While the end of the year is usually all about the good, we here at Comic Bastards like to also remember... well the worst of year as well. That's right, we've given you the best and handed out our cuts, but now we're handing out golden eggs to our worst picks of 2014. Why a golden egg? Well take a look at the big ass eagle logo on the side and you can put the pieces together. Now let's dive into our next category: Most Overrated Book of 2014.
Dustin - Sex Criminals
Hey, to each their own, but I couldn't get into this series. Really there were several Image titles that I feel are overrated, but this one took the cake. I'm not a fan of Fraction's writing. It's too well researched and that shit shows. I know it was big with other Bastards, but not this one. The only thing I like about is the covers, but only the one of the ladies parodying the photo cover... twice.
Austin - Saga
Before I run down to my bomb shelter for saying this, hear me out. I'm not saying it's bad, and I actually recommend it to a lot of people. But I just don't get why everyone is drooling over it. Yes, Staples is super talented, but it's Romeo and Juliet in space with a baby. "But there's a lying cat! And boobs! And the one with wings says 'twat'!" Whatever. I get the charm, but not the hype.
Steve - Ody-C
A few interesting concepts, but artistically loose, narratively pretentious and by-far *NOT* the feminist treatise everyone desperately wants it to be.
Jeff - Nailbiter
Was all stoked by the hype but didn't read it until the trade came out. It reads like someone writing something for a TV exec to buy from him, a trait I've been noticing a lot since 'Walking Dead'. A fine premise but dull, clichéd, and has is a generally childish portrayal of serial killers and serial killer culture.
Andre - Black Science
I'm not sure whether this book was overrated or not. It just seemed like everyone else was much more impressed by it than I am. Cool concept does not a great comic make, and Black Science struggles week by week to be anything but cool.
James - Futures End
The hype was there, the Free Comic Book Day book looked good and was vague enough to be interesting, but it never quite took off to anything for me. It felt like a mechanical Rot World. The fact that it is weekly and that a whole month of titles was dedicated to it would have made you think that it might be good, but there is still nothing that pops on it. Just horribly overhyped blah for all the time and effort put into it.
David - Rat Queens
At first I was going to put The Wake in here for its super-disappointing final issue, but then I remembered Rat Queens. What a waste of time this was. After seeing all the rave reviews coming in for Rat Queens, I didn't really know what to expect - but it sure as hell wasn't what I got. Why this book got the acclaim that it did is beyond me. The artwork was alright, but the plot and characters I just found so uninteresting. It felt like Kurtis J. Wiebe was trying really hard to make these characters funny and likeable, but I found most of them annoying and even the good ones had some really lame dialogue here and there. I don't know. It's not the worst book in the world, but it is without a doubt one of the most overrated.
Kevin - Outcast
Neil - Veil