I’ve always been of the opinion that there’s a great comic book out there for everyone. I love making recommendations to folks – especially new readers – and helping them grow a love for one of America’s unique forms of literature.

So, let me tell you what to read this week.

Gotham Academy #1

Gotham Academy 1

Writer: Cloonan, Becky and Fletcher, Brenden

Artist: Kerschl, Karl

Cover Artist: Kerschl, Karl

From Previews:

WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past.

Dear DC: thank you for giving us this GREAT new series! Teens living in a creepy boarding school in Gotham? Brand new characters? Strong female leads up front? I got a chance to read this issue early, and I am stoked for where Cloonan and Fletcher are going to take this series. Don’t miss out on a new series!


Peter Panzerfaust #21

Peter Panzerfaust 21

Writer: Wiebe, Kurtis J.

Artist: Jenkins, Tyler

Cover Artist: Upchurch, Roc

From Previews:

‘ON TILL MORNING,’ Part One From the memories of Claude, the only living twin, the story continues. Together at last, Peter, the Darlings, and the remaining Lost Boys embed themselves in the dangerous heart of Paris. With the Hook hot on their heels, it is only a matter of time before they are discovered. But Peter has a plan. A new story arc begins here!

New story arc of one of my favorite series! Sadly, this series is coming to an end, which leaves a giant hole in my pull list. For now, the first four volumes Peter Panzerfaust are available from Image. I HIGHLY recommend checking out this unique spin on the classic Peter Pan story.


Thor #1

Thor 1

Writer: Aaron, Jason

Artist: Dauterman, Russell

Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell

From Previews:

* The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever… UNWORTHY!  But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we’ve ever seen before! Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows! JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!

Time to see what all the hype is about. Surely you’ve heard it – the new Thor is a woman, with all the powers and privileges of the god of thunder. If you’ve ever been interested in reading about Thor, this is the place to start.


That’s it for this week’s pull list! If you have any recommendations for comic fans (and non-fans) out there, share them in the comments section!