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: Princessless: The Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertaiment) – A new volume of Princeless is here! Everyone rejoice! The first issue is as wonderful as expected, and features a kick-ass minority woman in the lead. In fact all of the main characters are kick-ass women! Perfect for kids and adults.
Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s relaunch of the Star Wars comics line has been solid so far, and Darth Vader takes the spotlight in his own series. Can’t wait to see what writer Kieron Gillen does with him.
Divinity #1 (Valiant) – The first issue is a fascinating departure from previous Valiant series and the character is nothing like what they’ve done before. The first issue is a trippy dreamlike tale, and its so good. This is not your normal superhero series.
The Sculptor (First Second) – This came out last week, but Previews has it listed for this week. Scott McCloud’s latest graphic novel is an absolute masterpiece.
Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – Jason Aaron’s Southern gothic series has been amazing so far. You never know where each issue will take you. This is one of the first comics I read when I get a chance.
Top Pick: Legenderry Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment)– Two genres meet in an unexpected way as the steampunk meets the red-haired barbarian in a Victorian setting. It is unconventional to be sure, but also a lot of fun.
Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #32 (Zenescope) – Another great one-shot from the creative team that is taking this series in brand new directions. It is a cat-and-mouse story where the mouse is another cat.
Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – Casey has decided to run for class president in order to save Jade, but she doesn’t have a chance of winning does she? Not until the unexpected happens.
Secret Six #2 (DC Comics) – Fans responded to the release of this series under the new 52 banner at DC with great interest, but the first issue left many confused. Combined with a long wait for the second issue, what will fans end up thinking?
Thor #5 (Marvel) – This series has been telling a great story, and yet continues to divide fans over the radical change. Those that look beyond it will realize that this is no stunt.
Top Pick: Guardians Of The Galaxy #24 (Marvel) – The second chapter of The Black Vortex story line. Frankly, anything concerning the GOTG right now is worth picking up each week as the stories are getting better and much more fun each month.
Darth Vader #1 – If Star Wars #2 was any indication of how this series is going to be then we are on for one amazing ride. The art and writing blend seamlessly to bridge the gap between two amazing movies we have loved for so long.
Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – The students at Morning Glory Academy are getting more involved in the politics at school and the inevitable meeting with mysterious Headmaster should be just right around the corner.
Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – The ending to the last arc left all of us with our jaws on the floor. The current arc is just as great and we can’t get enough of this amazing football tradition in the deep South
The Walking Dead #137 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The new arc promises to reveal more about The Whisperers, a new ‘cult-like’ group that we (or our heroes) know little of. Carl has been more of a focus recently and that is definitely a good thing.
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Top Pick: Five Ghosts #15 (Image Comics) – Grey vs Van Helsing! – this is one of the most original concepts in comics! Every month, Frank Barberie delivers high-octane high adventure! This is part 3 of the new story arc and it’s Fabian Grey vs. Van Helsing!
Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – I have always maintained that Vader is either hero or villain, depending on your point of view. The previous Dark Horse series did a lot to paint him as a hero. I hope this new Marvel series does the same. But, for the first time ever, it’s canon!
Doc Savage Omnibus Vol. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – normally I’m not a huge fan of trades, but sometimes a series is better when compiled rather than in monthly single issues. I’m feeling this may be true for the new Dynamite Doc Savage series. Plus in many cases you get more bang for your buck with a good collection. And the job Dynamite has done with these classic pulp heroes, it’s more than good, they’ve been great!
Legenderry Red Sonja #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Steampunk. Red Sonja. Any questions?
Legenderry Vampirella #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ditto.