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:
Deathbed #1 | Vertigo Comics
Riley Rossmo, Joshua Williamson, Ivan Plascencia
If there's one insane and incredible world you want to dive into this week, make it Deathbed, the latest brainchild from Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Frostbite) and Riley Rossmo (Dark Knights Metal: The Batman Who Laughs). The comic follows the story of Antonio Luna, a nonagenarian who has been hiding from the spotlight for 20 years -- until now.
Now, Luna is on his deathbed, and a journalist, Valentine Richards, heads to his castle to uncover just what the old man has been up to all of these years. From there, things get weird. Deathbed, at least its first issue, is the perfect intro to what will surely be a psychedelic ride.
The Brave & The Bold #1 | DC Comics
Liam Sharp, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Thank goodness for the work of Liam Sharp. One quick flip through this first issue of a six-issue miniseries bringing Wonder Woman and Batman together will have you in awe of the magic and fantasy that Sharp puts into his work. Toss in the fantastic colors of Romulo Fajardo, Jr., and there's a match made in heaven.
If you enjoyed Wonder Woman: Rebirth, then this is your book to get this week. At the very least, Wonder Woman and Bats are likely to get up to some adventurous hijinks, since they are investigating the death of a Celtic god. You know, normal human stuff.
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 | Marvel Comics
Nick Spencer, Donny Cates, Rod Reis
More Donny Cates? Well, what can we tell you, the guy does work. Doctor Strange: Damnation has Cates once again teaming up with Secret Empire scribe Nick Spencer for a hellish event set at the center of the magical Marvel Universe.
Mephisto is here, and its up to the likes of Strange, Blade, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider and Iron Fist to take him down and return Las Vegas to its former glory, or something like it. With Cates' Doctor Strange run being nothing short of mystical, we can only imagine Damnation will carry the torch well. Not the Human Torch, though, he's somewhere else.
Infinity Countdown Prime #1 | Marvel Comics
Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Laura Martin
Are you confused about the Infinity Stones? Well, have we got the book for you. This week's primer for Marvel's upcoming cosmic event will get you up-to-speed on what the stones are, where they are and who is currently wielding them. The likes of Wolverine, Super Skrull and Adam Warlock are all involved in this tale, so strap in.
And while it may seem like this is one event too many, cosmic Marvel has generally held up its end of the bargain. Couple that with Gerry Duggan's obvious grasp of the cosmic lineup of characters, and we think this will be a fun trek to hype us up for Avengers: Infinity War.
Want to catch up? Here's the trade of the week
All-New Wolverine Vol. 5: Orphans of X | Marvel Comics
Looking for a jumping-on point to one of the best Marvel series of the last five years? Well, look no further than volume five of writer Tom Taylor's wonderful All-New Wolverine. This arc has the remnants of the Wolverine family coming to terms with how their unintentional rampage has created a slew of victims on its own.