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Best of Greatest Hits 2006-2012

I searched “comics best of list” along with various years. I made links for the top three searches. Sometimes CBR had the top three entries for a year – but they were all related to the “master list” post – so I would try not to repeat.

2006

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_top_50_2006/

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2011254,00.html

http://bestof.ign.com/2006/comics/

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2007

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&old=1&id=12679

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/01/07/comics-should-be-good-best-of-2007/

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2008

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19367

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/crs_best_comics_for_2008_lists/

http://iloverobliefeld.blogspot.com/2009/10/best-comics-of-2008-meta-list.html

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2009

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=24238

http://iloverobliefeld.blogspot.com/2010/01/best-comics-of-2009-meta-list.html

http://www.vulture.com/2009/12/the_ten_best_comics_of_2009.html

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2010

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30098

http://comicsalliance.com/best-comics-2010-graphic-novels/

http://www.vulture.com/2010/12/top_ten_comics.html

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2011

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2011/12/the-25-best-comic-books-of-2011

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=36140

http://comicsalliance.com/best-2011-comics-graphic-novels/

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2012

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=42909

http://comicsalliance.com/best-comics-2012-master-list-comicsalliance/

http://www.tcj.com/the-19-best-comics-of-2012/

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I also looked for Comics Reporter’s collective memory for each year’s best of list. Spurge usually has a good round up.

I searched “comics best of list comicsreporter” and then the year.

2006
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_top_50_2006/

2007
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_sunday_feature_best_of_2007/

2008

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/crs_best_comics_for_2008_lists/
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fff_results_post_145_remembering_2008/

2009
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/cr_sunday_feature_best_of_2009/
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/building_a_list_top_superhero_copmics/

2010
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/collective_memory_the_best_of_comics_lists_for_2010abc/

2011
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/out_and_about/35851/

2012
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/out_and_about/42202/

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I searched “comics best of list hoodedutilitarian” and then the year.

2007
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2008/08/best-of-2007/

2008
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2009/01/virtue-of-ignorance-2008-part-1/

2009
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2010/01/best-online-comics-criticism-2009/

2010
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2011/01/best-online-comics-criticism-2010-the-final-list/

2011
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2011/08/the-international-best-comics-poll-index-and-introduction/

2012
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2012/04/best-online-comics-criticism-2012-1st-quarter-nominations/

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I searched “comics best of list Jogtheblog” and the year.

2006
http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/2006/12/you-probably-got-to-this-from-sidebar.html

2007
http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/2007/12/every-new-top-ten-list-is-another-step.html

2008
http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-start-of-january-let-nostalgia.html

2009
http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/2010/01/most-equivocal.html

2010
http://joglikescomics.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html

2011
? I couldn’t find anything – if you find it put in the comments

2012
? ditto

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I searched “comics best of list Heidi MacDonald” and the year.

These are the ones I found. If you find others please put them in the comments.

http://thedailycrosshatch.com/2007/12/27/2007-year-in-review-with-the-beats-heidi-macdonald/

http://comicsbeat.com/more-comics-make-more-best-of-lists-for-2012/

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I know these are (I think) all North American sites – but many of the lists are international. Just having fun.

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A couple years ago, I felt like mainstream comics and art comics were going to get separated once and for all – like these lists from The A.V. Club for Best of 2011. They did the same thing other years also.

http://origin.avclub.com/article/the-best-comics-of-2011-superhero-and-mainstream-67031

http://origin.avclub.com/article/the-best-comics-of-2011-graphic-novels-art-comics-67030

This is all so subjective. Maybe it’s not worth the ink and inevitable comment section correction. However, to me, it feels like the lists I’ve seen so far this year are all combined – the big tent approach. I’m sure that I’m generalizing but it seems like the lists make an effort to cover all the bases. The lists I have seen seem to have a few mainstream comics, a few literary comics, a couple reprints, one or two art comics, one or two webcomics. All neat and tidy. It feels like looking at a Bennetton ad or something. Too forced to feel like it’s not forced, y’know?

Maybe that’s how it always was and I’m remembering my own tunnel vision? Hmmm.

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For fun I picked my “best of” favorite for every year since 2006:

2006: Ninja

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2007: Powr Mastrs #1

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2008: What It Is

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2009: Pim and Francie

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2010: Wilson

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2011: Color Engineering

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2012: The Blonde Woman

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It’s a fun game once you start clicking through the links. Try it at home! I forgot about so many great books. Thank God for the Internet!

Over and out. Happy Holidays!


2 Responses to Best of Greatest Hits 2006-2012

  1. matthew says:

    this page will now be an oft clicked bookmark, thank you!

    inkstuds/robin McConnell has got a few good year end/mid-year/random point in the year roundtable podcasts, though they’re a little harder to search due to his cataloging method.

    http://www.inkstuds.org/best-of-08-2/
    http://www.inkstuds.org/best-of-2009/
    http://www.inkstuds.org/comics-critic-round-table-feb-2012-edition/
    etc.

  2. Comics needs its Rotten Tomatoes.

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