Did you think we’d seen the last of those year-end lists? Well, think again:
– The New York Times names Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings as one of its “100 Notable Books of 2007.” It’s the sole comic to make the list, which also features David Michaelis’ Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography.
– A couple of iFMagazine contributors rattle off their favorite comics of the year, with a heavy dose of DC and Marvel titles. “Take 1″ features, among others, Astonishing X-Men, Fables and Speak of the Devil. “Take 2″ includes Civil War, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Marvel Zombies 2.
– Randy Myers of the Oakland, Calif., Tribune picks his top graphic novels, including Planet Hulk, Shooting War and Criminal, Vol. 1.
– Gary Brown of Cox News Service damns with feint praise as he lists his 12 favorite titles released during an “up-and-down year for quality” (the headline is a little more pointed, dubbing 2007 a “year of comics mediocrity”). Brown’s selection includes Captain America, The Spirit and The Lone Ranger.
– Wired looks at its favorite magazine illustrations of 2007, and spotlights Yoichiro Ono and Masa Sakamaki’s cover for the “Manga Conquers America” issue.