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You couldn't swing a dead cat this year and not end up hitting a fantastic new comic. This is a good thing! (Unless you're a dead cat.) At the same time, though, 2017 wasn't without its moments of comics chicanery and utter wackness. Now's as good a time as any to look back and reflect on what sort of year comics had in 2017.

John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China has become a cult favourite for many reasons -- its goofy mix of humour, action and quotable lines; Kurt Russell's Kurt Russell-ness -- but the film's visual style is also quite distinctive. The new book The Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China is devoted to collecting and celebrating it, and we're thrilled to debut some pages here today.

It has been a frankly amazing year for comics -- filled with big events, controversial moments, and an incredible variety of comics, with diversity in genre, characters, and stories giving us shelf upon shelf of amazing books to dig into week after week. It was hard to narrow them down to 20, but without further ado, here are our absolute favourite comics from this year.