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The 10 best comic book series of 2013

Image Comics resurgence continues as ‘Lazarus,' ‘Saga' are among year's best
by Matthew Price Published: December 27, 2013
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Independent publisher Image Comics remained a bastion of strongly reviewed creator-owned comics in 2013, continuing last year's trend. In addition, DC Comics shored up its Vertigo line with the return of Neil Gaiman's “Sandman,” which is also in development as a film.

The following are my selections for the 10 best comic book series of 2013. This year was deep in terms of quality; it wouldn't be difficult to find 50 well-regarded sequential titles released in 2013. Check back next week for a list of the top 10 graphic novels of the year.

1.Lazarus (Image Comics): Greg Rucka and Michael Lark created an apocalyptic crime tale that was the year's best serial release. A handful of powerful families have become the de facto governments of a post-apocalyptic world. Each family has a “Lazarus,” who has been genetically modified to be a powerful agent to protect the family's interests. Forever Carlyle, the central character of “Lazarus,” fills that role for the Carlyle clan in this canny thriller.

2.Saga (Image Comics): Writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples continue the story of lovers on the run with their child in the midst of a galactic conflict. This mature-readers comic provides a brilliantly drawn space opera with both a heart and brain. The widely diverse cast of characters in the expanding world makes “Saga” always compelling.

3.Sandman: Overture (DC Comics-Vertigo): Neil Gaiman returns to his best-known comic-book creation, Morpheus, the lord of the dreaming. Artist J.H. Williams crafts moody dreamscapes in the high-profile miniseries.

4.Hawkeye (Marvel Comics): Former “Iron Fist” collaborators Matt Fraction and David Aja continue to make “Hawkeye” a blue-collar superhero who mixes comedy and action with aplomb.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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