Hosted by Kris Bather and Mladen Luketin from Western Australia, ES is a weekly podcast filled with news, reviews and pop culture shenanigans. Kris (loyal superhero fan) and Mladen (manga, anime and indie defender) chat about their varying, and occasional overlapping, interests in the wonderful world of sequential art.

Episode Twenty Two-Best Comics of 2010

68 mins. We have returned, with our best comics of 2010. Now before you groan about yet another list like this, you may be surprised by some of our choices. Also, George Clooney’s beard, Christmas presents and correct work attire.


3:55 NEWS

Stan Lee’s Hollywood star, Neil Gaiman’s wedding, Carl Barks’ work finally collected, trouble at Borders bookstores, even more trouble in the land of the Spider-Man musical.


Viz Media’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga, unique spy caper Who is Jake Ellis? #1, 27 #1 from Image Comics, and Deadpool Team Up #886 written by local (to Perth anyway) Shane McCarthy.

21:00 OUR 2010 FAVES

Webcomics – Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton, and Axe Cop

Reprint – The Horror! The Horror! collection of pre-Comics Code horror comics

Film Adaptation – Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Breakout Talents – Writer Tom Taylor (The Authority, Star Wars) and Rafael Grampa (Mesmo Delivery, Strange Tales II)

Best OGN – Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour from Oni Press, 45 from Com.x and X’d Outfrom Pantheon Books

Honourable Mentions – The Last Days of American Crime, Action Comics, Batman and Robin, Strange Tales II, Scalped

Best Australian Comic – Changing Ways from Justin Randall. There’s also two new Aussie publishers – Black House Comics and Silver Fox Comics

Best Comic – The Light from Nathan Edmondson and Brett Weldele and the Billy Batmanga from Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki

As an added bonus, we also present our Worst of 2010!

hark a vagrant revolutiontimesmall Axe Cop TheHorrorTheHorror
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour X'd Out Changing Ways
The Light Billy Bat

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