1. Batman- Scott Snyder delivered an instant classic story with “Death of the Family” arc, taking Joker into his most disturbing incarnation.
2. Deadpool- From battling zombie presidents to hilarious “classic” issues to one of the most serious Deadpool stories ever, this year was great for the Merc with the Mouth
3. TMNT- Creating the perfect blend of the seriousness of the original comic with the fun of subsequent Turtles properties, IDW’s series is the best Turtles incarnation ever, giving new and refreshing details to the backstory of the TMNT universe and fleshing out existing and new characters, culminating in the epic “City Fall” storyline where Shredder brainwashes Leonardo, turning him into his second in command.
4. Swamp Thing/Animal Man- The ying and yang of the DC natural world, Alec Holland and Buddy Baker teamed up for the most underrated comic event of the year, Rotworld, and then had to deal with the fallout of the event, especially the tragedy that befalls Buddy and his family.
5. Ghostbusters- Along the same lines as IDW’s TMNT, Ghostbusters pulls from all former Ghostbusters content, including the movies, cartoon and video game and sends the team on new and always fun adventures with old and new ghostly villains popping up everywhere.
MPG, shower scenes and a Val Kilmer challenge - all of Pete’s dreams come true in our December 10, 2013 episode. (The latest Pete Holmes show was so jam packed, you kind of just have to watch the whole thing)