My favorite comics of 2012
The kind folks at Crave Online invited me to write about my five favorite comic books of the year. Here's an excerpt:
Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples' Saga
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Saga stole my heart in issue one when the ram-horned Marko tells his bat-winged bride and newborn child, "My family... I loved you so much." This is an insane sci fi book that crams a billion loopy ideas into every page -- while slowly, surely, and beautifully building a deep, true story about love in all its forms. I love this book so much that as a fellow writer I kind of hate Brian. It's really that wonderful.
which also plugs work by Hope Larson, Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Brian Azzarello, and Cliff Chiang.
I also pop up at Robot 6 talking about 2012 and plugging Hope Larson's beautiful "Wrinkle in Time" adaptation. An excerpt:
I loved Hope Larson’s Wrinkle in Time adaptation. I have fond memories of being inspired and freaked out by the original Madeleine L’Engle novel as a kid and thought Hope did a brilliant job on every level, finding just the right style and tone to capture the characters’ emotional journey and bring to life the mind-bending, fantastical elements of the story. I was also totally charmed by the little comics-enabled grace notes that Hope worked in, like the little images of vegetables floating over the pot of stew.
01.02.13 | Comics