These are our nominees for the best limited comic book or mini-series of 2019.
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More Best Comics of 2019 Awards
House of X and Powers of X
by writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva (Marvel Comics)
Jonathan Hickman’s relaunch of the X-Men sets up a bold new status quo for Marvel’s Merry Mutants in a story that has all the hallmarks of a classic-in-the-making. Dense, heady and thought-provoking, it challenges what the X-Men can be and pushes them to new heights in an intricately plotted story that left us reeling issue after issue. Though House of X and Powers of X were released as two separate mini-series, together they tell one story, and one is incomplete without the other, so we’re combining them into a single entry for this category.
Spider-Man: Life Story
by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley (Marvel Comics)
Watching Peter Parker age through the decades from his first publication in 1962 to the present allows the creative team to truly put Spider-Man’s mantra of power and responsibility to the test. Showing what happens when Spidey faces real-world conflicts and tragedies from our modern history is quite a stroke of genius.
by writer Tom Taylor and artists Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards (DC Comics)
Though DCeased might sound like “DC Zombies” on the outside, the actual story is an inspired rumination on hope in the face of devastating catastrophe. Never have the bonds between DC’s characters been tested so thoroughly, and never have our hearts been so broken.
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
by writer Matt Fraction, artist Steve Lieber (DC Comics)
Zany, energetic, and chock full of love for DC’s weirder stories, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen is a wholly unique and lovable read.
by writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank (DC Comics)
The idea of a sequel to Watchmen may have seemed like folly, but after seeing how writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank have used it to pit the grim ideology of the Watchmen against the optimism of the DC Universe, we couldn’t be more impressed.
Vote For Your Favorite
Which limited comic book or mini-series made your list of nominees that didn’t make ours? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out all of our Game of the Year award nominees as well as our picks for the best movies, TV shows, comics, and anime of 2019!