20 Jul 2018

The PCG's Top 15 Current Comics - July 2018

Once more 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. Royal City (Image)
14. Descender (Image)
13. The Dead Hand (Image)
12. Sacred Creatures (Image)
11. Deadly Class (Image)
10. Batman (DC)
  9. Saga (Image)
  8. Marvel 2-In-One (Marvel)
  7. Days Of Hate (Image)
  6. Lazarus (Image)
  5. Doomsday Clock (DC)
  4. Black Hammer: Age Of Doom (Dark Horse)
  3. Southern Bastards (Image)
  2. Gideon Falls (Image)
  1. Mister Miracle (DC)

Matt C: Some major changes since the last time we did this, and some reassuring reappearances of ongoing titles (even with it's sporadic schedule, Southern Bastards ain't going anywhere!). The big difference is that DC has made some inroads, one title in particular being of such high quality that there was little doubt it would reach the top: as decreed by the PCG, Tom King and Mitch Gerads' Mister Miracle is the best comic currently being published! But that's not all from the Direct Competition: the controversial Doomsday Clock breaches the Top 5 and Batman, also penned by King, makes the Top 10 having found a real groove over the last few months. Marvel has a solitary book in our chart - the wonderful Fantastic Four tease, Marvel 2-In-One - although you could argue the recent relaunch of a number of main titles (and it's too early to call how they'll develop) contributed to the poor showing from the House Of Ideas. Dark Horse gets a high placing with the second volume of Black Hammer, and if we'd polled our group at a different point in the year, perhaps one of the offshoot miniseries would have made the cut too. Which, of course, leaves Image, who scoop a whopping TWO THIRDS of our chart with ten titles. Deadly Class has plummeted from the top spot but is too good to disappear completely and the stunning Gideon Falls from Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino shoots straight in at No.2, a deserved placing for what's shaping up to be a phenomenal series. Oh, and you may have spotted that the Canadian creator has taken a serious chunk of the list for himself - that's right, Lemire writes FOUR of the books in our list, the best-ever showing for any creator since we first started doing this, many years ago. Can he keep up his winning streak? We're pretty sure he can, but you'll have to wait and see until the next time we remember to compile a list of our favourites.

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