East of West
Story by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin
This series is set in the United States, in a society where the Civil War never ended, and continued to create strife between many factions, leaving the fate of everyone to rest on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yes, the horsemen are the heroes and saviours of humanity,well, one of them is, the others want to bring this end, including the humans. Apparently, humans find fun in bringing forth the end of time, no matter the cost. The story is told as a Western science-fiction, and has the reader wondering whether apocalypse is applied as the end of the days, or the bringing of enlightenment. Hickman wrote the acclaimed (and beloved by me) series The Manhattan Projects, and alongside this series, both are favourites. Plus, the art is quite good, particularly what they do withvthe colour attached to each of the horsemen.
Locke and Key
Story by: Joe Hill
Art by: Gabriel Rodríguez
My Review of the series.
This horror tale follows a family as they try to adapt to living in a creepy ancestral house after a very traumatic event led to the death of the father. There are magical keys, murderers, secret pasts, forgotten events, PTSD, alcoholism, and a bunch of other different things that make this series so good to analyze. I am quite sure most people have at least, heard of this series. The art is dark, gritty, and beautiful, and it is accompanied by a good plot and memorable quotes.
Story by: Joss Whedon
Art by: Brett Matthews and Will Conrad.
Publisher: Dark Horse
My Review of Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4.
This is the comic continuation of the TV series and the film, and maintains the same feel. The franchise has become even more popular among people in later years, myself included, and I am glad that this was written and drawn, because my poor heart needed more. If by now you’ve yet to see the show, I recommend you fix it immediately, there is no time to waste when it comes to amazing television.
Story by: John Allison
Art by: Lissa Treiman and Whitney Cogar
My Review of Vol. 1
This is a series that follows three friends at university as they go through their normal lives, which usually includes seeing old romances, discovering their sexuality, dressing up with dresses that might as well have moths coming from them, amazing mustaches, and the most clueless people when it comes to anything that might make them happy. It is one of the funniest comics out there, and leaps ahead of a lot of books pretending to tell true stories of college students going through different tribulations.
Story by: Matt Fraction
Art by: David Aja and Javier Pulido
This is the best rendition of the character I’ve ever seen, and so far remains Matt Fraction’s best work. This is the one I would tell people to read before going to see his previous appearances in other comics, because it gives an amazing insight into all of him, and has him updated for this day and age. Now, if we could get this version of Black Widow, hopefully by the same team, I would be satisfied.
What other series should I be reading?