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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.
Tags: 30 Days of Night, American Vampire, Batman, Beasts of Burden, Ben Templesmith, Buffy Summers, Comics, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Evan Dorkin, Gabriel Rodriguez, Halloween, IDW, Jeph Loeb, Jill Thompson, Joe Hill, Locke & Key, Rafael Albuquerque, Robert Kirkman, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Steve Niles, Tim Sale, Walking Dead | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments
Comic Book Fix Wed: Reviews
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 07:28 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 5 October 2011 07:45
It’s October, and the first month of DC’s audacious universe-wide reboot is over. Last month, DC unleashed 52 #1 issues to both record sales and unprecedented media attention. The comic book masses, along with curious bystanders, have consumed “The New 52″ at such a feverish pace that every title has gone back to press for a second printing. Some, like cornerstone title Justice League, have had three and even four printings. DC has also claimed record numbers of digital sales, though they haven’t released any actual numbers, so we’ll just have to take them at their word.
It has unquestionably been a huge month for DC Comics, in terms of sales and publicity. But can this momentum be sustained? Once the media and the speculators have had their fill, the only thing that will keep readers coming back month after month is the quality of the books. DC launched “The New 52″ hoping to entice new or lapsed readers while not alienating current ones. One of the knocks on the comic book industry has always been its insular, fanboyish nature and complex continuity, where events from 25 years ago still impact today’s stories. “The New 52″ was designed to do away with unnecessarily complicated storylines and reintroduce these characters in such a way that if you’d never picked up a DC comic before, you’d be able to follow along. Was DC successful? Are these new books both accessible and good?
Let’s take a look at some of “The New 52.”
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