Best American Recap: Notable Comics of 2010


So now that we’ve given away a multi-pack from the 2011 Notables, it’s time to do the same for 2010, which was edited by Neil Gaiman. For this volume, we actually ran individual reviews on each Notable, but they can be hard to get a handle on as a group, so we compiled here links to each review.

WE WILL GIVE AWAY a pack of about 10 of the Notables, this time mostly NOT minis, but published books and graphic novels. Which ones they are will be a surprise! Comment on this post between now and Tuesday December 13 at 5 pm, and you will be entered in a drawing to win the pile. This prize is available only to US readers (sorry!).

Watch for a third and final giveaway on and in the next week or two. 

Note: we do moderate comments, so if you haven’t commented here before, your comment won’t show up immediately, but it is in the queue!

–Jessica (and Matt)

Derik Badman’s Flying Chief

Nick Bertozzi’s How and Why to Bale Hay

Ray Bradbury and Tim Hamilton’s Fahrenheit 451

Nicholas Breutzman’s “My Town” and Yearbooks

Mat Brinkman’s Multiforce

Kevin Cannon’s Far Arden

C.F.’s Powr Mastrs

Mark Chiarello, et al. – Wednesday Comics

Becky Cloonan’s I See the Devil in My Sleep

Becky Cloonan, Jim Rugg, and Steven T. Seagle’s American Virgin

JP Coovert, Stephen Floyd, James Hindle, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Joseph Lambert’s Sword

Warren Craghead III’s Un Caligramme & This is a Ghost

Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunted

Jordan Crane’s Vissisitude

Jonathon Dalton’s Lil’ Ulysses in Chicago

Ezra Claytan Daniels’ A Circuit Closed

Travis Dandro’s Journal

Mike Dawson’s Troop 142

Will Dinski’s Errand Service

Josh Dysart and Ron Wimberly’s The Stain

Theo Ellsworth’s Capacity

Jess Fink’s We Can Fix It

Hilary Florido’s Prescription Strength

John Hankiewicz’s The Offering

Faith Erin Hicks’ War at Ellsmere

Alex Holden’s West Side Improvement District

Paul Hoppe’s The Horror

Damien Jay’s Willy

Hellen Jo’s Jin and Jam

Aya Kakeda’s Delicious Soup of Horror

Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants

Victor Kerlow’s The Lumberjack and Falling Sky

Neil Kleid and Nicholas Cinquegrani’s The Big Kahn

Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles

Joseph Lambert’s Food/Fall

David Lapham’s Young Liars

Miriam Libicki’s Jobnik!

Ellen Lindner’s Shams, Scams and Blind Faith

Adam Meuse’s Social Insect

Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck’s Witchfinder

Maggie McKnight’s Swingin’

Andrei Molotiu’s Otherwise Untitled

Tom Motley et al.’s Made Out of “Mac” (True Fiction #8)

Jesse Moynihan’s Follow Me

Corinne Mucha’s Growing Up Haunted

Nate Neal’s Delia’s Love

Anders Nilsen’s Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes, Big Questions

Danica Novgorodoff’s Slow Storm

Sarah Oleksyk’s Previously Possessed

Chris Onstad’s The Great Outdoor Fight

Jason Overby’s Exploding Head Man

Laura Park’s Sleep is for Suckers, Office 32f

John Porcellino’s Silent Birds

Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole

Henrik Rehr’s Reykjavik

Jesse Reklaw’s Ten Thousand Things to Do

Simon Roy’s Jan’s Atomic Heart

Stan Sakai’s Traitors of the Earth

Dash Shaw’s Satellite CMYK

Anuj Shrestha’s American Cat

Josh Simmons’ Jesus Christ

Jeff Smith’s RASL

Alexey Sokolin’s Life, Interwoven

Gary Sullivan’s Am I Emo

Adam Suerte’s Aprendíz

Jeremy Tinder’s Pete at Night

Jonathan Vankin and Seth Fisher’s Tokyo Days

Rick Veitch’s Army@Love: Generation Pwned

Brian Wood and Nathan Fox’s “Random Fire”, DMZ: The Hidden War

Jason Viola’s Sunward

J.T. Yost’s Losers Weepers


27 Comments to Best American Recap: Notable Comics of 2010

  • by Elenaclumsy

    On December 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

    no italian winner. sob! :'(
    (even if I pay shipping fee?)

  • by Dee Horton

    On December 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I have always been a fan of Writing in Pictures, since childhood sheer pleasureable

  • by Carolyn

    On December 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Would love to win this surprise!

  • by kenan

    On December 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Yeah, this is an amazing list of comics. Thanks for doing this job so diligently, guys. We all really benefit.

  • by Matt

    On December 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Love this series and would love to win some of these books! Especially Multiforce! I ordered Multiforce and it arrived mangled so the post office reimbursed me. They kept the mangled book though and I’ve been afraid to order a new one. Maybe I’ll get lucky.

  • by Sean Schönherr

    On December 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Another great collection of works, with so many that I still need to read! I hope I win!

  • by Mark Braun

    On December 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

    God bless for recognizing this outstanding indie talent! The more that WE ALL get the word out about graphic projects like these, the bigger the audience we bring in.

  • by Scott Kroll

    On December 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Sign me up! I want some comics!

  • by Shelley Savor

    On December 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I’d be ever so grateful. Thanks ;-)

  • by Matt Graupman

    On December 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I don’t have ANY of the books on that list and I definitely WANT them all. :D Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

  • by Kristy Caldwell

    On December 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Drooling for half of them, whimpering a little for the Jordan Crane. Amazing selection.

  • by Thales

    On December 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, me wants!

  • by Jess

    On December 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Such great books… Want…

  • by Christina Tran

    On December 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for compiling these notable lists on the website. It’s super handy for those times we need to go searching for the next good read!

  • by Neil Kendricks

    On December 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    The series keeps getting better and better. Like wine, comics get better with age.

  • by Janelle Garcia

    On December 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I’d be happy with any of these. Also, I’d just be happy to win something. That never happens!

  • by DavidRY

    On December 12, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Its always amazing the difference between the times you feel like you don’t know what you read and the times when you feel like you don’t know how you are ever going to read all the books you want to. Thanks for this list and giveaway!

  • by Eddie

    On December 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I’d love to be entered into the drawing! Thanks so much!

  • by John

    On December 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    A wonderal site. Thanks for the hard work.

  • by KellyP

    On December 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Here’s my name in the hat–thanks!

  • by Amy Frederick

    On December 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Okay. Try #2. C’mon, big bucks!

  • by SKleefeld

    On December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I’m always on the look-out for great comics. Especially free ones! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • by LanceT

    On December 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    These lists of notable comics are great!! So diverse. I appreciate all the time it must have taken to compile.

  • by Sam Henderson

    On December 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I figure I got nothing to lose entering the drawing.

  • by Joshua Strasburg

    On December 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Yay, this is a great giveaway, regardless of what the books are. I’d love to see what the prizes are. I’ve been EATING comics lately, I’ve been reading them so fast. I just read Mirror, Window a few days ago and thought it was great. :)

  • by Lala

    On December 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I hereby submit myself for consideration. Thanks!

  • by Robert H

    On January 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This site and your book has been an inspiration to me while starting my fledgling mini-comic. Thanks for the effort that goes into it!

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