Horror aficionado and blogger extraordinaire Decapitated Dan has released his annual Best Of list for 2013. ?Dan is well known for his weekly list of the best in spooky comics via the Horror Comics Round Up feature that is hosted at Comic Related’s website. ?Among the many horror-related categories, Avatar Press was selected as the Horror Publisher of the Year! ?Here is the write up for the honors:
Horror Publisher of the Year: Avatar Press
I am not ashamed to admit that for the past year or so I was not really on the Avatar bandwagon. Not that what they were doing was bad, it just wasn’t for me. All of that changed in 2013 though when they brought it harder then they ever had before. With titles like?Crossed Badlands, Stitched, Ferals, Night of the Living Dead Aftermath, Extinction Parade, Skin Trade?and the AMAZING??ber?coming out in 2013 they just stole the show. All, yes I will say that again, ALL of these titles blew away any thoughts in my head of the past few years, and sky rockets Avatar to the top of my reading pile. I can not wait to see what they have in store come 2014.
Rounding out the list of honors for the year, Avatar Press’ title Uber took top honors for Best Non-Horror Comic:
Best Non-Horror Title: ?ber
When I look back on 2013 2 comics really stand out to me,?Rachel Rising?and??ber.??ber?was a title in which I did not know what to expect, and it blew me away. Like I mentioned a few times so far in this list, I love War comics and in particular, War comics that are told from a non American perspective. Kieron Gillen gave these WWII events a different spin, and placed a what if situation on them. What if the German’s bred super soldiers, what would happen then? From the get go Gillen and artist Caanan White, have just put the pedal to the floor and not let up. I have read about fights involving the Nazi’s, Japanese and with the latest arc the Russians. I am constantly praising how much I love this title, and I can only hope and pray that it stays this good for a long, long time. Easily the Best New Comic of 2013 no matter what genre.
You can see the full list of Dan’s top horror selections for the year right here: ?http://decapitateddan.blogspot.com/2013/12/decapitated-dans-best-of-2013.html