Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!
It’s a new week of comics which means a whole bunch of new releases, and it’s a big list this week. Coming off of Free Comic Book Day, numerous series are picking up where their free books left off, and this year’s “events” begin after their zero issues. The team goes through the list of releases, and figures out which are the most interesting, so you aren’t overwhelmed when you head to shops to pick up the new releases. So without further ado, here’s ten books worth checking out (though the list could be much, much longer).
Top Pick: The Wake #8 (Vertigo) – They say don’t go in the ocean. There are monsters out there. Terrible secrets in the deep. But Leeward isn’t scared of any of that, because the thing she’s running from on land is much, much worse… Writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy’s series second volume has catapulted us into the future, but hasn’t dialed back the mystery. Each issue is a must read, and this mini-series should be a part of everyone’s pull box.
Batman Eternal #5 (DC Comics) – I rolled my eyes when I heard there’d be a new Batman comic, let alone a weekly series, and man was I wrong. This series focuses on everyone that circles around Batman’s universe, in a fantastic series that fleshes out the city of Gotham, and those that dwell there.
Clockwork Game (Fiery Studios) – Clockwork Game retells the true story of the world’s first chess-playing automaton, blending reality and fiction into a singular graphic novel.
Epic #1 (ComixTribe) – Did you pick up the free zero issue at Free Comic Book Day? If you didn’t make sure you do so Wednesday when you also grab the first issue of the new indie superhero series.
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Marvel has rebooted their Ultimate universe with mixed results. Here’s hoping Miles’ solo adventures are as fun as the previous volume.
Nailbiter #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Image that takes us to a small town whose biggest export is serial killers.
The New 52: Future’s End #1 (DC Comics) – The zero issue from Free Comic Book Day didn’t exactly blow me away, as it was a bit too Age of Ultron, but this is DC’s next big event begins here, so folks will be talking about it, good or bad. And is the last event even over with!?
Original Sin #1 (Marvel) – Speaking of event, Marvel’s gets a first issue after a zero issue. Someone has killed the Watcher in a pseudo Wikileaks like story.
She-Hulk #4 (Marvel) – One of Marvel’s best All-New Marvel NOW! series mixes action and humor.
The Woods #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new horror series from BOOM! and writer James Tynion IV transports a school to an alien world and to survive, they must enter the mysterious woods.