End of the Year List: Comic Books
(criteria: personal favorites of books released in 2008)
Omega the Unknown – Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple; I’m still trying to figure out the subtext.
>>Most Unclear Ending
Batman R.I.P. – the supposed end of Batman by way of Bruce Wayne. At the end of the arc though, we’re left with a helicopter explosion and no real answers.* RIP was fun however, thanks to Morrison’s insistence on bringing back odd lore like Zur En Arrh and the Club of Heroes.
>>Best Final Crisis Tie-In
Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge – The Rogues are great characters.
>>Best New Tales from Old Places
New Tales of Old Palomar – Gilbert Hernandez; Tales of happier times are nice.
Ganges #2 – Kevin Huizenga
>>Most Invested Series
Final Crisis. As of December 2008, the series is at 5 of 7. Still rooting for it. Hopefully there will be more Super Young Team. I also hope that Libra isn’t a chump.
>>Coming In 2009
– New Justice League by James Robinson; Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Ray Palmer (Atom), Supergirl, Batwoman, Starman (Mikaal Thomas), and CONGORILLA.
– Battle for the Cowl.
– Conclusion of Final Crisis.
*Morrison has stated that the true ending would be revealed in Final Crisis #6 (which makes me argue that writing “Conclusion” on Batman #681 is a bit misleading).