Comic Picks of the Week

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for you to head to your LCS (or however you obtain your comics) and pick up something new! This week is a short week for me (I’m currently ignoring the upcoming DC and Marvel events) so let’s jump in.

Nonplayer #1

Creator: Nate Simpson

To be fair, this isn’t a new release, this is actually the third reprinting of Nonplayer. The comic follows Dana Steven in a futuristic setting as she balances her lame life (minimum wage job, living with parents) with the online fantasy world of Jarvath. The art and writing of Nate Simpson is stunning – and the second issue comes out next week!

Gotham Academy Endgame #1

Writers: Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher Artist: Karl Kerschl Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

This Gotham Academy series is one of the few titles I’ve ever read from DC. Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher team-up to give you more fun with Olive, Maps, and spooky Joker camp-fire stories.

Spider-Gwen #3

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Spider-Gwen is one of the fastest selling Marvel heroines, and there’s a reason for that: she rocks. In this issue Spider-Gwen has run afoul of Police Officer Frank Castle a.k.a. the Punisher. If you enjoy watching women beat up muscular men, this may be the issue for you to jump into!

Lady Killer #4

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

If you haven’t been reading this series about 1960’s housewives doubling as contract killers….well, someone might have to put a contract out on you. Jamie Rich and Joelle Jones are a great team, and I love seeing everything they come up with.

Lumberjanes TP Vol. 1

Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis Artist: Brooke A. Allen Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson

The Lumberjanes are everything I wish I could have been as a thirteen-year-old girl. That alone should tell you how awesome the comic was, because my thirteen-year-old self had quite an imagination.

A Wrinkle in Time TP

Writer: Madeleine L’Engle Adapter and Illustrator: Hope Larson

It’s fun seeing classic literature (yes, I consider A Wrinkle In Time to be classic literature) adapted to graphic novel form. With Hope Larson’s beautiful illustrations, you can relive the adventures of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’keefe all over again.

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