CBF Quick Pick of 2011

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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And so it comes to this…

It was a banner year for comics, but only 5 made the cut for best Quick Pick of 2011. Will it be:

  • Bryan Q. Miller’s quirky run on Batgirl?
  • Scott Snyder’s defining run on Detective Comics with the Black Mirror storyline?
  • The re-invented Daredevil from Mark Waid?
  • A look into other areas of American Vampire territory with Survival of the Fittest?
  • The reinvigorated X-franchise with Uncanny X-Force?

Happy New Year’s and best to all for a great 2012!

CBF Quick Picks #83 : Detective Comics #881

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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And so ends a classic run for the Batman ages. Detective Comics #881 ends a year-long saga from the minds of Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francisco Francavilla. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I was so glued to a Batman tale, especially one primarily focused on Dick Grayson and Commisioner Gordon. And put James Jr. up on the long wall gallery of great Batman rogues – his creepiness and long-term effects on this series will surely last a long time.

Speaking of classic runs coming to an end, cheers to Bryan Q. Miller for wrapping up a great run culminating with Batgirl #24. Just amazed to see how far Stephanie Brown has come – nobody gave her a chance when this all started 2 years ago and now we’re sad to see her go for at least the immediate future. This issue wrapped it all up in a nice, fitting tribute to what Stephanie brought the Batman family legacy.

American Vampire : Survival of the Fittest #3 takes us back to German grounds, as Felicia Book and Cash McCogan find the doctor responsible for the vampire cure. What they didn’t anticipate was thousands of Nazi vampires in the midst ready to go to war. It’s been great to see other sides in this decades-long battle against vampirism and how they ended this issue really sets the stakes high (as if they already haven’t been higher already).