2017's Best Comics

Each week I review my comic book purchases, and give each issue a score out of five. Below are those individual issues to which I gave five stars in 2017, as well as the average score to date I have given to each title. (An index of five-star comics from previous years is available here.)

5-Star Comics
  • All-Star Batman #6 (11 Jan, review)
  • All-Star Batman #9 (19 Apr, review)
  • All-Star Batman #10 (10 May, review)
  • Batman #15 (18 Jan, review)
  • Batman #23 (17 May, review)
  • Black Road #6 (18 Jan, review)
  • Black Road #10 (31 May, review)
  • Daredevil #16 (8 Feb, review)
  • Detective Comics #955 (26 Apr, review)
  • Doctor Aphra #5 (8 Mar, review)
  • Extremity #2 (5 Apr, review)
  • Extremity #3 (3 May, review)
  • Extremity #4 (7 Jun, review)
  • 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #4 (17 May, review)
  • Giant Days #24 (1 Mar, review)
  • Giant Days #25 (5 Apr, review)
  • Green Arrow #15 (18 Jan, review)
  • Green Arrow #21 (19 Apr, review)
  • Green Arrow #23 (17 May, review)
  • Head Lopper #5 (15 Mar, review)
  • Heathen #2 (29 Mar, review)
  • Heathen #3 (12 Apr, review)
  • Heathen #4 (7 Jun, review)
  • Hulk #2 (25 Jan, review)
  • Joyride #10 (22 Feb, review)
  • Joyride #12 (26 Apr, review
  • Night Owl Society #1 (26 Apr, review)
  • Night Owl Society #2 (17 Apr, review)
  • Planetoid: Praxis #1 (1 Feb, review)
  • The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 (22 Feb, review)
  • Rebels #3 (24 May, review)
  • Revival #46 (25 Jan, review)
  • Saga #42 (25 Jan, review)
  • Seven to Eternity #6 (24 May, review)
  • Silver Surfer #9 (8 Mar, review)
  • Silver Surfer #11 (10 May, review)
  • Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1 (10 May, review)
  • Superman #19 (15 Mar, review)
  • The Wicked + the Divine #25 (4 Jan, review)
  • The Wicked + the Divine #27 (8 Mar, review)
  • The Wicked + the Divine #28 (12 Apr, review)
  • The Wild Storm #1 (15 Feb, review)
  • The Wild Storm #2 (15 Mar, review)
  • X-O Manowar #1 (22 Mar, review)
  • X-O Manowar #2 (26 Apr, review)
  • X-O Manowar #3 (24 May, review)
Average Scores
(Publisher | number of issues reviewed | average score)
  • A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong (Valiant | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Action Comics (DC Comics | 11 issues | 3.4)
  • All-Star Batman (DC Comics | 6 issues | 4.0)
  • America (Marvel | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Animosity (Aftershock | 1 issue | 5.0)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics | 11 issues | 3.1)
  • Archangel (IDW | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • The Autumnlands (Image | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Batgirl (DC Comics | 5 issues | 3.4)
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (DC Comics | 5 issues | 3.4)
  • Batman (DC Comics | 11 issues | 3.7)
  • Batwoman (DC Comics | 4 issues | 3.0)
  • The Black Monday Murders (Image | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Black Road (Image | 5 issues | 4.4)
  • Black Widow (Marvel | 3 issues | 3.3)
  • Bloodshot Reborn (Valiant | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Britannia: We Who Are About to Die (Valiant | 3 issues | 4.0)
  • Copperhead (Image | 4 issues | 3.5)
  • Cosmic Scoundrels (IDW | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Daredevil (Marvel | 7 issues | 3.7)
  • Dark Days: The Forge (DC Comics | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Darkness Visible (IDW | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Darth Vader (Marvel | 2 issues | 2.5)
  • Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love (DC Comics | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Descender (Image | 4 issues | 4.0)
  • Detective Comics (DC Comics | 11 issues | 3.8)
  • Divinity III: Stalinverse (Valiant | 3 issues | 3.3)
  • Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution (Valiant | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396 (Valiant | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Doctor Aphra (Marvel | 4 issues | 4.0)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel | 5 issues | 3.2)
  • Doctor Who: The Third Doctor (Titan Comics | 2 issues | 2.5)
  • Doctor Who: The 11th Doctor (Titan Comics | 6 issues | 2.5)
  • Donald Quest (IDW | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Doom Patrol (DC Comics | 3 issues | 3.0)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant's Fury (IDW | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Eleanor and the Egret (Aftershock | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • The Electric Sublime (IDW | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Extremity (Image | 4 issues | 4.8)
  • Faith (Valiant | 2 issues | 2.0)
  • The Few (Image | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • The Flash (DC Comics | 2 issues | 3.0)
  • 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank (Black Mask | 1 issue | 5.0)
  • Freeway Fighter (Titan Comics | 2 issues | 3.0)
  • Generation X (Marvel | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Ghostbusters 101 (IDW | 3 issues | 3.3)
  • Giant Days (Boom Studios | 4 issues | 4.2)
  • Grass Kings (Boom Studios | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Grave Lilies (Z2 Comics | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Green Arrow (DC Comics | 11 issues | 3.8)
  • Hadrian's Wall (Image | 3 issues | 3.7)
  • Head Lopper (Image | 1 issue | 5.0)
  • Heathen (Vault | 4 issues | 4.8)
  • Helena Crash (IDW | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Highlander: The American Dream (IDW | 5 issues | 3.8)
  • Hulk (Marvel | 6 issues | 3.7)
  • Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight (Valiant | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Invader Zim (Oni Press | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Jazz Maynard (Magnetic Press | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Jem and the Holograms (IDW | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Joyride (Boom Studios | 3 issues | 4.7)
  • Justice League of America (DC Comics | 5 issues | 3.0)
  • Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth (DC Comics | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth (DC Comics | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth (DC Comics | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth (DC Comics | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Justice League vs Suicide Squad (DC Comics | 4 issues | 3.5)
  • Kamandi Challenge (DC Comics | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Khaal: Chronicle of a Galactic Emperor (Titan Comics | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Kill the Minotaur (Image | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Ladycastle (Boom Studios | 4 issues | 3.6)
  • Misfit City (Boom Studios | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Motor Crush (Image | 3 issues | 4.0)
  • Ms Marvel (Marvel | 5 issues | 3.8)
  • Night Owl Society (IDW | 3 issues | 4.3)
  • Pestilence (Aftershock | 1 issue | 1.0)
  • Planetoid: Praxis (Image | 5 issues | 4.0)
  • Poe Dameron (Marvel | 7 issues | 3.3)
  • The Power of the Dark Crystal (Boom Studios | 3 issues | 4.0)
  • Quantum Teens Are Go (Black Mask | 1 issue | 3.0)
  • Ragnarok (IDW | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe (Valiant | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Rapture (Valiant | 2 issues | 3.5)
  • Rat Queens (Image | 3 issues | 3.7)
  • Rebels: These Free and Independent States (Dark Horse | 3 issues | 4.3)
  • Revival (Image | 2 issues | 4.5)
  • Revolutionaries (IDW | 1 issue | 1.0)
  • Saga (Image | 3 issues | 4.0)
  • Satellite Falling (IDW | 2 issues | 4.0)
  • Saucer State (IDW | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Seven to Eternity (Image | 2 issues | 4.5)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel | 4 issues | 3.8)
  • Southern Cross (Image | 2 issues | 4.0)
  • Spider-Gwen (Marvel | 3 issues | 3.0)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel | 6 issues | 3.7)
  • Star Trek: Boldly Go (IDW | 4 issues | 3.0)
  • Star Trek: Deviations (IDW | 1 issue | 2.0)
  • Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds (IDW | 4 issues | 1.7)
  • Star Trek: Waypoint (IDW | 3 issues | 2.7)
  • Star Wars (Marvel | 2 issues | 3.5)
  • Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1 (Marvel | 1 issue | 5.0)
  • Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits (DC Comics | 1 issue | 1.0)
  • Superman (DC Comics | 10 issues | 3.5)
  • Super Sons (DC Comics | 4 issues | 3.8)
  • Swordquest (Dynamite | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • The Unsound (Boom Studios | 1 issue | 4.0)
  • The Wicked + the Divine (Image | 5 issues | 4.6)
  • The Wild Storm (DC Comics | 4 issues | 4.5)
  • X-O Manowar (Valiant | 3 issues | 5.0)

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