[One Shots] The Best (I Read) of 2012

One Shots Special: The Best (I read) of 2012


With the New Year starting it is time to reflect on the comics I have read last year.  Last year saw me getting back into Marvel with The Children’s Crusade and continuing the struggle to stick with the New 52.  I also branched out this year and read more indie books than I have in quite some time.  While there were some down moments this year overall, it was a good year for comic nerds.  Bear in mind this list is built off of what I read last year and I may have missed out on some titles.  It was difficult narrowing down some of the titles in each list in addition there are some honorable mentions this year as well.  These titles came out a little late in the year or were just shy of the Top Three, but are thus far really enjoyable.  If you are looking for some good comics anything on this list is highly recommended by me.


Best Marvel:

1. AvengersAcademy

2. Wolverine and the X-Men

3. Astonishing X-Men

Honorable Mention: Uncanny Avengers


Best DC:

1. Animal Man

2. Batwing

3. Action Comics

Honorable Mention: Swamp Thing


Best Independent:

1. The Darkness (Top Cow/Image)

2. The Walking Dead (Image)

3. Mass Effect: Homeworlds (Dark Horse)

Honorable Mention: Idolized (Aspen)


Best Comic Based on an Existing Media:

1. Mass Effect: Homeworlds (Dark Horse)

2. Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise (Dark Horse)

3. Star Wars: Darth Maul – Death Sentence (Dark Horse)

Honorable Mention: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW)


Best New Series:

1. Batman Beyond (DC Comics)

2. Scarlet Spider (Marvel)

3. The Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)

Honorable Mention: X-Treme X-Men (Marvel)


Best Mini-Series

1. Idolized (Aspen)

2. Rocketeer – Cargo of Doom (IDW)

3. Penguin – Pain and Prejudice (DC Comics)

Honorable Mention: Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega (Marvel)


Best Crossover:

1. Rot World – Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Frankenstein (DC Comics)

2. Minimum Carnage – Scarlet Spider, Venom (Marvel)

3. Rise of the Vampires – I, Vampire, Justice League Dark (DC Comics)

Honorable Mention: Rise of the Third Army – Green Lantern-verse (DC Comics)


Best Series Ending:

1. Uncanny X-Force (Marvel)

2. Resurrection Man (DC Comics)

3. Incredible Hulk (Marvel)

Honorable Mention: New Avengers (Marvel)


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