Happy New Year to everyone! It has been an eventful but fun year at House of Comics and Games! We finished off 2017 completing our first year in business and from all of us THANK YOU!!!! It has been amazing meeting so many awesome people and each one of you inspires us to be better everyday and we have some big plans for 2018.
2017 ended with a bang and of course we would be remised if we did not take a moment to wish a very happy birthday to Mr. Marvel himself Stan Lee who turned 95 this year, Excelsior good sir and we wish you many more Happy Birthday's to come.
We have launched our Youtube channel (House of Comics and Games) our first video is up with our books of the year, and one of our New Years resolutions is to post more videos and to improve the quality, they will get better I promise. As for our books of the year:
From Marvel we loved Legacy Captain America, Waid and Samnee are perfect for Cap and so far it has been everything that we love about comics. We also loved WMD Weapons of Mutant Destruction and the launch of Weapon H and rounding out Marvel this year is R. L Stine working on Man Thing it was a perfect match.
DC Comics it was the year of Batman! Tom King has been killing it all year on Batman with the button, the proposal, Annual 2 and the War of Jokes and Riddles he has been hitting on all cylinders. Batman White Knight has been a fantastic Elseworlds story where the Joker is the White Knight of Gotham and of course Metal has been amazing!
AfterShock and Image Comics both struck gold with Donnie Cates and his works on Babyteeth, Redneck and God Country all worthy of being named book of the year. Image Comics also had some great reads this year with Jeff Lemire's Royal City, Greg Rucka's Old Guard and the craziest dark humor book I read all year Plastic.
All said our book of the year comes from Image Comics and goes to the Shirtless Bear Fighter! This book is a book that the title tells you everything you need to know about the character and it just has fun written much like an adult Saturday morning cartoon from the 80's this book pokes fun at everything even itself.
Those are our books of the year we would love to hear which books you enjoyed most this year!