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.
Giant Days #2
Artist: Treiman, Lissa
Cover Artist: Vass, Adam
I don’t normally recommend a second issue or an issue in the middle of a story arc, but Giant Days blew me away last month. I fell in love with the series from the first few pages. Had some major freshman year flashbacks in this issue. We all went through the sick weeks in college, and they were miserable. Thanks to BOOM, we have a preview of the first few pages of this issue:
Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Cover Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Standalone issue! Standalone issue! If you’ve ever wanted to check out Lumberjanes, this is your shot! We get a look at the life of the Lumberjanes before they head to camp, and it is amazing. We also learn the origin of Molly’s hat. We have a sneak peak from BOOM!
Bandette Vol 2: Stealers Keepers
World’s Cutest Thief is at it again. This collection is adorable and worth checking out. This is a great all-ages comic to pass along to anyone you want. I want to be Bandette so bad.
The Fade Out #5
Artist: Phillips, Sean
Cover Artist: Phillips, Sean
New arc of The Fade Out is out this week. Might be a bit confusing to jump in, but I’m sure you are a smart reader. With the bit of background info given in the beginning and the flow of the story, #5 is a good place to jump in and check out Brubaker and Phillips’ latest original work.
Only picked this up because it has the absolute most manga-sounding title ever. Half of the issue is silent, with fight scenes intermingled with a woman playing the cello. While the first issues leaves more questions than answers, it is still an intriguing start to a brand new story.
Artist: Crofts, Jackie
Cover Artist: Crofts, Jackie
Set up as a teen girl crime drama, Nutmeg follows the bake sale ongoings of the Lady Rangers. Poppy and Cassia are ready to take down the club’s Queen Bee with a recipe for disastrous brownies.
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!