2017 was a fantastic year for comics. It seemed like every week New Comic Book Day had something awesome to offer. We had exciting big events, awesome new titles, talented and vocal creators and new and old characters being brought into the spotlight. In short, abundant and overwhelming.

It was also a busy year for me, so instead of taking the usual ‘Top 10’ approach, I am doing something different. What you have here are five things I LOVED about comics in 2017. I broke it up into six categories (it still HAS to be some kind of a list): Writer, Artist, Character, Title, Publisher, and New Title. Feel free to comment, agree, disagree, or what have you. Enjoy!

1Writer: Tom King

Writer Tom King

My favorite writer this year was hands down, Tom King. Mister Miracle alone would have made him be my favorite, but it was actually his work on the ongoing Batman that captivated me the most. Mr. King dished out some of the best Dark Knight stories I have ever read, all with varying degrees of narrative pace and tone. We got everything from the dense and disturbing ‘War of Jokes and Riddles’ to the heart and humor of the recent ‘Super Friends’ arc. He is truly a scribe at the height of his talent and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Manny Gomez is a freelance writer based out of Florida's west coast. He obsessively reads interviews, binge watches TV shows, loves comics, movies, indie rock, hip-hop, stand-up comedy, documentaries and his dog.