We have just 2 days (!) left for listeners to vote for whom they think deserves our pick for the 5 best and worst comics of 2014… (polls close on Sunday, January 11)
The Top 5 BEST comics of 2014, as of today, in no particular order, are:
Thor: God of Thunder #19-24 (Last Days of Midgard) – Where Thor takes on Roxxon and we discover it’s currently being run by a minotaur, and in the far future, King Thor fights Galactus in an epic no-holds-barred battle for the fate of a dead Earth. Thor gets punched through the planet. THROUGH THE PLANET.
Ms Marvel #1-5 (All Mankind) – The first story arc for Ms. Marvel, where we first fell in love with Kamala
Deadpool #34 (the 90s issue) – It’s all about the feet, or rather, lack thereof.
And the 5 WORST comics of 2014, as of today, in no particular order, are:
Wolverine – It’s sad when a character has to die, but in this case, the Death of Wolverine was a bright spot, as it put him out of his (and our) misery. A once great character mis-written into a pathetic pile of goo (and that was before his death).
X-Files: Conspiracy (crossovers with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers) – Why cross over with other books that aren’t even related to your characters? To make money, I guess. It wasn’t a great move and failed utterly in both story and sales.
Captain America #16 – 21 (Doctor Mindbubble story arc) – Rick Remender continues to bat a 1000, with this terrible epic. Not only did it introduce us to Dr. Mindbubble, who literally produced bubbles with his mind that would chase you and turn you into a mind-controlled puppet, but it also featured a ridiculous premise that the super-soldier formula is the reason Steve Rogers never aged (being in suspended animation since WWII, had nothing to do with it, apparently) So when the Iron Nail removed it (REMOVED IT?) with his stomach claws (STOMACH CLAWS!), Steve suddenly turned into an old man. And Marvel has accepted this as canon. Well done.
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS – KLUH! Not just a single bad issue, but an entire event that made me regret ever getting into comic books in the first place. This book has made top-10 lists for 2014, and that both disgusts me and makes me sad…
So who will win? Who will be a surprising upset? It’s up to you, true believer… VOTE HERE! Vote as if your life depended on it!