Best Comic Books of 2020 (Cover Artist, Event, One-Shot, Cover, New Character)

The Comic Frontline crew throughout the month of December discuss the best comic books of the year! This week they cover best cover artist, best event, best one-shot, new character and best cover.

Best Cover Artist

 

 

4. Kris Anka

 

 

 

 

It was a pleasure to have Kris Anka as the interior artist for the beginning of the Runaways series, and I’m glad we still have the chance to see his take on the characters with the book’s covers.

 

3. Russell Dauterman

 

 

Russell Dauterman is a phenomenal interior artist, and happy to see his take on even more characters with his cover work – especially on Marauders.

 

2. Jenny Frison

 

 

Every year Jenny Frison knocks it out of the park with her cover work and so glad to see her art on such a diverse palette of books this year from BOOM! Studios to DC Comics.

 

1. Adam Hughs

 

 

Adam Hughs continues to blow me out of the water with his work on Black Widow!

 

 

4. Greg Horn

 

 

3. Jeehyung Lee

 

 

2. Artgerm

 

 

1. Boss Logic

 

 

 

5. Peach Momoko

 

 

4. JEEHYUNG LEE

 

 

3. Alex Ross

 

 

2. Shannon Maer

 

 

1. Jenny Frison

 

 

 

 

Vote For Favorite Cover Artist

 

Favorite Cover Artist 2020
Kris Anka
Russell Dauterman
Jenny Frison
Adam Hughs
Greg Horn
Jeehyung Lee
Artgerm
Boss Logic
Peach Momoko
Alex Ross
Shannon Maer
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Best Event

 

 

1. Joker War

 

 

We've had so many Joker Vs. Batman stories, but James Tynion IV with his first Batman event on the flagship was able to tell a unique story that not only affected Batman and his family, but all of Gotham.

 

 

1. The Joker War

 

 

 

 

3. The Joker War

 

 

2. Empyre

 

 

1. X Of Swords

 

 

Vote for Favorite Event

 

Favorite Event 2020
The Joker War
Empyre
X Of Swords
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Best One-Shot/Graphic Novel

 

5. Fence Rivals

 

 

Fence is back! This new volume elevates the drama and interpersonal connection between teammates in one of the most well balanced sports comics that I've read.

 

4. Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1

 

 

I love Al Ewing's Immortal Hulk, but it was also a breath of fresh air to get a new voice on the "Immortal" franchise with this intimate one-shot written by Jeff Lemire.

 

3. Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1

 

 

Ryan Parrott's saga with Ranger Slayer comes full circle with this one-shot as Dan Mora joins him for one final tale about this alternate version of Kimberly Hart.

 

2. Heavy Vinyl Y2KO

 

 

The original is one of my favorite mini series, and the sequel did not disappoint.

 

1. Immortal She Hulk #1

 

 

She Hulk gets the immortal treatment in this emotionally gut wrenching one-shot.

 

 

2. Punchline #1

 

 

1. Immortal She Hulk #1

 

 

 

 

2. Immortal She Hulk #1

 

 

1. Fire Power: Prelude

 

 

Vote For Favorite One-Shot/Graphic Novel

 

Favorite One-Shot/Graphic Novel 2020
Fence Rivals
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1
Heavy Vinyl Y2KO
Immortal She Hulk #1
Punchline #1
Fire Power: Prelude
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Best Covers

 

5. DCeased Dead Planet #4

 

 

Perfect homage to the Aquaman movie.

Art By: Inhyuk Lee

4. Thor #9 (Jenny Frison Jane Foster Variant)

 

 

Now we just need Jane to make a recurring appearance in the Thor flagship. Love this phoenix look.

Art By: Jenny Frison

 

3. Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night Stephanie Brown Variant

 

 

We need that Stephanie Brown love!

Art By: Kendrick Lim

 

2. Runaways #32

 

 

The eeriness of Karolina floating in space.

Art By: Kris Anka

 

1. Marauders #11

 

 

The X-Men saying their final goodbyes to Kitty.

Art By: Russell Dauterman

 

4. The Flash 750 BossLogic Variant

 

 

Art By: Boss Logic

 

3. Captain Marvel #16 Boss Logic

 

 

Art By: Boss Logic

 

2. The Marked #9

 

 

Art By: Brian Haberlin

 

1. Batman #92 Punchline Artgerm

 

 

 

5. Thor #9 Silver Surfer Black Variant

 

 

Art By: Mico Suayan

 

4. Venom 28 Marvel 2020 Kael Ngu Wrestling WWE Belt Spider-Man Trade Variant

 

 

Art By: Kael Ngu

 

3. Catwoman 80th Shannon Maer Variant

 

 

Art By: Shannon Maer

 

2. Immortal She-Hulk #1 Homage Inhyuck Lee

 

 

 

Art By: Inhyuck Lee

 

1. Spider-Woman #2 1:50 Jenny Frison Variant

 

 

Art By: Jenny Frison

 

Favorite Cover

 

Favorite Cover 2020
DCeased Dead Planet #4
Thor #9 (Jenny Frison Jane Foster Variant)
Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night Stephanie Brown Variant
Runaways #32
Marauders #11
The Flash 750 BossLogic Variant
Captain Marvel #16 Boss Logic
The Marked #9
Batman #92 Punchline Artgerm
Thor #9 Silver Surfer Black Variant
Venom 28 Marvel 2020 Kael Ngu Wrestling WWE Belt Spider-Man Trade Variant
Catwoman 80th Shannon Maer Variant
Immortal She-Hulk #1 Homage Inhyuck Lee
Spider-Woman #2 1:50 Jenny Frison Variant
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Best New Character

 

5. Saffron Chu (Chu)

 

 

As someone who has never read Chew, Chu has been a great POV character into the world.

 

4. Clownhunter (Batman)

 

 

What if Robin didn't follow Batman's rules? What if he killed? That's Clownhunter.

 

3. Casper (Seven Secrets) 

 

 

A wonderful POV character - WHO DOESN'T MAKE IT TO THE END!

 

2. Punchline (Batman)

 

 

The smash hit character of 2020, who has been able to carve her own voice into the DC Universe.

 

1. Lauri-Ell (Captain Marvel)

 

 

Carol's sister has such a whimsical personality. I hope we see more of her in 2021!

 

 

2. Casper (Seven Secrets)

 

 

1. Punchline (Batman)

 

 

 

5. Codex (Venom)

 

 

4. Ghostmaker (Batman)

 

 

3. Clownhunter (Batman)

 

 

2. Punchline (Batman)

 

 

1. Owen Johnson (Fire Power)

 

 

Vote For Favorite New Character

 

Favorite New Character
Saffron Chu (Chu)
Clownhunter (Batman)
Casper (Seven Secrets)
Punchline (Batman)
Lauri-Ell (Captain Marvel)
Codex (Venom)
Ghostmaker (Batman)
Owen Johnson (Fire Power)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Polls

 

Favorite Cover Artist 2020
Kris Anka
Russell Dauterman
Jenny Frison
Adam Hughs
Greg Horn
Jeehyung Lee
Artgerm
Boss Logic
Peach Momoko
Alex Ross
Shannon Maer
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Favorite Event 2020
The Joker War
Empyre
X Of Swords
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Favorite One-Shot/Graphic Novel 2020
Fence Rivals
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1
Heavy Vinyl Y2KO
Immortal She Hulk #1
Punchline #1
Fire Power: Prelude
 
 
 
 
 
 
Create your own poll vote

Favorite Cover 2020
DCeased Dead Planet #4
Thor #9 (Jenny Frison Jane Foster Variant)
Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night Stephanie Brown Variant
Runaways #32
Marauders #11
The Flash 750 BossLogic Variant
Captain Marvel #16 Boss Logic
The Marked #9
Batman #92 Punchline Artgerm
Thor #9 Silver Surfer Black Variant
Venom 28 Marvel 2020 Kael Ngu Wrestling WWE Belt Spider-Man Trade Variant
Catwoman 80th Shannon Maer Variant
Immortal She-Hulk #1 Homage Inhyuck Lee
Spider-Woman #2 1:50 Jenny Frison Variant
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Favorite New Character
Saffron Chu (Chu)
Clownhunter (Batman)
Casper (Seven Secrets)
Punchline (Batman)
Lauri-Ell (Captain Marvel)
Codex (Venom)
Ghostmaker (Batman)
Owen Johnson (Fire Power)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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