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Best Covers of 2013

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I'm sure that I'm missing some great comic book covers, but these are some of the best that I recall seeing throughout the year.  Feel free to leave a comment if you know of any that I missed!
























Best Superhero Comics of 2013

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It's that time of year again to look back at the best that the year has brought us.  Of course there are titles that I didn't get a chance to check out that may have been included if I had, but that's how it goes.  I can't read everything (sorry, Spectacular Spider-Man).  These are my ten favorite superhero comics from 2013, the top of which will also be featured on my forthcoming best comics of the year list.  This is purely my opinion, so obviously people will not agree with me on all of these titles, and that's cool.  Many lists I find out there certainly make me scratch my head.  Anyways, this is meant to point you toward enjoyable material that you may have missed this year, and I hope you enjoy it.  If you've read some superhero comics that you think others may enjoy as well, please feel free to mention them in the comments!!

1. Angel & Faith (Christos Gage & Rebekah Isaacs) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer was overshadowed during season nine by this con…

Best in Music 2013

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The following are my favorite songs and albums of 2013, another great year in music. For songs, I kept it to one song per artist to feature the most talent, and overall, it makes for one hell of a mixed CD if anyone's looking for some great tunes. I do tend to gravitate toward female singers, but there are some guys in there to mix it up. Enjoy!

10 Best Albums of 2013


1. "Water in a Whale" by Jillette Johnson - Jillette Johnson is an amazing talent.  She has a fantastic voice, which is showcased beautifully in songs like "Heathen," where she can really let it out.  But just as impressive as her powerful vocals is her songwriting.  She has very insightful, clever lyrics and composes stunning melodies.  And she's bold enough to have created a song such as "Cameron" for her debut album, about a transgendered person, bringing to question themes of identity.  Johnson shows a lot of different sides of herself in this CD, and even though it's he…

Unico

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Osamu Tezuka

I love Osamu Tezuka and pretty much buy everything published from him when it comes state-side.  The latest offering I picked up was Unico.  This is a 400-page omnibus paperback that collects the complete run of the series, originally funded by Kick Starter, and published by DMP.

While I am a big champion of all-ages titles, there are those few that are just a bit too cute, to the point where they kind of grate on your teeth.  And unfortunately Unico falls under that umbrella.  As a unicorn, Unico brings lifelong happiness to anyone who loves him, and when jealous Venus sees how happy the beautiful Psyche is to be with him, she snatches him from her, and whisks him away, with no memory, across time and space.  Unfortunately for her, Unico is so kind and lovable that everywhere he finds himself, he manages to find someone to love him and bring happiness to, so he is continually being transplanted to a new life, with no memory of the previous ones.  This gets very repetitiv…

Posting

I haven't posted anything of substance for awhile now, and as I'm getting less and less time to focus on this blog due to my writing, I feel it's become rather neglected.  Picking out a comic book every week and highlighting items from Previews isn't enough to keep a blog going, so Comics-and-More is going to go on semi-hiatus.  I will not be posting regularly, but when I do have something of substance to say, I will post it, whether that be once a month or once every few months.  Follow this site if you want to be alerted to new posts, or check in every once awhile if you like.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past eight years (yes, it will be eight years next Tuesday!) and read my nearly-1,600 posts over that time, and feel free to follow me on twitter or through my author site.  It's been an incredible experience, and while you haven't heard the last of me here, I hope that when you do hear from me, my words will make more of an impact th…

Pick of the Week 5/29

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Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops today...


Mere GN C.F.

Pick of the Week 5/22

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Here is the book you should be paying attention to this Wednesday in comic shops...


Sunny (Volume 1) Taiyo Matsumoto

Pick of the Week 5/15

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Sorry this is being posted late this week...but here is the book you should be paying attention to in comic shops!


Doomsday.1 #1 (of 4) John Byrne