It’s December again which means another month of year end list and pontificating. Cosmo kicked things off with his best new character list yesterday, now it’s time for the ten best new series. Continue reading This Years Finest 2016: The Ten Best New Series
By Matt Kindt & Sharlene Kindt
“This is what you’ll never find in space.”
Speculative fiction is powered by a sense of imagination. This is true across mediums and comic books are no exception. Readers wish to be wowed, caught-up in whatever world the creators have crafted. Yet for their work to truly make an impression requires more than surface ornament. There needs to be a heart beating strongly at the center of the narrative. This blending of style and substance is no easy task. In his previous Dark Horse series, Mind MGMT, Matt Kindt conjured a story that was innovative in form, beautiful in visuals and resonant in emotions. For the length of its run, Mind MGMT was one of the most consistently striking books on the racks. Month in, month out, it wowed. Since then, Kindt has not lost his ability to invest his material with a sense of wonder, which is clearly demonstrated in this week’s installment of Dept. H.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Nothing But Comics has obtained a leaked government document regarding the incident at the Dept. H subsea facility. For obvious reasons, we are unable to disclose our source, whom we will refer to as “Dark Horse” (because it sounds cool, and because “Deep Throat” was already taken).]
It’s that time of year where all the new comics haven’t come out yet and we can believe the book’s in our head will be the books we get. Some of them won’t meet expectations, some will exceed them. Regardless, these are the new comics series of 2016 that we can’t wait to read.