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Publishers Weekly selects its best graphic novels of 2011

Infinite Kung Fu

Publishers Weekly is, I think, the first major outlet out of the gate with its Best Books of 2011 list, which includes the Top 10 graphic novels of the year:

  • Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Kahlil (First Second)
  • Daytripper, by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld (Norton)
  • Love and Rockets: New Stories #4, by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
  • Infinite Kung Fu, by Kagan McLeod (Top Shelf)
  • Finder: Voice, by Carla Speed McNeil (Dark Horse)
  • Big Questions, by Anders Nilsen (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Farm 54, by Galit and Gilad Seliktar (Fanfare Ponent Mon)
  • Habibi, by Craig Thompson (Pantheon)



Where TF is Johns and Lee’s Justice League? FU Publishers weekly!

Hark a Vagrant is amusing, amateurish, hardly great LMAO

Justice League hasn’t even been collected yet Trey.
The first story won’t even finish until 2012.
And Hark A Vagrant amateurish? Sorry, they don’t print amateurs in the New Yorker


@JRC I think Trey was being self-awarely satirical. I think.

Regardless, I dug Daytripper and am really, really glad someone’s giving Carla Speed her props.

derp retracted.

Never assume that someone on the Internet isn’t being genuinely stupid.

Meanwhile, isn’t 2011 not over yet?

It’s not, but you gotta figure their final list was going to look something like that anyway. Hella respectable choices.

Plus, at this point it’s probably possible to get review copies of most things due out before the end of the year.

If Infinite Kung Fu is really that good then I probably need to check it out, bein a huge chopsocky fan and all.

Daytripper isn’t a Graphic Novel. It’s a trade paperback collecting the mini series. Graphic Novel is just a term for high brow literary types to call comics so they don’t have to tell people they read comics.

I am reading Finder right now..pretty cool. Habibi is a towering acheivement…I still love Thompson’s Blankets the best, though.

Infinite Kung Fu is great fun, full of chopsocky action and lots of tropes familiar to anyone who has watched even just a few kung fu movies in his/her life.

I thought Hark! A Vagrant was laugh-out-loud hilarious, personally.

What I didn’t think was that it counts as a graphic novel. It’s a collection of mostly four-panel strips.

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