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PW's Best Books of 2010


Continuing on with the end of year announcements, PW’s annual Best Books issues is out, and it includes 10 graphic novels, as follows:

X’Ed Out

Charles Burns (Pantheon)

Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites

Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson(Dark Horse)

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Sarah Glidden (Vertigo)

Duncan the Wonder Dog

Adam Hines (AdHouse Books)

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

G. Neri and Randy DuBurke (Lee & Low)

Batwoman: Elegy

Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams (DC)


Dash Shaw (Pantheon)

Acme Novelty Library: Lint

F.C. Ware (Drawn & Quarterly)

AX: Alternative Manga

Edited by Sean Michael Wilson and Mitsuhiru Asakawa (Top Shelf)

Weathercraft: A Frank Comic

Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)

  1. now, where was I? Oh yeah, Is it just my elitaphobia or does the inclusion of Batwoman: Elegy on the PW list seem condescendingly obligatory? Like they said “well, I guess we should include at least ONE superhero. Lets make it the gay one so PW looks open minded AND comic inclusive at the same time”.

    The fact that the majority of those GNs never see the inside of a comic book shop and are almost invisible on the B&N shelves when compared to the amount of superhero trades, says something, I imagine.

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