Top 10 Comic Series of 2011

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Detective Comics1. “Detective Comics 871-881″
The new Batman, Dick Grayson, is put to the test as a series of brutal murders puts him up against one of Gotham City’s oldest evils.

In the second story, “Hungry City,” the corpse of a killer whale is found in an upscale Gotham City bank, sparking a deadly new mystery.
By Scott Snyder, Jock & Franco Francavilla.

2. “Criminal: The Last of the Innocent”
This is among Brubaker’s best books, a mixture of noir and nostalgia that’s part twisted take on “Archie”-style characters, part dark secrets and murder. By Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips.

3. “The Red Wing”
Jonathan Hickman (”Fantastic Four”) writes a story of fighter pilots in the future who fight their battles not only in the air, but also through time. By Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra.

4. “Action Comics”
A young, brash Superman goes about his business in work boots and blue jeans, rustling up corporate criminals and raising the ire of everyone from the police and military to Lex Luthor, a brash industrialist who doesn’t much cotton to the idea of a superhuman. By Grant Morrison & Rags Morales.

5. “Daredevil”
Writer Waid and co. brought Daredevil back to his swashbuckling past in the 2011 relaunch of “Daredevil,” also showing the keen legal mind of Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who is Daredevil. By Mark Waid, Pablo Rivera & Marcos Martin.

6. “Who Is Jake Ellis?”
This miniseries features former spy Jon Moore, now a mercenary. He’s able to escape capture in part because of the voice in his head — the voice of Jake Ellis. But who is Jake Ellis? He’s a man only Jon can see, providing information on safe escapes and possible threats. By Nathan Edmondson & Tonci Zonjic.

7. “The Rocketeer Adventures”
Dave Stevens created the Rocketeer in the early 1980s, a tribute to the serials of the 1930s and 1940s as pilot Cliff Secord finds a jet pack that allows him to race through the air. Stevens died in 2008, but IDW brought back his character The Rocketeer in 2011, with an anthology series that in part benefits hairy cell leukemia research. By various.

8. “Animal Man”
One of the breakout hits of the New 52, “Animal Man” channels Grant Morrison’s take on the character, so readers of the 1980s Buddy Baker will find much to enjoy. The art’s a little different from the DC norm, but conveys the story’s mix of domesticity and dread. By Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman & Dan Green.

9. “The Sixth Gun”
An Oni Press Western with supernatural horror elements, “The Sixth Gun” follows the path of six cursed guns during the darkest days of the Civil War. By Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt.

10. “American Vampire”
“American Vampire” follows the exploits of a new breed of vampire that has the ability to feed in the sun. The 1880s outlaw Skinner Sweet and 1920s actress Pearl Jones make their way to Las Vegas circa 1935; later the series follows Pearl and her husband into the World War II era. By Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome series of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
  • Action Comics #964
  • Adventure Time Comics #3
  • Aliens Defiance #5
  • Aspen Universe Revelations #3
  • Astro City #39
  • Back To The Future #12
  • Back To The Future Citizen Brown #5
  • Backstagers #2
  • Batgirl #3
  • Batman Beyond Rebirth #1
  • Bloodshot Reborn #17
  • Blue Beetle #1
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #13
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #5
  • Captain Canuck 2015 Ongoing #9
  • Captain Kid #2
  • Captain Marvel #9
  • Civil War Ii Kingpin #3
  • Conan The Slayer #3
  • Deadly Class #22
  • Deadpool #19
  • Deadpool Annual #1
  • Deathstroke #3
  • Descender #15
  • Detective Comics #941
  • Disney Pirates Of The Caribbean #1
  • Disney Princess #6
  • Doctor Strange Annual #1
  • Doctor Who 11th Year Two #13
  • Doctor Who 12th Year Two #9
  • Doctor Who 4th #5
  • Drax #11
  • Dream Police #12
  • Edens Fall #2
  • Elfquest Final Quest #16
  • Erb Land That Time Forgot #2
  • Extraordinary X-men #14
  • Flash #7
  • Frostbite #1
  • Generation Zero #2
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #5
  • Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys #6
  • Hellblazer #2
  • Hillbilly #3
  • Hunt #3
  • Island #11
  • Josie & The Pussycats #1
  • Kim And Kim #3
  • Lady Mechanika La Dama De La Muerte #1
  • Lake Of Fire #2
  • Lumberjanes #30
  • Mae #5
  • Mask Revolution #1
  • Micronauts Revolution #1
  • Monty The Dinosaur #2
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #11
  • Ms Marvel #11
  • Munchkin #21
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #46
  • New Avengers #16
  • Nighthawk #5
  • Odyc #11
  • Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #21
  • Over Garden Wall Ongoing #6
  • Postal #15
  • Rick & Morty #18
  • Rocket Raccoon And Groot #10
  • Saga #38
  • Scooby Doo Team Up #18
  • Simpsons Illustrated #25
  • Sixpack & Dogwelder Hard-travelin Heroz #2
  • Skip To The End #2
  • Snotgirl #3
  • Sombra #3
  • Sonic Universe #90
  • Spider-gwen #12
  • Spider-man Deadpool #9
  • Spider-woman #11
  • Star Trek Waypoint #1
  • Star Wars #23
  • Suicide Squad #3
  • Surgeon X #1
  • Tales From The Darkside #4
  • Tank Girl Gold #1
  • Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #1
  • Teen Titans Rebirth #1
  • Thunderbolts #5
  • Titans #3
  • Tomboy #8
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #10
  • Transformers More Than Meets Eye #57
  • Ultimates #11
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12
  • Wacky Raceland #4
  • Walt Disney Comics & Stories #734
  • Wayward #16
  • Web Warriors #11
  • Witchfinder City Of The Dead #2
  • Women Of Darby Pop #1
  • Wonder Woman #7
  • X-files Origins #2
  • X-men 92 #7
  • X-o Manowar #50
  • Alter Ego #143
  • Back Issue #92
  • Game Trade Magazine #200
  • Image Plus #6
  • Marvel Previews #15 October 2016
  • Previews #337 October 2016
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  • Black Panther Epic Collection Tp Panthers Rage
  • Captain America Sam Wilson Tp Vol 02 Standoff
  • Cheap Novelties Pleasures Of Urban Decay Hc
  • Dark And Bloody Tp
  • Disney Zootopia Gn
  • Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary Gn Vol 01
  • Golden Compass Gn Vol 02
  • Jonesy Tp Vol 01
  • Marvel Universe Doctor Strange Digest Tp
  • Mini Marvels Complete Collection Tp New Ptg
  • Peanuts Tribute Charles Schulz Tp
  • Silver Surfer Tp Vol 04 Citizen Of Earth
  • Spider-man Complete Clone Saga Epic Tp Book 01 New Ptg
  • Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Tp Vol 01 Legacy
  • Varmints Gn
  • Wonder Woman A Celebration Of 75 Years Hc
  • Wonder Woman The True Amazon Hc
  • X-men Apocalypse Wars Hc
  • Rann Thanagar War Tp
  • All New All Different Avengers Tp Vol 02 Family Business
  • Bloom County Episode Xi A New Hope Tp
  • Death Defying Dr Mirage Dlx Ed Hc Vol 01
  • From Under Mountains Tp
  • Green Lantern Tp Vol 07 Renegade
  • Shang-chi Master Kung Fu Omnibus Hc Vol 02 Cassaday Cvr
  • Superman Hc Vol 02 Return To Glory
  • Batman Dark Knight Returns Gallery Ed Hc
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  • Stephen King Joyland Mmpb
  • Mlj Companion Sc
  • Batman Tas Harley Quinn Fig Bottle Opener
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