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 #980
  • All New Guardians Of Galaxy #2
  • Angel Season 11 #5
  • Archies #1
  • Batgirl #11
  • Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77 #5
  • Batman Beyond #8
  • Batman The Shadow #2
  • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #2
  • Black Hammer #9
  • Black Panther #14
  • Blue Beetle #9
  • Btvs Season 11 #7
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #17
  • Conan The Slayer #9
  • Deadly Class #28
  • Death Be Damned #4
  • Deathstroke #19
  • Detective Comics #957
  • Die Kitty Die Hollywood Or Bust #1
  • Doc Savage Ring Of Fire #3
  • Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme #8
  • Dying And The Dead #4
  • East Of West #33
  • Elektra #4
  • Garth Ennis Red Team Double Tap #9
  • Ghostbusters 101 #3
  • Gi Joe A Real American Hero #240
  • Guardians Of Galaxy Mother Entropy #4
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #21
  • Hellblazer #10
  • Highlander American Dream #4
  • I Am Groot #1
  • Infamous Iron Man #8
  • Injustice Ground Zero #12
  • James Bond Service Special
  • Jean Grey #2
  • Jim Henson Power Of Dark Crystal #3
  • Justice League Of America #7
  • Kamandi Challenge #5
  • Kiss #8
  • Letter 44 #33
  • Lumberjanes #38
  • Magdalena Vol 4 #3
  • Mass Effect Discovery #1
  • Mickey Mouse #20
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #5
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #19
  • Mosaic #8
  • Mother Panic #7
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #54
  • Normals #1
  • Old Guard #4
  • Optimus Prime #7
  • Plastic #2
  • Powerpuff Girls Time Tie #1
  • Rapture #1
  • Rat Queens #3
  • Rebels These Free & Independent States #3
  • Redneck #2
  • Ringside #10
  • Samaritan Veritas #1
  • Saucer State #1
  • Savage Dragon #224
  • Scooby Doo Team Up #26
  • Secret Warriors #2
  • Seven To Eternity #6
  • Shaolin Cowboy Wholl Stop The Reign #2
  • Star Trek Boldly Go #8
  • Star-lord Annual #1
  • Strawberry Shortcake #1
  • Suicide Squad #18
  • Sun Bakery #3
  • Tmnt Universe #10
  • Totally Awesome Hulk #19
  • Underwinter #3
  • Venom #150
  • Victor Lavalle Destroyer #1
  • Wonder Woman #23
  • X-men Blue #4
  • X-o Manowar #3
  • Back Issue #97
  • Dc Rebirth Justice League Action Figure 7 Pack
  • Dctv Supergirl Af
  • Jack Kirby Collector #71
  • Aliens Vs Predator Omnibus Tp Vol 01
  • Aliens Vs Predator Three World War Tp
  • A&a Adv Of Archer & Armstrong Tp Vol 03 Andromeda Estranged
  • Alters Tp Vol 01
  • Batman New Gotham Tp
  • Batman Wildcat Tp
  • Books Of Magic Tp Book 01
  • Catwoman When In Rome Tp
  • Conan Omnibus Tp Vol 02 City Of Thieves
  • Dc Universe By Mike Mignola Hc
  • Doctor Strange And Sorcerers Supreme Tp Vol 01 Out Of Time
  • Dying And The Dead Spec Ed Tp
  • Harrow County Tp Vol 05 Abandoned
  • Hellblazer Tp Vol 16 The Wild Card
  • Jla Year One Deluxe Ed Hc
  • Josie & The Pussycats Tp Vol 01
  • Micronauts Tp Vol 02 Earthbound
  • Moon Knight Tp Vol 02 Reincarnations
  • Moonshine Tp Vol 01
  • Science Comics Flying Machines Sc Gn
  • Shattered Warrior Gn
  • Silver Surfer Epic Collection Infinity Gauntlet Tp
  • Spider-man By Todd Dezago And Mike Wieringo Tp
  • Superman Adventures Tp Vol 03
  • Superman The Final Days Of Superman Tp
  • Superman The Golden Age Omnibus Hc Vol 04
  • Unworthy Thor Tp
  • Violent Love Tp Vol 01 Stay Dangerous
 
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