Beyond Rebirths and Civil Wars, there are whole worlds to explore in the pages of comics and graphic novels. While DC has its Rebirth, Marvel slogs through its second Civil War – an interesting story, but one that’s been buried by tie-ins. (See below for one really stand-out moment.) Meanwhile the ‘indie’ scene is knocking out of the park. Take a look at some of my new and old…
With 41 territories made up of alternate universe fragments, exploration of Battleworld can be daunting, even to experienced travelers. In this guide I hope to help you navigate the perplexing landscape and make the most out of your journey. If you get lost, you can always call on the Thors for assistance; just keep in mind that Doom’s Law is absolute, and the Thor Corps exists to enforce it. Have fun!
Looking for something new to read, or wondering if the comic lives up to the hype? As a comic shop employee, I’ve got some recommendations.
Kelly Sue DeConnick’s comic about a prison planet populated by women who defy the patriarchy is supposed to be set in the future, but has an awful lot in common with the present.
If your kid is scouted for a fancy prep school, chances are they’ll develop weird powers, travel through time, or get murdered by the staff.
In Geekomancy, forthcoming from Pocket Books, author Michael Underwood introduces us to Rhiannon “Ree” Reyes, a barista-slash-screenwriter-slash-geek who discovers the ability to turn science fiction and fantasy props into actual power and pick up super skills from watching TV. With barely a glance over her shoulder, Ree jumps into a world where Magic cards are actually magic, strangers from Faerie hang out in bars, and Aberrant Muses encourage suicides so the Duke of Pwn can get their souls.
As I approach my 3rd consecutive Comic-Con, I still consider myself a neophyte to the world of graphic novels, but I’ve discovered that some of the best storytelling in science fiction, fantasy, and thriller is being told in comic form. Here are my top picks: