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From Where I Sit: The Comic Book Year of 2012

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
created 12/09/2012 - 5:59pm, updated 12/09/2012 - 7:53pm

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I know the Christmas goose hasn’t even been cooked yet. Still, things move fast around the Cosmic Book News offices in December with the holidays in full swing, so your ever-lovin’ M.E. thought he might as well present thoughts back at the comic book year that was 2012 and a slight peek or two towards a promising (?) future.

If you don’t like this list, fine. Go to the CBN forum and make one of your own so we can make fun of it!

Without further adieu:

 

Best new couple: Superman and Wonder Woman

 

Best old couple:Aquaman and Mera (Runner up: Stark and Cap)

 

Favorite couple:Rictor and Shatterstar

 

Best new team book:Avengers

 

Best new cosmic team book:Hypernaturals

 

Best new team book writer:Jonathan Hickman

 

Most convoluted team concept:All New X-Men

 

Most missed canceled title:Uncanny X-Men, Volume 1

 

Most unappreciated team book:X-Factor

 

Most promising team concept:Uncanny Avengers

 

Diamond in the rough:X-Treme X-Men

 

Most anticipated new book:Threshold (Runner up: Talon)

 

Least anticipated new book:Nova

 

Least anticipated writer on a new book:Brian Michael Bendis on Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Best New 52 book:Batman (Runner up: Aquaman)

 

Most cosmic New 52 series:the Green Lantern family of books

 

Most consistently beautiful book (art):Green Lantern (Doug Mahnke); (Runner up: Aquaman, Ivan Reis & Joe Prado)

 

Most beautiful Marvel NOWbook (art): Thor, God of Thunder (Esad Ribic)

 

Most disappointing book:Stormwatch

 

Best new villain:Sublime (Hypernaturals)

 

Best old villain:The Joker (Everywhere!)

 

Biggest disappointing event:Avengers vs. X-Men

 

Biggest thriller:Death of the Family event (Batman family of books)

 

Best hero of 2012: Batman

 

Best book of 2012:Batman

 

And that’s 2012 from where I sit. How about you?

 
 

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