Issue #112: Best of 2013 Part One

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It’s that time of year again… the time of year where we are more or less on jury duty. Stuck together in a room and not allowed to leave until choices are made. SERIOUS CHOICES. Basically life or death decisions, people. What choices might those be? Well, those are our Best of 2013 lists.

Each of us (Bobby, Stephanie, Bob and Steve) choose their Top 3 contenders for each category (it’ll all be explained fully on the show) and the gang debate why their picks should be on the list for the Best of 2013.

Part of our show this week is completely normal – we talk news, banter for a bit, list off the new releases and share our Books of the Week – and then we get into things. The categories discussed on Part 1 are:

  • Best Publisher
  • Best Cover
  • Best Web Comic/Digital Comic
  • Breakthrough Writer
  • Breakthrough Artist

Listen to the show and let us know what you think of our picks in the comment section below.

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5 thoughts on “Issue #112: Best of 2013 Part One

  1. I think the only thing I disagreed on was the Filipe Andrade art, the art just drives me crazy to the point where I want to rip out my eyes when I look at it. Ok maybe thats a little extreme but ya no go for me. If it wasnt for the writing on the book I would have dropped this a looooong time ago.

    1. I agree 100% with your assessment of Filipe Andrade’s art. When I heard that he was on the list, I immediately wrote an email that said something to the effect of “he ruined Captain Marvel for me!” To be fair, however, I decided afterward to dig up those issues that I still had (#11 and 12) and re-read at least part of them. Again, I found I could only get through a couple of pages of each before the art drove me away. If the art has me skipping from word-balloon to word-balloon, then it has, for me, ruined the book. Mr. Andrade’s art would not be on any of my top-5 lists, except for “top-5 most painful”.

  2. The original and variant cover for Batman #24 would be at the top of my list for best cover. The images are so iconic that as a Bat-nerd I can’t help but lose it a bit every time I see them!

  3. For best new series I was very surprised to hear nobody mention Jupiter’s Legacy.

    Matt, Filipe Andrade sounds like he is your version of my Brett Booth. lol
    I cant stand his art and boycott every title he is on regardless of the writer. His faces are just brutal. Eddie Barrows is another artist that really drives me mad, especially his short lived run ruining Nightwing.

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