Thursday, November 24, 2011

Let Us Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, here is a list of fifty comics I am thankful for. Each item chosen for the list had to meet three criteria: 1.) It makes me happy when I think of it, 2.) I haven't discussed it previously on the blog, and 3.) No repetition of writers or artists. Some items on the list are classics, some are junk, and some are classic junk. Let's begin!

50 Comics I Am Thankful For

1. Jack Kirby’s Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles 
2. Raymond Macherot’s Sibyl-Ann Vs. Ratticus
3. Cullen Bunn, Shawn Lee, & Matt Kindt’s The Tooth 
4. Chester Brown’s Louis Riel
5. James Sturm’s The Golem’s Mighty Swing
6. Jonathan Lethem & Farel Dalrymple’s Omega the Unknown

7. Alan Moore & Chris Sprouse’s Tom Strong
8. Bryan Talbot’s The Adventures of Luther Arkwright
9. Jim Woodring’s Congress of Animals
10. Denny O’Neil & Neal Adams’s Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

11. Jay Stephens’s Land of Nod
12. Neil Gaiman, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, & Paul Johnson’s Books of Magic
13. Steve Ditko’s Shade the Changing Man
14. Peter Milligan & Duncan Fegredo’s Enigma
15. Mark Waid & Ron Garney’s Captain America
16. Naoki Urasawa & Takashi Nagasaki’s Pluto

17. Brian Ralph’s Cave-In
18. Ted McKeever’s Metropol
19. Joe Casey & Tom Scioli’s G0dland
20. Evan Dorkin's Dork
21. Archie Goodwin & Walt Simonson’s Manhunter

22. Don Glut & Jesse Santos’s Dagar the Invincible
23. Scott Morse's Magic Pickle
Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones’s Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade
25. Dylan Horrocks’s Hicksville
26. Seth’s Wimbledon Green
27. Boody Rogers’s Sparky Watts
28. Garth Ennis & John McCrea’s Hitman
29. James Robinson & Tony Harris’s Starman
30. Tom Peyer & Rags Morales’s Hourman
31. Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson’s Astro City

32. Ann Noccienti & John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil
33. Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo

34. Kyle Baker’s Why I Hate Saturn
35. Bill Sienkiwicz’s Stray Toasters
36. Steve Gerber & Brian Hurtt’s Hard Time
37. Mike Carey, Sonny Liew, and Marc Hempel’s My Faith in Frankie
38. Sam Henderson’s Humor Can Be Funny
39. Tom Hart’s Hutch Owen’s Working Hard
40. Matt Feazell’s Cynical Man
41. Paul Pope’s Heavy Liquid

42. Bill Mantlo & Mike Mignola’s Rocket Raccoon
43. Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey
44. Jay Hosler’s Clan Apis
45. Kaz’s Underworld
46. Eddie Campbell's Alec
47. Kevin Cannon’s Far Arden
48. Grant Morrison & Doug Mahnke’s Frankenstein
49. Jeff Smith’s Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil

50. Don Rosa’s The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck


  1. have you read malinky robot? :)

  2. You will be happy to know, Sonny Liew, that my local comics shop - -
    alerted me to the existence of Malinky Robot and sold me a copy. It is currently in my To Read pile, and I have not read it yet. Love the art, though.