As 2011 comes to a close, it’s safe to say that it has been a banner year for the comics industry and fans alike. Here at Comic Booked, we have always taken our comics pretty seriously, and after a stellar year of new material, we are pleased to present you with our awards for Best of 2011! For this year’s awards we asked each of our team members for their input and nominations to see who they thought were the best of the best in the comic book industry over the past year! After a few weeks of careful thought, consideration and deliberation, we’ve selected these titles as our choices for the best that 2011 had to offer! Without further adieu, here are the nominees for Best Webcomic of 2011!
- Gutters. It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of Ryan Sohmer’s various web comic series for years, but Gutters is hands down the best idea this man has ever had. To sum it up briefly, Gutters is a tri-weekly web comic series that skewers the current events of the Comic Book Industry in the most hilarious ways imaginable. Sohmer deserves a medal for all the work he and his team have put into making this such an amazing series, but I haven’t got a medal to give him. I’ve just got this well deserved nomination. – Jordamus Prime
- Scapula. It’s the best web comic about the worst supervillain you’ve never even heard of. Go learn more about it on Comic Booked Indie! – Nicole Sixx
- Greg Rucka’s Lady Sabre and The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether deserves it, It comes out 2 times a week, has GREAT production values – way better than most web comic crap, and Greg talks about the process SO much to help new creators. This should and at the least should get a mention.- Robb Orr
- xkcd. It’s the nerdiest web comic I’ve ever read, and I love it. I also enjoy reading the tags that pop up when you mouse over each new comic. Who knew stick figures would be so entertaining?!- Robert Lemoyne
- Achewood. Though it was on hiatus for a lot of the year, it just recently returned and is still as hilarious as ever. If that’s not eligible, then I’ll nominate Questionable Content, because it always seems to be consistent with it’s artistic style, storytelling, and humor.- Michael Wirth
- Let’s Be Friends Again. Think Penny Arcade, but exclusively for comic nerds, the boys always seem to size up the latest industry controversy in just the right way – not to mention for maximum laughs. Great fun and their character histories for comicalliance.com are not half bad either. -Emmet O’Cuana
Winner, Comic Booked’s Best Webcomic 2011-
Congratulations to xkcd’s creative team for being Comic Booked’s Best Webcomic of 2011! A special congratulations also goes out to all of the other nominees for being some of the best webcomics available this year!