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.

Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 (of 4)

Star Wars Rebel Heist 2

Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Castiello, Marco
Cover Artist: Kindt, Matt

This limited series takes a look at our favorite Star Wars heroes from the perspective of those within the Rebellion. We’ve seen them in action, whereas they are legends to others within the movement. Last month was Han; this time, we get to see Leia in action as a spy for the Rebellion.


Adventures of Apocalypse Al Vol. 1 Trade Paperback

Adventures of Apocalypse Al Vol 1

Writer: Straczynski, J. Michael
Artist: Kotian, Sid
Cover Artist: Farmer, Bill

Paranormal detective charged with stopping various apocalypses from happening, Allison Carter takes her job seriously. This trade is less than $10 and collects the first four oversized issues of Apocalypse Al.


Black Science: How to Fall Forever Vol. 1 Trade Paperback

Black Science Vol 1

Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Scalera, Matteo
Cover Artist: Scalera, Matteo

Remender and Scalera’s Black Science is the perfect blend of science fiction and reality. When an anarchist scientist travels to parallel realities, he gets more than he bargains for. This first trade collects the first arc (#1-6) and is at Image’s introductory price of $10.


Trees #1

Trees 1

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist/Cover Artist: Jason Howard

Warren Ellis has a new book out! Warren Ellis has a new book out! And it’s a science fiction story about aliens living among us in silence. This is definitely a series you’ll want to pay attention to in the coming months.


Umbral: Out of Shadows Vol. 1 Trade Paperback

Umbral Vol 1

Writer: Johnston, Antony
Artist: Mitten, Christopher
Cover Artist: Mitten, Christopher

If there’s one thing I wish there were more of, it’s magical girl fantasy stories. Umbral is a dark fantasy, of the same vein as Amethyst: Princess of Gem World. This trade collects the first six issues of the new series at $10.


Ms. Marvel #4

Ms Marvel 4

Writer: Wilson, C. Willow
Artist: Alphona, Adrian
Cover Artist: McKelvie, Jamie

Are you reading this title yet?! Jump on this NOW. It’s not everyday we get a fun title like Ms. Marvel that depicts young women in such a positive manner. In this issue, Kamala digs deeper into the source of her strange new power.


Fairest: Return of the Maharaja Vol. 3 Trade Paperback

Fairest Vol 3

Writer: Williams, Sean
Artist: Sadowski, Stephen
Cover Artist: Hughes, Adam

Don’t worry if you haven’t ready all 100+ issues of Fables, the series Fairest spins off from. Williams and team do a great job of bringing you just what you need to know in this one story arc. The arc focuses on Indian fables and legends, which is a great excuse to learn more about other cultures’ literary history.


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!