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– by Jace Milam

In this episode we discuss;

Best of 2018

The Comic Source Podcast

Episode #700

Jace and Manny are joined by listener Jon-Paul as they discuss the best comic books, stories and creators of 2018. So many great titles and plenty of honorable mentions!

 

The Comic Source Awards

 

  1. Best New Hero or Hero Team – A hero or team who debuted in a book that was released in  2018
    1. Jace – Willa (Skyward)
    2. Manny – The Terrifics
    3. Jon-Paul – Sideways
  2. Best New Villain or Villain Team – A villain or team who debuted in a book that was released in  2018
    1. Jace – Maxime and Manon
    2. Manny – The Batman Who Laughs
    3. Jon-Paul – Knull (Venom)
  3. Best New Ongoing Comic – A comic that first appeared on the stands in 2018, not cover date
    1. Jace – Hot Lunch Special
    2. Manny – Immortal Hulk
    3. Jon-Paul – Skyward
  4. Best Limited Series – A limited series comic that concluded in a comic that was released in 2018, not cover date
    1. Jace – The Dead Hand
    2. Manny – Eternity Girl
    3. Jon-Paul – Old Man Hawkeye
  5. Best Cliffhanger or Moment – A cliffhanger or moment in a comic that was released in 2018, not cover date
    1. Jace – Superman #39/Batman #37 (Tie)
    2. Manny – Bruce realizes Selina is not coming to the wedding (Batman 50)
    3. Jon-Paul – Nightwing gets shot/Cyclops is impaled by Ahab (Tie)
  6. Best Storyline – A storyline that concluded in a comic that was released in 2018, not cover date
    1. Jace – Acclimation Bureau (Ninja-k)
    2. Manny – Mister MIracle
    3. Jon-Paul – Orphans of X (All-New Wolverine)
  7. Best Sleeper of Surprise Hit – A comic that first appeared on the stands in 2018, not cover date, not not enough people are reading or you feel took everyone by surprise
    1. Jace – Skyward
    2. Manny – Killmonger
    3. Jon-Paul – Skyward
  8. Best Ongoing Comic – Does not have to have been released for the first time in 2018
    1. Jace – Detective Comics
    2. Manny – Batman
    3. Jon-Paul – Batman
  9. Best Graphic Novel – Can be an original graphic novel or reprinted material collected in graphic novel format
    1. Jace – The Art of Jim Starlin – A Life in Words in Pictures
    2. Manny – A Study in Emerald
    3. Jon-Paul – X-Men: Grand Design
  10. Best/Favorite Cover
    1. Jace – Superman #4/Batgirl #28 (Tie)
    2. Manny – Mister Miracle #6
    3. Jon-Paul – Amazing Spider-Man #797
  11. Best Artist
    1. Jace – Clay Mann
    2. Manny – Mitch Gerads
    3. Jon-Paul – Marco Checchetto/Christian Ward
  12. Best Cover Artist
    1. Jace – Mark Brooks
    2. Manny – Lee Bermejo
    3. Jon-Paul – Mark Brooks
  13. Best Writer
    1. Jace – James Tynion IV
    2. Manny – Bryan Edward Hill
    3. Jon-Paul – Tom Taylor
  14. Best Writer/Artist
    1. Jace – Liam Sharpe
    2. Manny – Joelle Jones
    3. Jon-Paul – Sean Gordon Murphy
  15. Best Inker
    1. Jace – Drew Hennessey
    2. Manny – Danny Miki
    3. Jon-Paul – JP Mayer
  16. Best Color Artist
    1. Msassyk
    2. Manny – Juan Ferreyra
    3. Jon-Paul – Christain Ward/Antonio Fabela (Tie)
  17. Best New Talent
    1. Jace – Vita Ayala
    2. Manny – Eliot Rahal
    3. Jon-Paul – Joe Henderson/Ethan Sachs
  18. Most Underrated Book
    1. Jace – Hawkman
    2. Manny – Hot Lunch Special
    3. Jon-Paul – Skyward
  19. Biggest Disappointment
    1. Jace – Batman Damned Special
    2. Manny – Superman by Brian Michael Bendis
    3. Jon-Paul – Man of Steel by Brian Michael Bendis
  20. Biggest Comic Story – News story not a story told in a comic
    1. Jace – Stan Lee’s Passing
    2. Manny – Publisher personal changes
    3. Jon-Paul – Jon Schnepp Passing
  21. Most Anticipated Moment or Upcoming Series of 2018
    1. Jace – Wonder Twins
    2. Manny- The Life and Death of Toyo Harada
    3. Jon-Paul – Wondercon