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:
Justice League #1 | DC Comics
Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Tomeu Morey
I know what you're thinking. "Oh no! Another reboot!" Well, I'm here to tell you that not only is Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung's Justice League not a reboot, it's actually a celebration of the titular DC Universe team and everything that makes them wonderful. The new team consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter. So, fans of the Justice League and Unlimited animated series, this one is absolutely for you.
And if you're looking for the perfect jumping-on point for DC Comics right now, this is it. We have a feeling it's going to pay off.
The Unexpected #1 | DC Comics
Ryan Sook, Cary Nord, Steve Orlando, FCO Plascencia
One of the final DC's New Age of Heroes books to premiere, The Unexpected is honestly shaping up to be a stunner. From the incredibly talented creative team of Steve Orlando (Midnighter & Apollo, Virgil), Ryan Sook (Batman Beyond) and Cary Nord (Deathstroke) comes a team book that is just as dark and weird as you'd hope to get.
Firebrand is on a quest to escape those that want to kill her and those that want to save her, all while attempting to manage the trials of the deepest parts of space and the Dark Multiverse. If you're looking for more of what Dark Nights: Metal offered, this is your one-stop shop for that high-concept magic.
Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 | Marvel Comics
Mark Waid, Javier Garron, Israel Silva
He's been in space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. She's been crushing it as one of the smartest people on Earth. Finally, Scott Lang and Nadia Pym are coming together in a series, even if it is just a miniseries. Mark Waid and Javier Garron are sending the two pint-sized heroes on a mission through the subatomic. Well, sort of. Nadia has to save Scott after he traps himself between atoms, which is pretty part the course for Ant-Man.
Ant-Man and The Wasp have both had some incredibly solid solo runs over the last few years, so hopefully this mini will drum up some attention for some more of that. And if that's not enough, absolutely go and read The Unstoppable Wasp from Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier. It's very good.
Deadpool #1 | Marvel Comics
Skottie Young, Nic Klein, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring
You've seen the movies -- both of them. Now, you want to see what the Deadpool comic books are all about. Well, lucky you, because this week marks the debut of the latest Deadpool series, a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. From Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Raccoon) and Nic Klein (Captain America, Nova) comes what is sure to be a hilarious, yet dark take on the Merc with a Mouth.
This new series is set to follow Deadpool on his quest to get back to doing actual mercenary work, but as you can imagine, that probably won't go so smoothly.
Want to catch up? Here's the selected collected edition of the week
Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition | DC Comics
Metal, we hardly knew ya. Well, that's not true, but now you can own the entirety of the face-melting DC Universe event that involves everything from evil versions of Batman to The Joker actually turning into a dragon.
And yes, if you're wondering if that's good, it most certainly is. And if you need a primer for all of the crazy things happening in Justice League: No Justice and Justice League #1, this is the place to start.