This is a comic about death that's exploring life and in the end you choose which is more important. The formula might look trivial if you aren't paying attention but if you are then trivialities will be evident and even more important. There's emotion on every page and thought in every panel and this title will only get better with further readings. Every word is measured, every thought calculated, and the pure structure and mastery in each word balloon and caption hints at a work of people working decades behind a typewriter and not just these Brazillain savants.
He’s only had a few issues out, and he needs to be put onto a bi-monthly schedule to make deadlines, but it is completely worth it. There is consistency and glamour within the title and it easily feels like the best thing I’ve seen visually all year.
Each issue could be stripped of all words and it would all still be worth the $2.99 price tag. Weaver is a master, that much is certain, and I'll follow his work on S.H.I.E.L.D. for some time more and you should as well. Check out our in-depth first issue review.
This comic also works completely month to month, and we thought so from month one. There are multi-issue arcs but still every segmented section of the tale fulfils and satisfies. American Vampire is the comic that you really need to jump on.
Sweet looks cool, which also helps, he's got a great design and a fluidity on the page. He’s also a vampire who will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He’s manipulative and determined and he’s the new breed. This makes him something completely different from most anything you get in tales these days.
Death's Head is fun because you'd probably never buy an actual ongoing based around him but once he becomes part of the mesh and wallpaper behind another good title everything is made so much better. He even takes the time to correspond with us review sites.
The Homelander has always been a villain but now he's a villain losing it and that's always a good sign for future drama. Things are just getting worse for this guy and that means things will get bad for lots of other people as well.
Until then, please go pick up the one trade that was created. This series is fun and smart and deserves to be appreciated. In twenty years it will be relaunched and we'll all remember the glory days.
I am so disappointed that this didn't make it in for any of the other awards so I'm slotting it in for it's own little category. This category is all about comics being comics, and by that I mean ridiculous fun and awesomeness that can appeal to all ages. Franken-Castle was certainly that as the comic was just the most wacky premise and yet Rick Remender and Tony Moore made it one of the greatest things to be published in 2010. The first arc, especially, showed that even in continuity fun can still be had. Watching Frank Castle turn into a Frankenstein's Monster type creature was an idea that would either swim or sink very deep down. While fanlads might have been raging, others were treated to an idea and execution that was simply sublime. If you haven't sampled this tale then pick up the Franken-Castle HC because it is worth the money on writing and art. You won't froget it any time soon and I mean that in the best of ways.
This is the best comic of 2010 that gives you so much of everything, and asks for nothing in return. You can simply enjoy it on so many levels and then kick back afterwards, no calories.
Man, sitting back and writing this post has made me realise what a fun year it really has been. So many good comics, and no need to focus on the ones not so good. 2010 has been a good year for many reasons, these are just a few of them. So, these are my choices. Agree/disagree, let me know what you think in the comments, I'd love to hear all about it.