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Amazon names best comics and graphic novels of 2013

by  in Comic News Comment

Like clockwork, the editors of Amazon.com have announced their choices for the Best Books of 2013, in categories ranging from History to Literature & Fiction to, yes, Comics & Graphic Novels.

Of course, comics weren’t limited to that one section: While Gilbert Hernandez’s Marble Season was named the best book in Comics & Graphic Novels, it also appeared at No. 71 on the editors’ rundown of the Top 100 of 2013, alongside Rutu Modan’s The Property (No. 80). Here’s the full Comics & Graphic Novels list:

  1. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, by Allie Brosh (Touchstone)
  2. Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (DC Comics)
  3. Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  4. Boxers & Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
  5. Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)
  6. March Book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions)
  7. Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon, by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Javier Pulido (Marvel)
  8. East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image Comics)
  9. The Black Beetle, Vol. 1: Now Way Out, by Francesco Francavilla (Dark Horse)
  10. The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Vertigo)
  11. All-New X-Men, Vol. 1: Yesterday’s X-Men, by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen (Marvel)
  12. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley (First Second)
  13. Solo: The Deluxe Edition, by Darwyn Cooke, Jeph Loeb, Brian Azzarello, Richard Corben, Tim Sale, John Arcudi, Howard Chaykin, Mike Allred, Neil Gaiman, Steven T. Seagle and others (DC Comics)
  14. Mind MGMT, Vol. 1, by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)
  15. Very Casual, by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
  16. My Dirty Dumb Eyes, by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn and Quarterly)
  17. Lost Cat, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
  18. Daredevil by Mark Waid, Vol. 1, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin and Emma Rios (Marvel)
  19. The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn and Quarterly)
  20. Marbles, by Gilbert Hernandez (Drawn and Quarterly)

Pope’s Battling Boy also earns a place among the Top 20 Children’s Books of 2013, while Hyperbole and a Half also pops up on the Humor & Entertainment list. Also of note: Tim Leong’s Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe (Chronicle Books) comes in at No. 59 on the Top 100 books of 2013.