Comic books have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent decades. From cinema to television, superheroes and sci-fi concepts originally found on the page of colorful comics are now found everywhere. If you’re someone who enjoys reading new and interesting tales that will tickle your imagination, you may want to take a look at some of the hottest comic books currently flying off the shelves of local shops. If you’re a fan of far-flung adventures in space and post-apocalyptic survival stories, then these options will definitely appeal to your sensibilities.
Since 2012, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have collaborated on one of the most inventive and captivating comic books of the last few decades. “Saga” is called an epic space opera, telling the story of two lovers from separate warring planets and the child they conceive together. Spanning years and countless galaxies, the characters and concepts introduced during this fantasy series are some of the most memorable you are bound to encounter. The series takes regular hiatuses so the creators can recharge, with the newest installment of the series ready to launch in the near future.
Most comic book fans are familiar with the work of Geoff Johns. Responsible for creating some of the most groundbreaking stories for big publishers like DC Comics, Johns has also put out some engaging work through Image Comics in recent years. “Geiger” is his current project, telling a story about a society that is recovering from the fallout of nuclear war. The survival tale is one that many people are familiar with, but the new angles and unique characters help to take this classic trope to new levels.
Though DC Comics has released countless science-fiction comics since the company first came about in 1934, many consumers know the publisher for superhero stories. “Far Sector” by N. K. Jemisin and J. Campbell combines both concepts, telling the tale of a new Green Lantern as she tries to navigate the complicated intricacies of intergalactic interactions. The series is now complete, meaning it has been collected in an easy-to-read graphic novel that covers the whole story. A great fit for anyone who enjoys science fiction, superheroes, or stories from emerging creative teams.
Whether you’re someone who enjoys tales of adventure set on distant worlds or stories about alternate futures set on our own planet, there are all kinds of fascinating comics worth checking out. Take a look at what’s on the shelves of your local comic shop and find the perfect addition for your reading list.