5 Comics You Should Be Reading

The 5 Comics You Should Be Reading Right Now

Some modern gems you might be passing over


There's never been a better time to get into reading comic books. With hit movies like Avengers: Endgame becoming huge successes in Hollywood, more and more people are looking to the source material behind these crazy popular films. However, even though stories like The Infinity Gauntlet are great, and serve as the inspiration for Marvel's films, newer comics are being put out every day that are worth checking out. Here are 5 comics that are coming out currently that are some of the best.

The Immortal Hulk


This is my personal favorite from the list. The Immortal Hulk tells surreal stories involving Bruce Banner going around and dealing with various gamma radiation related incidents. The Immortal Hulk takes elements from the entire run of The Hulk, featuring characters and references to almost everything that's ever happened in the comics. On top of this, Immortal Hulk incorporates a lot of new elements to the mythos that are genuinely interesting to learn about. The art is to die for, and the Alex Ross covers are just the icing on the cake. I really have nothing negative to say about this comic. There's 21 issues out currently so it's not a terrible backlog if you're looking to catch up.

Ice Cream Man


Ice Cream Man is an anthology series put out by Image Comics. It features a malicious supernatural creature that takes the form of an ice cream man as he tortures different people in increasingly creative ways. If that sounds insane, it's because it is, but it's also incredible. Every issue is it's own standalone story so you can really start wherever you want. The stories are full of some of the most creative ideas I've seen in years. It's a delight to read and in my mind it's the best horror comic on the market right now.

House of X, Powers of X


Look, I've never liked the X-Men. Not in the comics at least. I think their stories have the best ideas but feature the poorest execution. House of X, and it's companion series, Powers of X, may prove to be one of those moments, but for now I'm interested. Fed up with the way mankind treats them, the mutants all band together and establish an island state, demanding their own independence from the rest of mankind. This is being marketed as the 6th seminal moment for the X-Men, and for this series sake, I hope that's right.

Oblivion Song


Years ago, half of Philadelphia disappeared. The half that stayed mourned for the vanished. The half that left found themselves in another world, Oblivion. Oblivion Song is a new series by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. While this series isn't so much horror as it is sci-fi, I feel like Kirkman actually has been wanting to tell this story for a while, and it shows. There's so much effort and care here than has been show for the last couple of years in The Walking Dead. The characters are likeable, the creature design is creative. Honestly, I've kept current with this comic since it came out, and I would love to see a TV series adaptation of this. Scrap the third Walking Dead show they're making and give me an Oblivion Song series, it's all I ask.

Dial H for Hero


Want to see some wish fulfillment about a kid who learns how to be a hero? Like seeing throwbacks to other comic art styles like Toriyama? Like Ben 10? This is the series for you. Miguel was just a normal kid...until he found the H Dial, a magical phone that allows his to become any number of heroes he wants. It's exciting, it's funny, and it's the laid back easy to consume comic we need right now.

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