The year 2013 may go down as one of the best years in comics in recent years. Every company was “upping their game,” and the quality of storytelling went up as well, in my opinion. To wrap up this year, I want to share what I consider the best of 2013 in several categories. I know some people list their top 5, 10 or even 100, but I’d rather just post what I consider the best, then mention others that I feel really made it a memorable year. That doesn’t mean I didn’t love a lot more product than you
After looking at the nine months of 2012, it’s finally time to take a look a the last quarter of the year and see what books received the Major Spoilers Five Star designation.
You’ve already read part one and part two, that takes a look at the books that received the Major Spoilers Five Star Rating, and we continue today with the two very big months of August and September.
We’ve already taken a look at books that received the Major Spoilers Five Star Rating for the first four months of 2012, and today we continue the journey through the year that was with a look at even more books that received five stars.
Thanks to a fine Major Spoilerite, we have an updated database of all of the reviews written for the site, in an easy to digest and analyze format. Since 2012 is officially over, it’s time to take a look back at those issues that earned the Major Spoilers Five Star Rating.
It’s that time of year – time to tell everyone what was the best and worst of 2011. Use the Major Spoilers Forum (you did know we had one of those didn’t you) to nominate your best and worst of the year (books, creators, companies, events, whatever…). Don’t just write “Locke & Key by IDW Publishing,” but give us reasons and examples for why it should be on the list! We’ll compile the nominations, use our detailed analysis, and come up with a list that we will share in January, as well as feature on the Major Spoilers Podcast. Here’s
This issue: The Major Spoilers Crew take a moment to reflect on the best and worst 2009 had to offer. There are also plenty of listener comments and phone calls to fill out the episode. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_164.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends about the podcast, get them to subscribe and, be sure to visit the Major Spoilers site and forums.
2009 is quickly winding down, and it’s time for YOU, the Legion of Major Spoilerites to tell us, what was great of 2009.Â We want you to participate in the upcoming Best (and worst) of 2009 episode of the Major Spoilers podcast, and there are three ways you can do it. Head over to the Major Spoilers Forum and continue the discussion that was started a month or so ago Post your comments below in the comment section OR, what we would prefer you do – Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at 785 727 1939 and leave a message! The
Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon late.Â The New York Times has unveiled a new feature for the Arts section that offers up a Graphic Novel Best Seller List. And today The Times introduces three separate lists of the best-selling graphic books in the country: hardcover, softcover, and manga. Weâ€™ll update those lists weekly in this space, and offer a few observations along the way. Take the jump for the Graphic Books Best Seller List (hardcover), then head over to the NY Times site to see where the Watchmen ranked.
Killer Moth, Vulture, Catman. Their names may bring to mind your last trip to the zoo, but as any comic fan knows, they are also the names of popular (and not so popular) characters. Cardboard Monocle has compiled their list of the Top 20 Animal Themed Comic Characters, and the list isn’t half bad. Check the comments section to see why your favorite character may not be on the list. via Cardboard Monocle
Launched in 2002 by librarian Gene Ambaum and cartoonist Bill Barnes is gained an audience of over 35,000 readers a day and has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. “Is it a comic that only librarians can appreciate? No.” says writer Gene Ambaum. “A library is basically a store — everyone has been on one side of the counter or the other. Fortunately for us there really is such a thing as a stupid question.” “Unshelved is always a blast to make,” says artist Bill Barnes, “I get to draw Dewey saying the things everyone wishes they could say, except they’d