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:
Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Chew #39 by John Layman and Rob Guillory
The Bunker #1 by Joshua Fialkov and Joe Infurnari
Harley Quinn #3 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin
Batwoman #28 by Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun
Forever Evil #6 by Geoff Johns and David Finch
All-New Doop #1 by Peter Milligan and David Lafuente
Invincible #110 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
New Avengers #17 by Jonathan Hickman and Rags Morales
Earth 2 #23 by Tom Taylor, Nicola and Trevor Scott
Revenge #1 by Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill
Life With Archie #36 by Paul Kupperberg, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy and Jim Amash
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 by Brian Bendis and David Marquez
Ms. Marvel #2 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Dicks: End Of Time #1 by Garth Ennis and John McCrea
Stray Bullets: KIllers #5 by David Lapham
Letter 44 #4 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Hannah Means-Shannon’s choices are:
Schmuck: Discotheque, by Seth Kushner and George Jurard
Buzz Tippett’s choice is:
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:
Gotham Academy #1, by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl
Nikolai Fomich’s choice is:
Josh Hechinger’s choices are:
From “The Artist is Going to Hell” by Jemma Salume
Christine Marie’s choices are:
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!