Posts tagged ‘Best of 2012’

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Yesterday, I wrote about the ones that were too new to tell or didn’t quite make the top 20 (or were flat out failures).  Today: My 20 favorite books of 2012.  These are the ones I most looked forward to reading, month in and month out, as well as a few graphic novels that really hit hard and stayed with me.

Hit the break to read the list, then drop me a comment to let me know if I missed any!

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THE BEST COMIC BOOKS OF 2012: Not The Top 20

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.

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The Speech Bubble

My thoughts on the week that was in the wonderful world of Comics! Something NEW, every single day!

RaInBoW in the DaRk

With dreary days come rainbows...


Lorna Phone

Visual essays for a digital world

Miscellaneous Soup

A sprinkling of just about everything!

Andrez Bergen / Little Nobody

a wayward soapbox for the expat Australian, Tokyo-based journalist/author/DJ/muso/hack writer & crap comic artist also known as Little Nobody.

Comics Grinder

comics, pop culture and related topics

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Audio SeXXX

Eargasms found here!

Rob's Blog

"A mystifying haven for anyone interested in all manner of things from films old and new to comic books or even actual books." - Rob's Mum

Le Blogue de Frank Loon

Un curieux regard sur la bande dessinée 2.0.


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Hollis Plample

draws comics

Edilio Ciclostile

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Mister G Kids

A daily comic about real stuff little kids say in school. By Matt Gajdoš

this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story


Abstract to the Nth Degree. Red + Words.

Art by Ken

The works and artistic visions of Ken Knieling.

Nerdettes Headquarters

We're girls, We're nerdy and we're here to take over.


More or less comical short picture stories focused on all the trivial troubles.

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London Recording Studio

Bad horror, Good times

Reviewing the best of the bad!

Read and Hear

Recommended listening!

Looking to God

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)

On the Pile

What We're Reading and Why We Like It. Or Don't.

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From the upcoming book: "Shadow Within the City"


Blog of artist Dean Scheppel

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A blog about our shared experience...

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Cool stuff on the web is often SILLY and ABSURD.


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A panel a day from the world's best comic books