Last year, Paste’s writers and editors did some soul searching and paid homage to the comics that inspired our career-long devotion to all things sequential art. As we approach Thanksgiving this Thursday, we asked a handful of professionals to divulge their favorite comics of all time. Today, BOOM! Studios editor and writer Shannon Watters counts down an eclectic mix of classic strips, scrappy indie watermarks and all-ages gems. Watters is the co-creator and co-writer of Lumberjanes, an enchantingly funny YA title that’s continually broken new ground with a LGBTQ-friendly cast, time travel and charming raccoons. Watters also oversees the editorial branches of the kid-friendly KaBOOM! imprint and the experimental BOOM! Box, where titles ranging from John Allison and Lissa Treiman’s Giant Days to James Tynion and Rian Sygh’s The Backstagers have released. Check back tomorrow when another creator will reveal their favorite comics of all time.
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