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dan Jurgens, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, Charles Soule, Scott Lobdell, Steve Orlando, Gene Luen Yang, Joe Kelly

Best Artist of 2016:

  • JIM LEE
  • Runner Up: Greg Capullo
  • Honorable Mention: Mikel Janin, Jason Fabok, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jiminez, Patrick Gleason, Doug Mahnke, Alex Ross, Brett Booth

Best Comic Shop of 2016:

  • MIDTOWN COMICS (NEW YORK, NY)
  • Runner up: Trade a Tape Comic Center (Lincoln, NE)
  • Honorable Mentions: Chameleon Comics & Cards (New York, NY), Forbidden Planet (New York, NY), Strand (New York, NY), Tate’s Comics (Lauderhill, FL), Lauderdale Comics (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Phil’s Comic Shoppe (Margate, FL), Dr. No’s (Marietta, GA), Beyond Comics (Frederick, MD)

Best Original Graphic Novel of 2016:

  • DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY
  • Runner Up: Wonder Woman: Earth One
  • Honorable Mentions: Bait, Thanos: The Infinity Finale, Troll Bridge, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon

Best Trade Paperback Collection of 2016:

  • FIGHT CLUB 2
  • Runner Up: Batman: Epilogue
  • Honorable Mentions: Batman: I am Gotham, DC Rebirth: The Deluxe Edition, Absolute Preacher Volume 1, Absolute Batman: Year One

Best Publisher of 2016:

  • DC COMICS
  • Runner Up: Marvel Comics
  • Honorable Mentions: Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, AfterShock Comics

Best Miniseries of 2016:

  • MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO
  • Runner Up: Civil War II
  • Honorable Mentions: Kingpin, Sheriff of Babylon, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars: Vader Down, Superman: American Alien, Vision, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death

Best Ongoing Series of 2016:

  • DETECTIVE COMICS
  • Runner Up: Superman
  • Honorable Mentions: Action Comics, Batman, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superwoman, Jessica Jones, Invincible Iron Man, Infamous Iron Man, Deathstroke, Unfollow, Green Arrow, Red Hood and the Outlaws, New Super-Man, Spider-Man/Deadpool

Best Moment of 2016

  • DC REBIRTH
  • Runner Up: Bruce Wayne Returns as Batman
  • Honorable Mentions: The Watchmen Join DC Continuity, The Death of the Hulk, Negan’s Appearance on the Walking Dead TV Series, The New 52 is No More

 

So there you have it.  Another fantastic year.  Congratulations to all of our winners.  You’ve really made 2016 a fun year to be a comic book fan.  And we don’t know about you guys, but we’re all super excited for the 2017 release schedule.  See you next year!  And thanks for making this year another one for the (comic) books.

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