Sometimes, a traditional book isn’t exactly what you’re looking for from a reading experience. When you want a change of pace, a comic might be the perfect alternative. Graphic novels take stories in new directions, adding a visual element that can ignite your imagination and offer some fresh perspectives on timeless tales. If this sounds appealing to you, it can be a fun idea to add a few comics to your reading list. To find the best tales to astonish and amaze, take a look at these trending series and see what’s out there.
From the Screen
Since countless people have been exposed to the world of comics via movies and television in recent years, you may be interested in diving deeper into some of the stories that you’ve seen played out on the screen. For Marvel fans who couldn’t get enough of “WandaVision,” collections like “Scarlet Witch” by James Robinson, “Vision” by Tom King, and “Avengers: Vision and the Scarlet Witch: A Year in the Life” by Steve Englehart can be great places to begin. DC fans, similarly, can enjoy deeper Suicide Squad tales by reading John Ostrander’s collected editions of his 1980s “Suicide Squad” run.
From Celebrated Creators
Another great way to find the best comics to add to your list is by reading up on some of the industry’s top talent. Geoff Johns has long been a name connected to larger publishing houses like DC. However, Johns has taken to writing his own stories released through Image Comics as of late. His latest foray into the world of comics is “Geiger,” a post-apocalyptic story that takes the concept in some fresh new directions. Other names worth looking into in the comic world include Neil Gaiman, Gail Simone, Sina Grace, Tom King, Leah Williams, and N. K. Jemisin.
From Out of Nowhere
If you have no idea where to start, there are countless series and characters that might catch your interest. Diving into something without much knowledge can be a fun way to get to know a new world. Currently, any X-Men books by Marvel are a great place to begin, as writer Jonathan Hickman has brought the franchise in some fantastic new directions. DC has some great books in the works with “Infinite Frontier” and similar books pointing out the future of the company. Plus, there are countless collections of classic tales featuring teams like the Avengers, Justice League, and more.
The world of comic books has long been a place that readers go when they want to feel inspired and delighted. If you want to join the many people who have enjoyed calling this universe home, take time to find the perfect stories to launch you into the fray.