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.

Serenity Leaves on the Wind #2Serenity Leaves on the Wind 2

Writer: Whedon, Zack
Artist: Jeanty, Georges
Cover Artist: Santos, Daniel Dos

After a phenomenal first issue, Serenity is back to continue spinning the tale of the crew after the events of the movie. In this issue, readers will get to see just how far the crew of the Serenity can be pushed.

Tomb Raider #1Tomb Raider 1

Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Selma, Nicolas Daniel
Cover Artist: Santos, Daniel Dos

It’s finally here! The first issue of Gail Simone’s newest series features the gaming world’s most popular female character, Lara Croft. This comic book series takes place right after the latest Tomb Raider video game and will continue to show how Lara develops into one of the most badass characters out there.

Legends of Red Sonja #4Legends of Red Sonja 4

Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Jadson, Jack
Cover Artist: Anacleto, Jay

Another Gail Simone book, this time featuring the work of Marjorie Liu and Mercedes (Valdemar) Lackey. These short stories about Red Sonja are so much fun to read!

Black Science #4Black Science 4

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

Black Science has been a fascinating tale of explorers in a different realm. Like many futuristic science fiction stories, the danger does not lie solely in the new environment; rather, it’s human nature you’ve got to watch out for.

Deadly Class #2DeadlyGridFinal

Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Craig, Wesley
Cover Artist: Craig, Wesley

What happens in a school of assassins stays in a school of assassins. Can Marcus adjust to this extreme lifestyle?

Rat Queens #5Rat Queens 5

Writer: Wiebe, Kurtis J.
Artist: Upchurch, Roc
Cover Artist: Upchurch, Roc

DnD fans, this is YOUR comic book! Comedy and fantasy rolled into a delightful package, Rat Queens is the new cult comic book to come out of Image. If you are looking for the most diverse, realistic, enjoyable group of women, look no further than this book. Plus, they have a Pinterest board for each of the characters!

Fantastic Four #1Fantastic Four 1

Writer: Robinson, James
Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Kirk, Leonard

As part of the All-New Marvel NOW initiative, Fantastic Four gets a fresh jumping-on point for new readers. Solicits say that Fing-Fang-Foom is involved in this first issue. HOW ARE THEY GOING TO TOP THAT IN FUTURE ISSUES?!

Guardians of the Galaxy #12Guardians of the Galaxy 12

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Pichelli, Sara
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike

I know you watched that new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer 20 times (no? just me then?). Find out more about them in their awesome comic book! Bonus: right now, the Guardians are involved with the X-Men and the trial of Jean Grey for crimes she has not committed yet.

Hawkeye #15Hawkeye 15

Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Aja, David
Cover Artist: Aja, David

It’s been so long since we’ve had a Clint story in Hawkeye that I don’t even remember what’s going on (we had issues 14 and 16 back-to-back. They skipped 15. Confusing, I know, but this is just how Hawkeye works). Still, I’m excited for another Clint story featuring him and his brother.

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!