It has been the year of the reboot for the comic book industry. Not only did DC relaunch its entire line with the “New 52” initiative, but Marvel also introduced the world to new volumes of classic titles such as Daredevil, Punisher, The Mighty Thor, and Captain America. But despite all of the reboots, relaunches, and reimagining, 2011 still managed to be an extremely interesting year for comic books.
Over the last 12 months, the comic book industry has given us some truly original superhero titles, surprisingly solid crossover events, and emotionally charged independent books. B-list characters have found new life, and A-list characters have reminded us why they have been so popular in the first place.
Furthermore, young talent like Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, and Rick Remender have solidified their names amongst industry veterans such as Brian Azzarello, Grant Morrison, and Geoff Johns. So to catch everyone up on a great year for the comic book industry, we’re counting down The 25 Best Comic Books Of 2011.