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: A&A: The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #3 (Valiant) – This series is such a blast to read. I absolutely love how much fun it is, and yet there’s also a message underneath the booze jokes. I’ve loved every page thus far.
Ninjak #15 (Valiant) – What happens when you take everything from one of the most deadly men in England? Well, I assume he’ll want revenge of some kind…
4001 A.D. X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant) – It’s a full Valiant week this week, eh? I’ve been looking forward to 4001 A.D. for a couple of months, and I’m ready to devour all of the tie-ins as well.
Top Pick: All-New X-Men #9 (Marvel) – This has been a fun book and I’m really enjoying seeing these younger X-Men venture out into their new world, experiencing their new present and learning more about themselves. This issue has the team jump into the Apocalypse Wars and Evan himself will come face to face with the villain many fear he will become. I’m looking forward to seeing if he can write his own destiny, or is set in stone…and his genetics.
Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (Marvel) – Jaunting through space; helping those who need it; and the ever loving blue eyed Thing among their ranks, the Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun, exciting read I look forward to. This issue has Groot and Venom facing off against Skrulls. Lots and lots of Skrulls. See? Fun!
Vision #7 (Marvel) – A new story arc starts for Vision. This issue is described as a story about Vision and Scarlet Witch 45 years in the making, and it does not sound like a story book romance. This has been a great book, showing the dark side to Vision’s idea of a normal family life. Throw in Scarlet Witch and this is a story I’m ready to dive into.
Top Pick: Action Comics #52 (DC Comics) – Past meets present and future as Superman meets Superman! Been waiting for this one a long time and rumors abound what will happen to the current Man of Steel are rampant. Apparently Superman’s greatest foe is not Lex Luthor, Doomsday or Metallo. It’s time. The bell tolls for thee.
Batman #52 (DC Comics) – Last issue before the new direction. A presence from Bruce Wayne’s past comes back to haunt him. While that’s not entirely new, hopefully we get some more insight to his new 52 roots. Last stop before some dramatic changes to the Bat-Universe.
Top Pick: The Fix #2 (Image Comics) – I love a good cop drama, and especially crooked cop drama. The first issue by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber absolutely blew me away and is easily one of the best debuts of 2016. I’ve been counting down the days until the second issue, thankfully it’s here. The humor is amazing and mixed with the story itself, it’s just a damn near perfect combo.
American Monster #3 (Aftershock Comics) – Brian Azzarello, nuff said. He’s one of the few writers that I’ll devour whatever he writes. It’s not all perfect, but it’s at least interesting.
Grizzly Shark #2: Grizzly Shark Returns (Image Comics) – The concept is as bizarre as the title. The first issue had me laughing through almost the entire thing. It’s absolutely hilarious in a completely absurd way.
Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #4 (Legendary) – Big robots and Kaiju. I’m a huge fan of anything Pacific Rim and its been a bit of a break between the last issue and this one, but I’m sold no matter the wait.
Southern Bastards #14 (Image Comics) – One of the best comics on the market is back for a new arc. Always a must read.