As we mentioned earluer today, NPR’s Glen Weldon has organized aa titanic survery to name the 100 FAVORITEE Graphic Novels. After soliciting more than 7000 nominations, an expert panel comprising G. Willow Wilson, C. Spike Trotman, Maggie Thompson, Etelka Lehoczky, and Glen Weldon sifted through these and came up with the list of 100. And it makes […]
I’ve heard some pretty strong arguments against having any “canon” in comics, and I tend to agree. What canon there is is mostly defined by the strong tradition of comics strips to superheroes to undergrounds, as exemplified by the Masters of American Comics show of a decade ago. I think a few old farts still argue about the Comics Journal’s Top 100 Comics of the Twentieth Century, but we’ve come a long way in just 15 years. These canons just aren’t diverse enough to reflect where comics have gone in just a very short time.