Lists: My Favorite Comics of 2019 & Books I Read That Were Not Comics in 2019

I’m ridiculously late because I originally wasn’t going to do a Best Of list this year… but who am I kidding. Here are ten comics I quite enjoyed in 2019 (in alphabetical order by title).

Geoff Johns & Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock
Liana Finck’s Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self
Tom Scioli’s Fantastic Four: Grand Design
Grant Morrison & Liam Sharp’s The Green Lantern
Natalie Nourigat’s I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation
Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Darcy Van Poelgeest & Ian Bertram’s Little Bird
Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown
James Stokoe’s Sobek
Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle

And because I really do feel that a look at the literature one consumes can provide a unique window into personality, here is a list of books (non-comics) I read in 2019 (in order of most liked to least liked).

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The Overstory by Richard Powers
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti
The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things by Bruce Sterling
Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlinski
Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar
Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin
The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
The Three-Body Problem: Part One by Liu Cixin
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism by Wolfgang Streeck
Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift
Senses of the Subject by Judith Butler
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

About Collin Colsher

Collin Colsher, the creator of The Real Batman Chronology Project and disCONTINUITY, is a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and comic book historian that currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has lectured at various universities, libraries, and book fairs. Collin has also served on the jury for the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize, which is sponsored by the US Library of Congress.
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2 Responses to Lists: My Favorite Comics of 2019 & Books I Read That Were Not Comics in 2019

  1. HattBett says:

    Your non-comics reading list has a few of the books I read during my English major days. Sartor Resartus, a book I put down almost 20 years ago and need to pick up again. Thank you for this list.

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