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 21, 2015.
Lumberjanes is simply the best ongoing comic book on the market for young girls. If you have a young girl that likes comics, you absolutely should be buying this every month. If you are just young at heart, you should be buying this book. Everyone should be buying this book.
The first eight issues were a single arc, followed by a one-off issue #9 — so issue #10 is another great place to jump on. You won’t regret it.
The Roanoke cabin is back and they’re ready for something crazy…but Mal wouldn’t mind something normal, soft, and maybe quiet and harmless? It’s definitely going to be another fun camp adventure between best friends and the unknown!
This issue comes with two different variant covers.
The Eisner Award-winning Powers tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it’s up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make.
This one isn’t for kids, but Deena Pilgrim is an awesome female protagonist, and a new #1 issue means that you can get familiar with the characters before the Powers TV show comes out next year.
Four variant covers are available.
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6
While the main Wonder Woman title languishes under the yoke of an inexperienced writer and an oversexed artist, the often overlooked Wonder Woman title Sensation Comics continues to put out beautiful little all-ages stories that are self-contained and out of the mainstream continuity. Every issue is self contained and ready to rope in a new generation of Wonder Woman fans.
Hippolyta’s first rule of war is demonstrated in ‘Generations,’ as Diana and Cheetah battle over a phoenix egg – and its promise of immortality! Then Diana and Big Barda fight the awesome menace of robot gorillas in ‘Not Included.’
Robot gorillas! How could you not buy this book?