Hi there, I love comics with robots, and I'm currently reading all of IDW's Transformers series, as well as Atomic Robo. Any other suggestions for good robot comics? (Other comics I like include Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel, Gail Simone's old run on Birds of Prey, and the current Guardians of the Galaxy, if that helps.) Thank you!
What DC comics would you recommend? Right now I only read a few (Batman, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman), and read a lot of Marvel and Image stuff. If it helps, my favorite things to read right now are Daredevil, Hawkeye, Uncanny and All-New X-Men, Sex Crims, Wicked + Divine, and pretty much anything that has cool art and is funny.
Well it’s a Vertigo book, and not particularly funny but The Wake from Batman’s Scott Snyder and current winner of The Eisner for best artist Sean Murphy just wrapped up it’s 10 issue run and it’s INCREDIBLE!
Hi! After getting into the gf gossiper podcast recently their constant talk of comics and comixology and the ease and convenience of your app got me in and now I'm pretty hooked. At present I have things like Saga, Lumberjanes, Hawkeye, Young Avengers, Wicked + Divine, Adventure Time, and Bee and Puppycat. Other media wise I am into Futurama, Venture Bros., the MCU, Pacific Rim, GRRM, Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, fantasy/scifi etc. Recommendations please!
Hi! The comics I like are She-Hulk, Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Shutter and The Wicked + The Divine (aforementioned are all ongoing). I also liked Gail Simone's Wonder Woman, Young Avengers vol 2, Translucid and Sex Criminals. I got into comics a month ago, and I'm always looking for some comic recs! Thanks for doing this!
Hey! You’ve got great taste in comics!
Here are some that come to mind…
For they funky stuff like Daredevil & She-Hulk, you might like Mike Allred’s Madman & for something more in the YAv2 vein how about Brian K Vaughan’s Runaways which has art from Ms. Marvel’s Adrian Alphona!
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Eric Arroyo recommends Boss Snake - Cold Blood, Cold Streets
Gate City’s underbelly is home to more than enough crime lords and cults for a single pulp action hero to take on. Covered in foreboding geometric spot-blacks and brought to life with ink wash textures, this post-WWII setting recalls the first decades of the superhero genre, with all the mobsters, mysticism, and mad science to go with it. But unlike Doc Unknown, the heroic pulp-revivalist adventure comic that introduced Boss Snake, Boss Snake: Cold Blood, Cold Streets turns its snake-eyes on the story’s villain and explores his rise to power.
In Doc Unknown #1, our hero summed up Boss Snake’s life as a brutal rags-to-riches story. But this embellished tale shows that on the road to controlling Gate City’s underworld, Snake lost much more than he could ever gain. Unlike Doc Unknown’s more whimsical adventures, Cold Blood, Cold Streets is a down-to-earth, Depression-era tragedy, with the most fantastical element being Snake’s own reptilian mug. Artist Ryan Cody and writer Fabian Rangel Jr. craft a world that’s out to get Snake, with deep shadows and gritty brush strokes lurking even in the corners of Snake’s happiest moments. The slick, contrast-rich art style couples design sensibilities that recall the time period with contemporary storytelling sophistication. Cody suggests time and place with specific and iconic details, making Gate City feel fully realized with just a few marks of the pen.
Cold Blood, Cold Streets doesn’t set out to reveal that Boss Snake deep down has a heart of gold. Instead, it builds his worldview, showing what happens when a man who’s hardly given a chance has to take everything that life refuses to give him. Boss Snake is a villain you learn to respect, but never forgive.
If you ever wanted to see the dark side of pulp adventure like The Rocketeer and The Spirit, coupled with a classic mob story, look no further than Boss Snake: Cold Blood, Cold Streets. And if you’d rather stick with the high-flying adventure, read about Doc Unknown’s exploits in his own title.
Eric Alexander Arroyo is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and a Digital Editor at comiXology. He’s probably drawing giant robots or listening to ABBA.
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Jonah Chuang recommends The Sandman: Overture #3
Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III’s The Sandman: Overture is the kind of series that you have to sit down and absorb in order to appreciate it fully. The art is mind-blowingly detailed and expansive, and the content of the story is cerebral and rich.
This series is the prequel to the acclaimed original Sandman series from way back in 1991. In the beginning of that story, the protagonist, Dream of the Endless (the lord, master and literal embodiment of dreams), is returning to Earth, exhausted from a long battle when he is caught in a trap by a mediocre human sorcerer and kept prisoner for a long time, causing all kinds of problems. This story is the story of the epic battle and it so far it has been exactly that: epic.
In the first two issues, Dream encounters his alternate selves and learns of his death and the existence of a “mad star” (like the Sun, but crazy) that’s poised to destroy the universe. As a result, Dream must go stop this star, as, apparently, it is his fault that it’s mad to begin with.
In this issue, Dream goes over to the place where none of the Endless can go and then goes in anyway. Partnered with a giant cat version of yourself, Dream walks through a lawless land of dangerous criminals and murderers looking for answers. The story takes on a fantasy space western feel, which is actually pretty big right now.
J.H. Williams III’s art is nuts, and perfect for this book. There’s no other way to describe it except imagination made physical. There are also a bunch of little familiar nuggets in this story that make you want to go back and read the original series again and rediscover the magic all over again.
Jonah Chuang is a Production Coordinator Assistant. He is very much looking forward to seeing the footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron.