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.

Lumberjanes #14

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Writer: Watters, Shannon
Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Cover Artist: Allen, Brooke A.

When a freak snowstorm hits the camp, Jen gets lost! It’s up to Rosie and the girls to find their Roanoke cabin leader. As they search, Jen comes across the path of a mysterious taxidermist who rides a moose. What the junk is she up to?

Beginning of a new story arc! A simple camping trip just isn’t in the stars for the Lumberjanes. As usual, the girls have to deal with some pretty suspicious supernatural events. Check out the preview:

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Apocalyptigirl

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Writer: MacLean, Andrew
Artist: MacLean, Andrew
Cover Artist: MacLean, Andrew

Alone at the end of the world, Aria is a woman with a mission! As she traipses through an overgrown city with a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria is on a fruitless search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power. But when a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she’ll face death in the hopes of claiming her prize.

A girl. A cat. The apocalypse. This is a story after my own heart. Apocalyptigirl offers a commentary on how self-righteousness destroys the world while gently unfolding events of the past. The graphic novel walks the delicate line between humor and violence gloriously. It’s a quick read, but it will leave you wanting more.

 

Velvet vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men

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Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Epting, Steve
Cover Artist: Epting, Steve

The white-hot spy series from the creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is back! Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she’s coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying. Don’t miss the second volume in the adventures of comics’ favorite new super-spy. Collects VELVET #6-10

Not really a great volume to jump in with, but I do want to point out just how amazing and beautiful this series is. It features an older woman who buckles down and kicks some butt. The story is gripping and grimy, but start with the beginning. You won’t regret it.

 

A-Force #1

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Writer: Wilson, G. Willow
Artist: Molina, Jorge
Cover Artist: Cheung, Jim

* Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!
* In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before
* Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!

Drop everything and pick up this series! I am so excited to read this all-female series, especially since G. Willow Wilson is writing it. Check out why she’s so amazing – here’s a piece she wrote in rebuttal to Jill Lepore’s thoughts on female comics book characters.

 

Adventures of Aero-Girl #1

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Writer: Feenstra, DeWayne
Artist: Eneas, Axur
Cover Artist: Eneas, Axur

As Aero-Girl, Jacqueline Mackenzie is the protector of Foxbay. As the sidekick to Battle Jack, her father, her life couldn’t be any better; but tragedy is just around the corner! Will she be ready to defend her city against the evil of Dr. Chimera and his army of AniMen? Can Aero-Girl be the hero she (and her father) always dreamed of being?

Father-Daughter crime fighting duo! All-ages comic! Non-sexualized teenaged girl superhero! Check out the preview if that hasn’t caught your attention yet.

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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!