Best American Comics 2011
Edited and with an introduction by Alison Bechdel. Collects original comic strips from American authors and illustrators published in 2011 in graphic novels.
Batman: Eye of the Beholder by Tony Daniel
Bruce Wayne may have returned, but when an aging but wealthy technology developer comes to Gotham with his beautiful daughter, it turns out he’s in search of a joint project with WayneTech. DNA tracking is the name of his game, and there are others interested in his proposal. But when the developer goes missing, Batman finds that his tracks stop in the city’s violent Chinatown neighborhood, where a new deadly Triad gang has taken root.
DC Universe: Legacies by Len Wein
Meet Paul Lincoln: dedicated Metropolis police officer, loving husband and father, and witness to the major events of DC Universe history, from the rise of the Justice Society of America to the fall of Batman and Superman. Even as the world seems to turn darker, Paul never stops believing in the superheroes.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man by Brian Bendis
Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility – but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here?
Laddertop by Orson Scott Card
Twenty-five years ago, the alien Givers came to Earth. They gave the human race the greatest technology ever seen — four giant towers known as Ladders that rise 36,000 miles into space and culminate in space stations that power the entire planet. Then, for reasons unknown, the Givers disappeared. Due to the unique alien construction of the Laddertop space stations, only a skilled crew of children can perform the maintenance necessary to keep the stations up and running. Back on Earth, competition is fierce to enter Laddertop Academy. It is an honor few students will achieve. Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are the best of friends, are candidates for the Academy. They will become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers… if it doesn’t destroy the Earth first!