Are you one of the many people around the world that love the giant blockbuster films that permeate a cineplex? From war films to Star Wars, do you love to be swept up into the atmosphere that is created on-screen? If so, then here are several comics that you should read.
Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder
With the new Thor film being released this weekend, one should start with a Thor book, which just happens to be one of the best comics Marvel is currently publishing. This book begins with Thor, now going only by Odinson, no longer being worthy of his hammer. A mysterious woman picks it up, becomes Thor, and we’re off to the races. This book is a fun read from start to finish while also dealing with real-life topics. It has bombastic action, but will also deal with subjects like sexism without missing a step. It’s also the best fantasy comic being released.
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood
This comic was first released six years ago, but hardly anything since has topped it. Take Wonder Woman, Greek mythology, Game of Thrones and then combine them and that is essentially what this book is. It’s the beginning of a storyline that spans another five volumes, but well worth the read for the mystery, spectacle, and heart.
Justice League: The Darkseid War
This book is completely insane in the best way possible. It is what spectacle should attain to be while also being character driven. While hard to explain the plot without diving into pure comic lore, this story is accessible, for the most part, to new and old fans of DC Comics. And, if you’re excited for Justice League, this book will give you a taste of what you’ll see on screen come Nov. 17.
The Sheriff of Babylon
If you’re looking for something more along the lines of Dunkirk that was released back in July, look no further than The Sheriff of Babylon. This comic follows a CIA agent who tries to uncover the mystery of why one of his Iraqi trainees was murdered in Baghdad circa 2004. This is a dark and brutal look into the Iraq war, written by a veteran of the Iraq war. It’s a book that deals with morality and humanity in one of the most fascinating ways that a comic has possibly ever done.
Batman Vol.1: I am Gotham
What list of comic recommendations would be complete without a Batman comic. If you said “none,” that is correct. Written by Tom King, the same writer of The Sheriff of Babylon, it follows Batman as two new Superman-like heroes arrive in Gotham City. Batman has to try to train them and come to grips with his mortality. This book is a fascinating read that expands the world of Batman while also providing twists and unexpectedly dark outcomes.
The Omega Men: The End is Here
Written by Tom King (Do you see a pattern here?), this book follows Kyle Rayner, the fourth incarnation of Green Lantern, after he is abducted by a radical group called the Omega Men. If there was one way to describe The Omega Men: The End is Here it would be this: take Star Wars and take it as dark as you can. This book deals with everything from terrorism to religion to racism to life and death. It’s a story that will stay with you long after you finished the last panel.