Best Comic Books of 2020 (Best Writer, Penciller, Ongoing Title, Publisher, Single Issue)

The Comic Frontline crew throughout the month of December discuss the best comic books of the year! This week they cover Best Writer, Penciller, Ongoing Title, Publisher, Single Issue.

Best Writer

 

 

5. Gerry Duggan (Marauders)

 

 

Duggan has been rocking it on Marauders. A title that is in its very own pocket of the X-universe – a story that feels connected to the main title, while still doing its own thing.

 

4. Jeremy Haun (Red Mother)

 

 

I’ve been giving praise to Red Mother this whole run, and I’m not going to stop now! Jeremy Haun expertly injects tension into this psychological horror title.

 

3. James Tynion IV (Batman)

 

 

James not only put his name on the map with the plethora of new characters he’s added to the bat mythos, but has made slam dunks on not just 1 but 2 indie titles – Something is Killing the Children and Department of Truth.

 

2. Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Captain Marvel)

 

 

Kelly Thompson is not only one of my favorite writers of this year, but has quickly become one of my favorite writers of all time – lending her voice to a plethora of Marvel characters and franchises.

 

1.Tom Taylor (Seven Secrets, Suicide Squad)

 

 

What I’ve enjoyed about Taylor’s writing career is how he’s been able to balance both projects at DC and Marvel at the same time, but this year Taylor finally takes a deep dive into creator owned books with Seven Secrets. A series I fell in love with very quickly.

 

 

5. Geoff Johns (Batman: Three Jokers)

 

 

 

4. Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes)

 

 

3. Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)

 

 

 

2. Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Captain Marvel)

 

 

 

1. Tom Taylor (Suicide Squad, Seven Secrets)

 

 

 

 

4. Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, Stillwater)

 

 

3. Donny Cates (Thor, Venom)

 

 

2. Robert Kirkman (Fire Power)

 

 

 

1. Kelly Thompson (Black Widow)

 

 

Best Writers

Gerry Duggan (Marauders)
Jeremy Haun (Red Mother)
James Tynion IV (Batman)
Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Captain Marvel)
Tom Taylor (Seven Secrets, Suicide Squad)
Geoff Johns (Batman: Three Jokers)
Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes)
Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)
Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, Stillwater)
Donny Cates (Thor, Venom)
Robert Kirkman (Fire Power)

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Best Penciller

 

 

 

5. Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)

 

 

The action sequences are phenomenal in this book, while adding some well balanced emotional beats as well.

 

4. Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets)

 

 

Every issue of Seven Secrets feels like an action packed anime episode.

 

3. Danny Luckert (Red Mother)

 

 

Luckert’s art works perfectly with Jeremy Haun’s slow burn!

 

2. Chris Samnee (Fire Power)

 

 

I love how Samnee balances an epic martial arts world with mundane suburbia.

 

1. Cafu (Iron Man)

 

 

Cafu has quickly become one of my favorite artists, and I’m so happy to seem them on a flagship book like Iron Man.

 

 

5. Dan Mora (Once & Future)

 

 

 

4. Javier Fernandez (Teen Titans)

 

 

 

3. Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)

 

 

2. CAFU (Iron Man)

 

 

 

1. Mattia de Iulis (Valkyrie, Spider-Woman, Road to Empyre)

 

 

 

 

4. Ryan Stegman (Venom)

 

 

 

3. Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)

 

 

 

2. Dan Mora (Once and Future)

 

 

 

1. Jason Fabok (Three Jokers)

 

 

 

Best Penciller

Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)
Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets)
Danny Luckert (Red Mother)
Chris Samnee (Fire Power)
Cafu (Iron Man)
Dan Mora (Once & Future)
Javier Fernandez (Teen Titans)
Mattia de Iulis (Valkyrie, Spider-Woman, Road to Empyre)
Ryan Stegman (Venom)
Jason Fabok (Three Jokers)

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Best Ongoing Series

 

 

 

5. Seven Secrets

 

 

4. Iron Man

 

 

3. Black Widow

 

 

2. Fire Power

 

 

 

1. Marauders

 

 

 

 

4. Teen Titans

 

 

3. Runaways

 

 

2. Marauders

 

 

1. Spider Woman

 

 

 

 

4. Teen Titans

 

 

3. Thor

 

 

2. Venom

 

 

 

1. Fire Power

 

 

 

Best Ongoing Series

Seven Secrets
Iron Man
Black Widow
Fire Power
Marauders
Teen Titans
Runaways
Spider Woman
Thor
Venom

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Best Publisher

 

2. BOOM! Studios

 

 

BOOM! had plenty of home runs with books ranging from graphic novels like Heavy Vinyl to ongoing titles like Seven Secrets.

 

1. Image Comics

 

 

A company that I feel best handled releasing books during the mix of a global pandemic and has released some winners like Fire Power, Family Tree, and Stillwater.

 

 

4. Scout Comics

 

 

3. Image Comics

 

 

2. Marvel

 

 

1. BOOM! Studios

 

 

 

 

4. Image Comics

 

 

3. Vault

 

 

2. BOOM! Studios

 

 

1. Marvel

 

 

Best Publisher

BOOM! Studios
Image Comics
Scout Comics
Marvel
Vault

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Best Single Issue

 

5. Suicide Squad #7

 

 

I loved seeing Deadshot reconnect with his daughter, especially now knowing what his fate would entail.

 

4. Marauders #16

 

 

The aftermath of Kitty’s death as Emma and Kitty team up to get revenge on Shaw.

 

3. Batman Three Jokers #3

 

 

I liked that the creative team had the guts to make some moves that a flagship Batman book may not have the chance to be able to work in.

 

2. Immortal She Hulk #1

 

 

She Hulk gets the immortal treatment in this brilliant one-shot.

 

1. Marauders #12

 

 

Kitty comes back to life surrounded by the people she loves – a true love letter to the character.

 

 

5. Immortal She Hulk #1

 

 

 

4. TMNT #101

 

 

 

3. Dial H for Hero #10

 

 

 

2. Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes #3

 

 

 

1. Spider-Woman #1

 

 

 

 

5. Venom #25

 

 

4. Spider Woman #1

 

 

3. Fire Power #1

 

 

2. Thor #1

 

 

1. Black Widow #1

 

 

 

Best Single Issue

Suicide Squad #7
Marauders #16
Batman Three Jokers #3
Immortal She Hulk #1
Marauders #12
TMNT #101
Dial H for Hero #10
Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes #3
Spider-Woman #1
Venom #25
Fire Power #1
Thor #1
Black Widow #1

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Polls

 

Best Writers

Gerry Duggan (Marauders)
Jeremy Haun (Red Mother)
James Tynion IV (Batman)
Kelly Thompson (Black Widow, Captain Marvel)
Tom Taylor (Seven Secrets, Suicide Squad)
Geoff Johns (Batman: Three Jokers)
Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes)
Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)
Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, Stillwater)
Donny Cates (Thor, Venom)
Robert Kirkman (Fire Power)

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Best Penciller

Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)
Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets)
Danny Luckert (Red Mother)
Chris Samnee (Fire Power)
Cafu (Iron Man)
Dan Mora (Once & Future)
Javier Fernandez (Teen Titans)
Mattia de Iulis (Valkyrie, Spider-Woman, Road to Empyre)
Ryan Stegman (Venom)
Jason Fabok (Three Jokers)

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Best Ongoing Series

Seven Secrets
Iron Man
Black Widow
Fire Power
Marauders
Teen Titans
Runaways
Spider Woman
Thor
Venom

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Best Publisher

BOOM! Studios
Image Comics
Scout Comics
Marvel
Vault

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Best Single Issue

Suicide Squad #7
Marauders #16
Batman Three Jokers #3
Immortal She Hulk #1
Marauders #12
TMNT #101
Dial H for Hero #10
Spider-Man: Black Cat Strikes #3
Spider-Woman #1
Venom #25
Fire Power #1
Thor #1
Black Widow #1

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