It’s always a pleasant surprise to find out that a cute girl, especially one on a geeky show, also happens to be a geek. This morning, Brea Grant, currently Daphne the Speedster on Heroes (and a high point to this season, if I may), posted her Best Books of 2008 list on her blog (Spoiler alert for the most recent Fables trade at the link). It wound up being much more than a top ten, and the reason for that was the inclusion of her favorite comics of the year. A sampling of the comics included one that will make Sarah quite happy, and one of my faves from Marvel:
13) local by brian wood and ryan kelly – i could have put a bunch of stuff up here by brian wood but i chose local just because of it’s amazingness and massiveness. although i feel like i specifically relate to brian’s stuff because we came from similar music scenes, i think anyone could relate to it. some of the best writing out there.
15) x-factor: the only game in town by peter david, pablo raimondi and valentine de landro – i’ve really fallen for the x-factor characters. maybe playing a superhero myself helps with that but overall, i think they are really well-developed and likeably. plus, this includes the one where everyone almost dies in a giant fire. pretty frightening.
Ben Templesmith’s Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, and Fables also made her list. Six out of 16 total books isn’t too bad. Both Brian Wood and Ben Templesmith thanked Grant via Twitter. Let the drooling begin… now.