Best Publisher of 2009


marvel vs dc
Jim Doom: DC!

Some of this is because of good work by DC, including the flawed but still very good Blackest Night and the fantastic new Batman & Robin. But a lot of this is because of Marvel’s insistence on charging $3.99 for so many of its books. When a publisher chooses a path that knowingly shuts out a large number of its readers and succeeds based on the ability to squeeze another dollar out of the most loyal, I say “Bad.”

Looking at past years, I can’t help but notice a pretty consistent pro-DC list of results. The ironic thing is that I think all of us here at Doomkopf were reading only Marvel books until the buildup to Infinite Crisis. It was a great gateway into DC’s universe, and I think the enthusiasm around it fed our desire to start this site.

Here were our favorite publishers from previous years:

2008:
Jim Doom: DC
Doom DeLuise: DC

2007:
Fin Fang Doom: Marvel
Doom DeLuise: DC
Jim Doom: Marvel
Doominator: None! Fantagraphics

2006:
Doom DeLuise: DC
Fin Fang Doom: DC
Doominator: DC
Jim Doom: Marvel

2005:
Colonel Doom: DC
Fin Fang Doom: DC
Jean-Claude Van Doom: DC
Jim Doom: DC