The Best Comics of 2009: Alex’s List

Posted by: Alex Zalben on December 30, 2009 at 8:43 am

Over the past few days, we’ve been posting Comic Book Club’s Top 20 Comic Books of 2009 in video form. You can check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 by clicking their respective links, but I thought it might be illuminating to see the original lists we were working from.

Basically, we arrived at the video show through consensus, titles that (for the most part) all three of us could agree on. Which leads to a lot of stuff being left out. So herewith, each member of Comic Book Club’s Best of 2009, however they chose to organize it. And as always, if you disagree, talk back below!

…And because this is my list, and I’m publishing it, a little bit of an explanation. Basically, I decided to list, in no particular order, the titles that struck me as good this year. As good as Top 10 lists are for traffic and things, I find that it’s a silly idea to compare titles unless they are exactly the same. Which they never are. By which I mean, I loved Asterios Polyp, and I loved Final Crisis Aftermath: Run, but it doesn’t mean I want to characterize one as better than the other, they’re both great in their own way. Though Asterios Polyp is better. Anyway.

Point is, I’m not saying these are the best comics ever, I’m saying they’re my favorites from the past year. That I can remember off-hand. In alphabetical order.

Thoughts? Comments? Complaints?

Batwoman: Detective Comics
20th Century Boys
Adventure Comics
Agents of Atlas
Amazing Spider-Man
Asterios Polyp
Bad Dog
Batman and Robin
Battlefields: Dear Billy
Beasts of Burden
Cable
Captain America
Captain Britain and MI13
Crossed
Dark Avengers
DC’s Second Features
Deadpool
Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil
Fables
Final Crisis Aftermath: Run
Gravel
Green Lantern
Groom Lake
Guardians of the Galaxy
Hexed
High Moon, Volume 1
Hulk Team-Up <– This is not self serving at all.
Invincible Iron Man
Irredeemable
JSA vs. Kobra
Locke & Key
The Lone Ranger
Mysterius The Unfathomable
No Hero
Pluto
Secret Six
Stitches
Sugar Shock
Superman: World of New Krypton
The Big Kahn
The Incredible Hercules
The Incredible Hulk
The Mighty
The Muppet Show
The Unwritten
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Ultimate Spider-Man
Umbrella Academy
Walking Dead
X-Men and Spider-Man
X-Men Forever
X-Force
Yokaiden

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1 Response to "The Best Comics of 2009: Alex’s List"

1 | A roundup of end-of-the-year (and decade) pieces | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

December 31st, 2009 at 10:01 am

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[...] • The hosts of Comic Book Club select the best comics of the year: Justin Tyler, Pete LePage and Alex Zalben. [...]



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