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 Trade Paperback
Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Castiello, Marco
Cover Artist: Hughes, Adam
The Rebel Alliance’s newest recruits are teamed with its greatest heroes to hatch a plot and pull off a heist right under the noses of the Empire’s finest. Is it possible that Princess Leia’s, Han Solo’s, and others’ most obvious weaknesses might also be their greatest strengths? Collects Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1-#4. Cover by Adam Hughes! Classic characters of Star Wars in an all-new adventure!
This was a fun mini-series, an outside look at some of the most popular characters from the Star Wars franchise. Each issue is about a different character interacting with a Rebel soldier. Great for any Star Wars fan that hasn’t tried a comic in the past!
Writer: Stewart, Cameron
Artist: Tarr, Babs
Cover Artist: Stewart, Cameron
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes.
Guys! This issue is a game-changer for DC. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen something this optimistic and happy. This is THE issue to jump in with if you’ve wanted to try out Batgirl.
Writer: Snyder, Scott
Cover Artist: Jock,
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99
The team on Wytches should immediately get you pumped. Snyder and Jock are a force with which to be reckoned. Grab this issue and get ready to get scared.
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher Further Faster More Trade Paperback
Writer: DeConnick, Kelly Sue
Artist: Lopez, David
Cover Artist: TBD,
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is launching headfirst into an all-new adventure! As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life – and the entire Marvel Universe – in the months to come. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl’s people, Carol discovers that she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it’s payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #1-6. Rated T+
Carol in space! With the Guardians! Captain Marvel is a great, feminist superhero story. Dive in with this collection.
She-Hulk Vol. 1: Law and Disorder Trade Paperback
Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Pulido, Javier
Cover Artist: Wada, Kevin
Jennifer Walters is the She-Hulk! A stalwart member of the Avengers and FF, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off more than she can chew! When Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor Von Doom, seeks extradition, it’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk-style! Then, She-Hulk and Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File – a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! And when someone important to She-Hulk is killed, and won’t let it stand – but who can she trust? She-Hulk takes on her most terrifying role yet: defendant! Collecting SHE-HULK (2014) #1-6.
Speaking of great feminist superhero stories…Jennifer is a vision in green. Everything about this series is exceptional.
Echo Complete Collection Hardcover
Writer: Moore, Terry
Artist: Moore, Terry
Cover Artist: Moore, Terry
Julie is in the wrong place at the wrong time when an explosion in the sky rains liquid metal that sticks to her and becomes a symbiotic armor. When Julie discovers the metal is a prototype nuclear weapon, she runs rather than give it back to the army, and the chase is on! Winner of the Harvey Award for ‘Best New Series’, Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series is available at last, from high-flying beginning to earth-shattering end – all 30 issues in one complete volume! Limited to 425 copies!
If you’re in the mood to shell out some big bucks this week, I HIGHLY recommend this series. It is one of my personal favorites, and Moore’s writing changed the way I think about comics.
Honey Blood Vol. 1
Writer: Mitsuki, Miko
Artist: Mitsuki, Miko
Cover Artist: Mitsuki, Miko
When a girl at Hinata Sorazono’s school is attacked by what seems to be a bloodsucking vampire, everyone is on edge and wonders who’s next. Hinata refuses to believe that vampires even exist, but then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel. Dressed in a kimono with an old-world air about him, Junya has a taste of Hinata’s blood and tells her it’s sweet… Hinata can’t help but be drawn to Junya, but could it be that he’s actually a vampire – and worse yet, the culprit behind the attacks?!
Yeah…I’m going to check this out.
World Trigger Vol. 1
Writer: Ashihara, Daisuke
Artist: Ashihara, Daisuke
Cover Artist: Ashihara, Daisuke
Upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?
I’m really looking forward to this series and where it’s going.
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!