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A roundup of end-of-the-year (and decade) pieces

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A roundup of end-of-the-year (and decade) pieces

• NPR’s Glen Weldon lists his “most indelible” comics of 2009, from Geoff Johns and George Perez’s Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds to Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ooku: The Inner Chambers to John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew.

• Brian Gibson of Edmonton’s Vue Weekly selects the best graphic novels of the decade, including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, David B.’s Epileptic and Marjane Satrapi’s Chicken with Plums.

• Comic Book Resources continues its countdown of the Top 100 comics of the year and its look back at the decade.

• Cartoonist Jeff Smith names his favorite comics of the past 10 years. Among them, Paul Pope’s 100%, Dash Shaw’s Bottomless Belly Button and Jeff Lemire’s The Complete Essex County.

• At Bleeding Cool, Rich Johnston and Tom Huxley pick their best comics (British and otherwise) of the decade.

• At Comics Alliance, Chris Murphy names the Top 10 single issues of 2009, including Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham’s Fantastic Four #571 and Brian Wood and Vasilis Lolos’ Northlanders #17.

• The contributors to Living Between Wednesdays name the year’s best DC Comics titles and best original graphic novels and collections.

• The hosts of Comic Book Club select the best comics of the year: Justin Tyler, Pete LePage and Alex Zalben.

• At the Forbidden Planet International Blog, writers Matt Badham and Jason Cobley chat about their favorite comics (and other entertainment) from the past year.

• Tom Spurgeon continues his series of interviews with critics discussing comics emblematic of the decade: Today, critic Tim Hodler discusses Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers.

• Comics news and review site Broken Frontier presents the winners of the sixth annual Broken Frontier Awards.

• Blogger Sandy Bilus gets a jump on 2010 with a list of six books he can’t wait to read next year.

• Marvel selects its 10 heroes of the decade.

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