Fifty-two of our favorite… comic strips and comic books!
By: Brian Berger
A virtuoso of the hand and mind.
By: Mark Kingwell
Of course I envied the other kids their cool Marvel and DC comics.
By: Bishakh Som
My personal tutor in the history and culture of my motherland.
By: Ty Burr
A psychosexual catechismic shit-show.
By: Michael Grasso
It was the teen drama and not the super-powered fights that kept me reading.
By: Miranda Mellis
A tincture of female bad-ass, perennial tonic of girlhood.
By: Michael Campochiaro
Can superheroes undergo real, life-altering change, and be better off for it?
By: John Holbo
What would the early greats have done, if they had had freedom?
By: Vanessa Berry
These characters revelled in life’s cruelty and ghoulishness…
By: Adrienne Crew
A world filled with mutants and monsters hiding beneath masks of respectability.
By: James Parker
Entire worlds snapped into being.
By: Annie Nocenti
Dick Tracy’s captivating villains lured me into an early monster love.
By: Douglas Wolk
Crystalline moment-to-moment logic in the service of broader absurdity.
By: Erin M. Routson
I never forgot its lessons about gratitude and love.
By: Tom Nealon
It’s the wink of a lover of dumb superhero comics, mostly devoid of mockery.