Recommend Me… Comics

Posted September 13, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Recommend Me... / 6 Comments

Recently I have started dipping into the world of comics and graphic novels after I heard that the most recent reboot of Ms Marvel was the first Pakastani-American Muslim superhero. This new change was exciting, and there was also the news that the new Captain American was going to be Falcon, an African American and Thor was soon to be a woman. Finally, when Archie died after he took a bullet protecting his gay friend, I knew that it was time to jump into the world of comics.

First problem I found was the sheer amount of comic book series out there. If I wanted to dive into the world of a particular superhero, I had no idea where to start, what is good and what is bad. I asked a fellow book blogger (Nylon Admiral), as I knew she was knowledgeable in the world of comics. I have been given a nice long list of Marvel Now comics to try and I am very pleased that they are mainly woman superheroes (the new Black Widow, She-Hulk, Storm).

However I think I am just getting started and I know I have plenty of great series to read. So I thought I would ask for some recommendations. Not just superheroes but I want to explore some interesting comics and superheroes. However I would like to dive into the world of some of the greatest superheroes as well. To help here are a list of comic books series I’m currently reading at the moment, and keep a look out for some reviews in the future.

Currently on my TBR

  • Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (art by Francesco Francavilla)
  • Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick (art by David Lopez)
  • FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics by Simon Oliver (art by Robbi Rodriguez)
  • Peter Panzerfaust by Kurtis J Wiebe (art by Tyler Jenkins)
  • Richard Stark’s Parker by Darwyn Cooke & Donald E. Westlake (art by Darwyn Cooke)
  • Rocket Girl by Brandon Montclare (art by Amy Reeder)
  • She-Hulk by Charles Soule (art by Javier Pulido)
  • Storm by Greg Pak (art by Victor Ibanez)
  • The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan (art by Marcos Martin & Muntsa Vicente)
  • The Punisher by Garth Ennis (art by Lewis Larosa, Tom Palmer & Dean White)

6 responses to “Recommend Me… Comics

  1. Violet

    Your level of pretentiousness will increase with each comic and graphic novel you read. 😀 I don’t really understand the attraction. I had to read Persepolis, and although I appreciated the art and storytelling, I would rather have read just text. The library has a lot of graphic novels these days, so I guess they’re popular. I’d read Ulysses done as a graphic novel – that would be awesome. [Ha, yes, I used awesome in a sentence because I’m trying to be ironic.]

  2. Lianne @

    Awesome that you’ve checked out Black Widow, I love the art for her series (that and that she has her own series ongoing right now). I’ve really, really, really enjoyed Jason Aaron’s run for Thor: God of Thunder; his storytelling and Esad Ribic’s art has been quite epic 🙂 I’m waiting for the paperback for Skottie Young’s Rocket Raccoon (as the single issues have been selling like crazy and I was too late to put it on the pull list xD) as the first issue was a lot of fun 😀 Oh, and from the DC side of things (because I’m clearly a Marvel reader 😛 ), I’ve been enjoying Geoff Johns’ run on New 52’s Aquaman 🙂

    Have you checked out Saga? I didn’t see it in your previous entries under the graphic novels tag…I only read the first issue recently and enjoyed it very much 🙂

    • I read the first volume of Saga before I started reviewing comics. I enjoyed it but didn’t return to it, for some reason. Maybe I’ll need to reread the first volume so I can review it. I expect a lot more reviews from comics in the future and I might try to get Rocket Raccoon

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