It's never a bad time to get into comics. You love the characters, the movies and the fandom, so why not start now?
With so many series and publishers out there, it might be tough to narrow down what you want. That's where we can help. Each week we'll profile the must-have comics for the week and recommend some jumping-on points for you to get reading.
This week's pulls are:
Doomsday Clock #1 | DC Comics
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson
After more than a year of speculation, the acclaimed Watchmen is joining canon DC Comics continuity with Doomsday Clock #1. As DC Universe Rebirth unfolded, it became clear that someone from another universe has been meddling with the threads of DC's heroes. It just so happens that that someone is probably Doctor Manhattan.
And Doomsday Clock doesn't seem to be pulling any punches. This issue is the perfect intro to the event, and we can't wait to see where Geoff Johns and co. take it over the next twelve issues. It also reminds us once again to re-read Watchmen.
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #25 | Marvel Comics
Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Travis Lanham
Moon Girl Luna Lafayette and her trusty pal Devil Dinosaur enter the fray of Marvel Legacy with this issue, which promises to team up the titular hero with The Thing and the Human Torch, leading further speculation that the rest of the Fantastic Four might not be so far behind.
This series has been consistently wonderful, blending childhood drama with likable characters, poignant humor and some great cameos. Let's just see where this new team-up takes Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
Thanos #3 | Marvel Comics
Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Antonio Fabela
Donny Cates takes over from Jeff Lemire in this week's Thanos, which is led by two simple words: Thanos wins. Cates' run will tackle the absolute power of the Mad Titan and his quest to destroy and command everything in reality -- including the future.
Cates tag teams with his God Country partner Geoff Shaw for the series, which is already shaping up to be a massive trek that delves into the mind of Thanos. What better way to hype us up for next year's Avengers: Infinity War?
Void Trip #1 | Image Comics
Ryan O'Sullivan, Plaid Klaus
It looks like Image might have another hit on its hands with Void Trip, a new mini-series from Ryan O'Sullivan (The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and Plaid Klaus (Turncoat). The book tells the story of Ana and Gabe, two humans traveling who space who just happen to be the last two humans in the galaxy.
But this isn't a quest for redemption of the human race. Ana and Gabe are looking for the planet Euphoria, billed as a "promised land" and "hippy-paradise." This psychedelic space romp is sure to be a ride, once the existential fear of being alone in space resides.