2018 Best of the Year Nominees – Valiant Comics

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Next week, Monkeys Fighting Robots will be announcing our awards for Best Cover and Best Single Issue of 2018; here are your nominees from Valiant Comics.

Nominations were collected from Valiant Comics as well as the MFR team. Bloodshot Salvation#7 warrants a shout-out in particular. The issue broke new ground by plunging the reader into total darkness and telling almost an entire story in narration. It was a wonderful display of the range and possibilities of comic books.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to Valiant for participating; each of these choices are award-worthy. Readers: please be sure to pick up these comics if you haven’t already!

Best Cover Nominees

Shadowman #1 (Cover A by Tonci Zonjic)

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Livewire #1 (Cover A by Adam Pollina)

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X-O Manowar #19 (Cover C by Mico Suayan)

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Best Single Issue Nominees

Bloodshot Salvation #7

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By Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes, & Simon Bowland

Livewire #1

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By Vita Ayala, Raúl Allén, & Patricia Martín

X-O Manowar #14

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By Matt Kindt, Ariel Olivetti, & Dave Sharpe


What are your picks for Best Cover and Best Single Issue of 2018? Let us know in the comments, and check back next week to see our selections!

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