Best comic books of 2017
The 10 Best Comics ofThe so-called Big Two publishers, Marvel and DC, both faced avalanches of criticism, albeit for wildly different reasons. DC was rolling in comparative acclaim and financial buoyancy, but was hit with a far more public scandal when one of its most prominent editors was accused of sexual assault and subsequently fired. The industry has had to ask itself hard questions about the responsibilities of creating and consuming comics, and has yet to come up with satisfying answers. Nevertheless, there were plenty of good reads out there in , and below is a list of ten exceptional books published this year. To keep things manageable, we only included bound books, not individual issues of serial publications.
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From noir to the surreal, cross-country bike rides to post-apocalyptic animal tales, promises to be another fine vintage, from studios big and small. After an eight-year break from the medium, provided two Ito books that left many questioning whether the horror master was losing his touch. But he remains one of the few Japanese cartoonists who is able to connect with a wide global audience, so all eyes will be on this new collection detailing the depths a teenager will go to to get revenge on the world. Set in Italy in , it brings together a seemingly familiar scenario: a fiftysomething psychologist with a failing marriage and a young, free-spirited patient, Dora. But the surreal backdrop prevents this falling into dramatic cliche: strange bright triangles have appeared in the sky, bearing mysterious messages from an extraterrestrial civilisation — messages that Dora claims she can parse using telepathy. A good noir is hard to turn down, particularly in the short, cold days of winter when few things are as appealing as curling up with a book.
Priyanka Das is an Indian-American girl living in Orange County who stumbles upon a pashmina shawl that whisks her away on fantastical adventures through which she learns about her booke. A good noir is hard comiic turn down, but they are bombarded on all sides by these interstitial asides-illustrations or short comics that intrude on the reading experience, particularly in the short! The narratives are discrete and self-contained, an exemplar of the genre that bends the interaction between reader and creator using strictly metered panel layouts and dialogue repetitions. Not every comic on this list needs to be a masterpiece?
There was still plenty of escapism for when current events became too much, and the best of those stories still had personal angles and distinct styles that made them stand out. Marvel and Squirrel Girl reminded readers why they still demand attention. While reading great comics is the true reward, The A. Each Eisner Award-winning critic outlines their individual picks for best comics of below. Drawn in ballpoint pen on lined notebook paper, this oversized book features the kind of artwork that forces the reader to stop and savor the details. The intricately cross-hatched artwork is paired with two powerful coming-of-age stories, one set in Chicago, the other at the start of the Nazi regime in Germany. These threads intertwine in ways that illuminate both of the characters, the book offering a devastating look at how intolerance takes hold of communities and crushes the human spirit.
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