Twitter’s 10 Favorite Current Comic Book Series - May 2013

This is a great time to be reading comic books. However, there are so many excellent comics out right now that it is difficult to keep up with every good series. I constantly wonder what I am missing, and I know others must feel the same. Sometimes it is helpful to just try whatever is most popular, but it also helps to know what people with particular tastes like that others may not.

I asked some people on twitter to give me a list of their 10 favorite current comics, and I received almost 40 responses. This is no scientific study, but looking at the responses you should be able to find popular comics that you may not be reading. You should also be able to find individual lists that are particularly similar to what yours would be, and from there find new titles you’ll like.

Here’s a rundown of the most popular inclusions from all the lists (out of 37 total lists):

  • Saga (26)
  • All New X-Men (16)
  • Manhattan Projects (16)
  • Batman (15)
  • East of West (14)
  • Superior Spider-Man (13)
  • Daredevil (12)
  • Thor God of Thunder (12)
  • Hawkeye (11)
  • Mind MGMT (10)
  • Avengers (10)
  • Young Avengers (8)
  • The Massive (7)
  • Rachel Rising (6)
  • Captain Marvel (6)
  • Batman and Robin (6)
  • Batman Inc. (6)
  • Deadpool (5)
  • Star Wars (5)
  • FF (5)
  • New Avengers (4)
  • Locke and Key (4)
  • Fables (4)
  • Uncanny X-Men (4)
  • The Walking Dead (4)
  • Invincible (4)
  • Indestructible hulk (4)
  • Nowhere Men (3)
  • The Sixth Gun (3)
  • Unwritten (3)
  • Fatale (3)
  • Prophet (3)
  • Batgirl (3)
  • Batwoman (3)
  • The Flash (3)
  • Justice League (3)
  • Captain America (3)
  • Fantastic Four (3)
  • Chew (3)
  • TMNT (3)
  • …and a bunch more that were picked once or twice.

Lots of Image and Marvel. Not a lot of DC, however.

Here are all of the twitter responses. Go follow any of these people if you like to chat about or hear about comics.

Anyway, this was fun to do, but I had so many more responses than I was expecting it took a long time to finish this post. It’s ok though, since the high number of responses made the final results much better! I might just have to do this again sometime this fall.

New Deadpool sketch

New Deadpool sketch

My Favorite Current Comicbook Series

  • Superior Spider-Man
  • Daredevil
  • Avengers
  • Deadpool
  • BPRD
  • Manhattan Projects
  • Witch Doctor
  • Rachel Rising
  • Hawkeye
  • Saga

Picking these 10 wasn’t actually that hard, but deciding which order to put them in is proving difficult. Maybe…

  1. Manhattan Projects
  2. Superior Spider-Man
  3. Avengers
  4. Daredevil
  5. Witch Doctor
  6. Saga
  7. BPRD
  8. Rachel Rising
  9. Deadpool
  10. Hawkeye

Those top 4 can be put into any order. Invincible, Fables, and Walking Dead are some of my all time favorites, but I’m just not as excited about those titles right now as I am about the 10 here. Batman would have been on here a couple of months ago, but is sitting around #15 right now. I’m really digging Wonder Woman right now, so that is my honorable mention, or #11.

Now, I don’t read everything out there so I am sure that there are plenty of great comics that should be on this list. And just to clarify, these are my personal favorites, and not necessarily the best of the current comics out there.

One of the young guys in our D&D group plays a shape-changing druid. When his character took the shape of a steed for the first time we asked what kind of horse it was, and he replied that it is a blood-thirsty llama named Carl. I drew this for his birthday today. LLAMA STOMP!

One of the young guys in our D&D group plays a shape-changing druid. When his character took the shape of a steed for the first time we asked what kind of horse it was, and he replied that it is a blood-thirsty llama named Carl. I drew this for his birthday today. LLAMA STOMP!

Here’s a pile of comic strips I made years ago.

johnbunger:

The Flash - sketch

johnbunger:

The Flash - sketch

Bishop sketch from Free Comic Book Day

Bishop sketch from Free Comic Book Day

Iron Man sketch from FCBD

Iron Man sketch from FCBD

Superior Spider-Man Sketch from FCBD at Legend Comics in Omaha.

Superior Spider-Man Sketch from FCBD at Legend Comics in Omaha.

Daredevil, Annoyed?  - Micron brush pen

Daredevil, Annoyed?  - Micron brush pen