Comic critic Don MacPherson takes a look back at 2006′s best comics with his first Eye on Comics awards. Part 1 detailed his picks for mini-series, ongoings and the like, while part 2 focused on creators, like his best writer choice, Brian K. Vaughan:
Brian K. Vaughan impressed as much with the power and depth of his writing this past year as he did with the volume of his output this year. Three ongoing titles – Runaways, Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina. Two limited series – The Escapists and Dr. Strange: The Oath. And one graphic novel that attracted a fair bit of mainstream-media attention – Pride of Baghdad. Any two or three of those various projects would have made for a landmark year. All of those strong, well-crafted stories together make BKV an easy pick for the best writer of 2006.
Other winners included Frank Quitely, Brian Wood and Hope Larson’s Gray Horses.