Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up. And this is a week that this list could easily be double the size.
Pick of the Week: Thor #1 (Marvel) – Could anything else be in this top spot? This week debuts the new female Thor, yes that thing you’re seeing in a lot of media outside of comics. It’s been a controversial move, but we’re betting writer Jason Aaron will pull this off like he does pretty much everything else.
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – Original Sin shook up the Marvel universe radically changing Nick Fury’s role into a cosmic assassin protecting Earth. He has moved on, but it looks like Bucky will now be stepping into those shoes. Another radical shift, and it should be interesting to see how well it’s done.
Captain America #25 (Marvel) – Another passing of the guard this week sees Sam Wilson, The Falcon, stepping into the role of Captain America. A pretty important issue for sure.
Critical Hit #1 (Black Mask Studios) – Writer Matt Miner‘s Liberator continues in this new volume focusing on the previous series’ two heroines. It’s comics with a message, one you don’t see in comics too often.
Fiction Squad #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Spinning out of Paul Jenkin’s Fairy Tale universe. It’s a detective story that sounds awesome and looks amazing.
Gotham Academy #1 (DC Comics) – We’re guessing this is a perfect series for fans of Gotham. A new comic that looks at the students at a prestigious Gotham school. It sounds perfect for the tween set.
Guardians 3000 #1 (Marvel) – We’re old school Guardians fans, and this new series is written by our favorite Guardians writer Dan Abnett. Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27 are back!
Men of Wrath #1 (Icon/Marvel) – A gritty new limited series launching as part of Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint! Witness the story of Ira Rath – the coldest hitman ever to walk on Alabama soil and the black cloud that hangs over his family name. Explore the blood-soaked history of the Rath family as Ira embarks on a job that will decide the fate of his cursed family once and for all.
Ricky Rouse Has a Gun (Self Made Hero) – A graphic novel that skewers copyright and intellectual property, and at the same time pokes fun at the sub-culture that appropriates it all.
Skandalon (Arsenal Pulp Press) – Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love. Maroh’s new graphic novel Skandalon is a bold and literary look at sex, drugs, and rock and roll—and the cost of fame. “Skandalon,” a term found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle.