Whether you’re looking to branch out, or you’re tired of the titles in your pull list, here are five current comic book titles that all comics’ fans should be reading right now.
5. The Star Wars.
Dark Horse has gone back to the roots of Star Wars…and this time they really mean it! The Star Wars #1 kicks off their adaptation of George Lucas’ original, unfilmed vision for the saga! The Star Wars celebrates George Lucas’ earliest draft of his science fiction masterpiece. Although some of the story elements remain (in a very radical fashion), it’s shocking how Lucas’ original vision differed from what we finally saw on that glorious premiere night back in 1977.
Saga is an epic sci-fi fantasy series that plays like ‘Star Wars’ for adults with a splash of ‘Game of Thrones’-style intrigue. The comic follows a young couple, each of them from a different warring race, who attempt to survive and protect their infant daughter in a war-torn galaxy where a lot of people want them dead for various reasons. The scope of Saga is huge, and it’s easily one of the best comics being published right now.There’s a cat that knows when your lieing and the story is told from the perspective of the baby, so it’s also hilarious.
3. American Vampire.
If you are ready for the return of “real” vampires then get ready because they have returned in American Vampire. American Vampire centers around two characters whose stories intertwine and connect in ways that you wouldn’t believe. The first follows Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her. The second story is set in the days of America’s Wild West and centers around Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire – a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.
What do you get when you merge the world of classic noir with the complex and insane horror of HP Lovecraft? You’d get something like ‘Fatale,’ a genre-jumping, centuries-spanning horror noir about an immortal woman, her ability to control the mindsof men and the cult that’s been pursuing her for her entire life.
In Wausau, Wisconsin, the dead just won’t stay dead. Not surprising, the residents of Wausau are a bit discomfited when their dearly departed loved ones comes strolling home. The thing is, they’re not zombies exactly, they walk and talk pretty much like they used to but, well, death seems to have given them a whole new attitude.
Every single one of these series, except for The Star Wars are available in trade paper back volumes so that they’re easy to catch up with.
What do you guys think? Are you reading any of these, if not what are you reading? Let us know in the comments below.