Best New #1 Comics September 2019: Everything, Harleen, The Plot, King Thor, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — I have a tendency to say this a lot...but the Best New #1 Comics of September 2019 sure were exciting. There’s just a level of craftmanship involved here that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Take a book like Harleen #1. Nothing about the concept really did much for me, not the main character, nor the premise, nor the fact that it was on DC’s increasingly murky Black Label branding. But writer/artist Stejpan Sejic’s execution and craft elevated it to one of the best new comics in ages.

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Best Comics of August 2019: House of X, Ice Cream Man, Jimmy Olsen, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — As I wrote in my column about the Best New #1 Comics of August 2019, to me the story of this month was the glut of excellent new creator-owned books. And it was right in time too! This has been a harsh summer for major creator-owned works ending, with industry tentpoles like The Walking Dead and, to a lesser extent, The Wicked + The Divine finding their conclusions.

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Best New #1 Comics August 2019: The Mall, Coffin Bound, Once and Again, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — August, obviously, can often feel like the dregs of summer. I think this is true in comics as well. The big summer events are usually ended or ending, delayed like all get out, or giving way to announcements about the new comics that will spin out of whatever craziness just happened. It is, in other words, not always fertile ground for interesting new books.

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Best Comics of 2019 (So Far): Cap, Lazarus, Wonder Comics, and more!

By Various — The year is nearly half over, which is the timing that we’re using as a justification for doing a Best Comics of 2019 (So Far) list. But also, these type of lists are a lot of fun. There are just so many good comics these days, and it’s a blast to lay them all out, pick favorites, and dive into what makes them so good.

Also, moving forward we’re going to be incorporating our crack team of contributors into even more features than we’ve done in the past. This is one of the first. Here we have favorites picked not only by the editor (me), but by great writers like Ander Lilly, Toren Chenault, Allison Senecal, d. emerson eddy, Taylor Pechter, Jarred A. Luján, and more!

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Best Comics of April 2019: The Replacer, Fearscape #5, Criminal #4, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — Hey all, first off I need to apologize for the tardiness of this column. We’re now three full New Comic Book Days into the month of May, and here I am still writing about my favorite books in April. I do, however, have a legit excuse! I’m in middle of moving across the entire damned country.

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Best New #1 Comics April 2019 — Ascender, Queen of Bad Dreams, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — You know it’s a good month when only one of our Best New #1 Comics of April 2019 has anything to do with superheroes. Why? Because this indicates that there has been a surfeit of great ideas for new creator-owned books, so many in fact that publishers like IDW landed multiple books in our quick hits section…

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Top Comics to Buy for April 17, 2019: Batman #69, Little Bird #2, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — It’s one of those rare weeks where the majority of our top picks our superhero books. This doesn’t happen all that often, but we just had to give credit where credit is in this feature for Top Comics to Buy for April 17…

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Top Comics to Buy for April 10, 2019: Detective Comics #1001, Livewire #5, Infinite Dark #5, and more

By Zack Quaintance — A very tardy set of Top Comics to Buy for April 10, 2019 this week, but what can I say? There were a lot of great books, and I wanted to make sure I’d read as many of them as possible before settling on my recommendations. It’s called due dilligence, and I’ll be damned if I don’t...um, do it. Yeah.

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Best Comics of March 2019: Die, Criminal, Monstress, and more

By Zack Quaintance — This is one of those great months when the strong majority of our picks for the Top 5 Best Comics are creator-owned. This time around, it’s actually four out of five. And what a fantastic crop of creator-owned titles they are, running the gamut from the start of their runs (Die) to the middle (Wasted Space) to…

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