Of all the things I could have foreseen happening this year, a successful television adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed Walking Dead series wasn’t one of them. Color me pleasantly surprised though, as it was easily the best show on television this year, as well as one of the best comic book adaptations of all time. Seeing the zombie filled world of Kirkman’s comics come to life was a dream come true, even on the small screen. The show was superbly written, excellently cast and somehow managed to pull off more blood and gore than even most R-rated horror films. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you do so in the immediate future; you don’t want to have missed this.
Given that they only came onboard when Marc Guggenheim decided to leave the title before writing a single issue, Paul Cornell and Pete Woods’ run on a Superman-less Action Comics has been an absolute joy to read every month, and the pleasant surprise for me is that so many people think so too. Any comic that gets Neil Gaiman’s blessing to use Death of The Endless has got to be worth your time. It’s got a robotic Lois Lane for crying out loud! What more do you want?
World War Hulks – “Hit” wouldn’t be the word I would necessarily use here, but really…REALLY!?!? Why was this not killed in editorial? I choose this because I’m SURPRISED it didn’t get canceled. ‘Nuff Said.
Easily the new Dethklok comic, I can’t wait to see what they do next. I confess, I idly wonder if it will involve snow cones…
This would have to go to Thor, The Mighty Avenger. I didn’t want and wasn’t looking for a second Thor series but after reading the first issue of this I was hooked. It’s out of continuity and very fun.
Is this really a surprise?? I mean how could this NOT be a hit?
The show could have easily been a huge flop, it wouldn't have been difficult to screw it up. This is another one where the decision was made by a panel of judges, but the biggest reason this won, was because no one expected it to be as big of a spectacle as it was.
It's pretty SPECTACULAR, I must say so!
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