September 2017 is SYFY’s 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back and celebrate the last 25 years of ALL science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a time that has seen the genres we love conquer the world of pop culture. For us, that means lists! ALL THE LISTS! We’ll be doing two “25 greatest” lists per day all throughout September, looking back at the moments, people, and characters that shaped the last quarter century. So keep checking back. Please note: Our lists are not ranked; all items have equal standing in our brains.
What items in our lists were your favorites? Did we miss something? We welcome respectful debate and discussion, so please let us know in the comments!
When we started polling SYFY WIRE staff for the best comics stories for the last 25 years, there was an explosion of suggestions. There are a few stories that showed up on every, or nearly every list, of course. There were several that overlapped, too, showing up on two or three lists from individuals. But there were also a lot of solo nominees, driving the list of nominations up into the 80s. Dropping that down to just 25 was nearly impossible, frankly.
Still, we’ve come up with a list that shows a fairly wide variety of American comics of the last 25 years, giving fans a wide variety of possible favorites. Your own list will vary, and it should – comics are so incredibly subjective. There are creators on our other “best of” lists that aren’t represented on here, and vice versa. No one will agree with all 25 entries, but hopefully you’ll see at least a few of your favorites.
Remember, we’re presenting these in alphabetical order, not any kind of direct ranking.