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:
Skyward #2 | Image Comics
Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela, Simon Bowland
Skyward might be my favorite debut series of 2018, and the goods news is that you can still jump on this train. Skyward #2 drops this week, following up on the scene setup from its debut, promising more gravity hijinks and an exploration of just how the world got to be this way. Namely, who made the gravity go all funky?
The interior art is incredible, and the bright colors really help to sell this world. And Willa, the series' main character, is electric, and we can't wait to see the journey she goes on as things will certainly get more complicated thanks to her father. Let's just hope his hunch to fix everything is actually a solid one.
Justice League: No Justice #3 | DC Comics
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul, Hi-Fi, Marcus To, Riley Rossmo
If Dark Nights: Metal was too high-concept for you, then maybe Justice League: No Justice is more your style. Fortunately, both series are face-meltingly good. And this week is no different, as we trek ever closer to the end of this launch event, with the Justice League now segmented into the teams Braniac put them in. Each Leaguer plays a purpose here, and the stellar writing makes it feel like playing with a bunch of action figures. Seriously, Lobo and Beast Boy make quips at each other.
The creative team is in top form here, and Francis Manapul is untouchable. With exciting things like the Legion of Doom promised for the future of the DC Universe, we can only imagine this is the beginning.
Invincible Iron Man #600 | Marvel Comics
Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev, David Marquez, Daniel Acuña, Leinil Francis Yu, Jim Cheung, Mike Deodato Jr., Mark Bagley, Andrea Sorrentino, Gerry Alanguilan, Andrew Hennessy, Scott Hanna, Marte Garcia, Guru-eFX, Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Marcelo Maiolo, Rachelle Rosenberg
After months of buildup, it all ends here. Brian Michael Bendis is ending his nearly two decades long stint with Marvel Comics with this week's issue of Invincible Iron Man. And it is a doozy. Aside from it being a lovely farewell to the book's creative team, this issue offers a stunning look at what's to come for Tony Stark and the return of a beloved Bendis X-Men character.
We won't spoil either of them here, but just know that if you were a fan of Bendis' Uncanny X-Men or were not super happy with the way Civil War II played out, then this book is for you. After this, Dan Slott (of Spider-Man fame) and his creative team take over the Iron Man book.
Black Panther #1 | Marvel Comics
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuña, Joe Sabino
After the incredible box office performance of Marvel Studios' Black Panther, Marvel is relaunching its Black Panther solo comic series from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña. But there's a big difference this time -- T'Challa is headed to space.
After being shown a glimpse at the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda in Marvel Legacy #1, the sprawling space haven is set to take flight, as a sect of the Multiverse reveals itself to be entirely dedicated to T'Challa himself. It's weird and wild and kind of beautiful, and we can't wait to see how Coates continues his prolific run with the character.
Want to catch up? Here's the selected collected edition of the week
Superman Rebirth: Deluxe Edition Vol. 2 - Hardcover | DC Comics
If you haven't been reading Superman's return to form in Rebirth, then you should absolutely pick up this volume along with the first. Patrick Gleason and Peter Tomasi built out the new Superman family with style and grace, hearkening back to the early days of the Big Blue Boy Scout.
With Superman back at the center of the DC Universe, find out how he got there. Plus, the hardcover dressing for the Rebirth books has been stellar so far, so this should be a great addition to any collection.