That's What's Up: The 20 best comics ever
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Q: What is your favorite comic of all time, and which comic do you consider the best of all time? — @MelonArrow
This is a question I get asked a lot, and it's also one of the most difficult to answer. I'm someone who has some pretty hard opinions on things, and if you'd ask me my favorite piece of virtually any other medium, I'd be able to tell you easy. Favorite song? Favorite Jackie Chan movie? I can even tell you my single favorite joke on The Simpsons without hesitation, but comics? That's difficult.
There are so many great ones, so many incredible long runs and mind-blowing single issues, that it's hard to figure out how to narrow it down—and even if I do, there's a good chance that tomorrow, I'll be reminded of how great the Bob Haney/Ramona Fradon issues of Metamorpho were, and have to decide if those should be on the list instead. So how about this: instead of giving you my picks for a single favorite and a single objective best, I'll give you a top 20 and let you figure it out for yourself.