This company got a fair bit of my money last year thanks to work of one man, Ed Brubaker. I was following The Fade Out with his frequent artist collaborator Sean Phillips and when that ended, I had their next series, Kill or Be Killed put on my pull list. I even bought the Criminal one-shot by Ed and Sean. And I've been catching on Ed and Sean's Fatale series via the trades. And through all those stories, I can't say a bad word about any of it. Really, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips makes for a powerhouse team.
But Ed does good work with Steve Epting on their 70s set female spy thriller, Velvet, which sadly came to an end in 2016. Epting's working on a new Batwoman series for DC which I will be interesting in picking up but hopefully Epting can find some time to revisit Velvet with Ed Brubaker again.
And it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway), Saga by Brian K Vaugn and Fiona Staples continues to entertain and excite as they spin out an incredible space faring adventure that constantly challenges the reader's expectations.
Those We Lost
Every year, we lose more of the writers and artists who produced comic books in the 1940s, the 50s and 60s. Sadly, that's the direction that time takes us.
But 2016 saw two creators pass away who were still producing current, vital work. Darwyn Cooke and Steve Dillon both left us with a significant legacy of great comic art but both had the potential to produce so much more.
|Art by Darwyn Cooke|
|Art by Steve Dillon|
But if I may, let's end this post on a happier note and take a look at...
The Best Thing That Happened In Comics in 2016
Which was this...
Lea Thompson appearing in Howard the Duck's comic book.
How bad could 2016 really be when such wonders can be beheld upon this earth?
Sorry, Lea Thompson invalidates your argument.
And that's wrap on today's post. I'll be back with another one tomorrow. Until next time, remember to be good to one another.