A block­buster year

This has been one heck heck of a year for comics. Our reg­u­lar colum­nists re­view 2013 with some of their favourite mo­ments.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - READS - By KALEON RA­HAN and MICHAEL CHEANG star2@thes­tar.com.my

ROBIN dies! The Sand­man re­turns! Ge­off Johns leaves Green Lantern! The Walk­ing Dead is 10 years old! Angela joins the Mar­vel uni­verse! Su­per­man turns 75! DC turns for­ever evil! Mar­vel breaks the space-time con­tin­uum!

The year 2013 seems like one of the most event­ful years in comics in re­cent times, with an seem­ingly end­less slew of cross­over events and head­line-grab­bing de­vel­op­ments.

As usual, the big two, DC and Mar­vel, dom­i­nated the head­lines, but Im­age Comics also made its mark in a big way with plenty of crit­i­cally ac­claimed cre­ator-owned ti­tles and by grab­bing the lion’s share of awards at the an­nual Eis­ners in July.

The death toll also turned out to be rather hefty this time, with (deep breath) Robin, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Won­der Man, Su­per­boy, a few teenage su­per­heroes in Avengers Arena, and a num­ber of past and fu­ture in­car­na­tions of X-Men bit­ing the dust in Bat­tle Of The Atom. When will they be res­ur­rected? Sooner rather than later, we bet.

To mark the end of the year, we’ve com­piled an awards list of sorts to re­cap the year.

Happy New Year, true be­liev­ers!

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