Girl Gone Geek’s Best of 2013
Let’s just dive right in, shall we?
Game of the Year- Pokemon XY
I’m 2 badges away from beating the game because I keep getting distracted by Pokemon-Amie (but like, how can you not?!).
Comic Book Series of the Year- Saga
What praise is left to say about Saga that hasn’t already been said? Saga is damn near perfect.
Runner up: Nowhere Men
Comic Book Issue of the Year- Batman #17, Death of the Family Conclusion
The entire Death of the Family arc had me stressed. I was so concerned about Alfred’s wellbeing that I would think about him throughout the day and hope he was okay. Scott Snyder sure can come up with some twisted shit, but I love it!
Runner up: East of West #3
Comeback of the Year- Sandman Overture
I really just made this category to gush about Neil Gaiman. Sandman is one of my favorite comic book series of all time, so when I heard that he was making a prequel I practically had to call out of work because of the feels. Then! Then! They said that the J.H. Williams III was going to be the artist and I just about fell out of my seat. JH3 deserves an award alone for his imaginative panels in the first issue.
Author of the Year- Matt Fraction
This guy! Hawkeye is pure brilliance and I was practically buzzing when I read the debut of Sex Criminals. It’s smart, funny, provocative and included a Lolita reference. What’s not to love?!
Runner up: Scott Snyder
Artist of the Year- Fiona Staples
The characters in the Saga universe are pretty diverse to put it mildly, so it takes someone pretty amazing to make them all blend together. Fiona Staples does just that in a breathtaking way… Even that giant ogre with the dirty private parts.
Runner up: Nate Bellegarde
Colorist of the Year- Jordie Bellaire
I am a super fan of Jordie Bellaire. From the clean lines of Nowhere Men to the expressive and painterly art of Pretty Deadly and American Vampire Anthology, Bellaire is a master of color.
Runner up: Fco Plascencia
Show of the Year- Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad was flawless. I have never been this fully satisfied with a show since The Wire. Every episode, scene and line was carefully calculated and is easily one of the best shows. Ever.
Film of the Year- Gravity
I don’t know what scared me more, The Conjuring or Gravity. It was intense, beautiful and emotional.
Episode of the Year- Game of Thrones, The Red Wedding
Anime Series of the Year- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
I saw someone on tumblr describe Attack on Titan as the anime that uses blood like most anime use cherry blossoms. Its first season was fully equipped with enough “holy shit” moments to probably last you the whole series. It’s a lot of fun.
Runner up: Another
Anime Film of the Year- Wolf Children
I may, or may not have cried.
Fandom of the Year- Welcome to Night Vale
Brilliant, eerie and funny! It’s basically Lovecraft without the stick up his ass.
TV Special of the Year- Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor
Clearly, I just added this category so I could add Doctor Who to my list. The 50th anniversary episode was everything I needed it to be.