GWW’s Best Comics of 2018
The crack comics crew at Geeks Worldwide have spent the entire year reading comics and bringing you up to date news and reviews. After a full year or perusing panels, our comic book connoisseurs are ready to pick their BEST COMICS OF 2018…
Thanos #13-18 “Thanos Wins” (2018)
Written by: Donny Cates
Art by: Geoff Shaw
Casey (EIC): Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw’s “Thanos Wins” is why I read comics. I’ve been following these two through the comic book ranks since their debut on Buzzkill and seeing Cates and Shaw come together for such an epic telling of the final days for Marvel’s greatest villain was everything I could
If you only read one book this year, it’s got to be “Thanos Wins.” You will get everything you love about the Marvel universe, nestled in a heartbreaking tale of a villain who has finally gotten almost everything he wants and now the only thing left for him is death. Cates goes balls out with “Thanos Wins” and you will love every minute of it.
Batman: White Knight
Written and Drawn by: Sean Murphy
Nick: In a year that saw the start of Heroes in Crisis and Doomsday Clock, as well as the end of Dark Knights: Metal, there was one conclusion to a major event that stood above the rest: Batman: White Knight #8.
Both Sean Murphy’s writing and artwork are captivating. From the jump, this was an amazing ride, but the ending was perfectly done. Batman saves the Joker. Jack Napier goes down as a hero even though he’s forced to revert back to the Joker. Finding out Harley Quinn—the real one—was the one to set the pieces in motion, to help Gotham. Batman reveals to Jim Gordon that he’s Bruce Wayne. It’s a non-stop thrill-ride (and that’s not even factoring in the action) of chaos—the type that’s a bit different from the norm in a Batman story.
Cosmic Ghost Rider
Written by: Don Cates
Art by: Geoff Shaw
Kristel: Clearly, Donny Cates has been the VIP of comic book writers this year in my eyes. Cosmic Ghost rider was one of the most creative, off the wall and insane stories I’ve read EVER… It’ll be continuing into Guardians of the Galaxy #1.
RUNNER UP – Venom was almost too close to call. The twist tie into Thor alone makes it worth reading!
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Dusty Good: The biggest surprise for me was Image’s
RUNNER-UP: Harley Quinn
Brian: My pick for the best comic fo 2018 is Gideon Falls by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. Its blend of horror and suspense left me in a state of bewilderment and intrigue. It has become one of the comics that whenever a new issue comes out, it automatically goes to the top of my pile.
Justice League Dark
Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Raul Fernandez
Dave: The initial reveal of he line-up illicited some groans among fans but boy did Tynion make it work. True bang for your buck as the scripts fill you like a full meal. Plus outstanding visuals and of course, Swamp Thing.
RUNNER-UP: Action Comics
Written by: Brian K. Vaughn
Art by: Fiona Staples
Ivy: Saga continues to bring an incredible story with all of it’s great characters while never being afraid to hit you in the heart.
Written by: Brian Michael Benis
Art by: Alex Maleev
Lee: A powerhouse collaboration from two of the best at what they do. Scarlet was a much needed look at resistance in a time our society needed it.