10 Best Comic Books Of 2017

1. Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle 3
DC Comics/Mitch Gerads

As far as comics go, they don't get any better than Tom King and Mitch Gerads' Mister Miracle.

A subtle reboot of a Kirby Classic, King and Gerads series is as much a superhero book as it is a compelling and honest appraisal of mental health. Taking a rather literal view of Kirby's Fourth World Saga, King lays bare all of the twisted machinations of Darkseid and Granny Goodness in a very human way, showing Scott as he combats depression, anxiety and the forces of Apokolips all at once.

King's grasp of all these things is what makes Mister Miracle such a phenomenal read. Emboldened by Mitch Gerads' intricate and wonderful pencils, the book reads and looks like no other out there, providing an honest depiction of a character who, for the better half of the last decade, has largely been neglected. You won't find a book that reads (or looks) quite like it, and while it occupies the same world of capes, costumes, gods and monsters that DC's other titles do, there's a genius to Mister Miracle that sets it apart from the rest.

Open, honest and suitably terrifying, King and Gerads' thematic reappraisal of the Kirby mythos is 2017's finest comic, and one that well and truly proves that DC - at this moment in time - are a cut above the rest.

Roll on 2018.

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