Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!
We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Top Pick: Imperium #1 (Valiant) -Toyo Harrada has a vision for the world. He’s taken over a small country, and is gathering his Harbingers to shape the world, by force if he has to. This series has been one of my most anticipated of 2015 since Valiant announced it as part of their Valiant Next line, and it is as good as I expected.
Ant-Man #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was full of heart and humor. I’m hoping the second is just as good.
The Bunker #9 (Oni Press) – This twisted time travel story looks at fate and destiny and whether you’ll ensure you come out on top no matter how many it kills. Each issue has been amazing adding bits and pieces to the mystery as much as it reveals answers. One of my favorite comics on the market.
The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time #1 (Dark Horse) – Taking place after Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven thinks they’re close to controlling the town. Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you’re a Goon fan, you can’t miss this.
Lady Killer #2 (Dark Horse) – Josie’s life grows more complicated than ever. She has her family and the fact she’s an assassin. How can she do it all and balance her work and home life? The first issue was fantastic.
Top Pick: Nameless #1 (Image Comics) – Grant Morrison is my favorite writer in comics and Chris Burnham’s viciously violent art is always an incredible treat. Them together on a creator-owned horror series at Image is all kinds of perfect.
Hawkeye #21 (Marvel) – Matt Fraction is such an astounding writer that the only substantial problem with his comics nowadays is that they get delayed so much. But Hawkeye, the book that catapulted his particularly powerful presence in the current comics realm, is coming back this week with an issue that kicks off the end to his quirky,p, excellent run.
Saga #25 (Image) – Saga is back, with a double-sided cover celebrating its 25th issue! ‘Nuff said.
Superman #38 (DC Comics) – Not only does this issue end Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.’s first arc on Superman together, but it promises a new costume design and a new superpower for Superman. I’m game!
Swamp Thing #39 (DC Comics) – Charles Soule’s amazing, epic run on Swamp Thing is coming to a close next month, and the stakes sure are high given the end of issue #38. Swamp Thing is my favorite DC book at the moment, so I’m gonna savor every detail of these last few issues.
Top Pick: Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat – Updated Edition (Carpet Bombing Culture) – I remember Banksy’s paintings appearing all over New Orleans post-Katrina. Some were preserved, some painted over right away; all were amazing. They sparked a heated debate around NOLA: vandalism or art? Would vandalism inspire a cool book like this? Discuss.
Hello Kitty: It’s About Time (Viz Media/Perfect Square) – During these cold winter days under gray skies I could sure use a little Hello Kitty for a dose of bright sweetness. It really is about time!
Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #2 (Zenescope) – It’s Oscar time and what could be better than a Hollywood zombie throw-down? I’m a fan of parody, too, so turn the zombies loose on the red carpet! Wonder who the zombies will be wearing this year . . .
Mr. Natural #3 (Kitchen Sink Press) – Mr. Natural versus the devil? I’m there. Plus I can’t wait to see what havoc Mr. Natural will wreak in the confines of a mental hospital Hey ho, indeed!
Southern Dog TPB (Action Lab Entertainment/Action Lab: Danger Zone) – I’m a fan of Universal’s Wolf Man movies, and shapeshifters from True Blood to Grimm so I’m really looking forward to this!