Comic Picks of the Week

2015 is a bright new year, and I’m so excited about new comics this year. So let’s start this list off with a brand new title!

Lady Killer #1 (Dark Horse)

Writers: Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich Artist: Joëlle Jones

This comic follows the life of stay-at-home mom Josie Schuller, assasin-for-hire. The combination of 60’s chic and murder is a stroke of brilliance from creative team Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones, who previously collaborated together on You Have Killed Me from Oni Press.

I’m personally hoping the issues are packed full of cleaning advice like, how to remove viscera from under the refrigerator. Not that I have viscera under my refrigerator.

ODY-C #2 (Image)

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Christian Ward
Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Christian Ward

ODY-C can best be described as a gender-bent science-fiction version of Homer’s Odyssey. I’m all about the gender-bending because it means that instead of lame Odysseus, we get Odyssia the Clever Champion. Fraction and Ward manage to take the centuries old tale and make it fresh and psychedelic…which is a good thing I swear.

Deadly Class #10

Writer: Rick Remender Artist:  Wesley Craig
Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wesley Craig

If you haven’t heard of it yet, Deadly Class follows a bunch of assassins-in-training in high school in the late 80’s. Basically, Remender and Craig are giving us one of the sharpest creative teams out there right now. Issue ten gives us a glimpse of what these angsty kids do on their day off in San Francisco. Honestly, I won’t be surprised if they mange to kill someone anyhow.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (Marvel)

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson
Writer: Ryan North Artist: Erica Henderson

Whenever I need to explain to anyone just how strange comics can be, I whip out Squirrel Girl. A super hero that dresses up like a squirrel? And yet now that Ryan North and Erica Henderson have teamed up to write Squirrel Girl, a.k.a Doreen Green, well I can’t help but be excited.  Marvel is on a roll with all its female-led titles.

Storm #7

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Victor Ibanez Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Victor Ibanez Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

With the looming cancellations of She-Hulk and Elektra, loan your support to the not-yet-cancelled Storm! Right now in the comic, Storm’s enemies have made Storm an enemy of the state. She dooooessss look like a radical rebel with the mohawk. Still, she’s off to clear her name.

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin

Writer: Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

The only thing I really understand about Angela is a character, is that wherever she goes she leaves havoc in her wake. Knowing that, it’s super excited that Angela makes her way down to earth in this issue! By the by, Angela is also related to Odin and Thor now, if that makes the comic more appealing to you.

Those are all the comics I’m looking forward to this week! What else are you guys looking forward to?




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