Each week, the NBC Staff will share various comics we think are worthy to be your pull list. These issues will be picked based upon just how excited we are for them to come out. We dig them, and you might too.
Feel free to let us know what YOU think WE should buy in the comment section below.
Bringing his A game…Ukerupp thinks you should try:
Scott Snyder doing what he does best. Horror. After his work on Severed (Image Comics) and with the hiatus of American Vampire (Vertigo), it is nice to see Synder playing in the field of suspense and terror again. The cliffhanger from issue three left me wanting more, more, more, and now that I have finally been given that “more,” I am scared to flip open the first page. Great stuff by a great writer and artist.
Empowered Special: Nine Beers With Ninjette
Adam Warren and Takeshi Miyazawa
Bare with me, here… It’s actually good. This series by Adam Warren is about a kooky ninja-girl and her escapades in battling evil, perverts, and her boyfriend. The lead is, like her namesake, empowered and independent in her role as a hero and a woman (take a look at this shit, DC!). This special should be a good place to start this award-winning series.
Breaking kneecaps and chewing bubblegum…Ghostmann thinks you should try:
Red Team #5
Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak
What if someone tried to be the Punisher for real? That is basic premise of Garth Ennis’ Red Team – but there is nothing basic about this intense series. Told from the interrogation table, the story of Red Team laid out in flashbacks from the people involved. Vigilante justice is something that Ennis excels in and this book does not disappoint.
Drink the Kindt Kool-aid…Cosmo thinks you should try:
Mind MGMT #15
Have you noticed how this site has some very vocal supporters of Matt Kindt (myself included)? And have you been wondering what exactly all the fuss is about? Well, this is it: one of the most original, engaging stories being told in comics right now. In addition, Kindt’s beautiful watercolor artwork is alone worth the price of admission. The current arc is made up of a series of self-contained background stories, so it’s a great place for jumping on. Go ahead, you won’t regret it . . .
Avengers Assemble #19 (Marvel)
By Kelly Sue DeConnick and Barry Kitson
If Hickman’s Avengers is too cold and all over the place for you I suggest you start reading this title ASAP. Kelly Sue is probably the funniest writer in Superhero comics right now and this series more then any has the humor on overdrive. Some of the many hilarious moments in this series include Hulk making Spiderwomen a sandwich because of her Pheromones, Spiderman labeling Tony Starks and Bruce Banners separate teams as “team happy” and “team sad”, Spiderwomen inserting herself as an awkward third wheel sitting in-between Hawkeye and Black Widow on a trip to Russia, Tony Stark and the Hulk walking naked from Avengers Tower to the Baxter Building and oh so much more. But at the center of this series is it’s gigantic heart and what comes across strongest is how much these charterers love and care for one another. The support they give one another is what matters most and that’s the ongoing consent of the series, What’s most important is not there superpowers but the people behind them and how much mean to one another. This is a “team” book in the best sense of the word.
Grab your paper bag…Ithosapien thinks you shoud try:
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #5 (Image Comics)
By Ken Kristensen and M. K. Perker
Satanists, public television, and Affirmative Action all in one.
Cheating his first time up at bat…APoetSomeday thinks you should try:
By Grant Morrison and Various
Can I cheat a little on this one and do some classic books? Honestly, there aren’t so many books that I’m really psyched about right now and I’d sooner talk about a series that I genuinely LOVED (rather than one I just like). My all-time favorite comics series is Grant Morrison’s masterpiece ‘The Invisibles’. Every bit as deep and complex a work of philosophy as it is an outrageous and frivolous piece of end-20th century pop culture, The Invisibles is sharp, cool and action-packed, plus, it really makes you think (or rather unthink). If you’re a Morrison fan and you haven’t read this, then check out the first trade ‘Say you want a Revolution’ – its a bit slow-starting at first, but stick with it, because it really will alter your perceptions, if not of comic books, then perhaps of reality itself.