Sunday, March 2, 2014

The "Leroys" 2012 - Richard Stark's Parker: The Score

Hey, it’s Leroy Douresseaux – the Prince of Comic Book Reviews.  Of course, the prince can’t read every thing.  Seriously, I wish I could, as I am always curious about the comic books that I have not read.  Still, I’ve managed to compile a list of what I think are the best comic books, graphic novels, and books related to comics of the year 2012 that I actually read.  It has taken me awhile, of course…

And if the Eisner Awards are the Oscars of comic book awards (which is sad that people actually say that), then, the “Leroys” are the Golden Globes of comic book awards.  My “best picture” award is the “Comic Book of the Year” award.

2012’s “Comic Book of the Year” goes to Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score by Darwyn Cooke; edited by Scott Dunbier and published by IDW Publishing

I was going to go with Building Stories by Chris Ware (Pantheon Books), just for its sheer audacity, planning, and publication design.  I could even go with Love and Rockets: New Stories #5, which is so awesome.  But I’m a homer for Darwyn Cooke.

25 Best of (what I’ve read) 2012:

1. All New X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen – Marvel Comics
2. Bakuman by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – VIZ Media
3. Bad Medicine by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir and Christopher Mitten – Oni Press
4. Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank – DC Comics
5. Bleach by Tite Kubo – VIZ Media
6. Building Stories by Chris Ware – Pantheon Books
7. Comics Sketchbooks: The Private Worlds of Today’s Most Creative Talents by Steven Heller – Thames & Hudson, Inc.
8. Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi – VIZ Media
9. The Hive by Charles Burns – Pantheon Books
10. The Judas Coin by Walter Simonson – DC Comics
11. Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo, Volume 1 – DC Comics
12. Love and Rockets: New Stories #5 by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez – Fantagraphics Books
13. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe - HarperCollins
14. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto – VIZ Media
15. Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa – VIZ Media
16. Ooku: The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga – VIZ Media
17. Peanut – Ayun Halliday and Paul Hobbe – Schwartz & Wade Books
18. Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score by Darwyn Cooke – IDW Publishing
19. Right State by Mat Johnson and Andrea Mutti – DC Comics/Vertigo
20. Rocketeer Adventures 2 (anthology) edited by Scott Dunbier – IDW Publishing
21. The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee – IDW Publishing
22. Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue – VIZ Media
23. The Strain by David Lapham and Mike Huddleston – Dark Horse Comics
24. Three Wolves Mountain – by Bohra Naono – SuBLime/VIZ Media
25. 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa – VIZ Media

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