We’ve got a month and a half left in the 2010s. So now’s the time to ask: what were your picks for the best DC books of the decade?
Here are my own picks, by year. (I reserve the right to change my mind until January 1st.)
2010 — Justice League: Generation Lost
The era between Blackest Night and The New 52 is often overlooked, but JLGL is a fascinating piece of what could have been.
2011 — Animal Man
The best of the New 52 launch titles, even eclipsing Morrison’s original run in its vision (IMO). Lemire’s best work.
2012 — Legends of the Dark Knight
A terrific digital first collection of some very unique Batman stories from an always changing cast of writers and artists.
2013 — The Sandman Overture
As a diehard Sandman fan, this new addition to the canon felt like coming home.
2014 — Grayson
The genesis of Tom King, and almost certainly the most fun book to come out of the New 52.
2015 — Convergence
Perhaps not the event itself, but all 40 of the tie-in series provided a rare nugget for every flavor of DC fan.
2016 — New Super-Man
Gene Luen Yang is a genius. In a Rebirth slate full of reinvigorated titles, NSM shone the brightest.
2017 — Mister Miracle
The comic that got everyone talking about the power of comics again.
2018 — Hawkman
They all said Hawkman was unfixable. Robert Venditti proved them wrong.
2019 — Lois Lane
This book feels like it fell out of my wildest dreams and into reality. A million stars.