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: Faith #4 (Valiant) – Why is this my top pick? Because it’s so bloody good! It is one of the best series you’ll read this year, and feels like this generation Spider-Man, but, you know not from Marvel. I’ve loved every issue so far, and I can’t wait for this.
Batman #51 (DC Comics) – With Bruce back in the spandex, and Superheavy concluded, I want to see where the series goes from here ahead of the Rebirth.
Old Man Logan #5 (Marvel) – After the lackluster ending to #4, I’m hoping that this issue returns to the heights of the earlier issues, but with an Old Man Logan who is slightly more accustomed to his present.
Top Pick: Dark Knight III: Master Race #4 (DC Comics) – I have fond memories of reading the third issue, but it’s been so long they’re all a bit hazy now. I’m excited to see if the zig-zag narrative continues. Actually I could say a lot of sarcastic things but in the end I’m just a nerd waiting for the next issue.
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #3 (Marvel) – This book is fresh and amusing enough to make it a fun departure from the decades of “what the hell is going on now?” X-Men stories.
Top Pick: Old Man Logan #5 (Marvel) – Being one of the very few (I think) who hasn’t read the original Old Man Logan storyline, I didn’t know what to expect from this book except for knowing Logan was back and, well, old. But WOW has this book impressed me! Following Logan as he tries to change his future; watching him slash his way through the bad guys; seeing him encounter people he thought long gone. This is dark and gritty and everything a Wolverine book should be. If you haven’t been reading, this is #5…catch up already!
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #5 (Marvel) – This is a title I didn’t think I was going to enjoy after I saw previews. Happy to say I was wrong. Totally not what I usually read; this is a really lighter look at the Marvel U. It’s funny, it’s sometimes campy, it’s cartoony….It’s Patsy! And it works.
Top Pick: 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #1 (Black Mask Studios) – A fantastic debut issue that introduces us to four kids (shocker) and their father who has some bad men looking for him. The comic is all set up, but the focus on each kids personality and quirks is beyond fantastic giving each life in ways so many other comics miss.
Aliens: Defiance #1 (Dark Horse) – Today is Aliens day, but tomorrow sees a new Aliens comic hitting shelves. Dark Horse is doing some great things with the Aliens/Predator/Prometheus universe creating comics that can be read on their own, but when brought together they tell an even more entertaining story.
Chapterhouse Archives Captain Canuck #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) – It’s Captain Canuck. I’ve been loving what Chapterhouse has done with the character, so the more Captain Canuck, the better. His series is that perfect mix of fun and entertainment without the grim and gritty
Faith #4 (Valiant) – Speaking of fun and entertaining without the grim and gritty… a fantastic comic for so many reasons, one of which is the main character is a normal person in her attitude and looks. It’s great to read a comic and see someone that actually looks and acts like a real human being.
Micronauts #1 (IDW Publishing) – The classic comic characters and series is back! We’ll see how it holds up today. I’ve been looking forward to this debut since it was announced.