It's the end of 2011, which means its time for every jerk-off and jackhole with a website or a podcast to mouth off about what they think are the best and worst of the year. Since we're The Book Report Podcast, we might as well talk about comic books. For the most part, superhero comic books. Hey, they dominate the industry, but you can check out our Top Ten Indie Comics list for more outside-the-box thinking.
We've got special guest Blair Marnell on board with Iann Robinson and Andy Hunsaker, running down the top dogs and the dirty dogs of the year in comics that was 2011. It was a big year with a lot of big happenings – particularly DC's New 52 initiative – so how will it all shake out? Who will win Best Ongoing Series, or Character of the Year, or Saddest Cancellation or Biggest Letdown? You'll have to listen to find out, but if you do, you'll hear talk about Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men: Schism, Thor, Cloak and Dagger, American Vampire, Transformers, Fear Itself, Flashpoint, Justice League, Batman, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice, Spider Island, Batwoman, Milk & Cheese, The Rocketeer, Future Foundation, Fables, Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Hawk and Dove, Batman: The Dark Knight, Detective Comics, Catwoman, Aquaman, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Batwing, Secret Six, Alpha Flight, Suicide Squad and more. Fans of Dan Slott and Scott Snyder may want to listen. Because we love those guys as much as you do.
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Happy New Year from my mother's basement!
*Editor's Note: The editor would like to stress that he is only in his mother's basement for the holidays, and will be returning home to California like a properly functioning adult and not a stereotypical comic nerd podcaster in a matter of days. However, bonus points if you can hear his stepfather coming home from work during the show.