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

• Canadian retail chain Indigo Books & Music names Jeff Smith's Bone: Out From Boneville and Jeff Kinney's hybrid Diary of a Wimpy Kid among its 75 best books of the decade (selected according to impact and popularity). The two titles appear in the young-adult fiction category, alongside such works as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Amber Spyglass and Twilight.

• Kevin Coffey of the Omaha, Nebraska, World-Leader selects his comics of the decade (scroll down), including Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's Fables, and Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead.

• Writer and editor Jason Thompson lists Junko Mizuno’s Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu and Susumu Yamashita's Red Snow among his Top 10 manga of 2009.

• The contributors to Living Between Wednesdays select the best Marvel comics of the year. Among them, Sean McKeever and David Baldeon's Nomad: Girl Without a World, and Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca's The Invincible Iron Man.

• Tom Spurgeon continues his holiday interview series with a discussion with critic Jeet Heer about Chester Brown's Louis Riel.

• At the Forbidden Planet International blog, illustrator Simon Gurr talks about his favorite comics of 2009.

• At Den of Geek, James Hunt looks back at the year in comics.

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