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The Top Ten Comics of 2010

In a year in which art-comics heavyweights (Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Chris Ware, and Lynda Barry) released reliably good, if not awe-inspiring books, my comics top ten list is populated by a lot of fresh faces. The top two are sui generis works of artistic inspiration, classics in any year — one deadly serious, one patently ridiculous. But New Yorkers might wind up treasuring the third book on the list most, as one of the great forgotten artists of city life finally gets his due.