The 5 Best Comics of 2018

These comics cover the gamut of genres and styles, providing some top-notch works for comics readers of all tastes. We have selected 5 best new comics from 2018, to serve as both a recommendation for readers and a reminder that these masterpieces exist!.

1. ASTRO CITY
Published by Vertigo Comics
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson

Astro City has always been great, and the conclusion of its current volume is no exception. Going back to the very start, it has created a sequel to “The Nearness of You” as stirring and human as anything the series has ever produced. This remains the best ongoing superhero series, which makes this finale all the more bittersweet.

2. FLAVOR
Published by Image Comics
Written by Joseph Keatinge

Art by Wook Jin Clark
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain

The first couple issues of Flavor have captured everything an all-ages series can be. It is bold, imaginative, and full of life, introducing new concepts every few pages and running headlong into mysteries and adventures. The entire cast is captivating and their fantastical setting is one that readers don’t want to leave. Flavor looks like a series with a long, bright future ahead of it.

3. IS THIS GUY FOR REAL?: THE UNBELIEVABLE ANDY KAUFMAN

Published by First Second
Created by Box Brown

Box Brown has become comics’ de facto historian, and he shows a true talent for synthesizing history into a narrative that is both true and revealing. His approach to Andy Kaufman manages to stand out from other narratives on this intriguing entertainer. In addition to shedding light on his wrestling career, Brown also manages to craft a bold statement about the ways in which we invent ourselves every day.

4. THE LIE AND HOW WE TOLD IT
Published by Fantagraphics Books
Created by Tommi Parrish

This examination of a single night and conversation explodes from specificity into a work that reveals much more about how we engage with one another and society as a whole. It is a moving vision that examines themes of masculinity, sexuality, and more without ever releasing its narrative grip on readers. This comic is already one of the absolute best new works of 2018.

5. WHY ART?
Published by Fantagraphics Books
Created by Eleanor Davis

Eleanor Davis is one of the greatest comics creators producing new works today and Why Art? is one of her best comics to date. It grows and shrinks as necessary, developing a metaphor for the nature of art and its connections to life in a narrative that could only be constructed in comics. Why Art? is nothing short of a masterpiece and one of the greatest visual works made in 2018.

SOURCE: https://comicbook.com/comics/2018/07/09/best-comics-2018-marvel-dc-image/#9

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