One of the hardest things about reading comics is knowing where to start. Comics shops carry hundreds of titles and get dozens of issues in every week on new comic-book day. On top of that, many comics have complex mythologies and backstories that make it hard to just pick up any random issue and have a clue what is going on.
That’s why Heroic Girls recommends comics every week that are excellent “jumping on” points for new readers. Without further ado, here are our picks for the week of January 14, 2015.
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #1
This is your chance to get some one-on-one time with one of your favorite residents of Ooo. Marceline the Vampire Queen is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space… and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind… as well as the power of friendship. From the writer that brought you Marceline and the Scream Queens, Meredith Gran, and introducing indie talent Carey Pietsch.
Conan/Red Sonja #1
Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover! In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!
S.H.I.E.L.D. is the comic-book spin-off of the ABC television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It features the Coulson-led team that we have grown to love over the past season and a half. But unlike the television show, the comic book is not concerned with details like “special-effects budget” and “who has the legal rights to different characters.” So they can bring us gems like this issue
Why has S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons gone undercover at the Coles Academic High School in Jersey City? Maybe it has something to do with the all-new Ms Marvel? And the most dangerous lunch meal ever served. Superstar writer Mark Waid and best-selling artist Humberto Ramos have created a very fun book out of what easily could have been a cheap cash grab.