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Comic Booked’s Best of 2018

Posted on Jan 5, 2019 by in Features | 0 comments

2018 has come and gone and man oh man was it a great year for comics!  I know you’ve all been keeping up with my Baturday, Super Sunday, and Independent Comic Spotlight columns last year.  And I know you all read about my most recent trip to New York Comic Con and various other breaking news and interviews over the last twelve months.  But this is my favorite article to write all year long.  Because it lets me focus on all the things I loved about the year and share them with all of you.  So here they are.  Comic Booked’s best of 2018, as selected by the Chief Creative Officer.

Best Comic Movie

  • WINNER: AQUAMAN
  • Runner Up: Avengers: Infinity War
  • Honorable Mentions: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Venom, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Comic TV Show

  • WINNER: SUPERGIRL
  • Runner Up: Gotham
  • Honorable Mentions: Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Preacher, Lucifer, Krypton, Titans, Daredevil

Best Publisher

  • WINNER: DC
  • Runner Up: Marvel
  • Honorable Mentions: Image, Dark Horse, Boom, Lion Forge, Aftershock, Archie, IDW

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • WINNER: THE BRIDGE
  • Runner Up: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
  • Honorable Mentions: Wonder Woman: Earth One Volume 2, Bizarre Romance

Best Miniseries

  • WINNER: DARK NIGHTS: METAL
  • Runner Up: Cover
  • Honorable Mentions: Heroes in Crisis, Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey, Scarlet, Rogue & Gambit, Batman: Damned, Batman: White Knight

Best Maxiseries

  • WINNER: ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS
  • Runner Up: Doomsday Clock
  • Honorable Mentions: Mister Miracle

Best Ended Ongoing Series

  • WINNER: ASTONISHING X-MEN
  • Runner Up: Super Sons
  • Honorable Mentions: Green Lanterns, X-Men: Red, Justice League of America

Best Ongoing Series

  • WINNER: BATMAN
  • Runner Up: Action Comics
  • Honorable Mentions: Red Hood and the Outlaws, Batman Beyond, Catwoman, The Green Lantern, Justice League, Detective Comics, Titans, Mr. & Mrs. X, Supergirl, Superman

Best Artist

  • WINNER: DAVID MACK
  • Runner Up: Patrick Gleason
  • Honorable Mentions: Greg Capullo, Lee Weeks, Mikel Janin, Ivan Reis, Mitch Gerads, Yanick Paquette, Alex Maleev, Joelle Jones, Jim Lee, Bryan Hitch, Liam Sharp, Jorge Jiminez, Jim Cheung, Pere Perez, Lee Bermejo, Brett Booth, Gary Frank, Dale Eaglesham, Sean Gordon Murphy, Oscar Bazaldua

Best Writer

  • WINNER: MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Runner Up: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Honorable Mentions: Tom King, Scott Snyder, Scott Lobdell, Peter J. Tomasi, Dan Jurgens, Joelle Jones, Steve Orlando, Tom Taylor, Grant Morrison, Chip Zdarsky, James Tynion IV, Kelly Thompson, Brian Azzarello, Dan Abnett, Geoff Johns, Sean Gordon Murphy, Frank Tieri, Marc Andreyko

Best Villain

  • WINNER: BANE
  • Runner Up: Cassandra Nova
  • Honorable Mentions: Kingpin, Lex Luthor, Joker, The Batman Who Laughs, Penguin, KGBeast

Best Hero

  • WINNER: JEAN GREY
  • Runner Up: Superman
  • Honorable Mentions: Batman, Red Hood, Nightwing, Mister Miracle, Catwoman, Rogue, Gambit, Wally West, Supergirl

Best Moment of 2018

  • WINNER: ACTION COMICS #1,000
  • Runner Up: Jinxworld
  • Honorable Mentions: Bendis Moves to DC, Rogue & Gambit’s Impromptu Marriage, Black Label, Catwoman Leaves Batman, New York Comic Con, Pre-Wedding Joker/Batman Fight

Best Thing Coming in 2019

  • WINNER: YOUNG JUSTICE RETURNS
  • Runner Up: Detective Comics #1,000
  • Honorable Mentions: Swamp Thing Debut, Doom Patrol Debut, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Doomsday Clock Finale, Batman’s 80th Anniversary

So there you have it.  What made your best of 2018 list?  I’d love to hear from you.  And if you see something on my list that you missed, be sure to check it out.  Congratulations to all of our winners!  And thank you for making 2018 another fantastic year to be a comic book fan.

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