Best and Worst of 2008

Now, there are so many of these list around already, and because I’m easily bored, I’m not going to go trawling through my memory archives to remember what the last 12 months offered. So, here’s a brief rundown of the best and worst in the comic related world of 2008.

The Best

Geoff Johns giving Superman maximum respect on Action Comics, and making the Green Lantern titles rock like the space opera they should be.

Great films, such as The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hulk and Persepolis.

Amazing games like Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and…actually, that’s it, really.

Growing newish companies such as BOOM!, Red 5 and Radical offering refreshingly varied entertainment.

c109884The Worst

DC’s continual editorial problems, with Chuck Dixon leaving Robin (again), spelling and grammatical errors and a general lack of excitement in their ‘events’ such as Final Crisis.

Batman’s ‘death.’ Somebody control Grant Morrison please!

Spider-Man’s divorce last year and the bad retconning of Brand New Day afterwards. Has there been a queue of people just waiting to read Spidey, but waiting until he’d become single?!

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Both the tie-in comic and the game were disappointments. Players of the latter will know why. Apart from an insanely difficult level, the rest of the game was OK.

Closing/restructuring of indie publishers such as Archaia and Virgin.

What I’m Looking Forward To in 2009

The Watchmen film.

The Batman: Arkham Asylum next-gen game, which looks amazing.

The Blackest Night Green Lantern event, which looks set to deliver much awesomeness.

Where DC will take Batman (whoever it may be) post R.I.P.

I’m sure there’s more, but that about covers the basics.

Christmas Cheer

This was just too funny not to share. My mate Shayne grabbed a few faces of us hunks from church and threw them onto dancing elf bodies. Sounds weird, and slightly creepy, but it’s oh so funny, as evidenced by the laughs on Sunday morning. You can do the same thing yourself, right here.

Just in case you’re wondering, I’m the hairless one with the raised eyebrow. Merry Christmas!