GLX shares his best of 2008 comic picks.
Best Ongoing Comic: RASL
Jeff Smith's latest comic work doesn't come out often, but when it hits the shelves it brings the awesome.
Best Graphic Novel: Amulet vol. 1
An excellent work that features some great and creative ideas. Plus, the artwork is just stunning.
Best Miniseries: Marvel 1985
It was a tough call, but Marvel 1985 takes it. Featuring stunning art and great writing, it squeaks by with the honor.
Best Storyline: Batman RIP
The only storyline that I could think of that delivered. It started out a bit rough, but it was excellent at the end. Add to the fact that the entire arc reads better upon additional readings, and this story is a lock.
Best One Shot: Pilot Season : Genius #1.
In a year of great comics, Genius is easily one of the best comics of 2008. With sharp writing and tight art, Genius is one hell of a read.
Best Short Story: Béisbol 2 from Flight vol. 5
The sequel to Flight vol. 2's Béisbol, this tale focuses on a young kid who meets his baseball idol. A great tale that features a stellar ending.
Best Writer: Grant Morrison
Even though he was a little so-so at times, Morrison finished the year strong with Batman RIP and Final Crisis.
Best Artist: Paolo Rivera
An artist that doesn't get enough exposure. His painted work on Mythos is just stunning. When he switched to pencil work, he managed to create another great showing in Amazing Spiderman.
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About the Author - GLX
For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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