Writer Robert Kirkman is best known for The Walking Dead comics and of course his scripts for the TV series of the same name. Kirkman is now only active in the world of superheroes. Not at Marvel or DC Comics, but for relatively new and independent Image Comics.
The Invincible series is about the eponymous superhero, who is a son of Omni-Man. He inherited his powers of supernatural strength and the ability to fly from his father and uses them to protect the earth. Fans of Avid The Walking Dead are probably already familiar with the Invincible comics, as the comics have appeared on the series multiple times. The superhero is also getting his own series on Amazon Prime Video this year, so the comics are the perfect way to prepare!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are normally a happy business, with the necessary jokes and fun. The Last Ronin only takes a slightly darker approach. In the future, New York City will be ruled by Oroku Hiroto, Shredder’s grandson. Hiroto rules the city with a heavy hand and does not tolerate any contradiction.
Plus, the four mutated turtles aren’t there to stop him. Only one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle remains, after the death of his three brothers. Will he manage to bring another ray of light to this dark and sinister world?
Stephen King’s Dark Tower
Stephen King has written many books, but his Magnum Opus is undoubtedly the Dark Tower series. This series of books tells the story of Roland Deschain and his quest to reach the dark tower – the center of the universe. One of the most beloved books in the series in A Wizard’s Glass, where Roland recounts his early years.
An extended version of this story is now also available as a graphic novel. The five-part series is beautifully illustrated by Jae Lee and delves deeper into the matter. A must have so for the seasoned Dark Tower fan and a perfect way to get a feel for the many characters in the universe.
Star Wars: The High Republic
After Disney took over the entire Star Wars franchise, the company made the decision to move everything except the movies to the so-called Star Wars Legends universe. This means all comics are no longer cannon because Disney wanted to tell stories within the franchise itself.
One of those stories is The High Republic series, which takes place long before the events of the Skywalker Saga. This is the height of the Republic and the Jedi are at the height of their power. Yet the war in the universe is still hiding!
Normally, most comic book fans are fans of one or a group of superheroes and this is often the subject of new stories. One of the exceptions is only Doctor Doom, the well-known and beloved villain of the Marvel Universe.
The archenemy of the Fantastic Four has now received a new story. The scientist appears to have an iron grip on the realm of Latveria, but he suddenly turns his subjects against him when he is labeled as the Most Wanted Man. This time Doctor Doom has nothing to do with his count and seems to be cheated by an even bigger supervillain!
The Witcher Omnibus
It’s no secret that The Witcher franchise has grown in popularity in recent years. Since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the number of fans has grown exponentially and The Witcher series has also been added to Netflix.
You can also experience the universe in a different way. The adventures of Geralt of Rivia were immortalized in the graphic novels by The Witcher. The omnibus not only counts the different stories, but also has beautiful sketches!
When it comes to comic book classics, you can’t ignore Watchmen. Alan Moore’s Huge Story Is Still Considered One of the Best graphic novels never done and not only a movie, but also last year a series Therefore.
Watchmen tells the story of an alternate world, true vigilantes retired for a time, Nixon was reelected and the Vietnam War won by the United States. It just hasn’t made the world a better place, as tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union only increase and nuclear war is imminent. Can “superheroes” save the world this time too?
Batman: the murderous joke
There are also classics in the wide world of Marvel and DC Comics with its many stories. One of them is undoubtedly Batman: The Killing Joke. Although the comic is named after the super sleuth, the story is mostly about his nemesis: the Joker.
While the supervillain has come to the world of DC Comics several times, perhaps The Killing Joke’s most famous supervillain has never had a past had. This classic fills the gaps and does it excellently. The story is therefore considered to be one of the best Batman stories ever written.
Falcon and winter soldier
This year, Disney is finally offering several Marvel series on its own streaming service. For example, WandaVision launches in January and a series on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be released soon.
If you want to prepare for the adventures of this unlikely duo, you can buy comics over at Falcon & Winter Soldier. Stories seem perfect to attach for the all-new Disney + series.
V for Vendetta
Alan Moore is considered by many to be a legend in the comic book world, as the writer not only has Watchmen to his name but also Batman: The Killing Joke and V for Vendetta.
The latter will be especially known to the general public for the eponymous film with Hugo Weaving released in 2005. And of course the iconic mask that has since been used by several organizations as a symbol. The story only has its origins in Alan Moore’s bullet-proof comic book, in which a lone hero fights against a fascist government. So it turns out that it can always be a lot worse than a lockdown.
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