5. Starve by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj (Image).
Wood wisely made this a limited series—just nine issues—because he had a very specific tale to tell. A beautiful story about what happens to a family during a divorce, wrapped in a future-based reality-TV show about cooking, seasoned heavily with social consciousness. An incredibly ambitious book, and one that should not be missed.
4. Power Man and Iron Fist by David Walker and Sanford Greene (Marvel)
How do I love this revival? Let me count the ways. Like, every issue. Here. The writing is great, and the art. The art!
SPECIAL AWARD: Best Revival of the Year!
3. Sheriff of Babylon by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (Vertigo)
Wow. A morally ambiguous, complex story about the war in Iraq that doesn’t make villains—or heroes—out of anyone. Tom King is clearly the writer of the year.
2. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
I seriously need to stop letting this book compete at the end of the year. It’s practically impossible to beat. Practically.
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