My favorite comics of 2012

The kind folks at Crave Online invited me to write about my five favorite comic books of the year. Here’s an excerpt:

Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples’ Saga
Saga stole my heart in issue one when the ram-horned Marko tells his bat-winged bride and newborn child, “My family… I loved you so much.” This is an insane sci fi book that crams a billion loopy ideas into every page — while slowly, surely, and beautifully building a deep, true story about love in all its forms. I love this book so much that as a fellow writer I kind of hate Brian. It’s really that wonderful.

Click here to read the whole thing, which also plugs work by Hope Larson, Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Brian Azzarello, and Cliff Chiang.
I also pop up at Robot 6 talking about 2012 and plugging Hope Larson’s beautiful “Wrinkle in Time” adaptation. An excerpt:

I loved Hope Larson’s Wrinkle in Time adaptation. I have fond memories of being inspired and freaked out by the original Madeleine L’Engle novel as a kid and thought Hope did a brilliant job on every level, finding just the right style and tone to capture the characters’ emotional journey and bring to life the mind-bending, fantastical elements of the story. I was also totally charmed by the little comics-enabled grace notes that Hope worked in, like the little images of vegetables floating over the pot of stew.