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?
MONSTERS!: A collection of Lee/Leiber/Kirby monster stories unique in the following respect: they are presented in commission order rather than published order. The best thing about this book? There’s a volume two due in August!
I just want to mention how much I'm enjoying Marvel Unlimited. I can sit with my tablet and breeze through a recent run of a Marvel book -- most recently were Brian Bendis's Invincible and International Iron Man comics -- and really enjoy them without thought of cost, single-issue pacing, or any other consideration. Then I can go back and pick up another title -- I'm thinking I might read Nick Spencer's Sam Wilson: Captain America series -- while slowly keeping up with the others I caught up with, issue by issue. It's a real stress-free, low-impact way to read, as long as I don't care about spoilers too much. (And for Marvel titles, I generally don't!)
There are a lot of back issues available, too -- Marvel just put a lot of Marvel Fanfares on the system in the last week or two -- but for the most part, it's the recent stuff I'm reading. And enjoying the heck out of.