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.
The New Deal
Writer: Case, Jonathan
Artist: Case, Jonathan
Cover Artist: Case, Jonathan
The Waldorf Astoria is the classiest hotel along the Manhattan skyline in 1930s New York City. When a charming woman checks in with a high-society entourage, a bellhop and a maid get caught up in a series of mysterious thefts. The stakes quickly grow perilous, and the pair must rely on each other to discover the truth while navigating delicate class politics.
Done in black, white, and blues, The New Deal is a beautiful book with great characters. The story is compelling and moves at a pretty good clip; even the quiet moments seem to be packed with nuance and plot.
Red Sonja #18
Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Geovani, Walter
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
Gail Simone concludes her epic run on Red Sonja with the most heart-wrenching event in the life of our heroine! Face-to-face with the man she hates and distrusts most in the world, Red Sonja hears – for the first time ever – his side of the story. The last survivor of the craven murderers who wiped out her tribe finally comes clean at the end of Sonja’s blade. But then… something wholly shocking and unexpected happens. Nothing will prepare you for what’s to come, as Sonja’s infamous blood rage comes to a boil!
Simone’s Red Sonja run revitalized the character and reminded comic book readers of how utterly amazing Sonja is. I’m looking forward to the conclusion of her story as well as this interaction with her most hated enemy.
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!