Best 100 Comics of 2008: Master List

Sun, January 4th, 2009 at 11:58pm PST | Updated: January 5th, 2009 at 9:49am

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CBR News Team, Editor

This year was another in a decade brimming with awesome talent and fiercely entertaining work from all areas of the comic book industry. A small number of staffers attempting to identify one or two titles as the best of a stellar year like 2008 would be a disservice to CBR readers, so this year we polled every single CBR contributor to create our list of the 100 Best Comics of 2008, which you can now peruse conveniently in this master list.

CBR’s list was compiled after the entire staff submitted their individual picks for the best books of the year – ongoing series, miniseries, one-shots and graphic novels published in and throughout 2008. No limitations on genres or publishers were imposed, and the ranking was determined by democratic vote. All editorial remarks represent only the views of those to whom they are attributed.

NOTE: Some items -- such as “Y: The Last Man,” which was recognized in this feature last year -- released only one or two installments in the very early days of 2008, and thus do not appear on this list. Such items were not deemed ineligible; their absence here reflects reader consciousness of these comics as being, for all intents and purposes, highlights of 2007.

Enjoy, and have a happy new year!

100. Madman Atomic Comics
99. Swallow Me Whole
98. Hack/Slash
97. Green Lantern Corps
96. POWR MASTRS
95. Salt Water Taffy
94. G.I. Joe: America's Elite
93. Locke & Key
92. New Avengers
91. Too Cool To Be Forgotten
90. Berlin: City of Stone
89. Local
88. Real
87. Green Arrow/Black Canary
86. Justice League of America
85. Dynamo 5
84. Dead Space
83. Checkmate
82. Astonishing X-Men
81. Jonah Hex
80. The Immortal Iron Fist
79. 100 Bullets
78. Tiny Titans
77. Elephantmen
76. The Sword
75. glamourpuss
74. The Walking Dead
73. Nova
72. Echo
71. Sublife
70. FreakAngels
69. Tales Designed To Thrizzle
68. Chiggers
67. Comic Book Tattoo
66. Captain America
65. DC Universe: Last Will And Testament
64. Amazing Spider-Girl
63. Aetheric Mechanics
62. Dan Dare
61. Kramers Ergot 7
60. Punisher War Journal
59. Three Shadows
58. Wildstorm: World's End
57. Trinity
56. Hulk
55. Blue Beetle
54. All Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder
53. Family Dynamic
52. Disappearance Diary
51. Ganges
50. Daredevil
49. Final Crisis: Requiem
48. Secret Invasion
47. Wasteland
46. DMZ
45. Final Crisis: Legion Of 3 Worlds
44. Bottomless Belly Button
43. The Boys
42. Air
41. Monster Zoo
40. Hellboy/B.P.R.D.
39. Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge
38. What It Is
37. Ex Machina
36. Ordinary Victories
35. Final Crisis
34. Invincible
33. Wolverine
32. Avengers: The Initiative
31. Secret Six
30. Madame Xanadu
29. Justice Society Of America Kingdom Come Special: Superman
28. Justice Society Of America
27. The Invincible Iron Man
26. Thor
25. The Amazing Spider-Man
24. Kick-Ass
23. Achewood
22. Young Liars
21. The Punisher
20. Love And Rockets
19. The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard
18. Guardians Of The Galaxy
17. Booster Gold
16. Northlanders
15. Omega: The Unknown
14. Green Lantern
13. Casanova
12. Acme Novelty Library
11. Batman
10. Captain Britain And MI:13
09. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight
08. RASL
07. The Incredible Hercules
06. The Umbrella Academy
05. Action Comics
04. Fables/Jack Of Fables
03. Scalped
02. Criminal
01. All Star Superman

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