Thursday, December 25, 2008

My Christmas Gift to You: Top 10 Comics of 2008

The list you've been waiting for is here: My Top 10 Comics of 2008. Check out the newest installment of "When Words Collide" and find out what you should have been reading, the good stuff you've been reading, and what you completely disagree with. You'll never guess what my number one comic of the year is! Never!

The picture accompanying this post may or may not be a clue.

Hope your holidays are splendiferous!

5 comments:

Marc Caputo said...

Merry Christmas! Looking at that list, not only did I read more than I thought but also read more quality than I thought. That gives me some hope for 2009. I've got my collections of Camelot 3000, Transit and Twilight to get to after the last two weeks of new books.

What with all the Fraction love - where did you stand on his Thor 3-parter from mid-to-late 2008? I just finished it and found him adept with mythology on a level that a) I wouldn't have expected from him - not for lack of talent, mind you and b) somewhat approaching let's say, Gaiman's Sandman?

Also, re: your juxtaposing Casanova and Authority, nice. I'd say that where the replication will take place is more creators splitting their time between big-ticket and independent works (a la a Clooney or Pitt), seeing how Fraction (and to somewhat the same degree, Brubaker). Casanova is an indescribable work, something we didn't know we needed until we got it (did I read that somewhere?)

Take care.

Ultimate Matt said...

I just wrote about why I disliked 1985, but I swear it was not to drag you into a debate, Tim. I only do that with Northlanders.

Marc Caputo said...

Typed too fast - edited in bold

Also, re: your juxtaposing Casanova and Authority, nice. I'd say that where the replication will take place is more creators splitting their time between big-ticket and independent works (a la a Clooney or Pitt), seeing how Fraction (and to somewhat the same degree, Brubaker)has had success in both those areas. Casanova is an indescribable work, something we didn't know we needed until we got it (did I read that somewhere?)

rap said...

In what way did RIP rebuild the Batman mythos, Tim? I just saw the "tore down" part.

If you're referring to the incorporation of various interpretations of the character, sure, but that's hardly "rebuilding" as much as it's integration and consolidation, imho.

Also, I doubt that you "poured" over anything, though you might have pored.

Finally, a brief mention of your GrantMo book, here.

Timothy Callahan said...

I "poured" my heart into my reading? Either that, or it's a typo. I know -- it's hard to believe that you'd find a typo on the internet, but it's possible.

Morrison COMPLETELY rebuilt the Joker, and his reincorporation of the 1950s adventure is surely a rebuilding of sorts.

Thanks for the brief write-up of the book!!!