This Week Nicole Recommends:
GIANT DAYS #24
(W) John Allison (A) Max Sarin, Liz Fleming (CA) Lissa Treiman
As the Christmas break looms, Susan’s endless cold refuses to go away, Daisy is in the honeymoon period of her relationship with Ingrid, and Esther is working all hours at the comic shop.
Note: If you’ve never read a Giant Days comic, never fear! There are 3 fantastic, funny, endearing slice-of-life collections for you to try out. First volume is $9.99, next volumes are $14.99 each. Not sure if you want to commit? You can pick up this issue and see if you like the characters and want to learn more. The stories jump around and have relationship continuity but aren’t imperative to read in order.
RAT QUEENS #1
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Owen Gieni
“CAT KINGS AND OTHER GARYS,” Part One-NEW STORY ARC! The Rat Queens are back! Betty, Violet, Dee, Braga, and Hannah return! Palisade is still a rat-infested troll’s ass, and everyone still hates Gary. It’s been a while since the Queens have done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits! A fresh, soft reboot to the head for the Rat Queens with artist OWEN GIENI!
Note: If you’ve never read a Rat Queens comic you can jump on with this new story arc. This is Kurtis Wiebe’s return to his creator-owned project after a long hiatus. Also, similar to Giant Days you can pick up the 3 collected volumes to catch up on all the adventures these hardcore lady types have been up to! Same price points too; first volume is $9.99, next volumes are $14.99 each.
PREVIEWS #342 MARCH 2017
THIS MONTH’S COVER ART: New projects from DC Entertainment and Marvel Comics!
THIS MONTH’S THEME: Women in Comics
PREVIEWS is your ultimate guide to comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise available from your local comic book shop… revealed up to 2 months in advance! Read detailed product descriptions and storylines for hundreds comic books and graphic novels from the top comic book publishers; see the coolest toys and pop-culture merchandise on Earth; plus PREVIEWS Exclusive items you’ll find nowhere else! It’s a great monthly read to find out what’s at comic shops! This March issue features items scheduled to ship in May 2017 and beyond.
Note: Why did I put a catalog on this list? Because it is filled with things you want, maybe too many things. It is both evil & a highly useful tool to stay in the know of what’s coming out.
Happy New Comic Book Day Everyone!