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Comic Booked’s Best of 2017


2017 has come to an end.  For some, that is a good thing.  For others, it is bittersweet.  But I think we can all agree that (contrary to some other best of 2017 lists on the internet,) it was a great year to be a comic book fan.  We here at Comic Booked racked our brains to give out top honors for comic book accomplishments and, just like last year, we decided that we’d give out first place, runner up, and tons of honorable mentions.  Needless to say, there was a lot of greatness to go around.  Do yourself a favor and bookmark this list and go buy, read, or watch the year in review.  Here’s our list…

Best Comic Show of 2017:

  • Runner Up: Supergirl
  • Honorable Mentions: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead, iZombie, Preacher, Lucifer, Fear the Walking Dead

Best Comic Movie of 2017:

  • Runner Up: Justice League
  • Honorable Mentions: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Lego Batman Movie

Best Hero of 2017:

  • Batman
  • Runner Up: Superman
  • Honorable Mentions: Mister Miracle, Doom, Iron Heart, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Peter Parker Spider-Man, Daredevil

Best Villain of 2017:

  • Kingpin
  • Runner Up: Mr. Oz
  • Honorable Mentions: Doom, Bane, Ozymandias, Lex Luthor, Talia al Ghul, Mephisto

Best Supporting Cast Member of 2017:

  • Catwoman
  • Runner Up: Red Robin
  • Honorable Mentions: Alfred Pennyworth, The First Ally, Jacob Kane, Lois Lane, Jon Kent

Best Writer of 2017:

  • Tom King
  • Runner Up: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Honorable Mentions: Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Dan Jurgens, Geoff Johns, Matthew Rosenberg, Robert Kirkman, Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, Steve Orlando, Scott Lobdell, Frank Tieri, Chip Zdarsky

Best Artist of 2017:

  • Greg Capullo
  • Runner Up: Gary Frank
  • Honorable Mention: Mikel Janin, Sean Phillips, Rafael Albuquerque, Liam Sharp, Jock, Nicola Scott, Francisco Francavilla, Mitch Gerads, Lee Weeks, Howard Porter, Jim Lee

Best Comic Shop of 2017:

  • 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), Bulletproof Comics (New York, NY)

Best Trade Paperback Collection of 2017:

  • Batman: I am Gotham
  • Runner Up: Batman: I am Suicide
  • Honorable Mentions: Absolute Preacher Volume II, The Dark Knight: Master Race, Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1, Wonder Woman: The Lies, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Wonder Woman: Year One, All-Star Batman: Ends of the Earth, Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years

Best Publisher of 2017:

  • Runner Up: Marvel Comics
  • Honorable Mentions: Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, AfterShock Comics, Black Mask Studios

Best Miniseries of 2017:

  • Mister Miracle
  • Runner Up: Dark Nights: Metal
  • Honorable Mentions: Doomsday Clock, Infamous Iron Man, Batman / The Shadow

Best Ongoing Series of 2017:

  • Batman
  • Runner Up: Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • Honorable Mentions: Batman, Superman, Detective Comics, Action Comics, Super Sons, Invincible Iron Man, Daredevil, Kill or Be Killed, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, The Old Guard, Titans, Teen Titans, American Gods

Best Moment of 2017:

  • Batman proposes to Catwoman
  • Runner Up: Catwoman says yes
  • Honorable Mentions: Disney buys 20th Century Fox, Lex Luthor meets Ozymandias, Comic Booked invades New York Comic Con, Mr. Oz revealed as Jor-El

Most Anticipated of 2018:

  • Runner Up: Matthew Rosenberg becoming Marvel’s new Bendis
  • Honorable Mentions: Aquaman, Constantine joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, the return of Tony Stark, Doomsday Clock’s conclusion, the official return of Jean Grey, the inevitable return of the Fantastic Four


So there you have it.  Another fantastic year.  Congratulations to all of our winners.  You’ve really made 2017 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 2018 release schedule.  See you next year!  And thanks for making this year another one for the (comic) books.

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