Echo, by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)
Locke & Key, by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Morning Glories, by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (Shadowline/Image)
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
Scalped, by Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra (Vertigo/DC)
American Vampire deserves a place on this list. It hasn’t faltered with an issue, it’s been nearly unequivocal agreement on quality, and it is easily one of my favourites. I’m honestly shocked it’s not here.
Where’s last year’s winner? The Walking Dead is still pound-for-pound one of the best titles on the stands and it certainly didn’t lull so much from the previous year’s win so as to not even warrant a nomination. TWD is still an amazing character study of how grief and danger shape us and our actions.