18 Sept 2014

The PCG's Top 15 Current Comics - September 2014

Once again the assembled membership of the PCG have put on their thinking caps and compiled their Top 15 Current Comics to provide a more concise look at what they're currently reading and (more importantly) enjoying...

15. Trees (Image)
14. The Bunker (Oni Press)
13. Letter 44 (Oni Press)
12. Avengers (Marvel)
11. Sex Criminals (Image)
10. New Avengers (Marvel)
  9. Uncanny Avengers (Marvel)
  8. Manifest Destiny (Image)
  7. Hawkeye (Marvel)
  6. Saga (Image)
  5. Deadly Class (Image)
  4. Southern Bastards (Image)
  3. East Of West (Image)
  2. Lazarus (Image)
  1. Black Science (Image)

Matt C: Well, a look at the Top 5 kind of says it all. Image takes each of the slots; in fact, the publisher seven places in the Top 10, and if that's not an indication of how far they've come in the last few years as their creator-owned content has gradually increased, I don't know what is. The top two swap around from the last time we did this, Black Science just pipping Lazarus as the PCG's choice of 'Best Book Currently Being Published', and with Black Science scribe Rick Remender taking three positions in our Top 15 (Deadly Class and Uncanny Avengers being the other two) I guess you could say he's currently our joint favourite writer alongside Jonathan Hickman (for East Of West, New Avengers and Avengers). That brings me to another point: all our non creator-owned books are Avengers books (yep, I'm counting Hawkeye, which has dropped a bit probably due to its irregular schedule) - we clearly still love Earth's Mightest Heroes, or at least Earth's Mightiest Heroes when top tier creators with some genuinely exciting ideas are on board. But yes, I think it's fair to say that, as far as the PCG are concerned, the best comics being published right now are, for the most part, brand new concepts where the creator's have complete control of the stories. And that, I'm sure you'll agree, is a very, very good thing.

1 comment:

Living Tribunal said...

I am surprised Velvet by Brubaker and Epting is not on your list.