Due to time constraints this week, I haven’t been able to pull together much of a column. However, I do want to make mention of four Best of (w/ some Worst of) 2004 Comics articles that have been posted on various websites (all of which helped to inspire my “THE” comics column from last week). There’s a wealth of excellent material to choose from on these lists (not to mention what to avoid), just don’t expect a lot of superheroes.

Comic Book Galaxy: Year End Round Table, conducted by Alan David Doane
http://www.comicbookgalaxy.com/121404_roundtable.html

The Comics Reporter: A Top 40 For 2004 by Tom Spurgeon
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/briefings/commentary/714/

Best + Worst Comix 2004 by Andrew Arnold
http://www.time.com/time/bestandworst/2004/comics.html

Mile High Comics presents The Beat (by Heidi MacDonald) at comiccon.com
http://www.comicon.com/thebeat/archives/2005/01/tops_of_2004.html#more

If you’d like to discuss these Best of 2004 Comics lists, feel free to start a thread at Special Effects, or e-mail me directly. And if you know of other lists of this kind out there in cyberspace, please let me know! I love to read ’em!

Enjoy the articles, and I’ll be back next week with more fun stuff on comic books!



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Jim Kingman

Jim Kingman is a writer for Comics Bulletin