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: 4001 AD #1 (Valiant) – it’s not often that I get excited for Event Series anymore, but this one has me just giddy. Valiant had my favourite event last year with Book of Death, and so I can’t wait to get my hands on the first issue of their 2016 event series. It’s going to be amazing (I hope).
Detective Comics #52 (DC Comics) – More Jim Gordon as Batman? It’d be rude to say no!
Old Man Logan #5 (Marvel Comics) – Yeah I know it came out last week but I forgot to pick it up, and seeing as how I’m only getting to the shop on Friday … Why not?
Top Pick: Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics) – Steve Dillon is one of the reason why Punisher isn’t a forgotten relic of the 80’s and 90’s. Nothing has compared to the work Garth Ennis and Dillon did with the character, but pairing Dillon with Becky Cloonan is a promising way to bring Punisher into a new golden era.
Sheriff of Babylon #6 (Vertigo) – Last issue’s demonstration that the book is about the human experience in otherwise nightmarish circumstances show that no matter what happens, this is a thought-provoking title.
The Bunker #17 (Oni Press) – Any single panel from Bunker could be framed and hung in a gallery. Though dark, and certainly no one has ever pitched this book as “fun”, it’s textures and color schemes make for an exciting experience.
Klaus #5 (BOOM! Studios) – Why did I let it surprise me that Grant Morrison would be bring such originality to a tired concept like Santa? Why did I think I’d lose interest after December? I am continually excited about this book.
Weavers #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Creepy and imaginative, this new Simon Spurrier title is exactly where you want to go if you want both fresh and visually intriguing.
Top Pick: Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics) – New team, new era. They promise us they are going to take Frank Castle where he’s never gone before. I am very excited for this book and can’t wait to see what the new scribe and veteran artist have in their armory for us. Parental advisory be damned, this one’s going to be big time!
Top Pick: Rough Riders #2 (Aftershock) – I loved this series’ first issue. It was an awesome blending of alternate history, action, and actual history! I can’t wait to see what’s next. It’s one of the few comics that had me doing research after I read it!
4001 A.D. #1 (Valiant) – Valiant’s next big event and the first issue is a great jumping on point for new readers.
The Punisher #1 (Marvel Comics) – Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon, nuff said.
Super Human Resources Season 1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The concept of someone working in a super hero HR department sounds too funny. I can’t wait to read this one, the concept sounds amazing and original to me.
Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel Comics) – Jim Zub writing a group of misfit heroes? Sign me up.