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: Ivar, Timewalker #10 (Valiant) – There are dinosaurs riding dinosaurs. That’s all.
Rai #11 (Valiant) – I usually stay clear of most sci-fi comics, or at the least those set in the far future, but something about Rai has me intrigued. Ive enjoyed the first two issues in the current arc, and I can’t wait to see where it ends up.
The Shield #1 (Dark Circle Comics) – The last series I read from Dark Circle, The Fox, was amazing. I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for this series.
Top Pick: The Arab of the Future (Metropolitan Books) – Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi’s Libya, and Assad’s Syria, but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of dreams for the Arab nation. It not only allows us to learn more about an eccentric family, but also a world many of us will never know.
Back to the Future #1 (IDW Publishing) – I love the fist two films (third not so much), and I’m nervous about this series, but holy crap am I excited for it.
Justice League #45 (DC Comics) – The “Darkseid War” continues as the second wave begins as the Justice League members have gained great power, but at a price. Wonder Woman and Mister Miracle must help the League escape the curse of the New Gods and hold on to their humanity. The last issue left my jaw on the floor. I’m expecting more of the same.
The Paybacks #2 (Dark Horse) – One of the funniest new series out there. Each issue so far has had me laughing, and left me beyond entertained. Absolutely brilliant on so many levels.
Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel) – The Inhumans are one of four main cores of the Marvel universe (Spider-Man, X-Men, and Avengers being the other three). This new series, featuring the talents of writer Charles Soule and artists Steve McNiven and Brandon Peterson, not only features Medusa, Black Bolt, Triton, and Reader, but also Torch and Beast!? Yeah, I’m intrigued.
Top Pick: Titans Hunt #1 (DC Comics) – The original Titans back together again solving a mystery? Hell yes. So excited for this book and have faith the creative team will knock it out the park. I will be waiting with my catchers mitt to see if I’m right.
Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel) – This book has just been flat out fun. I’ve heard people say that Peter Parker is being handled like a poor man’s Tony Stark. I don’t buy that argument at all, but I will be buying this. Why? Because it’s fun and for our Friendly World Spider-Man that’s exactly what I want. Go Team Slott!
Batman and Robin Eternal #3 (DC Comics) – The first issue was gangbusters, last week’s was a bit slow. Now that the characters and the list has been introduced, I hope the action ramps up and we get a great Bat tale. Very glad Cassandra Cain is back too.
Justice League #45 (DC Comics) – What can be said about this book that hasn’t already been said? It’s a steamrolling juggernaut and like the New England Patriots I can count on Johns and Co. to give me a great performance and the W! Hoping Darkseid is not really dead though.