|Scott McDaniel rocked Daredevil during his|
great run with D.G. Chichester.
- Howling Commandos of SHIELD
A great monsters meets adventure yarn quickly derailed by Marvel's obsession with publishing twenty too many titles.
- Karnak: The Flaw in All Things
Warren Ellis' entry into the Inhumans line of comics was easily the best, though a change in artists at the beginning derailed it from the beginning and made this the first and only collection.
- The Nameless City
Faith Erin Hicks' all ages fantasy tale was incredibly well put together and left me excited for more.
- Dark Knight: The Master Race
Brian Azzarello teamed with Frank Miller for an epic sequel to The Dark Knight. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but as a personal fan of this future DC, it was an epic continuance as Batman took on a team of Kryptonian psychopaths.
I loved Caitlin Kittredge's excellent Coffin Hill. Her Image Comics follow up with a story mixing superheroes with super spies. It's one of my favorite books to come out of nowhere in a long time.
- Secret Empire
Though it in no way was about a secret empire, the limited series offered an interesting new tale of the Marvel Universe. Unfortunately, the lead up to it was such a disaster, I doubt this final book will ever get much credit as Marvel fights to keep from faltering in 2018.
- Red Wolf: Man Out of Time
The only collection of the post-Secret War series was a lot of fun and seemed to be the start of a truly fascinating new corner of the Marvel Universe. But like Howling Commandoes, it had no chance to get off the ground at all.
- Daredevil: Fall From Grace
The classic D.G. Chichester and Scott McDaniel swan song to Daredevil was a great series that could have set up an intriguing new future for the character. Instead, it was quickly thrown away for a return to a lighter funner look at Daredevil.
- Bandette: Stealers Keepers
The second volume of the Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin series is every bit as good as the first. This book needs more issues desperately. I am hard pressed to find a comic as fun as it.
- Deathstroke: The Professional and The Gospel of Slade
The first twelve issues of Christopher J. Priest's run on the character have defined Deathstroke for a new generation. I strongly respect DC for making Deathstroke an important character in the DCU again. With his future in the DC movie universe, here's hoping this series continues for several more years.
|Deathstroke Rebirth & Deathstroke: The Professional cover art by ACO.|