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Comic Booked’s Best of 2019

Posted on Dec 29, 2019 by in Features |

2019 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 all year long.  And I know you all read about my trips to both Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and 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 2019, as selected by the Chief Creative Officer.

Best Comic Movie

  • WINNER: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
  • Runner Up: Shazam!
  • Honorable Mentions: Avengers: Endgame, Joker

Best Comic TV Show

  • WINNER: SUPERGIRL
  • Runner Up: Watchmen
  • Honorable Mentions: Gotham, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Preacher, Lucifer, Krypton, Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing

Best Publisher

  • WINNER: DC
  • Runner Up: Marvel
  • Honorable Mentions: Image, Dark Horse, Archie

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • WINNER: DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE GOLDEN CHILD
  • Runner Up: Monster Mashup
  • Honorable Mentions: Bad Weekend

Best Miniseries

  • WINNER: EVENT LEVIATHAN
  • Runner Up: Harleen
  • Honorable Mentions: Spider-Man, Flash Forward, DCeased, Batman: Curse of the White Knight, Batman: Creature of the Night, Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, Spider-Man, Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Naomi, Punisher: Soviet, Fight Club 3, Gotham City Monsters

Best Maxiseries

  • WINNER: LOIS LANE
  • Runner Up: Doomsday Clock
  • Honorable Mentions: The Green Lantern, The Batman’s Grave

Best Ongoing Series

  • WINNER: DETECTIVE COMICS
  • Runner Up: Action Comics
  • Honorable Mentions: Red Hood: Outlaw, Batman Beyond, Catwoman, Batman, Justice League, Supergirl, Superman, Wonder Woman, Punisher, Criminal

Best Artist

  • WINNER: ALEX MALEEV
  • Runner Up: Brett Booth
  • Honorable Mentions: Greg Capullo, Lee Weeks, Mikel Janin, Ivan Reis, Joelle Jones, Jim Lee, Bryan Hitch, Liam Sharp, Jorge Jiminez, Gary Frank, Sean Murphy, Patrick Gleason, David Mack

Best Writer

  • WINNER: PETER J. TOMASI
  • Runner Up: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Honorable Mentions: Greg Rucka, Warren Ellis, Tom King, Scott Snyder, Scott Lobdell, Matthew Rosenberg, Dan Jurgens, Joelle Jones, Steve Orlando, Tom Taylor, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Geoff Johns, Sean Murphy, Frank Tieri, Marc Andreyko, Frank Miller, J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, Chuck Palahniuk, Garth Ennis

Best Villain

  • WINNER: LEX LUTHOR
  • Runner Up: Leviathan
  • Honorable Mentions: Joker, Bane, Flashpoint-Batman, The Batman Who Laughs, Mr. Freeze, Mrs. Freeze

Best Hero

  • WINNER: BATMAN
  • Runner Up: Superman
  • Honorable Mentions: Spider-Man, Red Hood, Catwoman, Wally West, Supergirl, Lois Lane

Best Moment of 2019

  • WINNER: DETECTIVE COMICS #1,000
  • Runner Up: Event Leviathan
  • Honorable Mentions: Year of the Villain, Apex Lex, Black Label Continues Strong, New York Comic Con, Doomsday Clock Conclusion, Watchmen TV Show, The Justice Society Returns, The Legion Returns, Batman’s 80th Anniversary, Disney+ Launch, CW Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Begins

Best Thing Coming in 2020

  • WINNER: Wonder Woman 1984 Film
  • Runner Up: Year of the Villain Finale/Aftermath
  • Honorable Mentions: Doomsday Clock Fallout, Sony’s Venomverse Expands, Morbius Film, CW Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Finale, Birds of Prey Film

So there you have it.  What made your best of 2019 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 helping to make 2019 another fantastic year to be a comic book fan.

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