Friday, December 30, 2011

CBR picks ANIMAL MAN as the #2 Comic of 2011!

Comic Book Resources has announced their top 100 Comics of 2011 and I'm proud to say that Animal Man came in at #2!

2. Animal Man
Written by Jeff Lemire
Drawn by Travel Foreman
Published by DC Comics

"While not as splashy as some of the other big hits unleashed under the New 52 banner, Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman have given Buddy Baker an epic landscape to operate within -- and considering the character's meta-history, beyond. Destined to crash headfirst into 'Swamp Thing' in the months ahead, Lemire is taking the superhero/horror mash-up he fleshed out in "Superboy" to another level, and that's saying something when you consider 'Superboy' was nominated for an Eisner."

-- CBR Staff Writer Jeffrey Renaud

"Ever since Grant Morrison raised the character from a third- or fourth-tier hero into something unique, there has been a strong desire to see another strong, compelling 'Animal Man' series. This is it. Lemire's take isn't Morrisonian, but it builds the concept of a family-first superhero into something new, and takes Buddy Baker and his young daughter into some very, very dark territory."

-- CBR Staff Writer Shaun Manning

"The mix of lurching dread in Lemire's plot and gorgeously grotesque art by Foreman has surely given its fair share of readers sleepless nights. This is how you take a previously no-list character and bring him up to the big leagues."

-- CBR Contributor Brett White

FRANKENSTEIN and SWEET TOOTH also made it in the Top 100. Thanks to all the great folks at CBR!


Comic Book Resources is running an exclusive 6-page preview of my upcoming graphic novel, THE UNDERWATER WELDER!

There is also a new in depth interview about SWEET TOOTH, ANIMAL MAN and more!