Best of 2017!

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Read A Comic Podcast Episode 088

The Crew are back with another episode of the Read A Comic Podcast! Listen in for the fourth year in a row as all the crew join Phil Your Host for our Best of 2017 show!

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Best of 2017  – Read A Comic Podcast #088

Episode Index

0:00:01 Introductions, 0:04:40 Our Favorite Comics of 2017 (winners listed below*): 0:06:00 Favorite New Ongoing Comic Book Series, 0:18:25 Favorite Returning Ongoing Comic Book Series, 0:28:50 Favorite Limited Series, 0:43:23 Favorite One-Shot Comic, 0:56:20 Favorite Original Graphic Novel (OGN), 1:05:30 Favorite Collected Edition, 1:21:50 Favorite Writer, 1:26:55 Favorite Artist/Art Team, 1:32:25 Favorite Cover, 1:39:40 Favorite Publisher, 1:46:45 Favorite Single Issue of a Comic, 1:57:30 Favorite Returning Comic-Based TV Show, 2:03:30 Favorite New Comic-Based TV Show, 2:08:40 Favorite Comic-Based Movie, 2:14:00 Wrap Up

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Favorite Comics of 2017

Favorite New Ongoing Comic Book Series

  • Astonishing X-Men (Marvel Comics)
  • Defenders (Marvel Comics)
  • Evolution (Image Comics)
  • Kayin and Abeni (Juni Ba & Keenan Kornegay)
  • Marvel Legacy Falcon (Marvel Comics)
  • Regression (Image Comics)
  • Royal City (Image Comics)
  • Scarlet Spider (Marvel Comics)
  • Superman (Rebirth) (DC Comics)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron (Titan Comics)
  • The Wild Storm (DC Comics)
  • X-Men Blue (Marvel Comics)
  • X-Men Gold (Marvel Comics)

Favorite Returning Ongoing Comic Book Series

  • Black Hammer (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Black Magick (Image Comics)
  • Champions (Marvel Comics)
  • Glitterbomb: The Fame Game (Image Comics)
  • Harrow County (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Head Lopper (Image Comics)
  • Jessica Jones (Marvel Comics)
  • Mighty Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Old Man Logan (Image Comics)
  • Rat Queens (Image Comics)
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws (DC Comics)
  • Saga (Image Comics)
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel Comics)

Favorite Limited Series

  • Aliens Dead Orbit (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The Beautiful Death (Titan Comics/Statix)
  • Blood Bowl More Guts More Glory (Titan Comics)
  • Doomsday Clock (DC Comics)
  • Generation Gone (Image Comics)
  • John Wick (Dynamite)
  • Mister Miracle (DC Comics)
  • Namwolf (Albatross Funnybooks)
  • Nick Fury (Marvel Comics)
  • Retcon (Image Comics)
  • Rocko’s Modern Life (Boom! Studios)
  • Secret Empire (Marvel Comics)
  • Secret Warriors (Marvel Comics)
  • The Unsound (Image Comics)
  • Venomverse (Marvel Comics)

Favorite One-Shot Comic

  • Batman/Elmer Fudd Special (DC Comics)
  • Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
  • Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Generations: Miles Morales Spider-Man & Peter Parker Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Hellboy: Krampusnacht (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville (Boom! Studios)
  • Marvel Legacy (Marvel Comics)
  • New Talent Showcase (DC Comics)
  • World War Terminus (JF Publishing)
  • Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Christmas Special (IDW Publishing)

Favorite Original Graphic Novel (OGN)

  • Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories (IDW Publishing)
  • The Girl From the Other Side: Siuil, A Run (Seven Seas)
  • Love: The Dinosaur (Magnetic Press)
  • Mr. Higgins Comes Home (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Roughneck (Gallery 13)
  • Spacebat and the Fugitives: Tacos at the End of the World (Top Shelf Comix)
  • Tetris: The Games People Play (First Second)

Favorite Collected Edition

  • Armies (Humanoids)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender–North and South Library Edition HC (Dark Horse Books)
  • Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol 2 (Image Comics)
  • The Black Sinister (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The Complete Colder Omnibus (Dark Horse Books)
  • Conan Omnibus Volume 4 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Elfquest: The Final Quest Volume 3 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition HC (IDW Publishing)
  • Luther Strode: The Complete Series (Image Comics)
  • Saga Book Two (Image Comics)
  • Shiver: Junji Ito (VIZ Media LLC)
  • Tokyo Ghost: Complete Edition Deluxe HC (Image Comics)

Favorite Writer

  • Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor, Doctor Strange, Southern Bastards)
  • Brian Michael Bendis (Infamous Iron Man)
  • Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)
  • Warren Ellis (The Wild Storm, Injection)
  • Tom King (Batman)
  • Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Old Man Logan)
  • Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
  • Nick Spencer (Secret Empire)
  • Ben Templesmith (Wormwood Gentleman Corpse, Blood Songs, Blackholers)
  • Brian K Vaughan (Paper Girls, Saga)
  • G Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel)
  • Chip Zdarsky (Marvel Two-In-One, Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man)

Favorite Artist/Art Team

  • Mathew Bablet
  • Russell Dauterman
  • Juan Ferrara
  • Todd Klein
  • David Marquez
  • Tradd Moore
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Dean Ormston
  • Humberto Ramos
  • Rico Renzi
  • Robbi Rodriguez
  • Stjepan Sejic
  • Walt Simonson
  • Andrea Sorrentino
  • Fiona Staples
  • Dave Stewart
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Chip Zdarsky

Favorite Cover

  • All-New Wolverine #23 by Leinil Francis Yu (Marvel Comics)
  • Aquaman #26 by Stjepan Sejic (DC Comics)
  • The Beautiful Death #1 (variant) by Brandon Graham (Titan Comics/Statix)
  • Daredevil #27 by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel Comics)
  • Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks by Jim Mahfood (Image Comics)
  • Harrow County #28 by Tyler Crook (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Hawkeye #13 by Juliane Sedesko (Marvel Comics)
  • Mister Miracle #2 by Nick Derington (DC Comics)
  • Punisher #218 by Tim Bradstreet (DC Comics)
  • Leinil Francis Yu Shade, The Changing Girl #12 (variant) by Matt Taylor (DC Comics)
  • Shadows on the Grave #2 by Richard Corben (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Spider-Gwen #27 (variant) by Yasmine Putri (Marvel Comics)
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #22 by Erica Henderson (Marvel Comics)
  • Weapons Of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1 by Skan (Marvel Comics)

Favorite Publisher

  • Dark Horse
  •  DC Comics
  • IDW Publishing
  • Image Comics
  • KaBOOM!
  • Marvel Comics

Favorite Single Issue of a Comic

  • Champions #15 (Marvel Comics)
  • Edge of Venomverse #5 (Marvel Comics)
  • Cayrels Ring #1 (Stacks)
  • Mighty Thor #20 (Marvel Comics)
  • Ms. Marvel #18 (Marvel Comics)
  • Nightwing #18 (DC Comics)
  • Rebels #7 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #10 (DC Comics)
  • Robotech #1 (Titan Comics)
  • The Walking Dead #167 (Image Comics)
  • The Wild Storm #8 (DC Comics)
  • X-Men Blue #1 (Marvel Comics)
  • X-Men Blue/X-Men Gold – Mojo Worldwide arc (Marvel Comics)

Favorite Returning Comic-Based TV Show

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • The Flash
  • Rwby
  • The Walking Dead
  • Favorite New Comic-Based TV Show
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Defenders
  • Legion
  • Made In Abyss
  • Punisher
  • Runaways

Favorite Comic-Based Movie

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Logan
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Thor Ragnarok
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Wonder Woman

Author: The Crew

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