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Best of 2014 Podcast – Part Two


We put together our lists of the best of 2014! We have several different categories, and everything on these lists below are the best things that came out this year.

On our podcast we discuss them all to arrive at the top of each category.

Best Writer
Best All-Ages Comic/Graphic Novel
Best Colorist
Best Ongoing Series
Best Book

We already covered Best Artist, One-Shot/Single Issue/Short Story, Reprint, Miniseries, Trends, and New Series in Part One!

Best Writer (Starts at 1:48)

    Jason Aaron – Men of Wrath, Southern Bastards, Thor
    Sam Alden – Frontier, Haunter, It Never Happened Again, Wicked Chicken Queen
    Brian Azzarello – Wonder Woman
    Brian Michael Bendis – All-New X-Men, The United States of Murder Inc.
    Box Brown – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, New Physics, Number
    Ed Brubaker – The Fade-Out, Velvet
    Kurt Busiek – The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw
    Juan Diaz Canales – Blacksad
    Emily Carroll – Frontier, Through the Woods
    Farel Dalrymple – Wrenchies
    Kelly Sue DeConnick – Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly
    Rob Davis – The Motherless Oven
    Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters – Lumberjanes
    Warren Ellis – Moon Knight, Supreme Blue Rose, Trees
    Matt Fraction – Hawkeye, Sex Criminals
    Aisha Franz – Earthling
    Kieron Gillen – Wicked & Divine
    Gilbert Hernandez – Bumperhead
    Jonathan Hickman – East of West, Manhattan Projects
    Hubert – Beauty
    Matt Kindt – Mind MGMT
    Robert Kirkman – Outcast, The Walking Dead
    Lucy Knisley – Age of License
    Ales Kot – Zero, Secret Avengers
    David Lapham – Juice Squeezers, Stray Bullets
    Jake Lawrence – Teen Dog
    Alec Longstreth – Basewood
    Grant Morrison – Annihilator, Multiversity
    Ryan North – The Midas Flesh
    Bryan Lee O’Malley – Seconds
    Frederick Peeters – Aama
    John Porcellino – The Hospital Suite
    Liz Prince – Tomboy
    Rick Remender – Black Science, Captain America, Deadly Class, Low
    Greg Rucka – Cyclops, Lazarus
    Dash Shaw – Doctors
    Dan Slott – Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer
    Scott Snyder – Batman, American Vampire, Wake. Wytches
    Charles Soule – Death of Wolverine, Letter 44, She-Hulk, Swamp Thing
    Mariko Tamaki – This One Summer
    Raina Telgemeier – Sisters
    James Tynion IV – The Woods
    Noah Van Sciver – I Don’t Hate Your Guts, Lizard Laughed
    Brian K. Vaughan – The Private Eye, Saga
    Sarah Vaughn – Alex + Ada
    Fabien Vehlmann – Beautiful Darkness
    Jen Wang – In Real Life
    Joshua Williamson – Nailbiter, Birthright
    G. Willow Wilson – Ms. Marvel
    Gene Luen Yang – Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Shadow Hero

Best All-Ages Comic/Graphic Novel (Starts at 50:05)

    Adventure Time – Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline
    Akissi – Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapi
    Amulet 6: Escape from Lucien – Kazu Kibuishi
    Avatar: The Last Airbender: Rift – Gene Yang, Studio Gurihiru
    Bad Machinery – John Allison
    Buzz! – Ananth Panagariya, Tessa Stone
    Cleopatra in Space 1: Target Practice – Mike Maihack
    Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers – Zac Gorman
    The Dumbest Idea Ever – Jimmy Gownley
    The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza – James Kochalka
    The Graveyard Book 1 & 2 – Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
    Hilda and the Black Hound – Luke Pearson
    Howtoons – Nick Dragotta, Saul Griffith, Ingrid Dragotta, Joost Bonsen
    In Real Life – Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang
    Juice Squeezers – David Lapham
    Lumberjanes – Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen
    Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch – Eric Orchard
    Oak – Max Badger
    Over the Garden Wall Special – Pat McHale, Jim Campbell
    Sisters – Raina Telgemeier

Best Colorist (Starts at 1:05:58)

    Jordie Bellaire – The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw, Magneto, Moon Knight, Pretty Deadly, Zero
    Brian Buccellato – Detective Comics
    Matt Hollingsworth – Hawkeye, The Wake, Wytches
    Marissa Louise – Robocop, Escape from New York
    Lee Loughridge – Captain Marvel, Deadly Class, Fables, Juice Squeezers,
    Frank Martin Jr. – East of West
    Daniela Miwa – Shaft
    FCO Plascensia – Batman
    Val Staples – All-New Ghost Rider, Deadpool, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man,
    Muntsa Vicente – Axis: Hobgoblin, The Private Eye, She-Hulk
    Matthew Wilson – Thor, The Wicked + the Divine, Wonder Woman

Best Ongoing Series (Starts at 1:12:56)

    Action Comics
    Alex + Ada
    All-New X-Men
    Afterlife With Archie
    Detective Comics
    East of West
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Letter 44
    Manifest Destiny
    Mind Mgmt
    New Avengers
    Pretty Deadly
    Rachel Rising
    Rocket Girl
    Satellite Sam
    Sex Criminals
    The Sixth Gun
    The Superior Spider-Man
    Swamp Thing
    Thor God of Thunder
    The Walking Dead
    Wonder Woman

Best Book (Starts at 1:39:46)

    Aama 2: The Invisible Throng – Frederik Peeters
    Age of License – Lucy Knisley
    The Amateurs – Conor Stechschulte
    The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business – Mark Waid, James Robinson, Werther Dell’edera, Gabriele Dell’otto
    Andre the Giant: Life and Legend – Box Brown
    Ant Colony – Michael DeForge
    Arsene Schrauwen – Olivier Schrauwen
    Basewood – Alec Longstreth
    Beautiful Darkness – Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoet
    Beauty – Hubert, Kerascoet
    Benson’s Cuckoos – Anouk Ricard
    Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell – Paul Dini, Joe Quinones
    Blacksad: Amarillo – Juan Díaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido
    Bumperhead – Gilbert Hernandez
    By Chance or Providence – Becky Cloonan
    Celeste – INJ Culbard
    Doctors – Dash Shaw
    Earthling – Aisha Franz
    The Gigantic Beard that was Evil – Stephen Collins
    The Hartlepool Monkey – Wilfrid Lupano, Jeremie Moreau
    The Hospital Suite – John Porcellino
    How to Be Happy – Eleanor Davis
    In a Sense (Lost and Found) – Roman Muradov
    In Real Life – Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang
    It Never Happened Again: Two Stories – Sam Alden
    Megahex – Simon Hanselmann
    The Motherless Oven – Rob Davis
    New Lone Wolf and Cub 1 – Kazuo Koike, Hideki Mori
    Nijigahara Holograph – Inio Asano
    Oak – Max Badger
    The Obscure Cities: The Leaning Girl – Benoît Peeters, François Schuiten
    Operation Margarine – Katie Skelly
    Opus – Satoshi Kon
    Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York – Pierre Christin, Olivier Balez
    Seconds – Bryan Lee O’Malley
    The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew
    Shamanism – Igor Baranko
    Shoplifter – Michael Cho
    Showa: History of Japan 1944-1953 – Shigeru Mizuki
    Sing No Evil – JP Ahonen, KP Alare
    Sisters – Raina Telgemeier
    Snackies – Nick Sumida
    Snowpiercer 1: The Escape – Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette
    Soppy: A Love Story – Philippa Rice
    This One Summer – Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
    Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
    Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir – Liz Prince
    Twelve Gems – Lane Milburn
    The Undertaking of Lily Chen – Danica Novgorodoff
    Wrenchies – Farel Dalrymple

We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on what we selected or missed out on!

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