Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2010: The Village Voice

December 31st, 2010, 12:30 pm by Greg

Everything from reissues of classic ’50s horror zines to pointed political portraiture to an extravagant art/poetry/music (by Wilco’s Nels Cline, no less) multimedia package – they all landed on The Village Voice’s R.C. Baker’s end of year tally of the Best Comics & Graphic Novels.

Here’s the list:

Pete Von Sholly’s “Repuglicans”
Danzig Baldaev’s “Drawings From the Gulag”
Jason Ciaccia and Aaron Norhanian’s “The Sinister Truth: MK Ultra”
Jim Trombetta’s “The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read!”
Various authors’ “Creepy Archives”
Various author’s “Eerie Archives”
Julia Gfrörer’s “Flesh and Bone”
Charles Burns’ “X’ed Out”
Pascal “Mezzo” Mesenburg and Michel Pirus’ “King of the Flies: 1. Hallorave”
Chris Ware’s “Lint, Acme Novelty Library Vol. 20”
Ed Ruscha, David Breskin and Nels Cline’s “Dirty Baby”
Darwyn Cooke’s “The Outfit”
Neal Adams’ “Superman vs. Muhammad Ali”

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Best Songs of the Year: Altered Zones
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Best New Webcomics of the Year: Wired
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Best Art Exhibitions of the Year: The Daily Gazette’s Karen Bjornland
Best Concerts of the Year: The Daily Gazette
Best Albums of the Year: Nippertown’s Matt Mac Haffie
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Best Local CDs of 2010: The Daily Gazette’s Brian McElhiney
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Best Albums of the Year: Justin Mikulka
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Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of the Year: Art:21
Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: About.com Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
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