Bleeding Cool’s Best Comic Panels of 2014

This is certainly a Bleeding Cool tradition worth upholding, bringing together the chosen best comics panels of the year from our site writers. From the just plain bizarre to the hilarious and emotive, this year had it all and some of the finest creators working in the medium really shine even brighter when you take a close-up look at what moments they manage to create in single panels. Contributors to this list include Rich Johnston, Hannah Means-Shannon, Christine Marie, Josh Hechinger, Buzz Tippett, Christopher Helton, and Nikolai Fomich.

Here are Bleeding Cool’s Best Comic Panels of 2014:

Rich Johnston’s choices are:

ALWA#6_pgs22_23Afterlife With Archie #6 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa and Francesco Francavilla

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Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

IMG_0055Avengers: AI. #6 by Sam Humphries and Valerio Schiti

Layout 1Cryptozoic Man #3 by Walter Flanagan and Bryan Johnson

IMG_0038Hawkeye #16 by Matt Fraction and Annie Wu

fe11New 52: Futures End #0 by Brian Azzarello and Ethan Van Sciver

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Chew #39 by John Layman and Rob Guillory

IMG_0042Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #6 by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber

 

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The Bunker #1 by Joshua Fialkov and Joe Infurnari

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Harley Quinn #3 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin

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Batwoman #28 by Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun

grindhouseGrindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #8 by Alex de Campi and Gary Erskine

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Forever Evil #6 by Geoff Johns and David Finch

IMG_0023 Young Avengers #15 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
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All-New Doop #1 by Peter Milligan and David Lafuente

IMG_0018Kick Ass 3 #7 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Invincible #110 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

New Avengers #17 by Jonathan Hickman and Rags Morales

IMG_0049Batman #28 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs

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Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola and Trevor Scott

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Revenge #1 by Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill

crossedCrossed Badlands #68  by David Lapham and Francisco Manna

Image (32)Guardians Of The Galaxy #22 by Brian Bendis and Valerio Schiti

Image (121)Justice League 3000 #11 by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Howard Porter

b9Batman Beyond Universe #13 by Kyle Higgins, Phil Hester, Tony Silas and Eric Wight

Image (22)Original Sin #5.3: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm by Jason Aaron, Al Ewing and Simone Bianchi

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Life With Archie #36 by Paul Kupperberg, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy and Jim Amash

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Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 by Brian Bendis and David Marquez

flowersTrees #1 by Warren Ellis and Josh Howard

IMG_0038Forever Evil #7 by Geoff Johns and David Finch

batman 29Batman #29 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs

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Meg 345 digital-page0062Judge Dredd Megazine #345 by Alan Grant and Michael Dowling

IMG_0058Have that Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad playing while you put it up…

Ms. Marvel #2 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Saga2Saga #19 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Image (14)Uncanny X-Men #23 by Brian Bendis and Kris Anka

Image (24)Amazing Spider-Man #7 by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Image (123)Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin

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Dicks: End Of Time #1 by Garth Ennis and John McCrea

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Stray Bullets: KIllers #5 by David Lapham

rocketOriginal Sin #4 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato

Image (14)All-New Captain America #2 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen

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Letter 44 #4 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque

Image (46)Sandman Overture #4 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III

Hannah Means-Shannon’s choices are:

IMG_8900 The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe, by David Camus and Nick Abadzis

IMG_8902 Fear, My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience, by Dean Haspiel

3web Schmuck: Discotheque, by Seth Kushner and George Jurard

 Buzz Tippett’s choice is:

Savage Dragon  Savage Dragon #199 by Erik Larsen

Every page was a double page spread! The panels are all pretty glorious but the image of Malcolm punching his way out of the belly of the beast!

Christopher Helton’s choices are:

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Gotham Academy #1, by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl

Nikolai Fomich’s choice is:

Thomas Alsop #2Thomas Alsop #2 by Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt

Josh Hechinger’s choices are:

The Artist Going to HellFrom “The Artist is Going to Hell” by Jemma Salume

Christine Marie’s choices are:

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Oddly Normal #3 written and Illustrated by Otis Frampton

Oddly finally finds her place amongst other creative characters in Fignation.

 

Thanks for another great year to all our readers, and all the hard-working comics creators and publishers who have given us so much to think about, experience, and enjoy in 2014!

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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