Writers: Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson Artist: Brooke Allen
Lumberjanes tells the story of best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley who are away at scout camp Lumberjane. In between hiking and friendship bracelets these girls must go on insane quests to battle yetis and solve supernatural mysteries. It's great to see girls all getting along and also the range of body shapes depicted in the comic. Kind of like a mix of a 90s teen flick with Gravity Falls. This is a fun story full of laughter and adventure and does take friendship to the max. As a special note- Lumberjanes is now one of my all time favourite comics and a great entry point for those who have never read a comic before.
Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Colours: Adam Guzowski Letters: John J. Hill
Welcome to Buckaroo, Oregon. The birthplace of sixteen of the worlds worst serial killers. FBI profiler Carroll has gone missing after becoming obsessed with the towns mysteries. His friend NSA agent Finch must now work with Buckaroo's newest serial killer Edward "Nailbiter" Warren to find Carroll and solve the question 'What makes a serial killer?' This comic had me wrapped around it's finger from issue one. At first glance Nail Biter looks like just another horror comic, but it is far from it. Murderous and disturbing, but you just can't stop reading.
Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Victor Ibanez
I have always wanted to read X-Men but the amount of comics available and plot made it too overwhelming. Storm is the perfect way to jump into the X-Men universe. Within the first issue they introduce Ororo (Storm) and do a fantastic job explaining some of her history.
What I was drawn to in Storm was her desire to make the world a better place. Even though much of the world hates her and even some of the students at the Jean Grey School, Ororo strives to do what's right and help human and mutant kind. I loved every moment of the first issue with its emotionally driven plot and electric art. I can not wait to read issue #2.
Creator: Sana Amanat Writer: G.Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona
Meet Kamala Khan, the first muslim character to headline her own book. Kamala is just your typical teenager from Jersey until she discovers she has shapeshifting abilities. Kamala now calling herself Ms Marvel, not only faces conflicts with villains, but family and religious duties as well. A down to earth portrayal of a superhero for a new generation. I am loving every moment of this adorably awkward adventure.
The Wicked & The Divine
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Colours: Matthew Wilson
The first thing that grabbed my attention about the Wicked & The Divine were the breathtaking covers done by artist Jamie McKelvie. From the moment I saw a preview of issues one and two- each with a beautiful girl in rainbow makeup I knew this comic was for me.
The Wicked & The Divine is fun story about gods living life as celebrities on earth. Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. People come from around the globe to watch them perform and then in two years the gods die. I love everything about this comic and I am hoping to cosplay as Amaterasu with her rainbow eye makeup soon.
Have you read any of these comics? Let me know what you think.