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.
Adventure Time #41
Writer: Hastings, Christopher
Artist: Sterling, Zachary
Cover Artist: Wyatt, Jake
New story arc! Peppermint Butler is one of the most mysterious dudes in Ooo. When he approaches Finn and Jake to recruit them for the secret agency he runs, they’ve just gotta join and see what’s going on!
Trying something new this week! I’ve never watched Adventure Time, but I’d like to read the comic series and find out what makes it a great franchise. Wish me luck!
Writer: Stewart, Cameron; Fletcher, Brenden
Artist: Tarr, Babs
Cover Artist: Stewart, Cameron
There’s a new Batman in town…and that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secret…and now she’s looking to get even more involved in Batgirl’s business!
You might need to do a little background research to get everything in this issue, especially with all the big changes going on in the Batman universe. Don’t fret – the Batgirl comic is well worth a bit of extra effort in order to jump in on this issue.
Wytches vol 1
Writer: Snyder, Scott
Cover Artist: Jock
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH, to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry. Collects WYTCHES #1-6
Do not I REPEAT DO NOT read this comic at night. Do not read it out in the woods. Do not read it if you think there’s a monster under your bed. Snyder is a master storyteller when it comes to horror, and Wytches just might be his best work yet. Jock’s art perfectly complements the story, which will leave you on the edge of your seat. Pledged is pledged, y’all.
Ant-Man vol 1: Second Chance Man
Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Rosanas, Ramon
Cover Artist: Brooks, Mark
Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something. But when Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a second chance to be the hero he’s always dreamed of becoming! Then, Scott faces off against his old foe the Taskmaster, but who is the mystery villain pulling the strings? And when Ant-Man needs to pull off an impossible break-in, he assembles a new gang.
This comic pleasantly surprised me. I didn’t want to like it, mostly because of my feelings about the upcoming Ant-Man movie (why are we getting another superhero movie about a white man when we have Black Widow poised for one?). I attribute this to Nick Spencer’s ability to warm even the coldest of hearts to Scott Lang. Definitely worth reading if you are interested in learning about the character before the movie comes out.
X-Men 92 #1
Writer: Sims, Chris
Artist: Koblish, Scott
Cover Artist: Larraz, Pepe
* Everyone’s favorite version of the X-Men from the ’90s is back!
* When Baron Kelly charges the Clear Mountain Project and its mysterious new director with ‘mutant rehabilitation,’ it’s up to the X-Men to investigate!
* PLUS: Free Range Sentiels?!? Rated T
Does a mall babe eat chili fries?
Yes, Jubilee, yes she does.
This is a notable book for me, personally. I’m pretty sure my entire sense of justice was shaped by the 90s X-Men cartoon and the Batman: The Animated Series. These two shows were instrumental in my childhood and helped direct me to comics. I’ve heard great things about this particular issue from the Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast (HIGHLY recommend), and I am so excited to see the interpretation of my X-Men in this book.
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! Check out my personal pull list each week for a wider selection of comics each week.