The Best of 2011

There’s still glitter on the streets. Fridges are filled with half-empty bottles of champagne and gyms are extra crowded due to people working on their resolutions. And while we celebrate the beginning of a new year, there’s no better way to ring in 2012 than to reflect on the successes of 2011.

The DC offices were closed all of last week, but that doesn’t mean that press didn’t continue to roll in. Below, take a look at some of the year-end “best of” lists that ran.

The Best of 2011

The end of the year means a lot of things: traffic around Times Square, midnight kisses and the clinking of champagne flutes across the globe and gyms full of people looking to stick to their resolutions. But in the publishing industry, one thing that the end of the year also signifies is the publication of various “best of the year” lists.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Anything by Jeff Lemire

Rising star Jeff Lemire has taken the comic book world by storm as a writer and artist. His quirky sensibility and emotional storytelling are captivating (even when the stories turn creepy or violent). So, what better gift to give this holiday season than ... the works of Jeff Lemire?

If you know someone who likes family stories, animals, superheroes and the color red, pick up the comic book IGN calls “wondrously grotesque,” ANIMAL MAN issues 1-4 written by Lemire.

And the DC Comics Harvey Award nominees are:

The Harvey Awards, named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, were announced yesterday. Check out DC Comics’ illustrious list of nominees below.

BEST COLORIST

Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics

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