Mac Smith’s eye-catching Scurry was something of a revelation earlier in the year and while it had already been a successful webcomic……getting my hands on the first two volumes was just plain EPIC.
This year saw the conclusion to Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 run of movies as Avengers: Endgame hit the big screen in a wave of hype, hope & heroes.
The indie titles I managed to read this year all seemed to be hitting new heights in some way or another but the latest of Rachael Smith’s releases continued her own personal trend for hitting me with a title that sticks in my head.
This was another big year for comic book movies but the small screen animated & live-action releases kept hitting new heights with this year’s Doom Patrol raising that bar further than most.
Up until fairly recently I’d only ever been to one or two MCM events and found them to be a bit hit n miss for comics of all things but in the last couple of years that feels like it’s all changed…..but 2019’s Scotland event in Glasgow was something special.
With the big two pretty much cornering the market with superhero comics it felt like the indie scene was up against it from the beginning to compete but there are still a few titles out there that can go toe-to-toe with them with relative ease…….up steps Matt Garvey.
My mainstream pull-list tends to vary quite a bit over the course of any given year as I drop in & out of some of the long running series on offer but 2019 seems to have been a year where Jeff Lemire’s name has appeared numerous times across a whole mix of titles I’ve loved.