Monday, 31 December 2012

Obligatory Favourite Things Of 2012 List

As is traditional at this time of year, here are our lists of our favourite things from 2012.

Films
  1. Seven Psychopaths
  2. Lawless
  3. The Raid
  4. The Hobbit
  5. The Man With The Iron Fists
Honourable Mentions: Killing Them Softly, Cabin In The Woods, The Avengers, Men In Black 3

Most disappointing: Prometheus*

Comics
  1. Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred (David Hine, Shaky Kane)
  2. Fatale (Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips)
  3. Grandville 3 (Bryan Talbot)
  4. Happy (Grant Morrison Darrick Robertson)
  5. Mud Man (Paul Grist) 
Honourable Mentions: Hellboy (Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo), Moon (Dan Thompson, Steve Penfold),  The Changeling (from Into The Woods by Alexi Conman and Conor Boyle)

Most anticipated for 2013: Porcelain (Benjamin Read, Christian Wildgoose), Grandville 4

Most disappointing: Prometheus*

Web Comics
  1. Corporate Skull (Jamie Smart)
  2. Bad Machinery: The Case of The Fire Inside (John Allison)
  3. Penny Arcade (Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik)
  4. Manly Men Doing Manly Things (Kelly Turnbull)
  5. AmazingSuperPowers (Wes and Tony)
Honourable Mentions: Moon Freight 3, Jenspiration, anything by Emily Carroll

Most disappointing: Prometheus*

TV
  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Dexter
  3. Spartacus: Vengeance
  4. Venture Brothers Halloween Special
  5. Archer
Most disappointing: Prometheus*

Novels (May not have been written this year, but read this year!)
  1. Boneland (Alan Garner)
  2. Bringing Up The Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
  3. Ragnarok (A S Byatt)
  4. The Testament of Gideon Mack (James Robertson)
  5. Baba Yaga Laid An Egg (Dubravka Ugresic)
Most disappointing: Prometheus*

Games
  1. Dishonored
  2. Borderlands 2 (for co-op)
  3. Uncharted 3
  4. Escape Plan
  5. Wonderbook: Book of Spells
 Honourable Mentions: Walking Dead, Max Payne 3

Non-Computer Games deserving of a mention: Android Netrunner, Blood Bowl Team Manager, X-Wing (all from Fantasy Flight games)

Most disappointing: Prometheus*

* Prometheus was SO disappointing that its disappointment transcends and infects all media and therefore ranks it as the single most disappointing experience of 2012 across all conceivable categories.

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