Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Black_Panther_1_CoverWednesdays 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.

Alex

Top Pick: Old Man Logan #4 (Marvel) – I’m more excited by this comic than any other this week because I’ve been diving through my long boxes looking for another comic to reread for Graphic Policy’s “From The Vault” feature. I’m pretty sure I know which one it’ll be, and with it being an older Wolverine comic it got me stupidly excited for the current ongoing series featuring the old clawed Canadian.

Detective Comics #51 (DC Comics) – We all saw Bruce Wayne come back in Batman #50, but after such a brilliant Jim Gordon Batman tale the last three issues, it’d be a shame to move on from Gordon as he finds his feet. I’m chuffed that we get at least one more Gordon as Batman story before Rebirth hits the DC Universe.

Johnny Red #6 (Titan Comics) – Just look at that cover. It’s wonderful. And with the last issue ending with Johnny stumbling across a certain Nazi leader, Wednesday can’t come soon enough…

Ninjak #14 (Valiant) – One of Valiant’s best series (to be honest I could actually say that about most of Valiant’s comics) stumbled a little last issue, but with a new arc kicking off in #14 I’m hoping the series takes off running again.

 

Javier

Top Pick: Sheriff of Babylon #5 (Vertigo Comics) – Tom King’s police procedural set in postwar Bagdhad’s Green Zone is captivating.

Black Panther #1 (Marvel) – It’s written by a bonafide Genius. Enuf said!

Black Widow #2 (Marvel) – After reading the first issue, all I can say is WOW. It’s been a long time since I seen anything like that come out of Marvel. Pure superhero action. Let’s see if it carry overs into the next few issues.

Old Man Logan #4 (Marvel) – I know two old men going at it is far from sexy, but they are kicking ass and taking names! Old Man Logan versus Aged Steve Rogers.

Unfollow #6  (Vertigo Comics) – Rob Williams dark satire on social media is a must read.  The Deacon character get’s special treatment in this issue and bonus: R.M. Guera returns to Vertigo as the guest-artist in this issue.

 

Brett

The Fix #1 (Image Comics) – I’ve read the first issue and it blew me away with the pacing, the humor, everything about it. From Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber this comic is as fantastic as all of their other collaborations. To tell you more about it would ruin it, but if you’re a fan of Superior Foes of Spider-Man, you’ll love this comic.

Black Panther #1 (Marvel) – One of my most anticipated comics for the first half of this year. The combo of Ta-Nehisi Coates as the writer and Brian Stelfreeze as the artist has me excited to see what they can do with this classic character.

Black Widow #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was damn near perfect. It launched with an exciting action sequence that was little on words and lots on excitement. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee absolutely got my attention with their take on the character, no lets see what they can do with her.

Interceptor #4 (Heavy Metal) – A cool sci-fi series involving vampires and roaming motorcycle gangs. It’s just a fun read.

Rough Riders #1 (Aftershock Comics) – This new series from Aftershock mixes Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Houdini, Jack Johnson, Annie Oakley into a kick ass team. I’m beyond intrigued.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Harley Quinn April Fools Day Special #1 (DC Comics) – This looks absolutely fun and great! Harley starting a support group for Super villains. Such possibilities for super powered hijinx! Count me in, I have problems too! Plus art by Jim Lee!!

Earth One: Wonder Woman (DC Comics) – The mad Scotsman Grant Morrison taking on Diana and her origin. Sexuality and the Purple Ray. Safe to say this will have estrogen power abound! I’m very excited for this one and to see the Steve Trevor and Amazon updates. Hopefully still an Invisible Plane around. Gotta get this one!