Last year I stole this idea from Greg, so this year I will continue it and post it before he does. I am such a genius. This will be a list of my favorites of ’08.
Movie: The Dark Knight
Book: This one is hard because most of the books I read did not come out in ’08. Actually this one might be tough to narrow down, but I am going to have to say Joe Abercrombie’s The Last Argument of Kings. Plenty of other candidates though, Bloodheir, Princep’s Fury, and maybe even Snuff.
Album: Dropkick Murpheys: The Meanest of Times. I suggest picking it up.
TV Show: This is another tough one. What show entertained me more than any other? Honestly, I have to say it was not Heroes. Season 4 of Lost is up there, but in the end, only one show caused me to sit up in the mornings after working a long ass midnight shift and watch it on-demand. Ghost Hunters. Seriously, I do not even believe in ghosts, but that Buffalo episode creeped me out.
Now on to the fun part: comics.
Favorite Superhero Series: I know most people will say that All-Star Superman is the best comic out there, and I do not dispute that it is incredibly cool and very well written, but when it comes to my favorite series, it was either Ultimate Spider-Man or Daredevil. I guess if I were forced to pick, I choose DD. Brubaker put our hero through hell (yet again) and in the end the guy still gets to sleep with Dakota North. Damn.
Favorite Non-Superhero Series: 100 Bullets. As the issues tick away, the pieces start to fall together, and I seriously cannot wait for the next issue. I wonder if that has clouded my judgement? Probably, but I do not care. I would have said Fables, but I think they ended the Emperor a bit too quickly, with no more adversary, it is a bit boring.
Favorite Warren Ellis Book: Haha, this is a trick, because my favorite Ellis comic is actually Freakangels, which is free and you can read online. Anything he has done from Avatar though has been pretty sweet so far, such as Gravel or Anna Mercury.
Best New Series: Crossed by Garth Ennis. Seriously fucked up, check it out.
Best TPB or Graphic Novel: Walking Dead: Made to Suffer. Seriously, just when you think they folks may get a little break, establish a life within the walls of the prison, something bad happens. The Governor attacks them and Rick and Carl escape, but his wife and baby daughter are killed during the escape. Whatever bad can happen will happen in this book.
Secret Invasion or Final Crisis: I am going to be honest, I liked most of the things in Secret Invasion, but I have no idea what the hell is going on in Final Crisis.
Anyways, there are some of my favorite things from ’08, let’s hope ’09 rocks.