New comics I'm loving at the moment...


I haven't written a comic post in a while so thought I'd share the comics I'm loving at the moment. This list is pretty much all of the comics on my pull list right now...


Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth & Megan Levens 
"Three young witches are robbed of their magical items, and they’ll have to hit the road to track down the mysterious thief before he does any damage to—or with—their possessions."
This definitely has a Buffy/ The Craft vibe going on. I love that the three main characters are well fleshed out and interesting in their own way and I'm really excited to see where this story goes.


Kill or be Killed by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
"the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism"
I'm a big fan of Brubaker's work on Catwoman so always pick up anything he writes. I'm really enjoying this one- if you like dark crime thrillers that have depth then this one is highly recommended. It also has an interesting twist that has left me on the edge of my seat!


Glitterbomb by Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan
"Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water… something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that's led her astray. Glitterbomb tears into the heart of Hollywood, a dramatic horror story about fame and failure."
This is a quite graphic horror story set in Hollywood that is different from any comic I've read. I love the dark and creepy artwork and enjoy the dark humour running through this. At the centre is a woman who is struggling to make ends meet and jaded, she has a lot of depth and gives the story a lot of heart. There are also interesting essays at the end of each issue about the reality of working in Hollywood.
 

Motor Crush by Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
"By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush."
The team behind the revamped Batgirl of Burnside this is their first original series. Babs Tarr's artwork is as usual beautiful and this is a relateable series about a women trying to prove herself and get somewhere no matter what. 


Gwenpool by Christopher Hastings & Gurihiru
"Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But they can’t be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel’s least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!"
Gwenpool is essentially a female Deadpool. This comic is fun, in your face and doesn't take itself seriously at all. Gwen constantly breaks the fourth wall and is often messing up or getting herself into trouble. She is also a total badass and this is my favourite Marvel series right now.


Jonesy by Sam Humphries & Caitlin Rose Boyle
"Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong…"
I love Jonesy. This is such a fun feel good comic it always cheers me up with its bright colours, bold art and adorable story. There's a lot of humour in this as well as LGBQT themes, loneliness, friendship and famdoms. Perfect for younger ages too.


 Zodiac Star Force
"They're an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests. They're also battling monsters--not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself--and the world--from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!"
Although the first arc of this series finished some time ago I wanted to give it a mention as it has just been announced that it will be coming back yay! Firstly the art and pastel colours are stunning but also the story is a smart and fun cross between Sailor Moon and Buffy that involves a diverse group of magical girls going through the usual teen problems as well as having to fight monsters.

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