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

• Chad Nevett selects the best comics of 2009, including Joe Casey and Nathan Fox's Dark Reign: Zodiac and David Lapham's Young Liars. Nevett also looks at a handful of titles that didn't make the cut.

• At the Forbidden Planet International blog, Richard Bruton lists the year's best comics, including Roger Gibson and Vince Danks' Harker, Andi Watson's Glister and Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Phonogram: The Singles Club.

• At PopImage, Brian Domingos breaks down the best of 2009 -- and a few from the decade -- by category, from miniseries (Dark Reign: Zodiac) to anthology (Wednesday Comics) to new ongoing series (The Unwritten).

• At Random House's Suvudu website, Dallas Middaugh names the 10 best graphic novels of the year. (One of his selections, Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button, was actually released in 2008.)

• Tom Spurgeon wraps up his holiday-interview series with critics discussing comics emblematic of the decade: Johanna Draper Carlson on Fun Home; Bill Kartalopoulos on Kramers Ergot, Vol. 4.

• Likewise, Heidi MacDonald winds down her year-end survey of industry professionals here and here.

• Christopher Butcher continues his look at 10 manga milestones of the past decade that changed comics with an entry on the short-lived Raijin Comics.

• David Ferraro runs down the most-anticipated comics of 2010.

• Marc Sobel reflects on the 15 best back issues he read in 2009.

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