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—Best of 2013 Pt 1


It’s that time of year again! Time for us to argue with each other over which comics were the best of 2013!

We reviewed 297 comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and minicomics in 2013 on our podcast, and we all individually read hundreds more! From all our input, we came up with a huge list of the best of the year, which we broke into categories. (We’ll be covering more in Part 2 soon!) So anything that we discuss on this podcast are some of the best of the year, and very worth checking out! Then we argued it out live on the podcast to come out with the top 10 for each category.

And then, from those top 10, we picked a top 3, and then our pick for best of the year!

Who won? Listen to find out!

Best New Series (Starts at 3:57)
(Series that started in 2013)

East of West – Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta
FF – Matt Fraction, Mike Allred
Lazarus – Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Nowhere Men – Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde
Pretty Deadly – Kelly Sue Deconnick, Emma Ríos
Sex Criminals – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man – Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber
The Superior Spider-Man – Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Teen Creeps – Charles Forsman
Trillium – Jeff Lemire

Biggest Headline (Starts at 39:05)

DC moves to California
Image vs Comixology
DC vs Batwoman Creative Team

Best Artist (Starts at 46:00)

David Aja – Hawkeye
Nick Dragotta – East of West
Charles Forsman – Celebrated Summer, The End of the Fucking World, Teen Creeps
Jeff Lemire – Trillium
Jamie McKelvie – Young Avengers
Frederick Peeters – Pachyderme, Sandcastle
Paul Pope – Battling Boy
Romuald Reutimann – District 14 Season 1, District 14 Season 2, The Fantastic Voyage of Lady Rozenbilt
Emma Ríos – Pretty Deadly
Frank Santoro – Pompeii

Best Series Not Eligible for Any Awards

Where is Jake Ellis? – Nathan Edmondson, Tonci Zonjic

Best for Kids (Starts at 70:53)

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gurihuru
Bandette 1: Presto! – Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
Battling Boy – Paul Pope
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas – Philippe Coudray
Donald Duck – Carl Barks
Kitaro – Shigeru Mizuki
Marble Season – Gilbert Hernandez
Mermin 1: Out of Water - Joey Weiser
Star Wars Jedi Academy – Jeffrey Brown
Unico – Osamu Tezuka

Best Mini-Series (Starts at 80:58)
(Mini-series that finished in 2013)

47 Ronin - Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai
Blood Brothers – Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, Etan Cohen, Evan Shaner
The Creep – John Arcudi, Jonathan Cas
Daredevil: End of Days – Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz
Fury: My War Gone By – Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov
Godzilla: The Half-Century War – James Stokoe
Mara – Brian Wood, Ming Doyle
Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity – Brandon Graham
Six Gun Gorilla – Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely
Storm Dogs - David Hine, Doug Braithwaite

Big list, right?  Give it a listen, then let us know—what got your votes in 2013? As always, you can reach us thusly:, 1-703-539-CAST, or the ASK BOX.

  1. gladiatorcop reblogged this from bigplanetcomics and added:
    listen to this if you want to hear me talk about how good Frederick Peeters is!
  2. door reblogged this from bigplanetcomics and added:
    This weekend my bosses held the 2013 Big Planet Comics battle royale, and lo, victors have emerged. Here are there picks...
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