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My 25 Favorite Comics of 2017

I read, I laughed, I cried, I connected.

Thank you to each and every creator and team member who helped bring these titles to life.

This year, your stories fueled my love of comics in new and wonderful ways, and I am grateful to have been along for the adventure.

Here, in alphabetical order, you’ll find my 25 Favorite Comics of 2017.


Storytellers: Tom King, Matt Banning, David Finch, Mikel Janin, Joelle Jones, Clay Mann, & many more

The Best We Could Do

Storyteller: Thi Bui


Created by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs

The Flintstones

Storytellers: Steve Pugh and Mark Russell

Giant Days

Storytellers: John Allison, Max Sarin, & many more

God Country

Storytellers: Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw


Storytellers: Si Spurrier, Vinz el Tabanas,  and Jonas Goonface


Storytellers: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero & more

I Hate Fairyland

Storytellers: Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu

The Mighty Thor

Storytellers: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman & several talented others

Mister Miracle

Storytellers: Tom King and Mitch Gerads


Storytellers: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Motor Girl

Storyteller: Terry Moore

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Storyteller: Emil Ferris

Paper Girls

Storytellers: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

Storytellers: Chip Zippy, Adam Kubert, Jordie Bellaire


Storytellers: Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, Dee Cunniffe


Storytellers: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Silver Surfer

Storytellers: Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Laura Allred

The Sound of the World By Heart

Storyteller: Giacomo Bevilacqua

Spencer and Locke

Storytellers: David Pepose, Jorge Santiago Jr., Jasen Smith


Storyteller: Tillie Walden

Supergirl: Being Super

Storytellers: Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones

The Unstoppable Wasp

Storytellers: Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Chartier

The Wicked + The Divine

Storytellers: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson

Here’s looking forward to all of the great books and creators of 2018!


For my detailed thoughts on these titles and more, check out our deliberation podcasts for the 5th Annual Talking Comics Awards

Issue #316: The Best Comics of 2017 – Nominations Episode I

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Issue #317: The Best Comics of 2017 – Nominations Episode II

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Issue #318: The Best Comics of 2017 – Nominations Episode III

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Executive Editor of Talking Comics, Co-Host of the Talking Comics podcast, Host of the Talking Games podcast, Writer of Ink & Pixel featured on, Candadian by proxy, and Pancake King.

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