It’s that time of year, again. It is the time when we gather to reflect on the best the year has offered us and the worst with which it has afflicted us. Join Aron, Paul, Tim, Wayne, and Andrew as we reflect, praise and even curse the comics of 2012.

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2 thoughts on “Funnybooks with Aron and Paulie: The Fourth Annual Funnybook Awards!

  1. Here is my All New 52 picks

    Artist or Art Team – Francis Manapul
    Cover – Wonder Woman #8
    Crossover or Event – Night of the Owls
    Hero – Nightwing
    Holy Sh*t – Batman and Robin #7 Robin Killing Nobody
    Most Improved – Superman
    Limited or OGN – Penguin – Pain and Prejudice
    Media – Young Justice
    New Series – Sword of Sorcery (Mostly for Beowulf backup)
    Ongoing Series – DC Universe Presents
    Supporting Character – Bloody Mary (I, Vampire)
    Villain – Anton Arcane
    Writer – Scott Snyder

  2. THE FANNIES! Doing our part to break ties (and/or completely ignore them).

    My votes:

    Favorite Artist – Becky Cloonan (Conan the Barbarian, Swamp Thing Annual)

    You will fall in love with her female characters. They’re beautiful, but let’s face it – that’s not too rare in comics. What is? Belit and Abbie Arcane both radiate soul and intelligence. They’re not just love objects.

    Favorite Cover – Mara #1

    Unfortunately, Mara is about post-apocalyptic beach volleyball (?!), and I’ll never buy another issue.

    Favorite Crossover/Event – Death of the Family

    Favorite Hero – Wolverine

    Not normally a fan (sign me up for a “Cyclops was right” t-shirt). But Wolverine headlines two of my favorite books, Wolverine & the X-Men, and Uncanny X-Force. He’s the glue that holds them together, and allows Deadpool, Psylocke, Kitty Pryde, etc. to be so awesome.

    Holy Sh*t Moment of the Year – *SPOILER* The Death of Broo

    Most Improved Comic – Batman

    I wasn’t a fan of Court of Owls, and it irks me that so many people are. Snyder’s Batman just rubs me the wrong way (he’s an overly-confident prick, who lucks his way into saving Gotham). And I never bought into the Court of Owls as a legitimate or interesting threat. Death of the Family changed everything. Now, I can’t wait to see what happens, not to mention Greg Capullo’s stunning art.

    Most Disappointing Comic – I don’t see this on your list (though you talked about it during the show, Hickman’s Avengers won). Regardless, my vote is for Animal Man. The story slowed to a crawl during the buildup to Rotworld, and it hasn’t recovered since.

    Favorite Limited Series/OGN – The New Deadwardians

    Favorite Media Use of a Comic Property – The Avengers

    Haven’t played the Walking Dead game yet.

    Favorite New Series – Saga

    Favorite Ongoing Series – Wolverine and the X-Men

    Favorite Supporting Character – Kim Rebecki, Resurrection Man

    I think I’ve noticed a trend here. Most of these characters are women. Could it be that we’re all secretly yearning for a gorgeous, kick-ass broad who always has our back? (Or in Wayne’s case…a chick named Zeppelin?) As far as that goes, I’m a fan of Kim Rebecki. You could IMMEDIATELY feel the connection between her and Mitch Shelley. Love at first sight, first panel. Also, she’s a gorgeous, kick-ass broad, etc etc.

    Favorite Villain – Joker

    Favorite Writer – Brandon Graham

    Have to give him a shout-out, since he’s somewhat obscure here in the Halls of Madness. His work on Prophet and Multiple Warheads is funny, funky, and fucking weird, in the best way possible.

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