Okay – here’s my top 10 comic picks of this week. I try and choose from a variety of publishers and story types, so there’s a lot to choose from!
Lady Led Comics:
The first issue of this title was a knock-out hit. THAT ENDING! I am so excited to see what C. WIllow WIlson and Co. have in store for us with this issue. I never thoguh I Could love a character as much as I love Captain Marvel, but Kamala Khan is giving Carol Danvers a run for her money.
Ever wonder where all the great women of color are in comics? Look no further than A Voice in the Dark. Larime Taylor is a disabled writer/artist writing a story that is basically Dexter + Ross Campbell’s Wet Moon. It’s absolutely great, and it is sooo nice to see characters drawn in normal people proportions. Unlike certain superheroes we could mention…
Forever Carlyse continues her investigation of the Freemen Resistance, and tragedy strikes as the Barretts make their way to Denver. This is a great post-apocalyptic series full of betrayal, intrigue, and of course, a fantastic leading lady. You can never go wrong with Greg Rucka ladies and gents.
To be honest I’m still not 100% sold on this series. That said, I supported the Kickstarter and I’m excited to see what kind of actions is in store for this issue. The writing may not have grabbed me yet, but the art certainly has. This issue promises to have some crazy action sequences and I’m interested to see what Amy Reeder can do with Rocket Girl.
Okay okay, this is actually a trade. This is a reprinting of Princeless Vol. 1 which has been out of print for a bit. You see the comics alliance quote on the front? It’s so freaking true. Follow princess Adrienne as she SAVES HERSELF and other princesses of the land. Jeremy Whitley really cares about the representation of young girls in comics, and you should also be following him on tumblr.
There are currently 2 Loki titles coming out right now, the one from Marvel and this from from Boom. I can’t get enough of either. I enjoy this take on Loki (and the rest of his pantheon). Basically, Loki is sent to earth as punishment of sorts (mainly because Odin knows Thor won’t understand the point of the punishment), and ends up completely rocking it. If you’re any kind of Loki fan, you should definitely take a chance on this book.
Ten Grand #8 is finally getting to the climax of the current storyline. Joe Fitzgerald is in hell, attempting to save his wife Laura from the clutches of an evil man that is responsible for their deaths. What can go wrong? Quite frankly, a lot. The art of this book has gotten a bit…wonky as our protagonist left the ground of earth – but I’m excited to see just how (if) this resolves.
Last issue we met another person fused with a dreamstone and got to see Black Beard decimate his partner’s opponent. Chris Mooneyham’s art blows me away with each issue. It’s beautiful. I would pay him money to paint the walls of my house. It’ll be interesting to see his interpretation of the Island of Dreams, and see if Fabian can get any answers to his problem.
I am new to the Unwritten series, but as a former English major it has absolutely blown my mind. I love how author Mike Carey navigates literary references, tropes, and worlds all while making his own story. Unwritten Vol. 2 Apocalype has just begun and it’s a great jumping on point. If you’re a literary guy or gal like me, you wont’ regret it.
I don’t think I can say anything about this book to explain just how good it is. So just buy it. But really.
Will you guys think any less of me if I admit I haven’t read an American Vampire until the recent one-shot? Okay – judge ahead. This (like Sex Criminals) should ultimately be a no-brainer. I can’t get enough of Snyder’s non-Batman stuff – and his take on vampire’s is refreshing, violent, and dirty – the way vampires were meant to be.
I can’t exactly remember what’s happening with this title right now – but this cover is pretty disturbing. If you like your supernatural thrillers, this series has been pretty solid and just keeps getting more demented which each new situation that Jackson T. Winters and friends find themselves in.
*whew* That’s all for this week. LEt me know if I missed one of your favorites in the comments!