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.
Writer: Pires, Curt
Artist: Copland, Jason
Cover Artist: Todd, Dylan
What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds-and one of them escaped? As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life. Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a ‘Creator to Watch in 2013.’ ComicBook.com named Jason Copland a ‘Creator to Watch in 2014.’ Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing!
Brand new series from Dark Horse! Looks creative and fun.
Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Terry, Jim
Cover Artist: Brunner, Chris
Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners-sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads? From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)! A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!
Another new series from Dark Horse. Seeley’s work on Hack/Slash was amazing, and I’m excited to check out darker series.
The Fuse Vol. 1 Trade paperback
22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP. Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder. Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with serious attitude!
I’ve only been able to read the first few issues of this series. That being said, The Fuse is a great sci-fi crime drama. Image’s first volumes are priced at $9.99, making it easy for new readers to get into the series.
Writer: Vaughan, Brian K.
Artist: Staples, Fiona
Cover Artist: Staples, Fiona
The family is tested.
Argh! This series is killing me with all the turmoil and emotional stress.
Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Cummings, Steven
Cover Artist: Cummings, Steven
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION! Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!
NEW SERIES WITH A FEMALE LEAD! The previews for this issue are amazing. Do yourself a favor and try this series!
Jessica Jones Pulse Complete Collection Trade Paperback
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike
Jessica Jones, breakout star of Brian Michael Bendis’ hit series ALIAS, is back! And the ex-Avenger-turned-private investigator is starting a new chapter in her life – working for The Daily Bugle’s new super-hero section, The Pulse! Jessica’s first assignment: to uncover the identity of a former Bugle reporter’s super-powered murderer! How is Norman Osborn involved? And how will Jessica’s shocking discovery affect the entire Marvel Universe? And when Nick Fury’s Secret War spills over into the streets, it hits Jessica and Luke Cage right where they live! With their lives in shambles, Jessica decides to fight back! Finally, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the birth of Jessica and Luke’s baby, and their wedding day! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Captain America, the New Avengers and more! Collecting PULSE #1-9 and #11-14, and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL (2006) #1.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that Netflix has licensed Jessica Jones for a solo television series (Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist will also have their own shows on Netflix!). If you want to learn more about this character, consider picking up this large collection of issues.
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!