We can all agree that 2021 had plenty of great stuff for DC fans. From the growth of DC on HBO Max, the emergence of spectacular new characters and a sophomore DC FanDome that was even more spectacular than the first, the DC Multiverse is now bigger than ever. But with so many great comics, movies and TV series in 2021, what we won’t all agree on is what we liked best.
We all have our own unique tastes as fans, even here at DCComics.com, so we asked members of our writing team to share their personal three favorites. Look for a different top three every day this week! For our Tuesday list, we hear from author, craft creator and super-mom, Kelly Knox!
In a year of bombastic blockbuster releases, DC’s 2021 books completely held their own. From the continually awesome graphic novels in the DC Kids line to the exquisite DC Black Label miniseries, this year’s lineup of creators breathed fresh air into beloved characters.
Here are my three picks for the DC books of 2021 that should go on both “Best of the Year” lists and your “To Be Read” list ASAP.
Can a comic book instantly become a piece of classic art? Absolutely, especially in the case of Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1. This retelling of the Amazons’ origins from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez is nothing short of stunning. The gorgeous artwork glitters like colorful precious gems, a glaring contrast to the dark tale the book is telling.
Hera and the other goddesses, distraught by thousands of years of injustices inflicted on women by men, take their grievances to the gods. Zeus dismisses them out of hand, so the goddesses decide to put their own plan into motion in the depths of Hades. There they create the first Amazons, warriors of vengeance, from the souls of the lost.
Brutal and beautiful, Wonder Woman Historia is a book that stays with you long after you close the cover. With Gene Ha and Nicola Scott lined up to take on the remaining two issues in the series, it’s clear that this is just the start of a story that will shake the very heavens.
What are your top 3 comics of all time? Let us know in the comments below!