Today I’d like to share with you some of my favourite comics, ones that are sheer pleasure to look at. Ones that are not only entertaining but carry an important message. I hope you’ll enjoy!
ALEX + ADA – JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
Though set in a world where androids live among people and can be bought as life companions for the pleasure of humans, problems addressed in Alex and Ada’s story can be easily (too easily) transferred into present times.
Alex + Ada revolves around the relationship forming between two lonely individuals. But don’t let it deceive you. It’s not only that. More importantly it is a story raising questions about what it means to be a human, who has the privlidge to give the right to freedom to others. Story that is so relevant today, when hatred and prejudice are fuelled by lack of understanding and fear of the unknown.
OUTCAST – ROBERT KIRKMAN & PAUL AZACETA
Robert Kirkaman’s new series is the perfect example that horror in a comic book format can be truly scary. Concise, cunningly-plotted it plays with your mind, makes you cringe in the best way possible.
Story of Kyle Barnes who’s been haunted by demonic possession all his life brings back nostalgic memories of watching Omen (1976 version – only proper one). For any horror fan it’ll be a real treat!
PRETTY DEADLY – KELLY SUE DECONNICK & EMMA RIOS
This list would not be complete without this one. In the comic book world it’s a real gem. Piece of art. It combines elements from western, horror, mythology and folklore. It’s a mixture of magical realism and brutality. Beautiful and raw. Engrossing, captivating. Telling a story of Death’s daughter seeking vengeance on those who wronged her. It’s not your typical comic book. It reads almost like a fairytale that needs time and effort to be truly appreciated. But it’s so worth it.
SAGA – BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & FIONA STAPLES
Hype surrounding Saga has been crazy for years. And for a good reason. Crossover between Star Wars and Game of Thrones but with its own quality to it. Story of Alana and Marko who fell in love with each other against all odds. Now they’re hunted, for they are not supposed to be together coming from warring extraterrestrial races. It’s not a simple retelling of Romeo and Juliet though. It’s much more than that. And way more fun (if I can say so myself). Fast – paced, ridiculously entertaining, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.