Best of 2013 Podcast – Part One Jan15


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Best of 2013 Podcast – Part One


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 be cover more in our Best of 2013 Part 2!) 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

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