I’ve decided to track my comic reading for 2011: this will be my first full year of reading graphic novels and collected editions only, no monthly comics.  Based on my reading last year books slipped by and I forgot them, which doesn’t work well for a writer and reviewer.  My goal is to provide a link where the book can be purchased, a short overview and a review to the book if I write one for Comic Book Daily.

Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Volume 1

Full review here.

Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Volume 2

Full review here.

Madwoman Of The Sacred Heart

Full review here.

West Coast Blues

Interesting take on violence, routine and their effects on one man’s life.  Rounded Jacques Tardi art.

Catwoman: Relentless

Early Brubaker stories of Catwoman and Slam Bradley with art by Stewart and Pulido.  Clean and simple art for a noir storyline.

Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Volume 2

Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Volume 4

King Of The Flies Volume 1

Bizarre David Lynch like story of city life from a bunch of bored teenagers and the very nasty turns life can take.  Art is dark and clean.

Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse

Stories leading up to Blackest Night; slices of life from the Corps.