Welcome Everyone! The new year approaches and it is that time when we figure out who we thought were the best creators, artists, series and more of the year 2013. A reminder to all is that our choices is not a representation of the world’s view, this is strictly our opinions and was made through majority staff vote. Now lets have some fun! This first part will focus on the: Upcoming writer & artist, Breakthrough writer & artist, Best movie, and Refueled series of the 2013 year (Refueled category is our own site category that is given to a series that went from the least favorable to one of the must have series of the year).
Upcoming Writer of 2013
Thunderbolts, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Red Lantern, Letter 44 and soon She-Hulk and Inhuman
SuperiorChris: Why I picked Charles Soule? Since joining the industry, he has had the biggest impact on the reception of most of the series out in 2013. I mean what isn’t he writing? He writes: Thunderbolts, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Red Lantern and soon She-Hulk and Inhuman. Did I mentioned he is a lawyer too! All his books are highly praised and he is one writer that should be on everyone’s watch list.
Runner Ups: Jeff Lemire (Animal Man), Tom Taylor (Injustice: God Among us)
Upcoming Artist of 2013
Superior Spider-Man Team Up #8
SuperiorChris: Will Sliney had made a large noticeable entry with his one issue fill in for Superior Spider-Man Team Up. His art has a similar Paolo Rivera style but with his own spin that distinguish him. He is definitely someone I want to see more of on a regular basis.
Runner Ups: Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn), Yale Stewart (JL8)
Refueled Series of 2013
Written by: Jeff Lemire Art By: Andrea Sorrentino
VaShMcDaSh: With the success of the CW’s ‘Arrow’ the character of Green Arrow is starting to become a household name. Sadly in the beginning “The New 52” the same couldn’t be said about the comic, with confusing and weak story lines and inconsistent art put the series and the iconic character in a bad place. Now with Lemire (Animal Man) and Sorrentino (i, Vampire) on board, new life has been given to the series with more serious and darker story lines with sick and detailed artwork to back it all up. If you haven’t read Green Arrow yet you definitely should, Lemire started with issue #17 and has been knocking it out of the park ever since.
Runner Ups: Red Lanterns (DC Comics), Iron man (Marvel Comics)
Best Comic Book Movie of 2013
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
IronMarco: “Thor 2: The Dark World” saw Thor face off against Malekith and his army of dark elves. The movie was filled with action and intrigue as Thor was forced to face this external threat, along with his own internal conflicts, such as his relationship with Loki and his reluctance to accept the throne of Asgard. While the film itself was enjoyable it also expanded the scope of the Marvel cinematic universe by delving deeper into the Asgardian mythos and advancing the overall narrative of Marvel’s “Phase 2” series of films. “Thor 2: The Dark World” is the best comic book movie of 2013 not only because of its success on its own, but also due to the crucial part it plays in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Runner Ups: The Wolverine (Fox Studios), Kick Ass (Universal Pictures)
Breakthrough Writer of 2013
KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Pretty Deadly, Ghost
SuperiorChris: She is a magnificent writer plain and simple. I have heard of her before but ever since I picked up her issue of Avengers Assemble I haven’t stop reading and I have become a big fan. I read everything she is working on from Pretty Deadly to Ghost. She is a great writer that will captivate readers and she has started a Captain Marvel movement that effect readers beyond the book and more on a personal level.
Runner Ups: Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-man), Charles Soule (Superman/Wonder Woman)
Breakthrough Artist of 2013
She-Hulk, Fantastic Four, Superior Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider (Covers), All-New Wolverine
SuperiorChris: Ryan was being praised on his work for She-Hulk that he quickly rose up the ranks with Fantastic Four and helped launch Scarlet Spider. His popularity has sky rocket as it should with his manga-comics infused art that has created a large following. I can attest to this as it took me a while to see him at a table due to the long lines. He went from being part of the Marvel flagship title to star in All-New Wolverine in 2014. Keep your eye on this star.
Runner Ups: David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man), Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow)