Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!
Wednesdays is 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 and graphic novels you should spend some extra time checking out.
Top Pick: Andre the Giant: Life & Legend (First Second) – I remember watching wrestler Andrew the Giant growing up in the 80s. This graphic novel is a condensed version of his life touching on the important things that shaped the man, and giving us some insight into such a fascinating individual.
Afterlife with Archie #5 (Archie Comics) – Afterlife with Archie has been an amazing spin on the Archie characters throwing in zombies, death, and anything goes. I never thought I’d be so excited over the Archie characters, but I can’t wait for each issue’s release of this series.
Bee and Puppycat #1 (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – A new all ages title from KaBOOM!, and imprint of BOOM!. The Kickstarter hit has come to comic form, with a magical tale that’s fun for the whole family.
Fubar: Better Red Than Dead (Alterna Comics) – Another zombie tale, this indie series is a great take on alternate history. Everything I’ve read from these guys have been amazing and I can’t recommend anything they’ve done enough.
Lumberjanes #2 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – The hit series just keeps getting better. This one from BOOM!’s imprint BOOM! Box is about a group of girls at a summer camp where things are a bit… weird. It’s exactly what we need more of in comics.
Rust Vol. 3: Death of Rocket Boy (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – If you haven’t read the first two Rust graphic novels, you’ve been missing out. This third volume, we’ll hopefully find out a bit more concerning the mysterious Jet. Each volume’s story has been entertaining, and the art is amazing.
Starlight #3 (Image Comics) – Mark Millar’s riff on Flash Gordon has been fantastic each issue so far. He’s hit all the right notes with each issue’s release, mixing in action, while tugging at our heart strings.
This One Summer (First Second) – Another graphic novel from First Second, Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis
United States of Murder Inc. #1 (Marvel/Icon) – In this oversized first issue, you will discover a world in which the families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. From Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Avon Oeming.
The Walking Dead #127 (Skybound) – All Out War has ended…. where do we go from there?