Best Comic Books of 2021 (Best Writer, Penciler, Ongoing Series, 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, Penciler, Ongoing Series, Publisher, Single Issue.

Vote for last week’s categories: Under The Radar Series, Mini-Series, Shocking Moment, New Series

Best Writer



5. Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)



Rainbow has been one of the most consistent writers in superhero comics, and I can’t wait to see what she does with she Hulk this coming year.


4. Jeff Lemire (Robin & Batman, Mazebook)



Spanning from his indie work on Mazebook to his superhero work on Robin & Batman – every book this year has been a slam dunk.


3. Joshua Williamson (Robin)



Robin has quickly become a modern classic under Williamson’s pen, and I can’t wait to see his journey on the Batman flagship.


2. Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Darkhawk)



Higgins not only created a new, exciting universe with Radiant Black, but also a lovable character for Marvel with Darkhawk.


1. Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Seven Secrets, Dark Knights of Steel, Superman: Son of Kal-El, Dark Ages)



From his elseworld books to the giant success that has become the Nightwing relaunch, Tom Taylor has deservingly been the talk of the town!



5. Chip Zdarsky (Stillwater) 



4. Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, Darkhawk)



3. Donny Cates (Venom, Thor)



2. Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel, Black Widow)



1. Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Seven Secrets, Dark Knights of Steel, Superman: Son of Kal-El, Dark Ages)




5. Jed Mackay (Black Cat)




4. Donny Cates (Venom, Thor) 



3. Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs)



2. James Tynion IV (Batman, Something in Killing the Children, Joker, A Nice House on the Lake)



1. Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Seven Secrets, Dark Knights of Steel, Superman: Son of Kal-El, Dark Ages)



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Best Penciller



5. Gleb Melnikov (Robin)



Gleb brings a manga style and youth to Robin.


4. Andres Genolet (Runaways) 



Genolet aces the facial expressions for these characters.


3. Chris Samnee (Fire Power)



Samnee makes the smallest moments powerful, and the biggest moments larger than life.


2. Marcelo Costa (Radiant Black)



Costa aces the superhero action by adding his own spin with some great experimental visuals.


1. Bruno Redondo (Nightwing)



Just like with Injustice Gods Among Us and Suicide Squad, I’m in awe of Redondo’s visuals.



5. Lee Garbett (Shadecraft)



4. Tony S. Daniel (Nocterra)



3. Bruno Redondo (Nightwing)



2. Elena Casagrande (Black Widow)




1. Joelle Jones (Wonder Girl)




4. Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs)



3. Frank Cho (Fight Girls)



2. Bruno Redondo (Nightwing)



1. Tony S. Daniel (Nocterra)




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Best Ongoing Series



5. Superman Son of Kal-El 



This series made me a fan of Jon Kent!


4. Robin



Damian has had a lot of great stories over the years, but this quickly has become my favorite.


3. Radiant Black 



I love all the twist and turns. Feels like a modern Power Rangers!


2. Runaways 



A perfect run from beginning to end.


1. Nightwing 



Every month this book comes out it’s a slam dunk.



5. Black Cat



4. Spider-Woman



3. Robin



2. Radiant Black



1. Nightwing




5. Radiant Black



4. Robin



3. Something is Killing The Children



2. Thor



1. Nightwing



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Best Publisher



2. Image Comics



Releasing hits like Nocterra and Radiant Black!


1. DC Comics



Some of my favorite titles like Nightwing, Superman Son of Kal-El, and Robin came out this year.



4. DC Comics



3. BOOM! Studios



2. Marvel



1. Image Comics




5. DC Comics



4. Marvel



3. Aftershock



2. Image Comics



1. BOOM! Studios



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Best Single Issue



5. Dark Knights of Steel #2



It’s hard to deliver a perfect first issue, but it’s even harder to follow it up with your second. Dark Knights of Steel perfectly follows up on the big events from the premiere, while adding its own twist and turns.


4. Nightwing #78



The start for a modern classic!


3. Runaways #100



The conclusion to one of my favorite comic runs from the last decade!


2. Robin #5 



We need more robin team ups like this. Williamson perfectly captures their individual voices.


1. Immortal Hulk #48



A love letter to Betty and Bruce’s not perfect romance.



5. Crush & Lobo #2



4. Nightwing #81




3. TMNT: The Last Ronin #1



2. Shadecraft #5



1. Runaways #100




4. Radiant Black #10



3. Nightwing #78



2. Fight Girls #5



1.  TMNT The Last Ronin #1



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