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:
Eternity Girl #1 | DC's Young Animal
Sonny Liew, Magdalene Visaggio, Chris Chucky, Todd Klein
There's something special about Eternity Girl. This new series, the latest in the lineup for DC's Young Animal, begs the question of "how would you deal with the trials of life if you knew you were going to live forever?" The concept has been trotted before, but Eternity Girl is different.
This new series from Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Visionaries, Vagrant Queen) and Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Dr. Fate) follows Caroline Sharp and her management of depression and lack of change in a never-ending cycle. It is a brilliant examination of mental illness and trauma and a heartbreaking, important tale.
Action Comics #999 | DC Comics
Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes, Rob Leigh
After a super stellar run-in with Booster Gold and a trip through time, Superman is back in his home timeline -- but that doesn't mean he's off the hook. With General Lane safely back on American soil, it looks like the Kent family will be having a reunion. Honestly, that whole arc made us hope a Lois Lane solo series is in the works for the near future.
Unfortunately, things will get complicated, since the general just met Jon for the first time, and things could get awfully suspicious. As Dan Jurgens and the Superman line trucks toward the Action Comics millennium, we expect these last issues to get wild. Next up: Brian Michael Bendis.
The New Mutants: Dead Souls #1 | Marvel Comics
Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Gorham, Michael Garland, Clayton Cowles
With a horror live-action film on the (somewhat) horizon, Marvel Comics is bringing back the New Mutants, and with some of the original team members, no less. Writer Matthew Rosenberg (Phoenix Resurrection, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, We Can Never Go Home) and Adam Gorham (Rocket, The Violent) should bring more than a proper re-introduction to the table.
The main featured crew will include Rictor, Strong Guy, Magik, Boom-Boom and Wolfsbane, while references are made to other New Mutants members like Sunspot and Cannonball (now with the U.S. Avengers crew). Expect plenty of creepy, some heart and a bit more of that horror influence.
All-New Wolverine #32 | Marvel Comics
Tom Taylor, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Nolan Woodard, Cory Petit
First off, the bad news: Writer Tom Taylor announced today that his solo All-New Wolverine series would be ending. But, the good news: We're getting a new X-23 series from the stellar Mariko Tamaki and All-New returning artist Juann Cabal in July. Though, we can't help but feel cheated that Laura won't be keeping the Wolverine mantle. We (personally) liked her a lot more than Logan.
But, there are still a few issues to go, including this one! This week has Laura making good on her promise to one of the Orphans of X, and cleaning up the unintentional mess she made when a group of real evil dudes made her do some horrible things, including killing a woman's father.
Want to catch up? Here's the graphic novel of the week
Green Lantern Earth One Vol. 2 | DC Comics
DC's "Earth One" line of graphic novels are some of the best books on the shelves, and this month's debut is Green Lantern, in which the emerald beacon of light takes on a new origin and new obstacles. This gritty, grounded take on the Lantern lore is sure to be a stunner, and if it's anything like the other "Earth One" books, then you can bet we're on board.