Bam Smack Pow Comic book Awards: The best Marvel, DC, and more of 2023

What are the best comic books and moments of 2023? Here they are with awards to go with them.
Superman & Lois -- “Complications” -- Image Number: SML311a_0060r -- Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as
Superman & Lois -- “Complications” -- Image Number: SML311a_0060r -- Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as /
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Best Secondary Character: Lex Luthor in Superman

Writer: Joshua Williamson

This is the best Superman comic book out. This isn’t just about the Man of Steel. The past and present Metropolis are on display. In the middle of it is Lex Luthor. Fans are learning that he has been a menace long before Clark Kent moved to Metropolis. All of which are coming back to bite him.

Underrated Comic Book Hero of the Year: Nightwing

Writer: Tom Taylor

There aren’t enough people talking about Nightwing. This has been Dick Grayson's biggest year in a long career. He helped prevent the destruction of the multiverse without the Justice League (Dark Crisis). He did this by leading the younger heroes of Earth. This is why his Titans have replaced the Justice League. That’s on top of him making Bludhaven a better city.

Comic book Writer of the Year: Jed MacKay

Jed MacKay wrote twelve flawless issues of Moon Knight. In that series, the Avatar of Khonshu became a better hero and well-rounded person. Marc Spector's death capped off the year. However, it's also the beginning of a new series.

Recently, he’s taken over as the head writer of Avengers. This is a job reserved for the elite. In eight issues, MacKay has shown why he was given the job. Among those reasons is creating new characters. Instead of using well-known antagonists, MacKay has created new ones for the Avengers to battle.

Entertaining Comic Book of the Year: Deadpool

Writer: Alyssa Wong

A lot of people have written Deadpool comics and this was one of the best. Alyssa Wong created a fun series with interesting characters. Among them is the debut of Valentine Vuong and their symbiote dog, Princess. There’s also Lady Deathstrike who plays a protagonist role. Each of them helped make this the entertaining comic book of the year.