The Top 100 comics of 2013, #100-76
(CBR) The end of one year and the beginning of another means a time for traditions, and CBR is here to share our very favorite way to turn the clock: counting down the Top 100 Comics of the Year!
Each year, we wrap our coverage of the comics industry with a massive, extensive and intensive cataloging of the best comics released over the past twelve months. To make our rankings, every CBR staffer -- from the homepage news hounds to the pontificating columnists and from the up-to-the-minute bloggers to our intelligent reviewers -- chips in their list of favorite comic books, web comics and graphic novels for an all-out cage match to determine the Top 100.
2013 saw a record number of participants in this experiment with just over 40 staffers nominating over 200 comics for consideration. While the comics industry continued its strong swing of sales and critical love this year, the prevailing sentiment amongst the staff was that there were few undeniable breakout comics published of late. That's not to say there weren't many amazing and entertaining books written, drawn and released in 2013. But while past years have had obvious hot ticket favorites amongst readers, this year was more of a wide open field. Who'll take #1? You'll have to wait to find out.
Today, we get things rolling with entires #100 to 76. And while the high quality of the books that just barely missed our list were top notch, Team CBR feels that the books that ranked represent some of the very best comics on the market today. Get rolling below, and stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2!
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1946 | Drama | NRSummary: A widower gives his daughter Anne a colt, which she names Black Beauty, so that she may learn to care for herself as she cares for the horse.Director: Max Nosseck
Cast: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers
2014 | Documentary | NRSummary: This documentary explores just what a Showrunner does on a TV series, and how the job has risen to prominence in recent years.Director: Des Doyle
Cast: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, Matthew Carnahan
1998 | Comedy | PG-13Summary: A young man leaves his home on an Idado reservation to collect his father’s remains, accompanied by the slightly earnest and annoying who agrees to help pay for the trip.Director: Chris Eyre
Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
1941 | Family | GSummary: The giant-eared baby elephant Dumbo finds his confidence thanks in part to his friendship with Timothy the Mouse in this Disney animated classic.Director: Samuel Armstrong
Cast: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett
1994 | Documentary | PG-13Summary: One of the best sports films ever made, and maybe one of the best, period, this documentary follows two top high school basketball prospects in Chicago as they face the moment where their dreams give way to reality.Director: Steve James
Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Jake Gyllenhaal does double the work as a mousy teacher who meets his exact physical double... and has to deal with his intense nature when the other guy wants some of his life.Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
1988 | Mystery | NRSummary: Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.Director: Errol Morris
Cast: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson
1939 | History | NRSummary: A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.Ten years in the life of Abraham Lincoln, before he became known to his nation and the world. He moves from a Kentucky cabin to Springfield, Illinois, to begin his law practice. He...Director: John Ford
Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan
2002 | Documentary | NRSummary: The astounding rise, fall and rise Hollywood producer Robert Evans is packed with insider stories about Hollywood personalities and films like The Godfather and Rosemary’s Baby.Director: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
Cast: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart
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