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Comic Book Fix Wed: Best Comics of 2011
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:00
Nothing was more impactful on the comic book industry in 2011, or received greater media attention, than DC Comics’ summer announcement that the 70-year-old company was rebooting its entire line of superhero comics in September. Spinning out of the much-hyped Flashpoint miniseries, DC unleashed “The New 52″ upon the world and suddenly the world was paying attention to comics again. Sales of the top tier “New 52″ books, like Justice League and Action Comics, reached levels not seen since the industry’s heyday back in the mid-’90s.
But lost amidst all the hoopla over Superman’s new costume was a lot of great comics not starring men and women wearing tights and capes. Which is not to say there weren’t amazing, wonderful superhero books released in 2011. There were. I even have a couple on my year-end list. But there’s a much bigger world of comics out there, everything from crime to horror to humor, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you not only some of the best comics of 2011 but some of my favorite comics ever.
Check out my list after the jump, and be sure to come back next week for the titles I’m most looking forward to in 2012.
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Comic Book Fix Wed: Five Frightfully Fun Comics for Halloween
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 03:37 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:00
Halloween is next week. It’s time to dress in creepy, colorful costumes and chow down on way too much candy. But, more importantly, it’s the best time to curl up with a good book and indulge in some truly scary stories.
Everybody knows the zombie epic The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman’s horror series is the darling of two industries. It’s a New York Times bestselling graphic novel and a critically acclaimed, record breaking TV show. “Walking Dead” refers not to the shambling, flesh-eating monsters that haunt every moment of the series, but to the survivors of the zombie apocalypse. How do you retain your humanity when surrounded by such death and decay? The Walking Dead is as much about hope in a hopeless world as it is zombies tearing your throat out.
After the jump, check out five more fantastically fiendish fables for the fright-fan in you.
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