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

• David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp tops PW Comics Week's fourth annual critics poll, a list that includes Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza, R. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics and Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe. PW's Kai-Ming Cha also lists the 10 best manga of the year.

• Retailer-oriented news and analysis site ICv2.com looks at the Top 10 comics business events of 2009. Disney's purchase of Marvel and Warner Bros.' restructuring of DC Comics lead the list.

• Retailer/blogger Christopher Butcher continues his reflection on 10 manga milestones that changed comics in the past decade. Nos. 3-4, No. 5.

• Tom Spurgeon's series of interviews with critics about comics emblematic of the decade marches on: Joe "Jog" McCulloch on Death Note; Ben Schwartz on B.P.R.D.

• Heidi MacDonald rolls out hear annual year-end survey of industry professionals: Part 1, Part 2.

• At comiXology, Tucker Stone runs down the 25 best comics of 2009, from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 100 Bullets to Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's Hellboy: The Wild Hunt to Taiymo Matsumoto's GoGo Monster.

• Bloggers Marc-Oliver Frisch and Sarah Kuhn name their favorite comics of the year while Johnny Bacardi tackles the decade.

• The contributors to Living Between Wednesdays wrap up their year in review with their favorite non-Marvel/non-DC works.

• Reviewer Don MacPherson presents his 2009 Glass Eye Awards.

• Deb Aoki rounds up the 25 most-anticipated new manga of 2010.

• At the Forbidden Planet International blog, convention organizer Richmond Clements and Sunnyside Comics contributors chat about their favorite comics (and other forms of entertainment) of the year.

• The contributors to 4thletter! select their favorite comics covers of 2009.

• Dr. Scott at Polite Dissent presents the best and worst comic-book depictions of medicine over the past year.

• At iFanboy, Paul Montgomery considers the most interesting comic-book characters of 2009.

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