The end of the year is a time of reflection in many ways, and that often means thinking about and assessing what the very best releases in any particular medium were. As we prepare to cross the threshold into 2017, we've been collecting some of the best covers of the year by publisher for your perusal, and today we're looking at fifty of the best comic book covers released from Image Comics in 2016.
The polls are closed and it's official, the United Kingdom has decided --- by a narrow margin --- that it wants to leave the European Union. I mean, who could blame them? Aside from the worker's rights, trade agreements and the opportunity to travel between member states, what does the EU even do? I mean, aside from the funding provided to the areas of the UK that London often neglects, environmental legislation and education and research funding.
So you've voted Leave, and you want to treat yourself to a nice comic to spend the weekend with. We've picked out five of our favorite independent comics to peruse while you wait for Article 50 to be enacted.
Somehow, some way, we have all ended up living in weird little Golden Age for political satire in comic books. I mean, yes, there are really only two big ones coming out from mainstream publishers, but they're very, very good, and considering that most political commentary in comics involves single panels where a version of King Kong labeled "DEFICIT SPENDING" is swatting at an airplane labeled "MILLENNIALS" while the pilot takes a selfie, you know what? I'm counting it.
Point being, political satire in comic books is on an upswing, and this week, Sam Humphries and Tommy Patterson threw their hat into the ring with Citizen Jack #1, and immediately knocked out one of the year's most memorable launches --- mainly because of that whole thing where a washed-up snowblower salesman is convinced to run for president by a literal demon from Hell.