There are a lot of comic books that come out every week, and it can be hard to try to navigate the waters to try to find something new, or for a first time reader, try to find a good starting point.
This week is a big week for Marvel Comics, not only at the theaters but at the comic book shops as well. These are the comic books you should be reading this week:Credit to Image Comics and cover artist Dustin Nguyen
Ascender No. 1
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Dustin Nguyen
Writer Jeff Lemire will continue the story to the very popular Descender book with Ascender No. 1, which if it was anything like its predecessor, we are in for a fun read! Lemire and Nguyen’s sequel will take place a decade after the events of Ascender as we explore a world where magic has become the social norm, replacing machinery. Image Comics has a very good reputation of producing good sci-fi books, and with Lemiere returning to his old Descender world, this should be another must-read Image sci-fi book.
Credit to Marvel Comics and cover artist Arthur Adams
Marvel Comics Presents No. 4
Writer: Charles Soule, Daniel Kibblesmith, Ben Percy
Artist: Paulo Siqueira, Pere Perez, Juan Ferreyra
Marvel Comics Presents has been interesting to read, as the comic book series has traveled through the decades, telling unique stories of the Marvel heroes throughout time. In this issue, the creative team of Marvel Comics Presents will work with the 1970s, with stores from Spider-Man, Wolverine and Moon Knight.
Wolverine’s story has been the only continuous story throughout the series, being the constant character that has grown with the changes of the Marvel Universe. One of the most interesting books on the market right now, it is a definite must-read for any comic book fan.
Fight Club 3 No. 4
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk
Artist: Cameron Stewart
In case you didn’t know the original Fight Club was a book, now you know that it was. And not only was the sequel, Fight Club 2, a comic book so is the third installment of the trilogy, Fight Club 3, is also a comic book, and one that you should be reading. Writer Chuck Palahniuk, who was written all the iterations of this franchise, has returned to continue the story of Tyler Durden and the narrator, this time name Balthazar. There just four issues in, so this would be the perfect point to jump in if you haven’t yet.
Fantastic Four No. 9
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Aaron Kuder, Stefano Caselli, Paco Medina
The return of the main Fantastic Four comic book has been a great return to Marvel, as it’s great to have the first family of comics back. One very specific aspect of the Fantastic Four that is always great to revisit, is the one of the best comic book villains of all time Doctor Doom, which is what Fantastic Four No. 9 centers around, as writer Dan Slott and artists Aaron Kuder, Stefano Caselli, Paco Medina close out the Herald of Doom storyline, which is set to change the relationship between Doom and the Fantastic Four forever.