It’s December. That means it’s time for an annual roundup. Usually, I try to bust out minis, ongoings, new series, graphic novels…But with today’s publication schedules, sometimes a miniseries will debut and conclude and come out in trade, all in the same year. And with all the reboots by the big two, it’s hard to keep straight what’s a “new” book and what’s a true “ongoing” title.
So, this year I’m just doing one big list: The twenty comics that made me happiest this year. From brand-new titles to big bound beasts full of pretty pictures. Hopefully, you’ll find some trade paperbacks to buy or hardcovers to give as presents, and maybe you’ll add a title or two to your pull lists.
I’m breaking this up into two posts. The first, today, are the ones that didn’t make it. Tomorrow: My picks for the Top 20 of 2012.
Hit the break.