It’s starting! PW’s Best Books will be out on Monday, but here’s the Amazon editors choices for the year:
1. The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death by Jaime Hernandez, Abrams Comic Arts
2. Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III, DC 3. X’ed Out by Charles Burns, Pantheon
4. Market Day by James Sturm ,Drawn and Quarterly
5. King of the Flies: Hallorave (Vol. 1) by Mezzo, Fantagraphics Books
6. 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B. Trudeau, Andrews McMeel Publishing
7. Hellboy Volume 9: The Wild Hunt by Mike Mignola, Dark Horse
8. Acme Novelty Library #20 by Chris Ware, Drawn and Quarterly
9. Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book by Lynda Barry , Drawn & Quarterly
10. Wednesday Comics by Neil Gaiman, et al, DC
A great showing and year for D&Q, no question. The only Fantagraphics book is one we’ve never seen nor heard of! To the library, Watson!
Picking The Art of Jaime Hernandez is a nice tribute to one of comics greatest living masters, but saluting his amazing work in Love & Rockets #3 might have been even better.
Link via J. Caleb Mozzocco.