THE HONOR ROLL: December 12, 2018

You can escape into comics. You can connect through them. They bind and tie us together and give us a place to get away from it all. We have some great spoiler-filled picks for you to check out, so lets get to it.


Gerry Duggan, Greg Smallwood, Cory Petit – Marvel Comics

Taken completely by itself, Doctor Strange: The Best Defense #1 is a wonderful visual spectacle, with smart writing and a fun twist. Factored into the grander “Best Defense”/Defenders relaunch, it’s nothing short of a cornerstone. Writer Gerry Duggan, artist Greg Smallwood, and letterer Cory Petit deliver a great issue that has me hankering for more adventures featuring the once and future Sorcerer Supreme by this creative team. I’m not sharing the most dazzling imagery from this issue (and with Smallwood, there is a LOT of dazzling imagery), but I am sharing the most poignant drawing in the entire book.

About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity and I dig a good roll call. Twitter: @DZawisza

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #89 – Martin Gray

Sholly Fisch, Dario Brizuela, Franco Riesco, Saida Temofonte – DC Comics

Mr Miracle and Big Barda have had a rough time of late and need a break… so how about a guest spot in DC Digital’s Scooby-Doo Team-Up #89, where they’re guaranteed a ‘ruff’ time? When Barda, Velma and Daphne are kidnapped by Granny Goodness’ minions, the boys must act fast. Writer Sholly Fisch, illustrator Dario Brizuela, colorist Franco Riesco, letterer Saida Temofonte and editor Kristy Quinn present another delightful episode of DC’s most entertaining series, paws-down.


About Me: I’m a veteran (old!) comics fan who by day works as a non-mild-mannered (thoroughly obnoxious) journalist and by night blogs about comics at Too Dangerous For a Girl. Feel free to follow my witterings at @DangerousToo


Gerry Duggan, Greg Smallwood, Cory Petit – Marvel Comics

This is a tie-in issue in a sort of weird event that Marvel has going on, but it’s also a terrific, self-contained story about “Old Man Doctor Strange” that would be enjoyable to anyone who enjoyed “Old Man Logan” or other stories about other heroes full of regrets in a terrible world. It’s a compelling issue and so much of what makes it great is the absolutely stunning art from Greg Smallwood. Smallwood is really one of the very best artists out there. He brings darkness and personality to everything. And he’s an amazing visual storyteller and stylist. There are some really stunning images in this comic. All in all, a terrific read.

About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can.  He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk. 


Mike Mignola, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Tonci Zonjic, Ben Stenbeck – Dark Horse Comics

Bá and Moon. Moon and Bá. My two favorite comic book creators in the Mignolaverse, outside of Mike himself, write and provide the art for this funny and chilling tale. Throw in Eastern Europe forest demon mythology and everyone’s favorite possessed B.P.R.D. agent, Simon Anders, to really set it off. I love these Hellboy Winter Specials.


About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser


Seanan McGuire, Rosi Kampe – Marvel Comics

I like that it was MJ who was able to break the Goblin spell, and help save both Gwen’s.


About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, Bylines: Newsarama, Fandom, IGN. Writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on twitter @ComicUno.

BATMAN: DAMNED #2 Aaron Meyers

Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo – DC Comics

I love magazine sized books with great art.


About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics

Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week!


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