There were not as many posts here this year as I may have preferred, but before we blow out the candles anyway, here are my personal selections for the very best pure comics experiences to be had in 2016. *You will note that in a couple of instances a single issue or two is all certain nominees fielded, but less is often more and virtually any of these issues are far superior to much of what stained the comic shop shelves from the major publishers otherwise.
Velvet - Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth BreitweiserBlack Panther – Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse and Laura Martin
Love and Rockets – The Hernandez Brothers
Black Hammer – Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart
Seven to Eternity – Rick Remender and Jerome OpenaBlack Science – Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio