Best Comic Books of 2013

I’m a filthy cheater. After years of doing massive comic book best of lists, I cheated. I’m doing one list, and one list only this year. BUT, I’m cramming so many titles into this list that it’s going to hopefully FEEL like I did numerous lists, and so you hopefully feel like you’re getting your money’s worth (Which considering you’re paying nothing to read this, isn’t going to amount to much). You’ll notice that I did a lot of ties this year, mostly when a writer is responsible for more than one great book in the same year.

Here you go.

40. The Massive by Brian Wood & Kristian Donaldson (Dark Horse)

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39. (Tie) Lose Vol. 5 by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

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39. (TIE) Very Casual by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)

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38. (Tie) Change by Ales Kott & Morgan Jeske (Image)

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38. Zero by Ales Kott & various artists (Image)

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37. (Tie) Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

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37. (Tie) Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez (Drawn & Quarterly)

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37. (Tie) Love & Rockets: The New Stories Vol. 06 by Los Brothers Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

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36. Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends edited by Emi Gennis (Hic & Hoc)

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35. Copra by Michael Fiffe (Independent)

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34. The Black Beetle: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla (Dark Horse)

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33. (Tie) Sheltered by Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas (Image)

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33. (Tie) Comeback by Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh (Image)

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32. The Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt (Oni Press)

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31. March Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydkin, & Nate Powell (Top Shelf)

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30. 2000AD Edited by Tharg (Rebellion)

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29. The 8th Seal by James Tynion & Jeremy Rock (Thrillbent, web)

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28. Black Science by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera (Image)

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27. Dark Horse Presents edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

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26. Demeter by Becky Cloonan (Independent)

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25. Fatale by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)

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24. Nemo: Heart Of Ice by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neil (Top Shelf)

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23. (Tie) Breath Of Bones:  A Tale Of The Golem by Steve Niles & Dave Wachter (Dark Horse)

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23. (Tie) Transfusion by Steve Niles & Menton (IDW)

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22. Six Gun Gorilla by Simon Spurrier & Jeff Stokely (Boom)

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21. (Tie) Daredevil: Dark Nights by Lee Weeks, David Lapham, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Thony Silas (Marvel)

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21. (Tie) Daredevil: End Of Days by Brian Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, and Bill Sienkiwicz (Marvel) 

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20. (Tie) Fury: Max by Garth Ennis & Goran Parlov (Marvel)

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20. (Tie) Battlefields: The Fall & Rise Of Anna Kharkova by Garth Ennis & Russ Braun (Dynamite)

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19. (Tie) Baltmore: Infernal Train by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, & Ben Stenbeck (Dark Horse)

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19. (Tie) BPRD: 1948 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, & Max Fiumara (Dark Horse)

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19. (Tie) BPRD: Vampire by Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse)

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19. (Tie) Sledgehammer 44 & Sledgehammer 44: Lighting War by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, & Jason Latour (Dark Horse)

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18. (Tie) Red Handed: The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt (First Second)

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18. (Tie) Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)

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17. Boxers & Saints by Gene Yang (First Second)

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16. Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

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15. (Tie) Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)

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15. (Tie) East Of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image)

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14. Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge (Drawn & Quarterly)

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13. Science Fiction by Joe Ollmann (Conundrum Press)

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12. Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

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11. 47 Ronin by Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)

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10. Catalyst Comix by Joe Casey (Dark Horse)

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9. Daredevil by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee (Marvel)

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8. Trillium by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo)

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7. Double Barrel by Zander Cannon & Kevin Cannon (Top Shelf)

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6. Hellboy In Hell by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)

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5. (Tie) Lazarus by by Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (Image)

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5. (Tie) Lady Sabre And The Pirates Of The Innaefable Aether by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett (Web)

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4. (Tie) Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin (Independent, web)

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4. (Tie) Saga by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)

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3. (Tie) Multiple Warheads: Alphabet To Infinity by Brandon Graham (Image)

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3. (Tie) Walrus by Brandon Graham (PictureBox)

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3. (Tie) Prophet by Brandon Graham, Giannis Milonogiannis, & Simon Roy, and others (Image)

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2. Battling Boy by Paul Pope (First Second)

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1. (Tie) Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, & Annie Wu (Marvel)

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1. (Tie) Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin (Image)

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1. (Tie)  Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (Image) 

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