Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kirby Your Enthusiasm ep 37: "I read HOW many comics in 2014????"


COMICS READ in 2013: 807

COMICS READ IN 2014:
JAN. 74
FEB. 89
MAR. 99
APR. 54
MAY 161
JUN. 93
JUL. 105
AUG. 65
SEP. 129
OCT. 96
NOV. 104
DEC. 110
Total comics (including graphic novels) read in 2014: 1179

I READ 807 comics in 2013, but upped my game in 2014 to read a whopping 1179 comics - that's nearly 100 comics a month! Listen to my podcast HERE where I discuss the best and worst that I read last year. Below are my lists.
Cheers, Dann

BEST of 2014:
Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts (Library of America, 2010) *****
Featuring Gods’ Man (1929), Madman’s Drum (1930), Wild Pilgrimage (1932), Prelude to a Million Years (1933), Song Without Words (1936) and Vertigo (1937)

Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
(Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010, 2013) *****

Stray Bullets: Über Alles Edition (Image, 2014) *****
- originally published in Stray Bullets #1-41 (El Capitan, 1995-2005, 2014)
Writer/artist: David Lapham
Stray Bullets: Killers #1-3 (Image, 2014) *****
Writer/artist: David Lapham

Rachel Rising Vol. 1: The Shadow Of Death (Abstract Studio, 2012) ****½
- originally published in Rachel Rising #1-6 (Abstract Studio, 2011-12)
Writer/artist: Terry Moore
Rachel Rising #7-25 (Abstract Studio, 2012) *****
Writer/artist: Terry Moore

Miracleman #1 (Marvel, 2014) *****
- originally published in various comics (1954, 1956, 1982, 1985)
Writer: Mick Anglo/Artist: don Lawrence, Mick Anglo (1954, 1956)
Writer: Alan Moore/Artist: Garry Leach (1982, 1985)
Miracleman #2 (Marvel, 2014) *****
- originally published in various comics (1954, 1955, 1982, 1985)
Writer: Mick Anglo/Artist: Don Lawrence, Mick Anglo (1954, 1955)
Writer: Alan Moore/Artist: Garry Leach (1982, 1985)
Miracleman #3 (Marvel, 2014) *****
Writer: Alan Moore/Artists: Alan Davis & Garry Leach
Miracleman #4 (Marvel, 2014) *****
- originally published in various comics (1983, 1984, 1989)
Writer: Alan Moore/Artists: Garry Leach, Alan Davis
Miracleman #5-6 (Marvel, 2014) *****
- originally published in various comics (1954-55, 1983)
Writers: Alan Moore, Mick Anglo/Artists: Garry Leach, Alan Davis, John Ridgway, Mick Anglo, Don Lawrence

The Spirit #4-5, 9 (Kitchen Sink Comix, 1984-85) *****
Writer/Artist: Will Eisner & friends

Death (Vertigo, 2014) *****
- originally published in a bunch of different comics (Vertigo, 1989-2003) 
Writer: Neil Gaiman/Artists: Dave McKean & many others

Andre The Giant: Life And Legend (First Second, 2014) *****
Writer/artist: Box Brown

Maximum Minimum Wage (Image, 2013) *****
- originally published in Minimum Wage Book One, Minimum Wage #1-10 (Fantagraphics, 1995-99)
Writer/artist: Bob Fingerman
Minimum Wage #1 (Image, 2014) ****
Writer/artist: Bob Fingerman
Minimum Wage #2 (Image, 2014) ****½
Writer/artist: Bob Fingerman
Read a forthcoming blog at for my thoughts on this excellent comic. 
Minimum Wage #3 (Image, 2014) ****½
Writer/artist: Bob Fingerman
Minimum Wage #4 (Image, 2014) *****
Writer/Artist: Bob Fingerman
Minimum Wage #5 (Image, 2014) *****
Writer/Artist: Bob Fingerman
Minimum Wage #6 (Image, 2014) ****½
Writer/Artist: Bob Fingerman

Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely (DC, 2014) *****
- some pieces originally published as Batman: Scottish Connection (writer: Alan Grant, 1998); The Kingdom: Offspring #1 (writer: Mark Waid, 1999); Batman And Robin #1-3 (writer: Grant Morrison, 2009), The Sandman: Endless Nights (writer: Neil Gaiman, 2003); The Invisibles Vol. 3 #1 (writer: Grant Morrison, 2000)

Tom Of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics (Taschen, 2014) *****
- originally published in Kake #1-26 (various publishers, 1968-86)
Writer/artist: Tom of Finland


Sweet Tooth #1-25, Vols 5&6 (Vertigo, 2009-13) *****
- originally published in Sweet Tooth #1-40 (Vertigo, 2009-13)
Writer: Jeff Lemire/Artists: Jeff Lemire & friends

The Arrival (Lothian, 2006, 2014) *****
Writer/artist: Shaun Tan

The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 (Bloomsbury, 2014) *****
Writer: Neil Gaiman (novel), P. Craig Russell (adaptation)/Artists: P. Craig Russell & friends
The Graveyard Book Vol. 2 (Bloomsbury, 2014) *****
Writer: Neil Gaiman (novel), P. Craig Russell (adaptation)/Artists: P. Craig Russell & friends

75.-81. Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega (IDW, 2014) *****
- originally published in Locke & Key: Alpha #1-5 & Locke & Key: Omega #1-2 (IDW, 2012-13)
Writer: Joe Hill/Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez

The Sixth Gun Vol. 6: Not The Bullet, But The Fall (Oni Press, 2014) *****
- originally published in The Sixth Gun #36-41 (Oni Press, 2014)
Writer: Cullen Bunn/Artists: Tyler Crook, Brian Hurtt



WORST:
Image Firsts: Low #1 (Image, 2014) DUD
Writer: Rick Remender/Aritst: Greg Tocchini

Chesty Sanchez #2 (Antarctic Press, 1996) DUD
Writer: Steve Ross/Artists: Scott Michaud & Jayne Wu

Arrow Special Edition #1 (DC, 2012) DUD
Writers: too many/Artist: Omar Francia

East MeetsWest #1 (Innovation, 1990) -*****
Writer: Paul Ppower/Artist: Paul Ppower & friends

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