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:
Avengers #675 | Marvel Comics
Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz, David Curiel, Cory Petit
If anyone can prove to us that modern Marvel events mean something, it's this crew. Avengers: No Surrender is the culmination of three main Avengers runs, and is being billed as a huge impact to the status quo, though we're not quite sure what that means yet. All we know is that things are going to get very real, very fast.
But with Waid, Ewing, Zub and a crew of phenomenal creatives look to be building something truly compelling. And while there have been things left to desire from their individual Avengers runs, the weight of this one has us hopeful for the future.
Star Wars Adventures: Force of Destiny - Rey #1 | IDW Publishing
Jody Houser, Arianna Floren, Tom B. Long, Adele Matera
While Marvel Comics is off building the canon world of Star Wars, IDW Publishing is offering something that can stand on its own. The Forces of Destiny line of media amplifies the power of women in the Star Wars universe, with individual issues focused on characters like Rose, Padme, Ahsoka and Leia. This week's issue centers around Rey.
Written by Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Supergirl, Thrawn) expect even this one-shot issue to pack a punch. Couple that with the wonderful art of Arianna Floren and you've got the perfect match to tell a story in a corner of Rey's life.
Mister Miracle #6 | DC Comics
Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Nick Derington
Tom King and Mitch Gerads continue their total domination of the compelling comics market with the latest issue of Mister Miracle, marking us at a halfway point for the series. After the revelations in the last few issues -- and Scott Free's sentencing, we're not sure we're pumped to see what happens when he makes his way back to New Genesis.
Fortunately, the solicitation of the book has us amped for Mister Miracle and Big Barda waging war on the dirt of Apokolips, something we should have expected from a war-obsessed monster world.
X-Men Gold Annual #1 | Marvel Comics
Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams, Alitha Martinez, Craig Yeung, Jay David Ramos, Dono Sanchez-Almara, Cory Petit
While Marc Guggenheim's X-Men Gold has been great so far, we've been ever-excited for this annual issue since we first caught wind of it. Why? Well, this special issue ushers in an even more special reunion of the fan-favorite team Excalibur.
Featuring Rachel Summers, Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler from Gold, as well as Meggan, Widget and Captain Britain (and his new baby), this story has us pumped for a more permanent return of the team. Let's be honest, a world without Braddock is not a world we want to live in.
Want to catch up? Here are the trades of the week
Black Lightning Year One | DC Comics
Get pumped for the new CW series Black Lightning with the perfect introduction to the character and his origins.
The Vision Hardcover | Marvel Comics
Witness one of the best grounded superhero stories of the last twenty years, from superstars Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta.
Seriously, it's amazing.