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My Top 10 Comics for 2017

I make part of my living writing about comics. So I thought some of my readers might be interested in my list of the 10 best comic series I read in 2017. In this list I tell you where you can start on the series if it sounds like something you’d be interested in, and I try to do justice to each book with a couple of short sentences describing it.

God Country

  1. God Country published by Image Comics. Available in it’s entirety in one collected graphic novel“Reads like American Gods deep in the heart of texas via the wild imagination of Jack Kirby.”

    Hawkeye

  2. Hawkeye published by Marvel Comics. Start with Hawkye: Kate Bishop Volume 1: Anchor Points“Reads like Veronica Mars in the Marvel Universe. Yes. It’s that good.”

    Batman Rebirth

  3. Batman published by DC Comics. Start with Batman Volume 1: I Am Gotham “One of the most fun, heartfelt, and exciting takes on Batman ever.”

     

    Deadly Class

  4. Deadly Class published by Image Comics. Start with Deadly Class: Reagan Youth or the hardcover collection Deadly Class Deluxe Edition: Noise Noise Noise“A powerful, poignant, exciting tale about a high school for teenage assassins in the 1980s. Features my favorite new character: Helmut the East Geman metalhead. Soon to be a Syfy Channel original series.”

 

Mr. Miracle

  1. Mister Miracle published by DC Comics start with issue #1 of the series. No collection as of yet, but issues #1-5 are available via your local comic shop or digitally“One of my favorite creative team in comics takes on one of my favorite Fourthworld character for a story about love and battling inner demons that mixes the wild imagination of Jack Kirby with the surreal nightmares of David Lynch.”

    Defenders

  1. Defenders published by Marvel Comics. Start with Defenders Volume 1: Diamonds Are Forever.“The stars of the titular Netflix show come together in a beautifully drawn and colored series that is an amazing cocktail of street level crime stories and superheroics.”

    Infamous Iron Man

  1. Infamous Iron Man published by Marvel Comics. Start with Infamous Iron Man Volume 1“One of the best written and drawn Doctor Doom stories . . .ever! An incredible tale about walking the rocky and perilous road to redemption.

 

Redneck Image

  1. Redneck published by Image Comics. Start with Redneck Volume 1: Deep in the Heart of Texas.

“A powerful and gripping tale about violence, family, . . . and vampires. And that’s saying something coming from me, because usually I don’t care for stories where vampire are the protagonists. Redneck is amazing though!”

Redlands Image

 

  1. Redlands published by Image Comics. Start with issue #1 of the series. No collection is available right now, but issues #1-5 of the series are available via your local comic shop or digitally.“A haunting and very cool horror series that reads like Charmed by way of the first (the good) season of HBO’s True Detective.

Realm Image

  1. The Realm published by Image Comics. Start with issue #1 of the series. There’s no collection as of yet, but issues #1-4 are available via your local comic shop or digitally.

“What if you took the zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead and replaced it with the magic and monsters of Dungeons and Dragons? You’d get The Realm; a fun and fascinating series that offers a refreshing take on apocalyptic fiction.”

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