Best American Comics 2013 Table of Contents

BAC2013-coverEvery year, we get requests from teachers wanting to know what will be in the new Best American Comics before it comes out, so as to plan their classes. Herewith, therefore, is the table of contents of the next Best American Comics, edited by Jeff Smith, and with a fantastic cover by Kate Beaton, and out in September of this year.

vii : Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, Foreword

xiii : Jeff Smith, Introduction

1 : Alison Bechdel, “Mirror” (Excerpt) from Are You My Mother?

26 : Brandon Graham, “The Speaker” from Dark Horse Presents

35 : Jesse Jacobs, “The Divine Manifestation of a Singular Impulse” from By This Shall You Know Him

54 : Sam Alden, “Turn Back” (Excerpt) from The Haunter,

87 : Michael Deforge, “Manananggal” from

93 : Sophie Goldstein, The Good Wife

104 : Craig Thompson, “70 Nights of Pleasure” (Excerpt) from Habibi

126 : Colleen Doran and Derek McCulloch, with José Villarrubia, “The Story of Gráinne Ní Mháille” (Excerpt) from Gone to Amerikay

131 : James Kochalka Excerpts from American Elf

138 : Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado “You Lied to Us!” (Excerpt) from Giants, Beware!

153 : Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, “Story Time” from Dark Horse Presents

162 : Faith Erin Hicks, “Raiders” (Excerpt) from Friends with Boys

183 : Leela Corman, “1912” (Excerpt) from Unterzakhn

196 : Sammy Harkham, “A Husband and a Wife” from Kramers Ergot

209 : Grant Snider “Four Comics” from

214 : Eleanor Davis “Nita Goes Home” from Mome

229 : Tony Puryear, “Concrete Park” (Chapter 1) from Dark Horse Presents

238 : Malachi Ward, “Top Five” from

247 : Derf Backderf, “The Strange Boy” (Excerpt) from My Friend Dahmer

262 : Terry Moore, “A Killer’s Surprise” (Excerpt) from Rachel Rising

282 : Laura Park, “George” from Mome

288 : Kate Beaton, “Velocipede” from Hark! A Vagrant

295 : Evan Dorkin, “Fun Strips” from Dark Horse Presents

302 : Jennifer Hayden, “Saints in the Store” from Underwire

305 : Michael Kupperman, “Scary Bathtub Stories” from Tales Designed to Thrizzle

312 : Gabrielle Bell, “Cody” from Kramers Ergot

318 : Vanessa Davis, “In the Rough” from Tablet

322 : Jeremy Sorese, “Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh!” from Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage

337 : Joseph Lambert, “Discipline” (Excerpt) from Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

352 : Paul Pope, “1969” from Dark Horse Presents

361 : Contributors’ Notes

370 : Notable Comics from September 1, 2011, to August 31, 2012


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