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The Stampies: Best Comics of 2023 (Part One)

You can't finish the year without ranking your favorite comics! Join our 2023 comic book love-in.

Best Comics 2023 Part One CBCCPodcast

It's here - The StampiesBest Comics of 2023 (Part One)! For the last two months, we've scrambled to read all the comics we missed during the year and compiled a gargantuan list of favorites. As far as the comics medium was concerned, 2023 was an impressively massive year for quality books. And once again, squeezing the best comics into one CBCC episode proved impossible.

Of course, we couldn't read all the comics. So, if there is a personal favorite you see missing from our Stampies, please let us know. We're in this for discovery and want to read the comics you loved the most in 2023. Thankfully, we invited several colleagues to jump on the phone with this love-in and name their 2023 faves. You better get some scrap paper because you'll want to tally these books up on your own to-read list.

Below are the timestamps for our categories and links to our most generous guests. Please take a moment to browse their good work and support this beautiful comics community.

The Best Comics of 2023 Part One Category Timestamps:

  • Best Comic Book Couples - 14:04

  • Best Superhero Series - 19:25

  • Best All-Ages Comic - 28:24

  • Best Memoir - 36:23

  • Best Digital Comic - 46:53

  • Best First Issue - 55:33

  • Best Single Issue - 1:04:10

The Best Comics of 2023 Guest Stars:

As always, Omnibus, the Digital Comic Store and Reader, sponsors our Referrals segment. This week, we selected two comic book titles on the site that satisfy this episode's themes. We won't spoil what they are here, but if you click the links below, you'll be immediately escorted to the books.

This year, our two-part Stampies episodes picked up an additional sponsor: Four Color Fantasies in Winchester, Virginia. Their epic post-Christmas sale will occur on January 6th, but if you're not within driving distance, you'll still want to track them down via their Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. Their annual Sketch Cover Charity benefitting the Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area will next occur in 2024, and it's your chance to win some Sean Phillips, Charlie Adlard, and other rad creators' original art.

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