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: Battling Boy: Fall of the House of West (First Second) – The latest graphic novel in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy series focuses on Aurora West and her focus on finding the person responsibly for the death of her mother. Like the graphic novels before it, this one is beyond entertaining with a sense of pulp fun and adventure.
Balkans Arena (Humanoids) – This original graphic novel takes us into the seedy underworld of a country whose violent past echoes in their present.
East of West #21 (Image Comics) – The apocalyptic series doesn’t disappoint and it’s one of the series I look forward to with each issue. Always at the top of my read list.
Twilight Children #1 (Vertigo) – Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke on a Vertigo series? Yes please!
Two Brothers (Dark Horse) – A graphic novel by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba about twin brothers raised apart. Heartbreaking and memorizing. You can read my review.
Top Pick: Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #2 (BOOM! Studios) – This instantly became a must read for me after the first issue. If you missed missed the beginning, hurry up and go pick it up and then read this. It’s too good to pass up.
Batman #45 (DC Comics) – There’s a new Batman coming out by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. I don’t know what you need to be excited by a comic but that’s plenty for me. I’m in!
Catwoman #45 (DC Comics) – I’m going to keep putting this on my list of top picks for the week until it stops being so phenomenal. And, honestly, I don’t see that happening any time soon so, go check this out for a thrilling crime saga.
Rebels #7 (Dark Horse Comics) – I really enjoy takes on historical mythology and this is an extremely solid look at the classic American folklore tale of Molly Pitcher. Let your inner history lover out. It’s worth it.
Top Pick: Batman and Robin Eternal #2 (DC Comics) – One of the best cliffhangers I’ve seen in some time with Batman, and Dick Grayson back in the driver’s seat? No brainer. Oh Brother, oh Mother, bring this on!
Superman: Lois and Clark #1 (DC Comics) – Dan Jurgens, Lee Weeks, continuity? Yes please! Bring it on! I forget you, sometime…
Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics) – Bold move bringing Ryan Reynolds, errr Deadpool on your team. Love me some Pool. You got one issue to prove me out.
Top Pick: New Avengers #1 (Marvel) – Secret Wars is coming to a close, and now we are seeing new teams forming and The New Avengers is one I am very excited about. Mostly because I get Hulkling and Wiccan back (and apparently Wiccan has been made over), but this line up looks like it will be a lot of fun, and they can kick butt. It’s going to be a fun ride to see how this team is received.
A-Force #5 (Marvel) – Well the traitor has been revealed, and they’ve made sure to end things with a bang! Nothing that She-Hulk and the ladies of A-Force can’t handle….I hope. This has been one of my favourite titles in Secret Wars, and I am very excited to see this title continuing in the new Marvel Universe.
Civil War #5 (Marvel) – It all comes down to this battle…forces clash to determine the fate of this region of Battleworld, and the mysterious third party involved will not doubt be throwing their hat into the ring. The reveal was pretty shocking to me on who this third party is, and I’m looking to forward to see how they fare in the battle.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel) – The Guardians are back….sort of. Star-Lord is running a planet, so his fiancé Kitty is now on the team; along with the ever loving blue eyed Thing??? Just seeing Grimm as a member of this time has me excited!
Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel) – This title I add as a top pick hesitantly. The last volume of Uncanny Avengers was way less then stellar, but I am hoping this new line up and mission can win me back. It is an interesting roster, with a new member I have not seen before, so I am curious about this teams mission. Plus I’m really wanting to know why Steve Rogers would want Deadpool on an Avengers team.