Grad school sucks up all my free time leaving little time to tinker with this blog and little time to devote to my geeky hobbies.
That being said, there were some pretty good comics out this year. Some of these titles started in 2014 and I just tripped across them this year. My top 10 favorite comics this year are (in no particular order):
1. A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun (Image)
2. Lumberjanes (Boom!)
3. The Death Defying Doctor Mirage (Valiant)
4. Day Men (Boom!)
5. Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
6. Stumptown (Oni Press)
7. Sensational Wonder Woman (DC)
8. The Movement (DC)
9. Rat Queens (Image)
10. Copperhead (Image)
As I look over the list, I notice that I've picked up more titles from Image than I have from DC or Marvel. That's partly because I've amended my purchasing to be only comics that I feel need to show monthly sales. Established comics I pick up in trades (Chew, Lazarus, Ms. Marvel, Batwoman, I can't remember what else...).
Year's end seems to be about lists, so here's another list, movies I saw in the theatre in 2014:
Monuments Men, The
Thief of Bagdad, The (1924)
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Only Lovers Left Alive
Captain America: the Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
How to Train Your Dragon Part 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Box Trolls
The Book of Life
Mockingjay Part 1
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Other things in 2014 - Renee Montoya made it to the small screen in Gotham. Unfortunately her character was squandered on crappy storylines involving a love triangle between Gordon and his fiancee Barbara. Hopefully they'll give her something more to do in the second season. Admittedly I quit watching about halfway through: it was just too uneven and Gordon's character is just to cardboard.
Batwoman finally got cancelled. It's about time. I had high hopes with Andreyko taking over the title, but his run really left me cold. I guess I just don't like the character unless Rucka is writing her. Still, she did raise LGBT visibility in comics and losing a monthly title makes the comicsverse a little less diverse.
Things to look forward to: Renee Montoya as the Question written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Cully Hamner in a two-issue event as part of "Convergence." Also getting titles in Convergence (that I am excited for) are: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl with Cass Cain as the Black Bat, and Oracle (Barbara Gordon) and Nightwing.
That's my geeky year in review. And my geeky resolution (which seems to be the same every year) is to try to blog at least twice a month. I think I can manage that. Substantial post -- not lists. We'll see how that goes.