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 (1 of 6)

Serenity Leaves on the Wind

Writer: Whedon, Zack
Artist: Jeanty, Georges
Cover Artist: Martin, Laura

Praise Dark Horse for continuing this series. While not confirmed to ship yet, I am still very thrilled to pick this up when it comes to my shop. Here’s hoping it still has the same feel as the show…

World’s Finest Annual #1

World's Finest Annual 1

Writer: Levitz, Paul
Artist: Neves, Diogenes
Cover Artist: Lupacchino, Emanuela

While I’m still not sold on New 52 (yes, I know, should have gotten over this a long time ago), I am pleased to see some risks being taken at DC. Namely, the World’s Finestseries. Two women, BFFs, kicking butt. This annual will feature some action with Wonder Woman in addition to Supergirl and Robin.

Black Science #3

Black Science 3

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

Science fiction and beautiful artwork? Count me in.

East of West #9

East of West 9

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Dragotta, Nick
Cover Artist: Dragotta, Nick

Although I’m a few issues behind on this series, it is still a fantastic read that pays off relatively quick. Hickman is always knows for instant gratification with story plot, but East of West comes pretty darn close.

Five Weapons #6

Five Weapons 6

Writer: Robinson, Jimmie
Artist: Robinson, Jimmie
Cover Artist: Robinson, Jimmie

If you’re looking for a series to jump on with, Five Weapons may be your best bet this month. This issue kicks off a new arc, and the first volume is available if you want to read the entire story!

Saga #18

Saga 18

Writer: Vaughan, Brian K.
Artist: Staples, Fiona
Cover Artist: Staples, Fiona

If you don’t know what Saga is, we need to talk.

Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW

Guardians of the Galaxy 11.now

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


Not going to lie, I’m EXTREMELY excited about the Trial of Jean Grey crossover with All-New X-Men. Tiny crossovers like this one make my heart sing.


Fables #137

Fables 137

Writer: Willingham, Bill
Artist: Buckingham, Mark
Cover Artist: Pratt, George

I trade-wait Fables, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited when the newest issue ships. I can’t wait to read the entire Camelot storyline, which ends with this issue.

The Unwritten Vol. 8 Orpheus in the Underworlds

The Unwritten Vol. 8

Writer: Carey, Mike
Artist: Gorss, Peter
Cover Artist: Shimizu, Yuko


Speaking of trade-waiting…new volume of Unwritten comes out! This is a series that will speak to you literary nuts out there. Highly recommended for people who enjoy mythology, literature, and violence.


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!

Originally posted on MaraWoodBlog.com