CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2022 – CBR – Comic Book Resources

The countdown is over and here is the complete master list of CBR’s choices for the Top 100 comics of 2022. See if your favorite comic book made it!
We're back with our longtime annual CBR tradition. At the end of the year, we polled the many members of the CBR staff that make this site so great and asked them for their rankings of the top comics of the year. Every publisher putting out new comics material in English, regardless of genre or format, was fair game; each individual list was then factored in to determine the overall Top 100 that will be unveiled on CBR over the course of this week.
Now that the countdown is finished, here is a master list so that you can see where everything was ranked. I just noticed in the past that we used to do the master list from 1-100 once the countdown aspect is over. I can see the argument for that, but I still like putting it in 100-1 format.
Peruse the list below and click on any comic that you'd like to hear a little more about, and if you feel so moved, take to Twitter and (politely) discuss your thoughts using the hashtag #CBRTop100. As an aside, let me thank Morena Perez for the awesome headers for this countdown. They looked gorgeous throughout.
100. Suitor Armor (WebToons)
99. That Texas Blood (Image Comics)
98. Marvel Meow (Marvel Comics)
95. Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)
94. Maw (BOOM!)
93. Savage Avengers (Marvel Comics)
92. Gunnerkrigg Court (Self-Published)
91. Avengers Forever (Marvel Comics)
90. Star Wars – Obi- Wan (Marvel Comics)
89. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (Marvel Comics)
88. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (DC)
87. My Aunt is a Monster (Penguin Random House)
86. DC vs Vampires (DC)
85. Golden Kamuy (Viz)
84. Bloodshot Unleashed (Valiant)
83. Sleepless Domain (Self-Published)
82. Katie the Catsitter: Best Friends 4 Never (Penguin Random House)
81. Amazing Fantasy #1000 (Marvel Comics)
80. Putin's Russia (Drawn & Quarterly)
79. Robin (DC)
78. Hulk vs. Thor – Banner of War (Marvel Comics)
77. Star Wars: Crimson Reign (Marvel Comics)
76. Reckless: Follow Me Down (Image Comics)
75. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)
74. The Joy of Quitting (Drawn & Quarterly)
73. Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
72. Enter the Blue (Z2 Comics)
71. Barbaric: Axe to Grind (Vault)
70. Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
69. Ant-Man (Marvel Comics)
68. The Third Person (Drawn & Quarterly)
67. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures (IDW Publishing)
66. Aquaman: Andromeda (DC)
65. Spy x Family (Viz)
64. Little Monsters (Image Comics)
63. Dark Knights of Steel (DC)
62. Deadly Class (Image Comics)
61. Do a Powerbomb (Image Comics)
60. One Punch Man (Viz)
59. It's Jeff! (Marvel Comics)
58. It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth (Image Comics)
57. Silver Surfer Rebirth (Marvel Comics)
56. The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country (DC)
55. Superman:Son of Kal-El (DC)
54. Ice Cream Man (Image Comics)
53. A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance (Marvel Comics)
52. A Vicious Circle (BOOM!)
51. Moon Knight (Marvel Comics)
50. Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
49. Department of Truth (Image Comics)
48. Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC)
47. Clementine: Book One (Image Comics)
46. Kill 6 Billion Demons (Self-Published)
45. Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
44. Chainsaw Man (Viz)
43. Detective Comics (DC)
42. Poison Ivy (DC)
41. Monkey Meat (Image Comics)
40. The Thing (Marvel Comics)
39. Punisher (Marvel Comics)
38. Starhenge, Book One: The Dragon & The Boar (Image Comics)
37. Batman – One Bad Day: Mister Freeze (DC)
36. The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book (Image Comics)
35. The Flash (DC)
34. Rogues' Gallery (Image Comics)
33. Batman/Catwoman (DC)
32. What’s The Furthest Place From Here? (Image Comics)
31. Eight Billion Genies (Image Comics)
30. Defenders Beyond (Marvel Comics)
29. The Human Target (DC)
28. Squire (Quill Tree Books)
27. Akane-banashi (Viz)
26. Batman (DC)
25. Step By Bloody Step (Image Comics)
24. Nice House on the Lake (DC)
23. The Swamp Thing (DC)
22. She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
21. Superman/Batman: World's Finest (DC)
20. Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
19. Action Comics (DC)
18. Not All Robots (AWA)
17. The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night (Abrams Books)
16. Batman – One Bad Day: The Riddler (DC)
15. AXE: Judgment Day (Marvel Comics)
14. Grim (BOOM!)
13. The Good Asian (Image Comics)
12. Newburn (Image Comics)
11. Devil's Reign (Marvel Comics)
10. Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons (DC)
9. X-Men Red (Marvel Comics)
8. Saga (Image Comics)
7. Catwoman: Lonely City (DC Comics)
6. Public Domain (Substack/Image Comics)
5. Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Abrams Books, by way of Marvel)
4. Nightwing (DC)
3. Once & Future (BOOM!)
2. Immortal X-Men (Marvel Comics)
1. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands (Drawn & Quarterly)
Some interesting observations about the countdown now that it's finished.
Immortal X-Men gave Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands a run for its money for the top slot. It was a lot closer than last year, when Nightwing sort of ran away with the top spot. Batman and Action Comics win the award for the books that appeared on the most ballots. For a title that won the top spot last year, Nightwing's #4 finish is very impressive (books tend to fall further after getting the top spot in a year).
– Marvel edged out DC 27-24 in entries on the countdown (28-24 if you count Abrams Books' Fantastic Four: Full Circle as a Marvel comic book). DC took the lead in the top 25, though, 8-6 (8-7 if you count Abrams Books' Fantastic Four: Full Circle as a Marvel comic book). Image was right behind them with 20 entries on the countdown. BOOM! and Drawn & Quarterly rounded out the top five with four entries apiece.
-As is typical on countdowns like this, a number of writers had multiple projects make the list (logically, if you really like one work by a writer, you're probably going to like another work from that same writer). Four writers had three projects make the list (Kieron Gillen, Ram V, Al Ewing and Tom Taylor), two writers had four projects make the list (Tom King and James Tynion IV), while Chip Zdarsky was the most represented writer on the list with five projects on the list. Chip Zdarsky ended up with three of the top 12 books, and Kieron Gillen impressively had two of the top three books (and three of the top 15)!
– Unusually speaking, Jacob Phillips was the only artist to be a regular artist on two projects in the top 100 (and he also colored two additional projects in the top 100).
-Clayton Cowles was the top letterer again, with 12 projects on the countdown, but Cory Petit made it close for a bit, ending up with seven. Cowles pulled away in the Top 25. Joe Caramagna was hot on Petit's tail with six, and three letterers (Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Ariana Maher and Aditya Bidikar) each had four projects on the countdown
We hope you enjoyed the countdown. Hopefully we'll see you again at the end of 2022!
CBR Senior Writer Brian Cronin has been writing professionally about comic books for over fifteen years now at CBR (primarily with his “Comics Should Be Good” series of columns, including Comic Book Legends Revealed). He has written two books about comics for Penguin-Random House – Was Superman a Spy? And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed and Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! and one book, 100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, from Triumph Books. His writing has been featured at ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Times, About.com, the Huffington Post and Gizmodo. He features legends about entertainment and sports at his website, Legends Revealed and other pop culture features at Pop Culture References. Follow him on Twitter at @Brian_Cronin and feel free to e-mail him suggestions for stories about comic books that you’d like to see featured at brianc@cbr.com!


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