Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lost Love Found

In the last five years, I’ve rediscovered an old flame, a lost love from my youth; comic books. I rarely write or talk about them, even with other comic book readers. In most instances, I felt more comfortable to discuss good food, liberal politics, home repairs and why kids need playhouses. My hesitancy to exchange information or views on comics was largely based on a lack of foundation of the basics. I felt I didn’t know enough about them to render an opinion.

After a while and thanks to some understanding, supportive and course correcting friends I feel confident to list my favorite comics titles from the previous year. Some are listed because of compelling art, others for superior narratives. A small few are included because of the almost magical happenstance when there is a nexus of the two. In no particular order to the casual reader, here are my favorite comics read and enjoyed in 2010.

  • The Invincible Iron Man
  • The 6th Gun
  • Osborn
  • Daytripper
  • Sif
  • Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age
  • How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
  • Drinking at the Movies
  • Unknown Soldier
  • Air
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Freak Angels
  • Mercury
  • Thor
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • S.W.O.R.D.
  • Doc Savage
  • Chew
  • Last Days of American Crime

Although many of the above titles came to a close, were one-shots or collections, I trust more than a few of these will remain on the list for 2011.