Eisner and Harvey Award Nominated writer Jonathan Hickman is a key player in the Marvel NOW! Universe. Why, you ask? The former Fantastic Four writer is now penning Avengers, a cornerstone in Marvel’s stable. Do yourself a favor and pick up Avengers #1. Hickman has brought his unique style to the fan-favorite book and he does not disappoint. “You owe it to yourself to find a comfy chair and get to know his work.” (Robert Kirkman) When it comes to Hickman, we’ve got you covered!
“The greater sin is doing nothing when you could be giving everything…of dreaming too small. I will be the ONE MAN.” So says the back of the first volume of this amazing series spinning out of Secret Invasion. We follow Nick Fury’s secretly assembled teams tasked with doing what they can no longer trust others to accomplish. Equal parts inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining, Secret Warriors is an excellent addition to any Marvel library.
What if the Manhattan Project was just a cover for more covert government projects? Oppenheimer, Truman, Einstein, Feynman, FDR, and some aliens! What could possibly go wrong? This is currently an ongoing series published by Image with art by Nick Pitarra and I highly recommend it if you like a little weird with your comics.
The Vatican discovers time travel in the near future. What do they do with this? Send a group to destroy the past in order to save the future. With gorgeous, modern artwork, this book is essential to reading Hickman. Matt Fraction says he felt “stunned, surprised and delighted” when he read “this little miracle of a book.”
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias – Len Wein and Jae Lee keep these prequels strong in the embodiment of their predecessors.
Mind MGMT – This book contains vital information for all agents. Ultraviolet lenses may be needed to access some codes. W/A Matt Kindt [Dark Horse]
Batman & Robin Vol1 Born to Kill HC -Finally, Bruce Wayne and Damian Wayne are in the title roles, respectively. LOTS of brutality, mostly by the ten-year-old.
Fables Vol 17: Inherit the Wind TP – Bigby and Snow White’s cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death. Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham deliver another volume in their solid library of living fairy tale characters. [Vertigo]
Invincible Vol 16: Family Ties TP – Robert Kirkman’s standout superhero epic, illustrated in all it’s battling glory by the unparalleled Ryan Ottley. [Image]
Mike Norton’s Battlepug HC – The artist for Tim Seeley’s rural noir, Revial, collects his webcomic’s “tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.” [Dark Horse]
Secret Warriors Omnibus HC – The tome is packed with supplemental issues to Jonathan Hickman’s monumental run with artist Jim Cheung. Worth every penny.