Need a suggestion? How about warrenellis's TREES which takes place in a near-future Earth where monolithic extra-terrestrial objects have landed all over the planet with no obvious motive or explanation.
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I can’t even believe the list of creators who worked on these 39 issues: Warren Ellis (warrenellis), Rick Remender, Ed Brubaker, Matteo Scalera, Jamie McKelvie (mckelvie), Nick Spencer (nickspencerly), Mike Deodato Jr, Clayton Cowles, and more that I’m sure I’m forgetting.
Featuring a team made up at various times of Hawkeye, Spider-Man Moon Knight, Cap, Black Widow, Ant-Man, and more, I’m amazed this run isn’t talked about more.
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Kate Kasenow recommends Moon Knight #6
Continuing a long-running streak of brilliant reboots, the newest series of Moon Knight does not disappoint! While issue #6 is the finale of the current creative team, it invigorates the story of Mr. Knight and passes on a truly impeccable story unto the next.
In this issue, we are not lead by Moon Knight at all, but the tragic rise of a would-be antagonist. The plot of this issue really drives forward the idea that as not all heroes are created equal neither are villains and sometimes the best of intentions can lead to the wost of consequences. The character of Moon Knight, especially during this current series, is rife with both personal and psychological issues. The exploration of these issues from both sides—from the perspectives of both protagonist and antagonist, is what makes this series truly shine.
Behind these perspectives, is the seasoned writer Warren Ellis, who’s sparse style really packs a punch—sometimes literally. His characters are often reserved until their thoughts have marinated enough to let the words flow freely, but when they do the story rolls along with them. Each character is full of depth that allows them to exist fully in the dark underworld that Ellis paints with his writing. Backing up Ellis’ words is the fantastic art of Declan Shalvey (dshalv) with colors by Jordie Bellaire (jordiecolorsthings). The mood of the colors is always pitch-perfect and Shalvey’s lines move effortlessly across the page, each one laid out with an incredible sense of design.
This issue is the swan song of an incredible team and isn’t to be missed!
Kate Kasenow is a comics artist from Indiana currently living in Manhattan. She works at ComiXology as a Lead Digital Editor and spends most of her spare time re-reading J. R. R. Tolkien.
This is one of the greatest issues of a comic i have EVER read.
It might in fact be the greatest issue of a comic i have ever read.
It is simply THAT good.
Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire should be knighted by the queen for this.
You NEED to read this.
The plot is simple enough.
There’s a kidnapped girl on the 6th floor of a building. Moon Knight has come to rescue her. And there’s bad guys in the way. Simples.
Every single page is phenomenal though.
If you’re not a fan of Moon knight this will change your mind.
Even if you’ve never read a Moon Knight comic you should read this.
What he said.
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Madeleine Lloyd-Davies recommends Trees #1
Trees tells the story of Earth’s first encounter with aliens, but it’s different from any other alien comic out there. Rather than coming to Earth to attack us, or give us knowledge, or even interact with us at all, the aliens are completely indifferent to our presence. How embarrassing for us! Writers generally imagine that we’d be very important to aliens in one way or another, but Ellis assumes that we’re of even less interest than another planet’s single-cell organisms would be to us.
I’m also excited about Jason Howard’s illustrations of these alien visitors (the titular “trees”). It has always been a pet peeve of mine that science fiction has so frequently decided that our basic bodily structure makes sense for life elsewhere—eyes, mouths, audible communication—I’m always impressed when someone can come up with something that isn’t recognizable as human.
In this issue, we’re introduced to a few key players for the upcoming story, and we get background on the original “invasion,” which happened ten years ago. I’m excited to learn more about these aliens, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a while before that happens. If you are interested in alien invasion stories, I would definitely give this series a shot.
For fans of: sci-fi
Madeleine Lloyd-Davies, comiXology’s Production Director, has wanted to work in the comics industry since she was seven years old, sitting cross-legged on the floor in CVS and reading Jughead comics.
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↳Global Frequency by Warren Ellis
Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers the last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent-equipped with a special mobile vid-phone-is speciffically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!
This 288 page volume collects the entire 12 issue Global Frequency storyline in one trade featuring art by mindblowing collection of artists including: Lee Bermejo, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, David Lloyd, Gene Ha and many others all for just $12.99!
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Jonah Chuang recommends Moon Knight #4
In the latest Moon Knight, Warren Ellis does the most Warren Ellis-iest thing in recent memory and writes a tale filled with mad pseudo-science and abstract psychic ideas that makes you feel like you’re going on an acid trip with a genuinely psychotic Moon Knight. It’s absurd, but so casually referenced that it produces a growing sense of dread for the reader as each chapter of the story progresses.
I don’t know what it is about Ellis/dshalv's Moon Knight— maybe it's the fact that he wears an immaculately clean white suit with matching blank mask and rides around in a limo fighting nightmarish things like it's a totally legitimate thing to do, or maybe it's his calm and collected body language in the midst of the extraordinary and horrifying circumstances that he always finds himself in, but this Moon Knight gives off an aura of stillness while simultaneously leaving you with the sense that he could transition into a fit of sudden and brutal violence at any moment.
As with the rest of the issues in this run, issue four doesn’t tie in with any of its preceding issues, so don’t worry if you haven’t read any of the others (though really, what the hell are you doing with your time that’s so important you can’t spend a few minutes looking at this crazy title),. Still, it is very much in the vein of the series’ apparent mission statement, which is, “watch this formerly crazy superhero scare the crap out of you more than any villain ever has.”
Jonah Chuang is a production coordinator assistant at Comixology. He was born and raised in Queens, NY under the light of a yellow sun but has no remarkable powers aside from minor lactose intolerance.