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.

 Pisces #1

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Writer: Wiebe, Kurtis J.
Artist: Christmas, Johnnie
Cover Artist: Christmas, Johnnie

Former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner; a dream career training with NASA to travel through space; and soon, he will learn, a prime candidacy for a secret mission, one that will forever change the world: First Contact. But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he’s haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant; the voice whispering from the stars. A sci-fi psychological body horror series from the writer of RAT QUEENS and the artist of SHELTERED.

I picked up this issue because I’m a fan of Wiebe’s work on Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust. This first issue is a blend of past, present, and future as Dillon relives some of his darkest days. Pretty violent for a first issue, but Wiebe is good about not resorting to gratuitous violence.

Wayward #7

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Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Cummings, Steven
Cover Artist: Cummings, Steven

IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! Ayane and Nokaido rail against the growing supernatural forces rising up in Tokyo, but are they on the right side of the conflict?

If you have a fear of spiders, stay away from this issue! Otherwise, enjoy some gorey bits with arachnids. This new arc of Wayward continues to be fun and unsettling. Emi is starting to learn what it’s like to be in control of her life, and it’s safe to say that she loves it. There is also an essay in the back of the issue about the Obon festival and a look into the coloring process for the story. For mature readers.

Princess Leia #3

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Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Dodson, Terry
Cover Artist: Dodson, Terry

* Leia’s mission leads to the underground world of Sullust!
* The Empire’s forces are on her trail and gaining!
* Join the galaxy’s toughest Princess on a quest to save her people!

Every new Star Wars book is strong, and Princess Leia is no exception. The second issue ended in a cliffhanger, and I’m anticipating Leia and her team of recovered Alderaanians will face some major obstacles.

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!  I’m interested in hearing from those of you checking out Convergence over at DC.