Comic Booked’s Best of 2020

2020 has come to an end and everyone is already talking about things they’re looking forward to in 2021, setting new year’s resolutions and goals to make the best of the year ahead, and commiserating over the horrible things that happened to and around them in 2020.  But before we move on to the greatness in store for the next (current) calendar year, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the good that came out of 2020.  So here it is… the official Best of 2020 article from the folks here at Comic Booked.  Enjoy!

Best Ongoing Series

  • Detective Comics (DC)
  • Runners Up
    • Batman (DC)
    • The Green Lantern (DC)
    • Ninja High School (Antarctic)
    • Red Hood: Outlaw (DC)
    • Batman Beyond (DC)
    • Nightwing (DC)
    • Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel)
    • Fire Power (Image)
    • The Department of Truth (Image)
    • Something is Killing the Children (Boom)

Best Miniseries/Maxiseries

  • Batman: Three Jokers (DC)
  • Runners Up
    • Lois Lane (DC)
    • The Batman’s Grave (DC)
    • The Boys: Dear Becky (Dynamite)
    • Commanders in Crisis (Image)
    • Flash Forward (DC)
    • The Old Guard: Forces Multiplied (Image)
    • The Resistance (Upshot)
    • American Vampire: 1976 (DC)
    • Hawkeye: Freefall (Marvel)
    • Wynd (Boom)
    • Event Leviathan (DC)

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Kill a Man (Aftershock)
  • Runners Up
    • Sara (TKO)
    • Pulp (Image)
    • Reckless (Image)
    • Ninja High School: Indie Wars (Antarctic)
    • The Stringbags (Dead Reckoning)
    • Dracula, motherf**cker! (Image)
    • The Pull (TKO)
    • Birds of Prey (DC)

Best Writer

  • Peter J. Tomasi
  • Runners Up
    • Dan Jurgens
    • Scott Snyder
    • Grant Morrison
    • Geoff Johns
    • Warren Ellis
    • Garth Ennis
    • Ed Brubaker
    • Greg Rucka
    • Brian Michael Bendis
    • Ben Dunn
    • Steve Orlando
    • James Tynion IV
    • Scott Lobdell
    • Matthew Rosenberg
    • Nick Spencer
    • J. Michael Straczynski
    • Robert Kirkman

Best Artist

  • Jorge Jimenez
  • Runners Up
    • Bryan Hitch
    • Mikel Janin
    • Alex Ross
    • Jason Fabok
    • Sean Phillips
    • Ben Dunn
    • Alex Maleev
    • Jerry Ordway
    • Patrick Gleason
    • Mark Bagley
    • Greg Capullo

Best Crossover/Event

  • Dark Nights: Death Metal (DC)
  • Runners Up
    • The Joker War (DC)
    • Last Remains (Marvel)

Best Book

  • Anthropica by David Hollander
  • Runners Up
    • A Discerning Eye by Carol Orange
    • The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know about Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon
    • Holiday in the Islands of Grief: Poems by Jeffrey McDaniel
    • Five Times Lucky by P. David Temple
    • If It Bleeds by Stephen King
    • The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

Best Non-Comic Movie

  • Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)
  • Runners Up
    • The Invisible Man
    • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Prime)
    • All the Bright Places (Netflix)
    • Unhinged
    • Brahms: The Boy II
    • The Lie (Amazon Prime)
    • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)
    • The Witches (HBO Max)
    • The Hunt

Best Non-Comic TV Show

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
  • Runners Up
    • Hightown (Starz)
    • Young Wallander (Netflix)
    • Briarpatch (USA)
    • Dash & Lily (Netflix)
    • A Teacher (FX)
    • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Best Comic Movie

  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Runners Up
    • Birds of Prey and the Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
    • Superman: Man of Tomorrow
    • The Old Guard (Netflix)

Best Comic TV Show

  • Stargirl (DC Universe/CW)
  • Runners Up
    • The Boys (Amazon Prime)
    • Harley Quinn (DC Universe)
    • Supergirl (CW)
    • The Flash (CW)
    • Batwoman (CW)
    • Lucifer (Netflix)
    • Doom Patrol (DC Universe)
    • Titans (DC Universe)
    • Warrior Nun (Netflix)
    • Stumptown (ABC)
    • Arrow (CW)

Best Publisher

  • DC
  • Runners Up
    • TKO
    • Image
    • IDW
    • Dark Horse
    • Marvel
    • Antarctic
    • Dead Reckoning
    • Upshot
    • Boom

Best Moment of 2020

  • HBO’s Watchmen Sweeps Awards Season
  • Runners Up
    • DC Drops Diamond
    • CW Officially Creates the DC Movie/TV Multiverse
    • DC Universe Merges with HBO Max

Most Anticipated Project of 2021

  • DC’s Infinite Frontier
  • Runners Up
    • Release of The Suicide Squad and The Batman films
    • Release of Morbius and Spider-Man 3 films
    • The Return of Free Comic Book Day
    • Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut

So there you have it!  What were we missing?  What did we “get wrong” on the list?  Anything you loved and want to chat more about?  Hit us up on social media and get the conversation rolling.  Happy end of 2020 and happy 2021 to all of you readers out there in the world.  Go read some great comics!

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