Dec 31st 2010 By: CA Staff
As we discussed in our Biggest Comic Book News of 2010
, it's been a hectic and exciting year for the comic book industry, and that restless activity was reflected by ComicsAlliance. Our existing team of passionate and ceaselessly clever contributors grew even more so with the addition of new writers and artists who helped make 2010 a monumentally important year for the site in its short history, and we look forward to bringing on even more unique voices in 2011.
If the function of a comics blog is to synthesize the news, culture and creativity of the industry and transmit it to you in the most efficient/funny/awesome ways we can, we had our work cut out for us this year, with the creativity of comics professionals, our readers and comic book fans across the Web inspiring some of our most favorite and popular features. We also found our beloved industry and its fantastical characters under fire from uncommonly brazen sources of bigotry and hate, which the ComicsAlliance staff confronted in ways we hope have made you not just proud but also entertained. While those episodes proved to be among our most-read posts, we think you'll agree the prevailing idiom of ComicsAlliance is one of positivity, fun, and passion for all things comics.
After the jump you'll find a comprehensive list of our favorite posts of the year that was, broken up by category and with an eye towards timelessness. These are features both purely original and borrowed from the Internet at large that we think will always be awesome, and we hope you will too.
Happy new year!Best Interviews of 2010
The Same, But Different: Matt Fraction on the Return of 'Casanova'
'Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour' Arrives for Bryan Lee O'Malley
Darwyn Cooke Takes Down 'The Outfit'
Kate Beaton Tells Strange Tales About Marvel and Why Her Wonder Woman Is So Pissed Off
Grant Morrison on Batman Inc, Lord Death Man and Alan Moore
Fadeout: Kieron Gillen on the End of 'Phonogram'
Jonathan Hickman: The Renaissance Man of Marvel
Colleen Coover Talks Superhero Anatomy and Hating Purple
Kelly Sue Deconnick on Sif, Sexism and Lady Snowblood
Mark Waid Goes Deep on Digital and the Future of Comics
The Lady Editors of Marvel Talk 'Girl Comics'
The Art of Coloring: Making Comics With Dave Stewart
Jeff Parker: The 'Atlas' Exit Interview
Sarah Glidden Explains 'How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less'
'Machine of Death': How Webcomics Creators Hit #1 on Amazon and Took Down Glenn Beck
Best Humor Posts
Super-Hero Missed Connections
What If... The George W. Bush Bio Comic Was Written by Whedon, Millar, Ellis & Moore?
Cerebus Valentines for That Special Void in Your Life
M.O.D.O.K. Month: Comics Pro Essays on 'What M.O.D.O.K. Means To Me'
Blinging Out the Classics: 10 Comics Made Better With Blingee
Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church
Twitter Users Mash Up Kanye West's Tweets With 'New Yorker' Comics
Dr. Doom Attends the Gathering of the Juggalos [Humor]
The Best Graphic.ly Reader Comments on Comics
The 18 Weirdest 'Sexy' Halloween Costumes Based on Comics
ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims Goes Speed Dating at New York Comic-Con [Video]
Overheard in a Comic Shop Contest Winner (With Exclusive Cartoon!)
The 30 Most Amazingly Terrible VHS Boxes of All Time
The 10 Most Hilarious Quotes From the NY Times 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' Review
Super-Hero WikiLeaks: Diplomatic Cables From Your Favorite Comic Book Universes
Help, My Half-Elf Is Pregnant! The 11 Strangest Questions From The D&D 'Sage Advice' Column
Best Original Art Posts
2010's Let's Be Friends Again Presents: Comics Everybody Series
2010's Great Comics That Never Happened Series
Reimagining Dell Monsters Frankenstein, Dracula & More in Modern Comics [Original Art]
Speed Dating in the Marvel Universe
The 18 Weirdest 'Sexy' Halloween Costumes Based on Comics
The Super-Hero Balloons of the ComicsAlliance Thanksgiving Parade!
The Complete 12 Days of Comic Book Christmas
Four Free Comic Book Holiday Cards from ComicsAlliance (and Nedroid!)
The Racial Politics of Regressive Storytelling
Please, Just Kiss Digital Comics On The Mouth Already
Racists Totally Freak Out Over Idris Elba Playing Norse God in 'Thor'
99 Problems But a Cape Ain't One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes
Worst of the Worst: Ultimatum
Why Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour Is One of the Best Comics of the Year
The Racial Politics of Riverdale: Why an Interracial Kiss Is Still a Big Deal
Don't Be That Guy: Erik Larsen Blames 'All-Woman Jury' For Court Ruling
Why Marvel Owes No Apologies for Captain America's 'Tea Party'
ComicsAlliance vs. The Independent's Mark Millar Article
Why We Need Minority Heroes in Superhero Comics
Worst of the Worst: 'Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #3'
Worst of the Worst: 'Batman: The Widening Gyre' #6
10 Years of Joe Quesada at Marvel: A Timeline
'One Moment in Time': The Spider-Man Story Nobody Wanted
Generation WildStorm: Growing Up in Jim Lee's Universe
Why Video Game Censorship Matters to Stan Lee, the CBLDF, and Comics
The End of Franken-Castle: Why We'll Miss the Monster
The State of Comic Book Solicitations by Former Marvel Editor Nate Cosby
The State of Digital Comics: Censorship, Price, Distribution, and More
Racists Totally Freak Out Over Muslim 'Batman of Paris'
ComicsAlliance's Best Comics of 2010
Best Art Posts
BATMAN LOSES: An Amazing Unauthorized Comic By Ulises Farinas [Exclusive]
Charlie Brown Explains The Enigma Of John Locke From 'Lost'
J. Scott Campbell Draws Naughty Disney Princesses
Days Of Future Past Gets A Whole New Meaning In 'Futurama/X-Men' Mash-Up!
Batman's Rogues Gallery Gets A Flickr Gallery
Darwyn Cooke's Dangerously Good Looking Ladies [Gallery]
This 'Rise of Arsenal' Cat Themed Sketchbook Totally Rules
James Stokoe's Massive Galactus Drawing Will Crush You Beneath Its Heel
Deconstructing the Machine: Behind the Art of 'Ex Machina'
The ABCs of Mediocre Marvel Villainy
Jo Chen's Wonder Woman Pencils From Her Mystery Project Astound
The Sandman' Meets 'Inception' in Ojisan Hunter's 'Cities of Sand'
What if Superheroes were Hipsters?
Calvin and Hobbes Mash Ups With He-Man, Batman, Star Wars and More
Spider-Man Meets 'Calvin and Hobbes' in Hilarious Mashup
The Wire' Character Gallery by Dennis Culver Is All in the Game
Recently Rediscovered Letter Shows Wonder Woman's Earliest Costume
Katie Cook's Expanding Marvel Trading Card Library Is Collectibly Adorable
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark': The Terrifying Children's Illustrations of Stephen Gammell
Margaret Atwood Creates Superheroes Based on Her Twitter Fans [Updated]
The Monsters Project: The Complete Monstrous Art Collection
Batman and Star Wars Posters Take Propaganda to a Whole New Level
Super-Heroes Mashed Up With Volkswagen Vans For Reasons We Do Not Understand
Post-It Note Monsters: The Best Use of Office Supplies Ever
Tintin Faces Down Lovecraftian Horror in Hilarious Parody Covers
CHALLENGE: Identify Everyone in Fabian Glez's 'Minimalist Heroes'
Hello Kitty Character Mash-Ups Look Silent But Violent
What Would a David Lynch-Directed 'Spider-Man' Movie Look Like?
James Stokoe Releases 100 Pages from Uncompleted 'Murderbullets' Comic
Chet Phillips' Steampunk Union of Superlative Heroes
What if Dr. Seuss Created 'Star Wars'?
The Adorable ABC's of 'Star Wars': A is For Akbar
Avengersaurs' and Its Dino Superheroes Should Be The Next Marvel Event
The Geek Art of Metal Park's Pairoght Jarusuwan
Stuart Immonen Channels 'Little Nemo' in Superman Villain Origins
CalArts Students' AnimaTRON Project Trons Out Disney Icons
Unreleased Character Designs from 'Batman: Arkham Asylum'
Best Art Ever (This Week) series
Mortal Kombat' Crime Short Could Go Feature Length
Gail Simone Speaks out at the Westboro Baptist Comic-Con Protest
Matt Fraction's 'Batman Dreams of Hieronymous Machines'
Ryan Reynolds Recites the Green Lantern Oath For an Adorable Child
The Pixelized Pitch That Sold 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game'
The Scott Pilgrim Adult Swim Animated Short Is Online Now!
'Let's Be Friends Again' Battles in $10 Comic-Con Challenge with Tommy Wiseau
Frank Miller's 'Gucci Guilty' Commercial Trailer Heats Up With Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans
Stump the Cosplayer: Cosplay Trivia with Chris Sims
These 'Scott Pilgrim' Mashups with 'Inception' & 'Avatar' Are Awesome
The Craziest Convention Stories of Grant Morrison, Kieron Gillen & Ryan North
Fan-Made 'The Walking Dead' Title Sequence Gives AMC a Run For its Money
Comic Book Creators Talk About Their First Comic
'Batman: The Killing Joke' Relived Via Lego
My Chemical Romance's 'Na Na Na' Stars Grant Morrison With a Laser Gun
Watch the Complete ComicsAlliance NYCC Panel Online!
Rapping, Dancing X-Men Cosplayers Bust a Move at Comic-Con
ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims Goes Speed Dating at New York Comic-Con
Chris Samnee Illustrates Batman and Swamp Thing in the Blink of an Eye
Animated 'Grickle' Short Has a Very Techno Halloween
The Legendary Ghost Board of 'Scott Pilgrim's' Lucas Lee
Fan Proves Every Anime Opening is Kind of Exactly the Same
Conan O'Brien Hilariously 'Previews' the Spider-Man Musical
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Arcade Game Spoof Unleashes Painful Childhood Memories
Daft Punk's 'Derezzed' Music Video Revisits Classic 'Tron'
Watch 'Superman: The Comic Strip Hero' Documentary from 1981
Conan O'Brien and Bruce Timm Create 'The Flaming C'
Insane 'Yogi Bear' Alternate Ending Assassinates Your Innocence
The Brothers Mario: 'Grand Theft Auto' Meets 'Super Mario Bros.' [Video]
Hilarious Taiwanese Animation Slams Spidey Musical, Beats All Our Best Insults [Video]