My picks for 2011
Scott Snyder's run on Detective comics. His Batman is amazing, but its best book was this month's so it doesn't count.
Runners up: the new Justice League, Mark Waid's Daredevil, Kevin Eastman's TMNT revival
Kick-Ass 2. Not only was it dissapointing but the senseless rape scene was my last straw with Millar. He's now on the list of writers I won't read anything from anymore.
Runners up: New 52 Green Arrow, New 52 Hawk and Dove, New 52 Superman and Action Comics.
The return of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kevin Eastman has been kicking serious ass with these books and I love the tweeks he's made to the mythos.
Runner Up: Animal Man.
Best Indy Book
Severed. I'm going to go as far as saying its probably the best book Image is putting out these days.
Scott Snyder. Not a hard choice to make either. Detective Comics, Batman, Swamp Thing and Severed have all been excellent. In just 5 issues of Batman he's already written some of the best issues invloving the character in the past 10 years! The last Batman writer that was this good was Greg Rucka, and something tells me when he's done, Snyder's run will be the better of the two.
Runners Up: Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Kevin Eastman.
Jim Lee. This one is a hard choice for me and has quite a few runners up, but the fact that Jim Lee is back, working on an ongoing title is great. The fact that the book is Justice League is fan-fucking-tastic!
Runners Up: Greg Capullo, Paolo Rivera, Ivan Reis, Travel Foreman, Yanick Paquette, Cliff Chiang
As far as 2012 goes I will say I'm looking forward to see how well the new 52 holds up. I can't say I love all of the changes or that I liked every book I picked up, but there's a lot going for it. The Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover looks to be cool. I'm loving Justice League and Aquaman. But the big one is the plans for Batman. Snyder seems to be taking the reigns this year with his Court of Owls story and the newly announced back-up stories to appear in the other books. On Marvel's side I can honestly say Daredevil has been their best book each month and I hope Waid says on for a long time with Paolo Rivera doing the art. Punisher and Amazing Spider-man have been pretty good as well.
The things I'm not looking forward to are Rob Liefeld writing Grifter, Deathstroke and Hawkman. I was kind of liking Grifter and I was going to switch to getting Deathstroke digitally but now I might as well prepare to drop both. Another huge let down is they're cancelling Moon Knight AGAIN! Seriously wtf Marvel?! In the past six years he's had three different series. How hard is it to write "a crazy version of Batman"? I was annoyed how Bendis ignored the previous two series, but I was growing to like his take on Marc Spectre and his spilt personalities. And now just as it's getting good, they're going to scrap it. If they announce a new series I'm not even going to pick it up, that's how frustrated this news made me. As for Avengers vs X-Men my feelings are meh. Right now it's sounding a lot like Civil War, which I actually hated. The only plus it may have is that the sides don't seems as arbitrary.
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I hate you Grant Morrison, your package, and everything about you.