The Best Comics of 2012 and what the list missed

I've been sick, and I haven't been the only one in my family–compared to my grandmother I have nothing to complain about–so I haven't been online much and haven't been able to log onto the blog at all. So a little housekeeping to begin the year with, touching on the last of 2012.

Of course this year as with every year I object to a lot of the comics listed. Many of them I don't think are any good. Many I haven't read. Many of them I would eat before I read them. But that's how it goes. I did tell my editor that I reserved the right to disassociate my self from the list if Chris Ware's Building Stories was not named #1. It was not. I don't have the slightest idea why. I like Saga. I like Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples. It ain't better than Building Stories. Sorry.

There are a lot of great books on the list including some of my favorites and books that I think people will be reading for many years to come - including Are You My Mother?, Jerusalem, NonNonBa, My Friend Dahmer, Love and Rockets, and A Game for Swallows.

There are however a lot of GREAT comics that weren't mentioned and it's a real shame and so as a small gesture I wanted to mention them here, just because I can:

The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell
The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell
Heads or Tails by Lilli Carre
The Making Of by Brecht Evens
Marbles by Ellen Forney
Beta Testing the Apocalypse by Tom Kaczynski
The Read Diary/The Re[a]d Diary by Teddy Kristiansen and Steven T. Seagle
Journalism by Joe Sacco
Metro by Magdy El Shafee
The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky
Birdseye Bristoe by Dan Zettwoch

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