The top 10 best Marvel and DC comics of 2020

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10. X-Men (The entire line) by Jonathan Hickman and so many others

This is a bit of a cop out to start out on. “Including the entire X-Men line into one entry on a list?” you might say. Well, it’s my list, so I’m going to do whatever I please! But on a more serious note, it’s nearly impossible to single out an individual title in the increasingly growing line that Marvel is currently releasing with Jonathan Hickman as the “Head of X.” Each series flows off of the rest of line, while also rarely deviating from the individual story being told within the pages of the specific book. Personally, there are some books that stand out more than others, such as X-Men, Excalibur, Marauders, and Giant-Size X-Men. However, there hasn’t been a bad book in the line since Fallen Angels ended.

It’d be impossible to talk about the X-Men books this year without bringing up “X of Swords” though, the first line-wide X-crossover since they rebooted under Hickman. This 22-part, two-month crossover is an immense testament to how intricate the entire line works together. The crossover is ambitious, which doesn’t always work, but it’s a crossover that shows what can be done within the comic medium if enough care is put in. And well, the creators across the X-Men line really do care about these books.