Comic Book Power Rankings February Nominations
Welcome to the second round of many Comic Book Power Rankings. For those wondering what these Comic Book Power Rankings are all about – let’s do a deep dive.
At the start of each month a list of our Comic Book Reviews from the previous month will be posted. Each comic will be awarded an Editor score (out of 50), a Contributors score (out of 20) and a Readers score (out of 10). Giving a Power Ranking score of each comic.
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The Top 3 Power Ranked Comics will be highlighted in an article with Purchase/Social Media links, as will the runners up. So, now that the Comic Book Power Rankings methodology is a bit clearer, let’s announce February’s Nominations!
1. Piecemeal (Aftershock Comics)
Piecemeal is a stand alone one-shot horror comic about cannibalism and haunted houses as much as it is about coming of age and friendship. It is written by Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, The Sixth Gun) with art by Szymon Kudranski (The Punisher, Spawn).
2. Once and Future #16 (BOOM! Studios)
Once and Future #16 jumps back into the action as the stories start to pull everything together. It’s written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, coloured by Tamra Bonvillain, and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.
3. Grimm Fairy Tales #46 (Zenescope)
Grimm Fairy Tales Issue 46 continues the ongoing story of Skye Mathers who has taken on the mantle Guardian of the Nexus. It’s written by Dave Franchini with art by Dario Tallarico, colouring by Jorge Cortes and lettering by Taylor Esposito.
4. Bloodshot #11 (Valiant Entertainment)
Bloodshot Issue 11 continues the story of a one man wrecking machine superhero who is nigh invulnerable thanks to nanites infused to his blood.
5. Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Blood #5 (Ahoy Comics)
Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood Issue 6 is an Anthology comic looking at the horror world of Edgar Allan Poe through a Modern Lense.
6. Duplicant #4 (Indie Comic)
Duplicant Issue 4 is written by Karla Nappi, illustrated by Marianna Strychowska, and lettered by Carlos Mangual, Duplicant is an on-going comic described as a “diverse-cast medical thriller”.
7. Apocalypse Kinda #2 (Indie Comic)
Apocalypse Kinda Issue 2 is an obscure indie comic about the coming of the end of the world. It is written by Luke Wehner with art by Enrico Orlando, art by Reed Hinckley-Barnes and cover by Val Halvorson.
8. Savage #1 (Valiant Entertainment)
Savage #1 is written by Max Bemis with art by Nathan Stockman, colouring by Triona Farrell, lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. With cover artists Marcus To, Christian Ward and Stacey Lee lending their talents to three different covers.
9. The Depraved #1 (Indie Comic)
The Depraved: Empire City Issue 1 is a detective noir comic book series with elements of psychological horror. It’s written by Samuel D Davies with art by Martin Davey, colouring by Jason Finestone and lettering also covered by Samuel D Davies.
10. Scout’s Honor #2 (Aftershock Comics)
Years after the apocalypse a new power arose in the form of the Ranger Scouts. Now Kit, a woman in disguise, must navigate the misogynistic rules of society while hiding another secret about the history of her world. Scout’s Honor Issue 2 is written by David Pepose, art by Luca Casalanguida, colors by Matt Milla and lettering by Carlos M. Mangual.
11. Orcs! #1 (BOOM! Studios)
ORCS! #1 is the first part of a six-issue fantasy series about a band of misfit orcs. The series is written and illustrated by Christine Larsen (Adventure Time, By Night), with variant covers by Sweeney Boo and Miguel Mercado.
12. Shadow Life (Graphic Novel)
Shadow Life, from First Second Books, is a supernatural graphic novel that will capture the hearts of everyone who reads it, no matter the age. Shadow Life is written by Japanese Canadian Author, Hiromi Goto, with art by Anna Xu.
13. Fallen #2 (Indie Comic)
Fallen Issue 2 is a Modern Detective Noir written by Matt Ringel, with art by Henry Ponciano and lettering by Toben Racicot. It is Independently Published.
14. Dr Love Wave and the Experiments #1 (Indie Comic)
Dr Love Wave and the Experiments is a Freaky Science Fiction Comic Book highly influenced by the Surf Rock Music Subgenre. It is written by Greg Gustin, with art by V. Gagnon and Lettering by Joamette Gill.
15. Specter Inspectors #1 (BOOM! Studios)
Cape Grace is one of the most haunted towns in all of the United States with disappearances and spirits haunting all of its history. The Specter Inspectors are here to investigate, and maybe go viral in the process. Cowritten by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto with art by McCurdy and letters by Jim Campbell.
16. Luna #1 (BOOM! Studios)
Luna is a supernatural thriller comic book with a trippy and interesting art style. It is written and drawn by Maria Llovet, with variant covers by Jenny Frison and Maria Llovet. Readers who enjoyed comics like Pretty Deadly may enjoy this title as well.
17. Freiheit (Plough Publishing House)
It’s hard to communicate the harrowing story of Freiheit: The White Rose resistance movement and why the propaganda they disseminated through Nazi Germany is so important (even by today’s standards) without going deep into the hows and whys that motivated this important group.
18. Torch: Reclaim the Skies #1 (Indie Comic)
Torch: Reclaim the Skies Issue 1 is a modern sci-fi epic waiting to happen. It’s written by AJ Rojek with art by Tom Hoskisson, colouring by Daniela Barisone and lettering by Joel Rodriguez.
19. They Call Her The Dancer #1 (Indie Comic)
They Call Her The Dancer Issue 1 is a gritty thriller blending elements of private eye and martial arts. It’s written by Kat Calamia with art by E.V Cantada, colouring by Danny Faubricio Sanchez Chaves and lettering by Brant Fowler.
20. Something Is Killing The Children #14 (BOOM! Studios)
Something Is Killing The Children is another wild ride of action and explosive plot reveals.
21. The Eighth Immortal (Source Point Press)
The Eighth Immortal is the first issue of the ongoing journey of Curipan, an immortal being that is trying to save humanity from an old prophecy involving her kind and the number of immortals allowed to exist at a time. It is written by Jacob Murray, art by Alice Li Barnes.
Results will be tallied and revealed on the 15th March, 2021.
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