While 2019 was by no means a perfect year for comics, looking back it does seem that it was also a year that was wildly underestimated.
Though there were plenty of questionable and aggravating moments for comic fans, the quality that readers have been provided in these twelve months more than makes up for any perceived shortcomings.
How so? Because there have been countless phenomenal comics released, all stuffed to the brim with shocking, awe-inspiring, and occasionally tear-inducing moments that will stay with you a long time after you put down the comic itself.
Better yet, there's no one franchise or company that has swept the deck this year, as DC, Marvel, and many independent companies have all provided some delightful moments that remind us exactly why we read comics in the first place. Whatever your taste in comics is, the year has probably made one that's practically just for you - especially those who are fans of the likes of the X-Men, Daredevil, Spawn and more.
There's one thing for sure: if 2020 is anything like 2019, the future is looking pretty damn bright indeed.
10. Carnage Joins With The Venom Symbiote - Absolute Carnage #4
As one of the most exciting and action-packed series of 2019, it's safe to say that Absolute Carnage was chock-full of memorable and special moments.
However, there is one moment that stands head and shoulders above the others in terms of fan hype, as Carnage finally bonding with the Venom symbiote felt like an event of colossal magnitude.
This was both because it was the villain's goal for the entire series, and also because it created a version of Carnage that was substantially more powerful than anything we'd ever seen before, meaning this fusion marked a pretty epic moment in the character's history.
Also, this new form can fly, meaning it also allowed for some sweet aerial battles to take place - and who wouldn't love that?