2015

You may have seen our top picks for 2014, but we’re we’re already a few weeks into 2015, and we’ve already seen some AMAZING new releases (Star Wars, Ant-Man, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). We asked the Midtown Comics staff what they are looking forward to the most in 2015, and here are a few of their top picks! Let us know your thoughts! Full list below:

Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis – Dave Roman and John Green

“There is only one comic coming out in 2015, and all other comics are just halfhearted imitations and Johnny-come-latelies. Of course I’m talking about Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis.

Teen Boat was my all-time favorite mini comic before it got picked up by Clarion and published as a graphic novel in 2012 (there are like two good dirty jokes cut from the collected edition, so it’s worth tracking the minis down): the heartfelt story of a teenager with EMOTIONS, and PROBLEMS, and the POWER TO TURN INTO A BOAT. He has to deal with “pier pressure” and “wet dreams” and the heartbreak of barnacles, and the whole thing is so straight-faced and also so silly and then there are pirates too.

The Race for Boatlantis is, of course, the long-awaited sequel, due out in October. I’m judging from the cover image Clarion has released here but it looks like the Totally Pirates that Teen Boat thwarted in his first adventure will be back, out to scuttle our hero and also…race for Boatlantis? I don’t really know what’ll happen, but I’m sure it will be hilarious, will sport beautiful clean line artwork, and will feature both the angst of being a teen and the thrill of being a boat.”

-Hal Johnson, writer of Immortal Lycanthropes

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl – Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson

“If anyone knows my comic reading habits, they know I’m a complete mark for Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson as a trio of truly amazing comic creators. I’m looking forward to more magic, more music, more jokes, and more moments that make me look around at people in public places like, “why aren’t you reading this!?”” – Gavin Mevius

A.D. After Death – Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire

“2015 is a big year for both Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, and this new graphic novel has got me pretty excited! A.D. After Death tells the story of mankind after a cure for death has been discovered. WHAT? Just imagine a world where there is now a cure for death. This idea is the starting point for the story. It’s about what happens after death. What kind of life, and what kind of choices are you going to make after that? This is also the first time Lemire has drawn a story in long-form that he didn’t write himself. Keep this on your radar in Fall 2015!” – Andrew Cohen

All-New Hawkeye – Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez

“No one is more bummed about Fraction being off Hawkeye than I am, but I couldn’t think of better hands for Clint to be left in. Lemire has been doing amazing things over at DC with Animal Man and Green Arrow, so maybe he can bring a little bit of that dark mysticism he does so well to the purple clad archer.” – Gavin Mevius

The Wicked and The Divine Volume 3 – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

“This was on our “Best Comics of 2014” list, and I can easily see it towards the top of a 2015 list as well. The Wicked and The Divine from Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie just keeps getting better! Volume 3 will be starting in August 2015, and I can’t wait to see where this story goes next! The cool thing about Volume 3, is that is will be formatted as a series of one-shots, featuring several different artists for every issue. If you haven’t read The Wicked and The Divine yet, now is your chance to catch up!” – Andrew Cohen

Howard the Duck – Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones

“The teaming of Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones was built in a lab in my dreams and somehow dripped over into reality. Between Chip’s otherworldly comic timing, and Quinones’ beautiful work (and probably the most expressive faces in the biz), we’re bound to get some of the best wild and weird stories to come out of the big two.” – Gavin Mevius

Kaptara – Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod

“The second Chip Zdarsky book to make an appearance on this list, and for good reason. He’s one of the funniest comic book creators in the business! The tagline alone makes me excited for this book: “Space, why you gotta be like that?” Kaptara is a new science ficion comedy with Infinite Kung Fu creator Kagan McLeod. They describe the series as “Gay Saga”. Expect some beautiful art, and a lot of laughs from this new series coming April.” – Andrew Cohen

Pretty Deadly Volume 2 – Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

“Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos blew me away with the first volume of Pretty Deadly, and I’m very much looking forward to the follow up to this horror western.  Not much is known about what’s to come for Sissy or Deathface Jinny, but it most likely won’t be pretty (though the DeConnick knack for crafting a phrase and Ríos’ art sure make this one beautiful book).” – Gavin Mevius

Teen Dog – Jake Lawrence

“Teen Dog still has three issues left to wrap up, and I can’t possibly be more excited. It’s an all ages book with an attitude and knack for keeping me all a giggle, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all ends, and maybe what’s to follow after that.” – Gavin Mevius

 

Paper Girls – Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

“Paper Girls is the new series I’m most excited for in 2015. Being a huge Brian K. Vaughan fan, I’m always excited when a new story of his debuts. Also, Cliff Chiang did an amazing job with Wonder Woman, and I can’t wait to see him collaborate with BKV on this title. This series follows four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls on the night after Halloween, “when something very strange happens.” We all know how great Brian K. Vaughan is when it comes to writing this age group (The Runaways), and I’m looking forward to see all the twists and turns in this new series!” – Andrew Cohen

 

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writers, and not Midtown Comics. Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.

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