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!
Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Top Pick: Batman: White Knight # 1 (DC Comics) – I have been beyond excited for this book for quite a while now. While it must be hard to break new ground for characters that have been around for 75 + years, I have faith that Sean Gordon Murphy is going to do it. Having been able to have a chat with the man himself this past summer I got a good sense of what he wants to do with his Batman and Gotham. I must say it is an intriguing premise one that plays off of the concept of redemption and accountability. Plus returning Joker to his Jack Napier alter ego is something I have wanted to see for a long time. This should rock in so many ways!
Batman: The Dawnbreaker # 1 (DC Comics) – The one shots for this Metal crossover have all rocked so far, and I have no reason to believe that this one won’t live up to the example set thus far. The thought of putting the most powerful weapon in the universe on the finger of a very young and angry Bruce Wayne has me on the the edge of the multiverse on the possibilities. Will there be a chance for brighter days or will it indeed be Batman’s darkest night?
Top Pick: Batman: White Knight #1 (DC Comics) – I am excited for this book, and not just because I am a sucker for Batman, but also to see the entire story flipped on its head. It doesn’t hurt that Sean Murphy is drawing and writing this.
Old Man Logan #29 (Marvel) – I have been completely shocked by how good this book has stayed since Lemire ended it perfectly. It is a blast. He’s fighting an army of hulks. I mean, that’s both ridiculous and amazing.
Iron Fist #73 (Marvel) – Sabretooth comes home as this book comes under the new legacy numbering. I am excited to see if Brisson can keep the action going, and keep delivering me a fun Danny Rand, since Netflix hasn’t.
Paper Girls #16 (Image) – Saga isn’t the only incredible story Vaughn delivers from Image. Paper Girls is such a fun and wacky ride that is full of the 80s, sci-fi, and friendship. Oh and it also features badass girls who (used to) deliver papers.
Outcast Vol. 5 TP (Image) – One of Robert Kirkman’s other projects, that also has its own show. It’s about demons, exorcisms, and small town America. It’s crazy, and creepy, and I have enjoyed every bit of it so far.
Top Pick: Batman: White Knight #1 (DC Comics) – Imagine if the Joker used his brilliance to fight for Gotham rather than against it? I really can’t express just how cool of an idea this is (and the comic itself is also very good), and getting to see the Joker use his mind to come at Batman in a new way is utterly fascinating.
Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1 (Valiant) – Shadowman is a Valiant character that I don’t know enough about (shocking, right?) so any chance I can get to read about him I’ll take. Plus the art is awesome!
Top Pick: Motor Girl #9 (Abstract Studios) – This series will always be my pick of the week. Cute, touching, funny, entertaining, it’s the complete package when it comes to comics and the one comic I look forward to every single month.
Catalyst Prime: Astonisher #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – The latest series to debut as part of the Catalyst Prime is focused on a rich tech white dude with psionic-ish powers. An interesting first issue that’s another solid addition to this line of comics.
Eugenic #1 (BOOM! Studios) – This one should get people talking.
Spirits of Vengeance #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s Legacy initiative is really kicking off this week and this series bringing together some of Marvel’s more horror elements should be an interesting one. Characters that have a mixed history of their own solo series are together for this new team book.
Slots #1 (Image Comics) – This series is one that was on my radar just due to the fact it’s a new one from Image Comics. After this week’s tragedy in Las Vegas, I’m reading it with a different perspective and it’ll be interesting to see how it resonates now.