BCP Presents – The Best of 2014

1504002_643381709041422_92051625_nWith 2014 almost over, it’s time for us to take a look back and reflect on what has been an momentous year for comics.  With the influence of comic books rapidly expanding into the world of movies and television shows – not to mention the jaw-dropping quality of titles that have been released over the last twelve months – there has probably never been a more exciting time to be a comic book fan.

We initially started this page as a bit of a lark – a place for comic fans to come and chat about things that interested them.  However, over the last twelve months, the Big Comic Page has expanded to become something else entirely.

We tend to joke around a lot at BCP Towers about anything that makes us seem #legit (the hashtag is important), and seeing our name getting out there in press releases, promotional materials and cover blurbs for comics we’ve reviewed – as surreal as it still is – instantly makes all the hard work we’ve put in worthwhile.

We’ve received press credentials for some of the biggest cons going, hosted panels and talks with some of the most talented creators on the scene today, and have been able – in our own small way – to help promote the rising tide of stunning small press comics that many people may not otherwise be aware of.  In the process, we’ve built up some fantastic relationships with comic creators, publishers and fans, and have worked extremely hard to give the followers of the page some genuinely interesting content to sink their teeth into.

It’s safe to say that we’ve accomplished a lot of the goals we set out for ourselves in 2014, but definitely have even higher aspirations for 2015, and hope that everyone who took the time to click on one of our links or comment on one of our posts over the last twelve months will stick around to see some of the great stuff we have planned.

I’d also personally like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our success over the last year – whether you’re a creator who got in touch about a title or an interview, a publisher who generously provided us with review content and contacts, a member of Team BCP churning our reviews and content on a weekly basis, or just a fan who has come along for the ride.  Thank you so much guys.  Without you, we simply wouldn’t exist.

So for now, sit back and take a look at some of our favourite moments, titles, creators and posts from the last year.

Here’s to another cracking twelve months!

You can’t stop the signal.

3493011-magneto_1_coverCeej Says… The Best of 2014

Best Publisher – Image Comics
Best Writer – Jason Aaron
Best Artist – Juan Ferreyra

Top 5 Comics of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • Curse (BOOM! Studios)
  • Superior Foes of Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Southern Bastards (Image Comics)
  • Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • And Then Emily Was Gone (ComixTribe)

top-cow-cutter-issue-1Hazel Says… The Best of 2014

Best Publisher – Image Comics
Best Artist – Damien Worm
Best Writer – Martin Stiff

Top 5 Comics of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill (IDW Publishing)
  • Bedlam by Nick Spencer (Image Comics)
  • The Absence by Martin Stiff (Titan Comics)
  • Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson (Image Comics)
  • Cutter by Robert Napton (Top Cow)

RatQueens_04-1Ross Says… The Best of 2014

Best Publisher – Image Comics
Best Writer – Kurtis J Wiebe
Best Artist – Nick Dragota

Top 5 Moments of 2014 (in no particular order):

  • Batman vs The Riddler (Batman #33 – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo)
  • The Freckles Under Your Belly Button (The Amazing Spider-Man #1 – Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos)
  • ‘We have to destroy this awful, awful place…’ (East of West #15 – Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragota)
  • ‘You the fucking Rat Queens?’ (Rat Queens #4 – Kurtis J Wiebe and Roc Upchurch)
  • Hellinger and Vin Share a MENTAL Dream (And Then Emily Was Gone #3 – John Lees and Iain Laurie)

BigTrouble_01_coverAMartin Says… The Best of 2014

Best Publisher – Dynamite Comics
Best Artist – Greg Capullo
Best Writer – Eric Powell

Top 3 Comics of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • The Goon – Occasion of Revenge (Dark Horse)
  • Tech Jacket (Image Comics)
  • Big Trouble in Little China (BOOM! Studios)

3497584-blackout-1-51027Sam Says… The Best of 2014

Publisher of the Year – IDW Publishing
Writer of the Year – John Layman
Artist of the Year – Ben Templesmith

Top 5 Comics of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • Low (Image Comics)
  • Captain Marvel (Marve Comicsl)
  • ProjectBlackSky.Net (Dark Horse)
  • Sundowners (Dark Horse)
  • Lazarus (Image Comics)

EoW_1Chris Says… The Best of 2014

Best Publisher – Image Comics
Best Artist – Ben Templesmith.
Best Writer – Kieron Gillen

Top 5 Comics of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
  • Squidder (IDW Publishing)
  • Amazing/Superior Spider-Man (Marvel Comics) –
  • Rat Queens (Image Comics)
  • East of West (Image Comics)

TOP 10 POSTS OF THE YEAR (Ranked by Traffic)

TOP 10 INTERVIEWS OF THE YEAR (in no particular order)

The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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