Official Press Release
Comic Book Resources capped another year with the Top 100 Comics of 2014, the site’s staff-selected picks for the best comic books and graphic novels of the past 12 months. This year’s list saw Marvel series “Ms. Marvel,” which debuted in February 2014 from the creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, secure the top spot in another competitive year.
Coming in second was Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Image Comics series “Saga,” which finished in that same slot last year, after placing #1 in 2012. DC Comics’ long-awaited “The Multiversity,” a series of one-shots written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by a variety of top-flight artists, rounded out the top three.
Image Comics had the most titles overall in the Top 100, notching 27 spots — more than a quarter of the list, plus four series in the Top 10 between “Saga” (#2), “Sex Criminals” (#5), “Lazarus” (#7) and “The Wicked + The Divine” (#9). Marvel was second with 22 from its main publishing line, and two more from its creator-owned imprint, Icon. DC Comics ranked third among publishers with seven titles from its DC Universe line and five from Vertigo, for a total of 12.
Indie comics stalwarts Fantagraphics Books, Drawn & Quarterly and First Second each had four books make the list, and Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press placed with three each. BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing and Pantheon rounded out the publishers with multiple appearances on the list, with two each.
Revealed in the final days of the year, CBR’s Top 100 is an annual tradition dating back to 2008. The seventh installment of the Top 100 saw a record number of contributions, with more than 50 individuals — from across all sections of the site, including CBR’s news team, reviews crew, columnists and blogs Robot 6 and Comics Should Be Good — voting for more than 200 different comics and graphic novels.
About Comic Book Resources
Comic Book Resources (www.comicbookresources.com), founded in 1995 and headquartered in Los Angeles, is the premier online comics magazine. Renowned for its high quality, diverse content and active community, CBR draws a loyal audience of users, with more than 6 million readers every month. In 2009, 2011 and 2014, CBR received the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism.
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