Time flies when you’re reading comics and before we knew it, summer was over. As the leaves change, so do our pull lists. And so, Girls Gone Geek has the latest and greatest comics YOU should be reading.
Unanimously, all three of us named Lazarus, Saga and Young Avengers as must reads.
Each title boasts brilliant story-telling and gorgeous art in every issue while all being very different kinds of comics. If you like depth and grit, grab Lazarus. If you are craving a fresh take on superheroes, Young Avengers will brighten your day. And if you just want to be engulfed by a comic, Saga can do that.
The comics that got two out of three votes are Trillium, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, CHEW and Red Sonja.
I instantly fell in love with Trillium. It has the same engaging spirit as Sweet Tooth. It’s futuristic, anthropological and the end of each issue leaves you intensely anticipating the next.
We’re nearing the end of Killjoys, so if you haven’t read an issue yet, be sure to get the collected edition. It’s a colorful, off-beat book drawn by Becky Cloonan. And you can never have enough of her art in your library.
Thirty-seven issues in, and CHEW continues to be fantastically funny and gloriously clever in the grossest kind of way. If you are way behind in reading the issues, there is a buffet of collected editions to choose from: trades, deluxe hardcovers and super deluxe hardcovers. (Note: Food puns are a must when referencing this comic.)
Red Sonja sees Gail being her glorious, spit-fire writer-self. It is clear that she loves this character because she pours that love into the dialogue and character moments delivering a barbaric dose of red-headed authenticity. It feels savagely right and kind of nostalgic, in a Secret Six kind of way.
The rest of the books on the list hold a sweet spot in at least one of our hearts. E. thinks you should be reading Nothing Better: No Place Like Home, X-Men, Daredevil, Hawkeye and Life With Archie. Lindsey suggests Batman: Li’l Gotham, Batman ’66, Jupiter’s Legacy, and The Walking Dead. I round out the list with Rocket Girl, Rat Queens, Rachel Rising, Captain Marvel and Fatale.
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Do any of these comics make it into your stash every month? Want to know more about what makes these titles worthy of our pull lists? What’s on your list that didn’t make ours?
Tell us what WE should be reading in the comments!