In previous years, this was a memory box so we didn't miss any good nominations for the Cappies. With the Cappies hypertimed away, that doesn't mean we have to discontinue these threads. I've always liked going back at the end of the year and seeing the books and stories and moments that people really champion -- including plenty of stuff that I've forgotten about come Christmastime.
So have at it, Legionnaires! It's a bold new year! What in 2017 has knocked you out?
Two pretty cool comic strip collections shipped yesterday:
Peanuts Every Sunday Vol. 5 (up to 1975 now)
Li'l Abner Vol. 9 (Abnert and Daisy Mae get married)
Batman Annual 2 is a phenomenal one-shot, a look at Batman & Catwoman's early courtship by Tom King and Lee Weeks.
Also, in the past few months, I can't overlook Astro City 47 and 48, the heartwarming (and heartbreaking?) story of G-Dog, by Kurt Busiek and Mike Norton. Loved that two-parter.
And Silver Surfer #14, the final installment of the Slott/Allred run, underlines what a treasure that series was.
Gah! I still haven't read this!
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man said:
I bought the hardcover from Amazon when it came out, but I have yet to read it. I hope to find some time this weekend.
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) said:
This is a standout sci-fi story which almost certainly would make my best of the year list.
I do need to add, though, just how much I loved the Batman/Elmer Fudd book. This is definitely a contender.