The Best and the Worst of 2018 Comic Books

It’s the time of year for recommendations and best of lists. These are my favorites and least favorites of the comic books I published reviews of in 2018. The rankings are averaged from my individual reviews, and if there are ties, then I decide from there.

In 2018, I reviewed 93 pieces of individual media. Quite a bit less than last year, but I also did a book review challenge, which took a bit of my review time and reading focus. For the most reviewed series, I reviewed 15 issues of Lumberjanes, and 12 issues each of Bombshells: United, Giant Days, Ms. Marvel, The Wicked + the Divine, and Wonder Woman.

Going forward, I’m going to try to be reading more of my to-read shelves and spending time catching up again at the books I’m behind on.

The Best Series (reviewing 6+ issues)

23 different series eligible in this category.

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #11. Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell, Mike Feehan, Sean Parsons, Paul Mounts, and Dave Sharpe
Average rating: 5/5 stars

Anyone who’s asked me about comic books in 2018 and what they must-read has heard me rave about Snagglepuss. My partner brought home this book for me, and it’s the book I never thought would be one of the most relevant stories for 2018. Set during the McCarthy Cold War era, Snagglepuss covers incredible personal and political territory for a story about a pink lion who walks on two legs, wears suit jackets, and writes plays. Continue reading “The Best and the Worst of 2018 Comic Books”

My Brother’s Husband Vol 2 Manga Review

My Brother’s Husband Vol 2

Erica gives this comic five starsMy Brother’s Husband Vol 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
Rating: 5/5 stars
#52Challenge: a book about travel

This is the continuing story of Yaichi, Kana, and Mike, on Mike’s trip to see Japan and meet his in-laws for the first time. I ended Volume 2 wishing for the sequel when Yaichi and Kana go to visit Mike in Canada, or even perhaps a Kana all-grown up story. This tale continues to warm my heart.

While Tagame’s mission continues to be about educating straight people on a path of acceptance and love for the queer people in their family, this volume was less 101, and we see characters evolve emotionally. Thus, I gave it five stars.

If you haven’t read the first volume, I highly suggest doing so before you continuing reading this review. Continue reading “My Brother’s Husband Vol 2 Manga Review”

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25, #26, and #27 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27 by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Madeline McGrane, Iris Holdren, Tom Fowler, Michael Cho, Anders Nilsen, Jim Davis, Chip Zdarsky, Carla Speed McNeil, Rahzzah, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham
Average rating: 5/5 stars

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27 Continue reading “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25, #26, and #27 Comic Book Reviews”