Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!
Wednesdays 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!
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: Democracy GN (Bloomsbury) – Beginning in 490 BCE, this graphic novel shows the tortuous birth of democracy, is crammed with extraordinary characters and tells in incident and vivid detail how this greatest of civic inventions came about.
Invisible Republic #6 (Image Comics) – This comic featuring a reporter uncovering the truth of the rise and fall of a world leader and revolutionary is a fascinating comic that I can’t get enough of. Every issue is riveting.
Princeless: Be Yourself #4 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The end to the latest volume is here! This is a series that’s fun for both kids and adults, and should be on everyone’s read list.
Transformers: Windblade #7 (IDW Publishing) – Windblade and Starscream are competing to gain lost Transformer colonies as allies. The latest one might be more than either can handle.
We Are Robin #4 (DC Comics) – The last issue ended with a bang, and it looks like the first team member has been killed. The series is an interesting one, diverse, full of energy, I’m just not quite sure where it’s going, but I want to find out.
Top Pick: Over the Garden Wall #2 (BOOM! Studios) – One of the most visually arresting cartoons on TV apparently has a comic book and I didn’t even know! Join me in making up for lost time. This TV series was haunting and charming and funny and beautiful and since the book shares a creative team with the show it looks wonderful. A must for fans of Turn-of-the-last-century Americana.
Avatar: The Last Airbender. Smoke and Shadow TP Part 1 (Dark Horse) -Written by Eisner winner Gene Luen Yang, all of the Avatar comics have been wonderful addendum to the beloved TV series. I’m sure that all-ages-all-genders loveliness will continue in this new arc.
Fight Club 2 #5 (Dark Horse) – If you liked the movie or the book you’re probably already reading this. An incredibly well crafted book in story and art.
Grayson #12 (DC Comics) – “You’re here, I’m here. We’re surrounded by an excessive amount of skulls. The moment just seems right…” daaamn, Grayson was using all of my old pickup lines last issue. This series manages to be funny, suspenseful, fanservicey as hell but also surprisingly emotionally raw when it wants to be. In this issue Grayson is finally returning to Gotham. He’s going to be shaken (not stirred) and it’s going to be interesting.
Wolf #3 (Image Comics) – Urban fantasy/horror that actually feels fresh. Everything creator Ales Kot touches is both out-of-the-box and small (p) political.
Top Pick: X-Tinction Agenda #4 (Marvel) – The mutants of Utopia must band together with the mutants of Genosha in order to defeat a a common foe…a traitor from within! This has been an enjoyable title, revisiting the island of Genosha and the struggle of its inhabitants to survive not only a virus slowly killing them, but also having their one time friends turn their backs on their plight. Looking forward to see how this showdown ends.
Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #4 (Marvel) – This title has been a surprise for me. I really wasn’t expecting much, but I am loving the story of Captain Marvel and her squad questioning the world they live in and their “Lord Doom”; thoughts that could cost them their very lives; and now they have a team of Thors coming for them! Really excited to see if they find the answers they’ve been looking for.
Runaways #4 (Marvel) – To be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with this title after issue #2 so I haven’t kept up with it; but then I saw the cover for #4 and I decided to get #3 as well and see what’s been happening. I really liked the cast of characters and this team up, and the kids rebelling against all they’ve been taught to believe. We’ll see if the latest issues have stepped up, so for that, I am looking forward to this.