What have been the best comics of the decade? We have reviewed the last ten years of comic production, and we have concluded that these are the best comics we have ever had.
Today, with the decade coming to an end, it is time to remember in Hobby Consolas and review what these last ten years in the comic industry have given us. The success of the superhero movies and the adaptations of comic works in cinema and television has made a lot of mass audiences come to a medium that, in the past, seemed to be reserved only for a few lovers of comics. This drift in consumption has, in turn, caused the industry itself to give free rein to countless stories in highly recommended comics that might not have seen the light of day in any other context.
We have valued everything that comics have given us during this decade, and we have reached a harsh conclusion with this list. We left out many other titles that we would have liked to put here but sadly been sifted through to rescue a single plan with the decade’s ten best comics. You, reader, probably have other comics in mind, or maybe you agree with us; but, be that as it may, we encourage you to leave us a comment with your ranking so that we can check what people’s tastes have been. That said, let’s get started!
And the gold medal belongs, without a doubt, to Saga. Brian K. Vaughan’s comic book illustrated in an inimitable style by Fiona Staples has been one of the great events in the world of the ninth art since it saw the light. After establishing himself as one of the great authors of the medium in the past decade, the writer of Y, the Last Man and Ex Machina devised a space opera with healthy inspirations from William Shakespeare and set up a galactic Romeo and Juliet that has accompanied a large number of readers since March 2012.
2. Punk Rock Jesus
A corporation called Ophis gives the green light to a project called J2, which consists of resurrecting Jesus Christ from the cloning of the DNA that impregnates the Holy Sindone (Shroud of Turin). This new Jesus Christ is bred as if he were the Truman Burbank of The Truman Show: his life is written and televised for the whole planet and is consumed by most humans. However, when everything explodes, and Jesus becomes a teenager, the Messiah becomes the representative of a spontaneous generation that has little to do with religion: the punk scene.
3. Omega Men
And, for the last time in the ranking, Tom King again! Before talking about Omega Men, we should also speak about Sheriffs of Babylon, a comic book by the same author published in the middle of the decade, and that could have easily entered this ranking. However, we had to do a little sifting. If you don’t have any biographical data about Tom King, you might find that kind of fascination of Tom King for espionage and terrorism strange. Before becoming a full-time comic book writer and after September 11 in New York, the writer joined the CIA to be part of the anti-terrorist division. That’s why Babylonian Sheriffs has such historical accuracy and rigor and why Omega Men is King’s best work in a decade.
4. Tom King’s Vision
Third time Tom King shows up here! Just before signing up exclusively for DC Comics, the American writer’s Vision is undoubtedly the decade’s best Marvel comic. King took the mythology of Vision and turned it upside down to answer himself what would happen if the synthesizer became his own family of synthesizers and tried to emulate humans’ day-to-day life. And that’s how we find a Vision with a tedious job, a house on the outskirts with a garden, garage, and mailbox, a wife, two kids starting high school, and a big pile of archetypal conversations at dinner.
6. Mr. Milagro
What was promised is debt! Here’s Tom King again, and he does it with one of the most random characters of the decade. As part of the New Gods of DC Publishing, Scott Free, better known as Mr. Miracle, was created in 1971 by Jack Kirby. We won’t go deeper into his story, suffice it to say that he is one of those superpowered beings that are part of Darkseid’s life and family and that here, in Tom King’s story, he has left his life behind and lives on Earth as a master escape artist.
7. Tom King’s Batman
You’re not going to get us out of here: Tom King’s Batman is a feat. The scriptwriter is, without a doubt, the man who takes the lead in this ranking, and it’s not the last time you’ll see him in it (far from it). His start in the Batman series, with that kind of approach to Gotham’s meaning and its relationship with the vigilante, became quite thick, mainly because it was difficult to connect with those superheroes deus ex machina who appeared in Gotham City to help Bruce Wayne. However, once the “I am Gotham” plot arc was over, Tom King drew a line that would define the rest of his narrative: the relationship between Batman and Catwoman.
8. Hawk Eye
We would like to have put it much higher in the ranking, but we have to be as objective as possible. Uncle, uncle, uncle, uncle. This comic book, okay? This fucking Matt Fraction and David Aja comic is the most addictive thing anyone could have ever invented. And all this, starting from the simplest premise: okay, if Clint Barton is the most normal guy of all the members of The Avengers, then what does he do in his day-to-day life? What is his routine? How does he live? And there we go as good voyeurs and superhero lovers to see the life of Hawkeye. And what a life! There is nothing starry or jet-set or famous guy that saves the world every five seconds. Clint Barton is a prick, one of those pricks that makes you feel sorry for how much of a punch he is.
The fantasy saga created by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda is not only one of the most awarded comics in the Eisner of the last years, but also a comic that mixes Western and Eastern heritage and gives. As a result, a fascinating modern story in a cruel and ruthless world. Several races of humans, mythological beings, fantastic animals, and even ancient forgotten gods come together in Monstress, fighting for the human condition’s essential thing: power. But, without a doubt, and even though the story plays quickly with the theme and combines very well the legacies of both mentioned civilizations. As well as makes the story advance with a logical and easy to follow rhythm, if Monstress beats you for something, that something is the drawing.
10. Ms. Marvel
This decade in Marvel Comics has been a very active decade with diversity, both racial, gender, and sexual. In the cartoons and Kamala Khan was the answer to what would happen if a Muslim woman from New Jersey acquired superpowers when The Avengers is already consecrated and are like gods walking our streets. And the answer was Kamala Khan. Or, rather, Ms. Marvel. Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, the series was scripted by G. Willow Wilson and illustrated by master Adrian Alphona.Questo post si trova nella categoria: Senza categoria