The end of year lists are coming –  Amazon has selected 20 books in an unranked order – no big surprises, all highly praised books. Nice to see a small book like Daryl Seitchik’s Exits on the list, along with blockbusters like Ghost and Black Panther – if anything this is a very mainstream greatest hits. 

March Vol. 3 and Monstress also made the Top 100 books, along with Bob Proehl’s comic con novel, A Hundred Thousand Worlds, a Beat favorite. Wimpy Kid, Dav Pikey’s Dog Man, The Bill the Cat Story: A Bloom County Epic by Berkeley Breathed, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Dork Diaries’s Rachel Renee Russell and Kate Beaton’s King Baby all made the 100 Best Children’s Books list. I May have missed a few there, as there are so many “hybrid” junior graphic novels in the Wimpy Kid vein now.

Also: Who is doing the big aggregate of best ofs this year?

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Paper Girls Volume 1
by Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
March: Book Three
by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Dark Night: A True Batman Story
by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso

Patience by Daniel Clowes
Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Manby Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart
Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser and Francis Portela
Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One (Black Magick 1) by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
Princess Jellyfish 1 by Akiko Higashimura
Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman and Gabriel Bá
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze
How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guideby Ron Padgett and Jason Novak
Clean Room Vol. 1: Immaculate Conception by Gail Simone
Hot Dog Taste Test by by Lisa Hanawalt
Moebius Library: The World of Edena by Moebius
The Birth of Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki and Zack Davisson
Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden
Exits by Daryl Seitchik


  1. The Editor’s 100 were apparently ranked, although the in-genre lists were not. Monstress came in at I think #73 on the Editor’s 100, which is the top spot for a GN on that list.

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