Publishers Weekly names best books of 2009 incl. Graphic Novels

To see the full list – visit the PW website.

2 of the top 11 comics selections are by Canadian creators (and sure to be contenders in next year’s JSA Outstanding Cartoonist category):

Parker: The Hunter
Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark (IDW)
A magnificent comics recreation of Stark/Donald Westlake’s noir classic of crime and vengeance and a stylish evocation of his stony, relentless protagonist.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
The further rollicking adventures of world-famous Canadian slacker Scott Pilgrim; his awesome girlfriend, Ramona Flowers; and Scott’s ongoing battle with her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

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