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Published December 29, 2022

Marvel 2022 Year in Review: Best Comic Issues

To celebrate the incredible year we had, Marvel has put together a list of some of our favorite comic book issues released in 2022.

Marvel Year in Review: Best Comic Issues

As 2022 comes to a close, Marvel is taking a look back at the amazing, incredible (and perhaps even uncanny) year we had. To celebrate 365 days filled with action, romance, and some hellacious twists and turns, we've put together a list of our favorite comic book issues that released this year. From Spider-Man's 60th anniversary and the X-Men's annual Hellfire Gala to the return of Jeff the Land Shark, we hope you enjoyed these comics as much as we did!

A Hulking Good Time with She-Hulk

SHE-HULK #6

"SHE-HULK (2022) #6 has it all: two of my favorite characters (She-Hulk and Nightcrawler), romantic hijinks, fourth-wall breaks, and some girl time between Jen and Patsy Walker, all wrapped up in some jaw-dropping artwork. What's not to love? This series is off to a great start, but this issue really pulled it together and turned it into a monthly must-read." - Meagan Damore, Associate Editor at Marvel.com

SHE-HULK #7

"I love a romance!!! And a love interest who adores Jen Walters the way she should be adored!!" - Isabel Robertson, Associate Podcast Producer

Swingin' for Spider-Man

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

"[Zeb] Wells always brings a fresh take on the most iconic character in the Marvel Universe, making the story truly jump off the page an excited to explore more." - Amber Galvin, Account Executive, Digital Media & Integrated Sponsorships

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4

"There's little better than a great plot twist and this issue has one of my all-time faves. I'm biased but I'm loving this run and choosing between this and #5 was really hard!" - Nick Lowe, Spider-Editor

SPIDER-VERSE UNLIMITED INFINITY COMIC

"The only thing better than reading Spidey comics... is reading Spidey comics vertically." - Stephen Fiore, Senior Digital Designer

AMAZING FANTASY #1000

"A fitting tribute to the world's greatest Super Hero for his 60th anniversary. Fun and heartwarming thorough and through!" - Kaeden McGahey, Assistant Editor

Lots of Love for the Land Shark

IT'S JEFF INIFNITY COMIC

"Because it's Jeff!!!" - Rachel Paige, Editor at Marvel.com

IT’S JEFF INFINITY COMIC #15

"Jeff The Land Shark is one of my favorite characters to come from the minds of our talented creators. The way his 'It's Jeff' comics are scripted and drawn make them accessible to everyone. They are a joy to read and can be read by anyone. That's the spirit of inclusivity and thoughtful design that makes me proud to work at Marvel." - Eric Monacelli, Senior Director, Product and Franchise Development

IT'S JEFF INFINITY COMIC #18

"The Marvel x Star Wars crossover everyone is looking for!!" - Eun Jeong, Associate Manager, Business Development

Some Sensational Special Occasions

A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY

"Sometimes you need to look yourself in the mirror or a Celestial will do it for you." - Brendon Bigley, Senior Manager of Distribution

FANTASTIC FOUR: FULL CIRCLE

"Alex Ross delivered a mind-bending & jaw-dropping tour de force that delivered nostalgic thrills with timeless visuals." - Bill Rosemann, VP & Creative Director, Marvel Games

IRON MAN/HELLCAT ANNUAL #1

"Christopher Cantwell, Ruairi Coleman, and co. manage to deliver a modern Patsy Walker romance comic under the guise of an Iron Man title!! And it delivers!!" - Jasmine Estrada, Audio Producer

SAVAGE AVENGERS #27

"The massive culmination of over two years of bloody, nasty, savage action with a huge group of Marvel heroes and a reality-displaced barbarian dying and returning and clawing their way to defeat a nightmarish enemy. Plus revelry, biting dialogue, gorgeous art, and a surprisingly sweet ending." - Ryan Penagos, Vice President & Creative Executive

Excellent X-Men Comics

IMMORTAL X-MEN #1

"I think my favorite X-series this year. I thought issue #1 was a great primer on the back-stabby, political, and overall messy assembly that is Krakoa’s Quiet Council. When Magneto steps down from his role in mutantkind’s government, a bid for a seat on the Council leads to inner chamber drama. I also love the series’ opening sequence in 1919 Paris (stunning art by Lucas Werneck) that establishes how important Destiny will be in the run. That, and Kieron Gillen’s off-the-walls Mister Sinister." - Robyn Belt, Manager of Content Editorial, Marvel Unlimited

IMMORTAL X-MEN #3

"Kieron Gillen doing what he does best and moving the story of Destiny in ways I never even considered!" - Ron Richards, VP of Planning & Platforms, Marvel Digital Media

X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1

"The Hellfire Gala is my favorite annual event, packing in as much drama and 616-spanning intrigue as an action-packed battle, without a single punch being thrown. Oh, and the LOOKS! I'm going to say that Doom's over-plush cloak and baroque tunic won the night for me." - Eric Grundhauser, Programming Manager

X-MEN RED #3

"While there have been many exciting and fantastic issues this past year, I have to give the top spot to X-MEN RED #3 by Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli, Federico Blee, and Fernado Sifuentes. The one-two-three punch of Vulcan vs. Tarn, Sunspot vs. Isca, and Magneto vs. Tarn was incredible and no matter who won (or lost but still won), there's no doubt in my mind that anybody who read that issue were the true winners." - Zachary Schechter, Proofreader

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #1

"A cheat, but two issues that were two sides of the same coin, that packed action, surprise, and significant character moments for one of Marvel's most significant characters." - Mark Basso, Editor

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #2

"X LIVES OF WOLVERINE is an unreliably beautiful, emotional, and action-packed trip through Wolverine's many lives and loves. I can't recommend it enough." - Lorraine Cink, Director of Creative Content

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