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!

 
 
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  • All New X-men #17
  • Amazing Spider-man #23
  • Angel Season 11 #1
  • Aquaman #15
  • Archie #16
  • Athena Voltaire And The Volcano Goddess #3
  • Avengers #3.1
  • Baker Street Peculiars Tp
  • Batman #15
  • Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1
  • Black Panther World Of Wakanda #3
  • Black Road #6
  • Black Widow #10
  • Cage #4
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #18
  • Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4
  • Clandestino #5
  • Clone Conspiracy #4
  • Curse Words #1
  • Dark Horse Presents #30
  • Deadpool And Mercs For Money #7
  • Deadpool The Duck #2
  • Descender #18
  • Divinity Iii Aric #1
  • Doctor Strange #6
  • Doctor Who 9th #9
  • Dollface #1
  • Few #1
  • Gamora #2
  • Generation Zero #6
  • Grand Passion #3
  • Green Arrow #15
  • Green Lanterns #15
  • Gwenpool #10
  • Harbinger Renegade #3
  • Hard Case Crime Peepland #3
  • Harley Quinn #12
  • He Man Thundercats #4
  • Injustice Ground Zero #4
  • Invincible Iron Man #3
  • James Bond Hammerhead #4
  • Justice League #13
  • Justice League Of America The Ray Rebirth #1
  • Justice League Suicide Squad #5
  • Kamandi Challenge Special #1
  • Kill Or Be Killed #5
  • Kiss #4
  • Kong Of Skull Island #7
  • Lady Death Revelations Illustrated #1
  • Lucifer #14
  • Manifest Destiny #25
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #1
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11
  • Monsters Unleashed #1
  • Mosaic #4
  • Motor Girl #3
  • Nights Dominion #5
  • Nightwing #13
  • Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat #14
  • Postal #17
  • Powerpuff Girls (2016) #6
  • Puppet Master #20
  • Raven #5
  • Revolutionaries #1
  • Rockstars #2
  • Simpsons Comics #236
  • Slam #3
  • Spider-gwen #16
  • Squadron Supreme #15
  • Star Trek Waypoint #3
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3
  • Star-lord #2
  • Suicide Squad Most Wanted #6
  • Super Powers #3
  • Superman #15
  • Theyre Not Like Us #13
  • Tmnt Universe #6
  • Trinity #5
  • Ultimates 2 #3
  • Uncanny Inhumans #18
  • Us Avengers #2
  • Venom #3
  • Walt Disney Comics & Stories #736
  • Wwe #1
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  • Xed #4
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  • Walking Dead Magazine #19
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  • Batgirl Tp Vol 03 Point Blank
  • Batman Batman And Son Tp
  • Batman Tp Vol 01 I Am Gotham
  • Chew Tp Vol 12
  • Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Hc Vol 21
  • Dept H Hc Vol 01 Pressure
  • Flash Tp Vol 01 Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Green Lantern Hal Jordan Tp Vol 01
  • Harley Quinn Tp Vol 05 The Jokers Last Laugh
  • Justice League Tp Vol 01 The Extinction Machine
  • Ka-zar Tp Savage Dawn
  • Kennel Block Blues Tp
  • Kill Or Be Killed Tp Vol 01 (mr)
  • Leaving Megalopolis Hc Vol 02
  • Luke Cage Iron Fist And Heroes For Hire Tp Vol 02
  • Mighty Thor Tp Vol 01 Thunder In Her Veins
  • My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Tp
  • Rom Tp Vol 01
  • Scarlet Witch Tp Vol 02 World Of Witchcraft
  • Star Wars Tp Vol 04 Last Flight Of The Harbinger
  • Sunstone Ogn Vol 05
  • Teen Titans Go Tp Vol 03
  • Transformers Titans Return Tp
  • Wolverine Origin Complete Collection Hc
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