lunedì 22 dicembre 2014

11 Comics That Won 2014

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*pull list intensifies*

(Sorry Hawkeye, Sex Crims, Saga, Rat Queens, Federal Bureau of Physics, Letter 44, Red Sonja, and Captain Marvel; please know I'm still deeply in love with all of you.)

Deadly Class (Rick Remender, Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge)

Deadly Class (Rick Remender, Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge)

What It's About: A homeless orphan is recruited into a high school for assassins. Also it's the late '80s and there's a lot of drugs, dismemberment, and surprising friendships.

Why It Won 2014: Other than featuring one of the most gorgeous and terrifying drug trip sequences I've ever seen, Deadly Class works hard at grounding real teenagers and their fears in an extremely surreal and abruptly violent world.

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The Wicked And The Divine (Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie)

The Wicked And The Divine (Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie)

What It's About: Twelve gods that are resurrected as pop stars every 90 years to live in infamy, scandal, and pure adoration for two years before they die and the cycle starts again.

Why It Won 2014: Like most Gillen/McKelvie projects, this whole comic is an unabashed love letter to pop culture and fandom. It's so aggressively fun and stylish that when you suddenly find yourself contemplating why we love what we love in the specific way we love it, you'll wonder what else you were missing when you were still in your pretentious "true art" phase.

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Rocket Raccoon (Skottie Young)

Rocket Raccoon (Skottie Young)

What It's About: What Rocket (and Groot) do when they're not being Guardians of the Galaxy.

Why It Won 2014: Skottie Young literally made the cutest fucking comic I've ever read. Also there's major Rocket family feels and an entire issue told through Groot's eyes. Definitely a must read if you like Matt Fraction's Hawkeye.

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