2016 has been a great year here at Midtown Comics. Not only was it full of exciting events – like an all-star Batman Day signing and a poster signing with the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse (watch the video below) – but it was also overflowing with legitimately great comics. Marvel unleashed some giant changes to classic characters and its universe; the DC Universe focused on revitalizing its iconic characters with DC Rebirth; Image, Valiant, and many other publishers continued to generate terrific titles. Let’s see why some of the Midtown Comics staff had an unforgettable time reading comics this year.
There are a lot of great comic book series out there, and they all stick in your memory for totally different reasons. Some of them will make you think about important and topical issues, while others do a brilliant job with drama and emotion. Some comics, however, focus on keeping a smile on your face the entire time. Well, Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu’s I Hate Fairyland is definitely one of those comics that aims to make you grin. This Image Comics title is so impressively fun that I can’t stop smiling and laughing whenever I read a new chapter. Every issue is overflowing with creativity and such enjoyable silliness. So, it should come as no surprise that the seventh issue – which, at the time of this writing, goes on sale tomorrow – continued to remind me why I love this beautiful, clever, and hilarious series so very much.
Every single Wednesday, something amazing happens: new and magnificent comics go on sale! From space adventures to lighthearted tales, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. The full list of new releases is pretty ginormous (click here to see everything that’s on sale). Because there are so many options to choose from, we’d love to give you a helping hand. Each week, we’re going to put two exciting comics from several publishers right in the spotlight. After you see what we recommend purchasing, visit the comments and share which comics you’re picking up!
Goodbye, 2015. Hello, 2016! Everyone has their own reasons to look forward to the new year, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: there’s a lot of exciting new comic books coming out! Plenty of great titles will continue into 2016, but we’re going to take some time to shine a spotlight on just some of the many new comic book series that’ll go on sale in the next few months. Prepare to add more comics to your pull list, readers!
Before we step into the future – will there finally be legitimate hover boards in 2016? – it’s time to reflect on the past. In 2015, quite a few awesome comic book series were published. There are several comics that won us over for totally different reasons, but we’ll keep it concise and take a quick look at just 25 of our favorite comics from 2015 (plus 5 honorable mentions). After all of the staff picked their favorites, we went ahead and ranked them. Obviously, there’s plenty of great comics out there and the list is sure to fluctuate from person-to-person. So, if your top choices aren’t below, go ahead and give them some love in the comments!