It is that time of the year again, we are back and ready to cause havoc for those fans that stay true and loyal, and those forced to listen to us by means of torture. Bob and I have constructed our Top 10 Comics of 2016, all for all of you to check out and share! We know these are all a matter of opinion, even if your opinion is less worthy than our own. So let us go over the list of what we chose for 2016!
10. Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Writers: Shawna Benson, Julie Benson
Artist: Claire Roe
Jumping right in, DC Rebirth titles have restored faith in the readers who grew up with the original DC timeline before New 52! One that stood out for us was Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, this series takes us on a wild journey with Barbara Gordon back as her crime-fighting, Bat alter-ego: Batgirl. What set this story line apart from DCs Rebirths was the action packed adventure of Batgirl discovering who has stolen her other identity as the greatest Hacker in the world: Oracle, oh and they are evil! Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (Black Canary and Huntress) is one title that wowed us last year.
9. Reggie and Me
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Sandy Jarrell
Reggie and Me almost did not make this list, released right at the beginning of December, Reggie and Me, follows the story of Reggie Mantle, Riverdale’s very own sinister super villain as he does what he does best..bullies people. But the biggest twist of it all: the whole story is told from the perspective of his loyal and true best friend, Vader the Dox Hound. Reggie and Me, makes this list simply for its adorable story of a Rotten kid having a loyal adorable dog sidekick be…well…a dog!
8. Penny Dreadful
Writers: Andrew Hinderaker Chris King Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist: Louie De Martinis
Fans of the show are heartbroken that Penny Dreadful has been canceled after just three seasons, but what some might not know is that a prequel comic series was released as a way to revive the series and now after the success of the prequel comic, we are getting a five year later comic later in 2017! Now granted this was chosen by Bob as a way to say it is one of his favorite shows and a great adaptation of a tv series turned comic book!
7. Moon Knight
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Moon Knight delivered as Jeff Lemire takes you on a wild ride inside the mind of Marc Spector. Nothing in this series should be taken with a grain of salt, once you think you understand the story, Lemire throws you into another story and makes you wonder….is Marc truly the Moon Knight? Is he insane? Moon Knight deserves the recognition for the trippiest books on this list.
6. Demon Chicken Poyo
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Rob Guillory
Our love for Poyo lives on, the final episode to the Poyo trilogy, right from the pages of the legendary Chew series. We follow Poyo as he travels through Hell and well…let’s just say: Hell wants him, Heaven won’t take him, and Earth needs him…when everything needs saving there is only one man..err..chicken to call…POYO!
5. The Circle
Writer: Damon Clark
Artist: Alyzia Zherno
Yes, The Circle made the list at #5! We took the liberty of going through our Indie comics and The Circle stuck out to us, other than The Circle. First-time duo Damon Clark and Alyzia Zherno give us an every day boy turned supernatural cult boy in this chilling tale on friendship and the cult. Think the Breakfast Club of Tim Burton!
4. Flash: Rebirth (Return of Wally West)
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Do we need to explain why this book made the list? From the new Rebirth series comes the return of a beloved DC icon, Wally West also known as…Kid Flash!
3. Doom Patrol
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Nick Derington
The weirdest way to reform a team is simply to start your comic series out with a gyro and inside that gyro is an entirely new universe…and now that you had your comic book drug trip, check out Doom Patrol!
2. Battlestar Galactica
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Alex Sanchez
Making Bob feel old is fun, and when he chose Battlestar Galactica as a celebration of the 35th Anniversary in 2016! Battlestar Galactica takes place when a surprise Cylon Army attacks and…well, I’ve never actually read Battlestar Galactica but it made #2 from Bob sooo..yeah..
1. Generation Zero
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Francis Portela
Valiant Comics takes the #1 spot for the second year in a row with Generation Zero, taking place in a small town, Generation Zero follows a super hero team that can be best described as if the X-Men was Annonymous. Generation Zero has is engaging, addicting and simply one of the best stories of 2016!
There you have it folks, a quick article of the best comics we chose from 2016! Yes there were a ton of them and sifting through them took a while. But we hope our list makes you want to check out these fantastic titles! If you have a comic that you think deserves a spot on this list, please let us know!