Best 13 of ’13

As the year draws to a close, even as it gets abysmally cold and the sun seems to disappear from our lives, it seems appropriate to reflect upon what amazing comics were created in the past year. As long as your bunkered down for the next several weeks, you might as well have something good to read. Here’s 13 of the best graphic novels or trade paperbacks from 2013.

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=1
and here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=5

Hawkeye Vol. 1 written by Matt Fraction, illustrated by David Aja and Javier Pulido
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=2

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=1

Relish by Lucy Kinsley
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=2

The Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt
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Saga Volume 2 written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples
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Bad Houses written by Sara Ryan and illustrated by Carla Speed McNeill
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The Property written by Rutu Modan, translated by Jess Cohen
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Battling Boy by Paul Pope
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March Book 1 written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
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Calling Doctor Laura by Nicole J Georges
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=1

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=1

RASL (the complete series) by Jeff Smith
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available here: http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=4

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