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Confessions No. 77: My Favorite Comics of 2011

And now…it’s time for me to get in on the listmania at this special time of the year, and present to you my list of THE BEST COMICS OF 2011!   …best that I have read, that is…   Yes, even though I do peruse a veritable plethora of comics every year, El Guapo, I do not read everything…and thus my list will be woefully incomplete. But, what I can do is let you know what I thought was the best of this past year out of what I did read, and the results will be below. Lest I imply favoritism, I will list them alphabetically. I hope some will surprise you, and by all means please let me know how full of it I am if you so choose. And it goes like this. Batwoman (DC Comics) Ostensibly one of the New 52, but in the works for much longer, we finally got the debut of Kate Kane in 2011. Too bad co-creator Greg Rucka isn’t still on board (I really would have liked to have seen him write …

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 69

Here we go again with a long-gestating edition of Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, in which I opine on various recently released publications of the sequential graphic nature, some of which may be sitting on the rack at a comics shop, or awaiting the click of a button on some online merchant’s web page, near you. If you’re lucky. Or not, as the case may be. THE HIDDEN Script/Art: Richard Sala Fantagraphics, $19.99 (scheduled for release in September 2011) Richard Sala’s latest features everything you’ve come to expect from him- gnarly plot, idiosyncratic, easy-to-like art, and quirky horror movie homages; however, rather the some shuddery 30’s style Old Dark House/Ten Little Indians meets Nancy Drew style murder mystery that is his standard M.O., although there are elements of that here, we get what at first appears to be a kind of Five/The World, the Flesh, and the Devil post apocalyptic scenario, with two couples and a mysterious old man wandering through deserted, ruined cities to an ambiguous, and ultimately world-threatening destination. But this being Sala, he can’t resist throwing in …