Publishers Weekly has posted a listing of the comics chosen for the print magazine’s “Best Books of 2007”.
The books chosen for the Comics section include British creators Bryan Talbot’s Alice in Sunderland and Nick Abadzis’s Laika, along with Adrian Tomine’s falling-out-of-love story Shortcomings, Rutu Modan’s brilliant mystery-romance Exit Wounds, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All-Star Superman, Jason’s I Killed Adolf Hitler, Nick Bertozzi’s The Salon, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together, Taiyo Matsumoto’s Tekkonkinkreet: Black and White, Osamu Tezuka’s MW, and Eiji Otsuka and Sho-u Tajima’s MPD-Psycho Vol. 1.
Also on the list is Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie’s Aya, which as I commented earlier in the year, is a simply wonderful, beautifully illustrated tale of life in an African city with none of the Western stereotyping of the continent in sight. In Aya, lives are lived, hearts broken, romances kindled. There is no famine, no war, simply life as you’d expect on the streets of London or New York with all the complications that entails — except the backdrop is the Ivory Coast, brought to vivid life by Clement Oubrerie’s gorgeous art. Highly recommended.
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