The 2010s have been a most curious decade for comic books. Film adaptations have never been popular with endless superhero flicks coming out every year. This year, Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film of all time (unadjusted for inflation so all you Gone With The Wind fans can calm down).
Yet, despite the mainstream boom period superheroes are currently enjoying, comic books themselves have frequently struggled with declining sales and general interest. In response, the powers that be at both Marvel and DC have seriously upped the ante.
Reboots, deaths, civil wars, heroes going villainous, villains getting heroic and crossovers have all escalated greatly this decade, leading to some seriously insane stuff coming out of our most beloved superheroes’ stories. From brand new legacy characters to turning traditional ones on their head, writers have had little fear in messing with the status quo. Many times such changes and plot twists have been greeted with acclaim and renewed interest, others have lead to countless debating among all us superfans.
Either way, reading material quality has been at an all time high in the 2010s and does not look to be slowing down any time soon. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most important comic book moments this decade and feel free to share your own favourites in the comments below.