The Nerd Den’s Top Twenty of 2020: Comic Book Series

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Mercy

Taking the Number Six spot is Image Comics’ Mercy, written and illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, this Romantic Horror Story takes place in the late nineteenth century, Washington State to be precise. The perfect fans of Gothic tales such as Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, and Dark Shadows.

Washington State, late nineteenth century. During the frenzied historical era commonly known as the Klondike Gold Rush, a mysterious woman arrives in Woodsburgh, a small mining town close to the Canadian border. Meanwhile, the streets and surroundings of Woodsburgh are flooded in blood: a heinous creature is killing incautious citizens. What’s the connection, if any, between this disturbing presence and the ivory-skinned stranger? MERCY is a bestselling goth-inspired horror graphic novel by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL).”

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Batman

Coming in from the Shadows at Number Five is DC Comics’ Batman. It has been hellish for the Batfamily and the Caped Crusader, but luckily for us Batman always finds a way to save the day. With writers such as Tom King and James Tynion IV and the artistic team of Tony Daniels, Jorge Jimenez, and Tomeu Morey.

No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?

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Suicide Squad

Being Number Four in the Top 20 wasn’t an easy task so I had to call in the professionals with DC Comics’ (And Amanda Waller’s) Suicide Squad. Written by Tom Taylor and art by Bruno Redondo, this Mini-Series was one of the best runs on Suicide Squad in years, it certainly had its fair share of controversy like Deadshot’s Demise, which landed it on CBR’s recent article “DC Comics: 10 Worst That Happened in 2020“.

The Squad’s new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out alive!

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Miles Morales: Spiderman

Thwiping in at Number Three is another favorite Wall-Crawler, Marvel’s Miles Morales: Spider-Man. It certainly has been a big year for Miles, headlining a Video Game and fighting off super-villains, written by Saladin Ahmed and art by Javier Garron, and Marcelo Ferreira.

Miles Morales swings back into the spotlight! When the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for the young Spider-Man! What mystery lurks under the surface of this newest villainous uprising? Why does the Rhino have minions? And who is the new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe? Maybe Captain America has the answers! Then, get ready for…Miles Morales’ day off! Vice Principal Drutcher is determined to figure out the reason for his student’s tardiness and absences, so Miles, Judge and Barbara must stay one step ahead by playing hooky — while our hero tries to keep his secret safe from all of them! Plus: the quiet-but-deadly Tombstone! And introducing…Starling! Is she friend or foe? And is she single?

Far Sector

Near the end of the Countdown, DC Comics’ Far Sector takes Number Two. Writer N.K. Jeminsin and Artist Jamal Campbell have created one of the best Science Fiction and Green Lantern Stories that have had fans talking about since it’s introduction. Sojourner “Jo” Mullein is one of the best characters that DC has introduced in recent years.

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!

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Superman Smashes the Klan

Coming in at Number one is DC Comics’ Superman Smashes the Klan, while also is a mini-series Writer Gene Luen Yang and Artist Gurihiru gives us one of the best Superman Stories that fans old and new love, this was inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross.”

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!


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