Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1Wednesdays 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.

Pick of the Week: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1 (Dark Horse) – The early years of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. as Hellboy heads out on his first mission. The Mignolaverse (of which this is a part) is one of the best ongonig comic universes out there, and this is a fantastic entry point to check it out, or if you like the movies that spun out of it.

Angela: Asgards Assassin #1 (Marvel) – The Spawn character turned Marvel character gets her own series as she takes her first step to define her role in the Marvel Universe.

Escape From New York #1 (BOOM! Studios) – We’re big fans of the movies (well at least the original), and to see Snake Plissken come to comics makes us more than happy.

Evil Empire #8 (BOOM! Studios) – A political thriller that takes you into the government as it devolves into an evil mess. Each issue has shocked, thrilled, and entertained, and we seriously have no idea what will happen next.

Gotham Academy #3 (DC Comics) – If you thought getting detention was a pain, just wait till you see detention Gotham Academy-style! One of the freshest series to come out of DC in a long time.

Nailbiter #8 (Image Comics) – Each issue is tense as we delve deeper into the mystery of a town that produces more than its fair share of serial killers.

Secret Six #1 (DC Comics) – Gail Simone returns to the dysfunctional team that stood out from all the rest of what DC produced at the time. Will lightning strike twice? A lot has been kept under wraps for this new series, and the wait is killing us!

Shaft #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The classic character comes to comics in a first issue that instantly creates depth and motivation for the character. An amazing start for the series.

Valiant Sized Quantum & Woody #1 (Valiant) – An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the alterna-verse!

Wolf Moon #1 (Vertigo) – Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Jeremy Haun, the comic is a new six-issue miniseries that takes on the werewolf mythos. When Dillon Chase’s family was slaughtered by the wolf, his life was forever changed. Dillon sets out to destroy the creature, but he soon learns that lycanthropy is far more insidious than the legends ever said. With each full moon, he draws closer to the monster – and with each full moon, he becomes more aware that in order to stop the wolf, he must kill a human being and become a fearful monster himself.