Working/owning a comic book store people always assume that I read everything that comes out every week. Well, that is not true. Running a business, raising a child, and life does not allow me to read as much as I would like. Almost on a daily basis I’m asked “What are you reading?” I have my favorites which I try to read right away, and there are things where I just page through to get the jest so I can tell people about what might be happening. In this post I’ll tell you what I try to read as soon as I can. I’m hoping this post will help you in trying to find something new to add to your comic book reading enjoyment.
Must reads for me:
Mark Waid’s Daredevil.
As a lot of you know Daredevil in the early 80’s is what really brought me into comics as a kid. Frank Miller and Klaus Janson could do no wrong for me and watching DD do his acrobatics across the NY landscape was just awesome for this 10 year boy living on the south side of Milwaukee. Fast forward to today. In the past 10-15 years old horn head really was a dark murky book finding Matt in all kinds of trouble and getting the you know what kicked almost on a monthly basis. Mark Waid in all his genius brought back the fun of Daredevil and made him the hero I knew growing up. The book was no longer in the shadows and all colors were bright. If you are looking for a great, great superhero book with fun and adventure pick up this run. Here’s a link to the 1st volume of the graphic novel on our website. Click here for the hardcover that basically covers the 1st 12 issues. Or Click this link for the 1st volume of the paperback that covers the 1st 6 issues.
Tim Seeley, and Mike Norton’s Revival.
What happens when the dead start coming back from the dead in a small Wisconsin town? Well that’s the whole premise of the book. If you are looking for something a little lighter than the Walking Dead in your reading pile this is that book. It is not a foul mouth, gory, over the top as Walking Dead but it is creepy (in a good way). Plus it happens in a small town in Wisconsin what more do you need? Click on this link for the 1st volume of the graphic novel or this link for the 2nd volume.
I think I’ll stop here for right now and maybe post some more titles that I’m reading in the next few days. If you are not reading these titles please give them a shot I really think you will like them.