"Clyde Fans" By Seth (Drawn and Quarterly)
The Canadian creator puts two decades of thoughtfully plotted work on dazzling display in this “picture novel” — a career achievement that masterfully toys with time.
Honorable Mention: “A Fire Story,” by Brian Fies (Harry N. Abrams); “The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade,” by Viken Berberian and Yann Kebbi (Fanta); “Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers (D&Q); “CosmoKnights,” by Hannah Templer (Top Shelf); “Pittsburgh,” by Frank Santoro (New York Review Comics); “The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 2: The Green Door,” by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett et al. (Marvel).