Friday, June 22, 2012

Top 10 Comic Books of 2012 Free Comic Book Day

Mind you, I only managed to snag 10 this year. Some of these wouldn't deserve to be on a top 10 list otherwise.

10. Spider-Man: Season One. Plodding, drawn-out retelling of Spidey's origin story. Should have read the original again and learned about *brevity*.
9. Mega Man: Origin of a Hero. Never escapes from its video game superficiality.
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron #0.1. Butthead Bendis showing off again that there is no character he won't butcher to badly tell a story. Besides that...if you ignore the word balloons, there is a great assortment of classic Marvel characters in here to feel nostalgia over.
7. Transformers: Regeneration One #80.5. If I ever want a comic book that succinctly summarizes all 80 issues of the Marvel Comics run of Transformers, this is it. No mention of the Spider-Man cameo, though.
6. The Smurfs/Disney Fairies. I always wondered if the comic strip was as bad as the '80s cartoon show. Now I know.
5. Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm always impressed by the massively complex story lines whenever I look at a Sonic book. I just can't bring myself to care.
4. Serenity/Star Wars. The artwork is atrociously ugly on the Serenity side of this flipbook, but the dialogue is so spot-on perfect you can hear Nathan Fillon saying it in your head!
3. Donald Duck Family Comics. You can't go wrong with classic Carl Barks.
2. Superman Family Adventures. Not as awesome as Tiny Titans, but Art Baltazar still delivers the goods.
And, top of the list...
1. Bongo Comics Free-for-All. A must-have item for the first chapter of an autobiography of Sergio Aragones, hidden in the middle of the book!

1 comment:

mortellan said...

A Sergio biography? Wicked!

Bendis-canon is a little over saturated at Marvel IMO.

There has to be nothing more soul sucking than being given the task of re-writing/drawing Spiderman's origin.