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theremin
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Since: 31.1.12

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
Just curious what other people's favorite current comics are. I think I read over 500 issues that came out in 2012. These are probably my favorites:

10. Swamp Thing
9. Harbinger
8. The Massive
7. Daredevil
6. Peter Panzerfaust
5. Animal Man
4. Fatale
3. Before Watchmen
2. The Boys
1. The Walking Dead

Since creating this, I'm thinking I over-placed Watchmen (I actually haven't read the last 5 or so), and maybe I should bring up Animal Man. I'm really enjoying Rotworld.
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Since: 27.2.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.60
Definitely Hawkeye. Number one, no question. Number two is probably Daredevil, which has been truly incredible under Mark Waid, as should be no surprise to anyone. As a fan of the old cartoon, I've also really been enjoying Batman Beyond. And I know you said in the other thread that you don't care about the X-Men, but Wolverine and the X-Men is everything an X-Men comic should be.
John Orquiola
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Since: 28.2.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    Definitely Hawkeye.


Definitely.

For Marvel, Hawkeye. Number one. Absolutely. Probably even the best comics I read all year.
I also really like Hickman's Avengers and Kelly Sue Deconnick's Avengers Assemble. Plus Waid's Indestructible Hulk.

For DC, Batwoman. (backofthehead.com) In my opinion, head and shoulders above anything else DC puts out.

And then there's The Manhattan Projects. Top of the indies I've read.

Other comics I really liked: American Vampire, Uncanny X-Force, Worlds Finest, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Captain Marvel. That more or less constitutes a Top 13.

But then there's Smallville season 11. Week in week out, it's the comic that makes me happiest.

(edited by John Orquiola on 19.1.13 1046)

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.24
I got the Manhattan Project trade and is by far one of the most fucked things I have ever read. It is great. So much so I am getting FF vol 1 and 2 this week due to Hickman's writing. I am going with Batman. Thanks to the subscription sale, I got that, Catwoman and Green Lantern. Out of the three Batman is far superior. I am also getting Revival and Saga in trade. I hope they are as good as the hype. I am getting Hawkeye in trade around the same time Court of owl comes out in trade.



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theremin
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
yeah, forgot about hawkeye. It is really good. Love the art.

Didn't read Wolverine and the X-men. To be honest, I keep putting X-men titles on my read list, and I just keep not reading them, which is where I'm gauging my distaste from.

Batwoman: I only read the first couple. I thought the art was great, but the writing was not my cup of tea at all.

Bought the $1 Manhattan Projects. Looking forward to reading the rest soon.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74

in no particular order

Bandette
Hawkeye
Chew
Fatale
Saga
Hickman's Avengers
Daredevil
Journey into Mystery
Usagi Yojimbo

Did Casanova come out in 2012? Don't remember at the moment.



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Doc_whiskey
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Since: 6.8.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
1) Wolverine and the X-men (Marvel)-awesome and fun, this book has been consistently great
2) Wonder Woman (DC)-shocked the hell out of me that I would like it, but it is very well written and has a very interesting story.
3) Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)-Holy crap if you aren't reading this you need to, it is awesome.
4) Batman (DC)-Along with Wonder Woman and Animal Man, one of the only good 52 books left IMO.
5) Thor (Marvel)-Jason Aaron kicks this off with a very cool story arc and I can't wait to see the finish
6) Amelia Cole and the Unknown World (Monkey Brain)-I am surprised I like this as much as I do, but it is a very good read and the price is right.
7) Indestructible Hulk (Marvel)-A cool concept and I am intrigued where they go with it.
8) Animal Man (DC)-This is just a weird book but the epicness of this first arc is something to behold.
9) Iron Man (Marvel)-I never really read this before, but I love the writer and this is good despite Greg Land
10) Demon Knights (DC)-I will be interested to see if this stays on here with the new writer, but this is a fun D&D style book in terms of crazy story

One Shot Love
Thoughts of a winter morning (Monkey Brain)-Check this book out from Monkey Brain comics, you will enjoy it if you have any sentimentality towards snowy days of your youth.

Trades-I tend to check out a bunch of indy stuff in trades, here are things I would recommend:
Black Metal (Oni), Super Pro KO (Oni), Boys (Dynamite), Unwritten (Vertigo), Atomic Robo (red 5), Sixth Gun (Oni), Love and Capes (IDW). The last one especially is literally the only comic my fiancee will read, a very funny superhero rom-com.

I have heard good things about Hawkeye and Daredevil so I will probably pick those up in trade.



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Since: 28.2.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
All right, you all sold me on checking out Wolverine and the X-Men. I guess I should find out what Doop is.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.43
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    All right, you all sold me on checking out Wolverine and the X-Men. I guess I should find out what Doop is.




theremin
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
Enjoyed Thoughts on a Winter Morning.

Just started The Boys this year, so I read all 72 issues this year. FANTASTIC.

I will bump up Wolverine and X-men.
John Orquiola
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
Well, the coffers were emptied on 10 issues of Wolverine and the X-Men. It's terrific! Man, I'd go to the Jean Grey School (or at my age, teach) if I were a dirty, stinking mutie protecting a world that hates and fears me. It's a fantastic balance of action, comedy, the bizarre and the absurd. The character work is brilliant, especially Quentin Quire, Kid Gladiator, and Broo.

Only downside is the focus of the earlier issues trying to get the school up and running despite calamity after calamity was shanghaied by the events of Avengers vs. X-Men last summer. The kids and the school start to take a back seat to the big dukearoo between all the big gun Marvel heroes.

Broo and Doop should be in the movies. Everyone should know about Broo and Doop.



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dMp
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Since: 4.1.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
Fatale (great pulp stories)
Winter Soldier (solid story telling, I'm just a Bucky fan..)
Hawkeye (great fun story telling, interesting art)
Captain Marvel (great art, fun story)
The Walking Dead (still fun)
Thor (love the art, love the 3 time periods)
Batman (the Death of a Family story is great)
Smallville (so much better than I could've hoped)
All New X-Men (great story telling so far)
Journey into Mystery (Loki edition)


I'm torn about the Manhattan Projects.
I really liked the first few issues but then imo it lost some focus. I'm still on board because it's still random crazy fun.




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Since: 22.2.04
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52
Sweet Tooth started before 2012, and just ended in early 2013, but I read the bulk of it in 2012. It's an incredible book and unlike anything I had read before. Jeff Lemire's career is going be great to follow.

Robert Kirkman's new book Thief of Thieves is quite good too. I already read Invincible and The Walking Dead regularly, so I was hesitant about having Too Much Kirkman, but then I found out that there is no such thing.

And here's something everybody can read online for free!
Mark Waid's Insufferable: http://www.thrillbent.com/project/insufferable-001/
Peter Krause (from Irredeemable) is back with Waid so if it feels familiar, it's not just because of the title. Not being restricted to a certain number of pages to have issue-ending types of plot points frees up the story to proceed at its own pace. Mark Waid's light and flowing style of writing is well-suited to this format and I hope he continues with it.

(edited by samoflange on 21.1.13 0716)
odessasteps
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74

Lemire did a great OGN this year called The Underwater Welder that's well worth reading.



Mark Coale
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RUSSIAN FLAG BURIAL - an examination of 1984 mid-south



samoflange
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Since: 22.2.04
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52
Re: "The Underwater Welder"

Black and white too -- perfect for E-Ink!
Lise
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.97
I'm not going to claim to be widely read in comics for 2012 but I just wanted to add my recommendation for Fatale and Saga
odessasteps
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
    Originally posted by Lise
    I'm not going to claim to be widely read in comics for 2012 but I just wanted to add my recommendation for Fatale and Saga


have you read bandette?



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine presents



RUSSIAN FLAG BURIAL - an examination of 1984 mid-south



Lise
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.97
    Originally posted by odessasteps
      Originally posted by Lise
      I'm not going to claim to be widely read in comics for 2012 but I just wanted to add my recommendation for Fatale and Saga


    have you read bandette?


/puts it on the list to check out
lotjx
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
Saga and Revival are very good. I mean very good. FF was good, but Spidey comes off like Barry Windom in the early Horsemen days.



The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
odessasteps
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Since: 2.1.02
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
    Originally posted by Lise
      Originally posted by odessasteps
        Originally posted by Lise
        I'm not going to claim to be widely read in comics for 2012 but I just wanted to add my recommendation for Fatale and Saga


      have you read bandette?


    It's digital only. Not sure how you are getting your funny books these days.

    And put Young Avengers on your "best of 2013" lists now.

    /puts it on the list to check out




Mark Coale
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RUSSIAN FLAG BURIAL - an examination of 1984 mid-south



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