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.
Wonder Woman #32
Writer: Azzarello, Brian
Artist: Sudzuka, Goran
Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff
This may be the issue where we finally see Diana act as the God of War. There are a lot of things off about this series, but the artwork has always been top-notch.
Red Sonja #10
Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Geovanni, Walter
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
Last issue, Sonja was charged with bringing the world’s most talented and beautiful courtesan to a dying king. This time, Sonja is going to meet her match with the world’s deadliest swordsman.
Alex + Ada #7
Writer: Luna, Jonathan
Artist: Luna, Jonathan
Cover Artist: Luna, Jonathan
One of the best things about this series is the abundance of quiet moments afforded to the characters. In this issue, Ada is having difficulty adjusting, and Alex will take some risks to help protect her.
Velvet Vol. 1
Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Epting, Steve
Cover Artist: Epting, Steve
If you haven’t read any issues of this series, now is your chance. Velvet works with a spy agency as an assistant. When events point to her as the killer, Velvet takes things into her own hands. Think of James Bond as a woman and rocking life in the 70s. This volume collects the first arc of this series.
Wicked and Divine #1
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: McKelvie, Jamie
Cover Artist: Wilson, Matthew
If you’re not excited about this new series, you should be. Gillen and McKelvie on a creator-owned series!?!?!?!? This is why we read comics! Wicked and Divine is part mythology, part Hunger Games, and all style. Every 90 years, the gods are reborn into our world as teenagers. In two years, they are dead. Before death, these gods live like popstars.
American Vampire Second Cycle #4
Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Albuquerque, Rafael
Cover Artist: Albuquerque, Rafael
Pearl and Skinner make their way through the decades and are faced with new challenges. Are they at risk for dying?
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!