My Favorite Comics and Manga of 2022
Been a while since I’ve done one of these… I don’t pretend to claim these are the best, as the comic industry has long moved beyond where one person could be familiar with everything coming out. These are the books that came out this year that really moved me or entertained me or left me with things to think about, presented in alphabetical order.
All My Friends by Hope Larson
Asylum by Greg Means and Kazimir Lee
Cat + Gamer by Wataru Nadatani
Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer
I Want to Be a Wall by Honami Shirono
Lost Lad London by Shima Shinya
Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld
Sunburn by Andi Watson and Simon Gane
What Did You Eat Yesterday? Volume 18 by Fumi Yoshinaga
And at the end, because it’s a special case, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Part Two #2 because I got to do the cover reveal AND it featured my favorite character AND I bought the original art for that cover. So that’s why that was one of my most memorable comics of the year.
I’d like to have seen a single paragraph explaining why I would want to read each item. In the current format where it’s a link to your old reviews, it’s a lot of work to find something new. For someone who might be looking for the next fun read, this requires far too much investment in time. A single paragraph would at least help me decide if I want to delve into a longer review. And for every review, I have to leave this list and come back later.
You’re right, that would have made for a better piece — but as is so common with me these days, it was a choice between putting up the list and putting up nothing at all. I tend to think all year-end summaries are fairly retrospective, so I wouldn’t expect a lot of new material from such a list anyway. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.