Weekly Picks

Weekly Picks

Future State: Dark Detective #1
Future state continues with all-star creators Tamaki, Rosenberg, Mora, and Di Giandomenico taking turns in Gotham.

Sweet Tooth: The Return #3
Lemire’s Sweet Tooth tale continues to impress critics as its television adaptation gains anticipation.

Haha #1
Image Comics’ newest stellar debut comes from Prince and Del Rey deliver a dark yet amusing initial entry.

January 7, 2021

Future State: Wonder Woman #1
Joelle Jones and Jordie Bellaire craft the standout Future State entry in the first week of DC’s epic event!

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #7
G. Willow Wilson’s turn in the Sandman Universe changes course in this Intermezzo issue.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7
Snyder and Capullo’s Metal run comes to a close in this critically-acclaimed  ★★★★★ issue.

December 24, 2020

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #3
The crowd-pleasing White Knight spinoff continues to garner strong reviews.

Spider-Woman #7
A tough week for Marvel reviews has a highlight: Spider-Woman improves its ALFRED score by 2%.

The Department of Truth #4
Tynion IV’s series at Image stays in the Top 10 Ongoing with yet another ★★★★★ issue.

December 17, 2020

Amethyst #6
The Wonder Comics series ends with a critically-adored finale!

Black Cat #1
After ending a recent Black Cat series, Marvel brings a new #1 with a strong creative team – it’s off to a great start!

Locke & Key #3
The short Locke & Key return ends with another highly-praised issue. Catch up on the whole series now!

December 10, 2020

Batman: Black & White #1
The anthology series returns with all-star creators, including G. Willow Wilson’s first turn with The Dark Knight.

Star Wars #9
A strong issue of the flagship Star Wars title is a great jumping-on point – start with this story arc today!

Home Sick Pilots #1
Advertised as “Power Rangers meets The Shining,” the debut issue from Watters and Winjigaard wowed critics on day one.

December 3, 2020

Strange Adventures #7
King, Gerads, and Shaner continue their epic yet intimate maxiseries with anoher critic-pleasing entry. Jump back on if you’re behind!

Daredevil #25
Zdarsky establishes a new status quo for Matt Murdock, serving as an intriguing jumping on point!

Lumberjanes: End of Summer
The beloved and long-running series ends with an emotional one-shot finale.

November 26, 2020

John Constantine: Hellblazer #12
The finale results in Hellblazer landing in our Top 10 series! Be sure to read this maxiseries start-to-finish.

Suicide Squad #11
Tom Taylor’s reinvention of the team book culminates with one of its strongest entries.

The Other History of the DC Universe #1
The long-awaited series delivers one of the strongest first issues in the ALFRED database.

November 19, 2020

Catwoman #40
Ram V’s new run with Selina Kyle continues to garner positive reviews, making this a Must-Read current series.

Immortal Hulk #40
The #1 series in our rankings delivers another stellar entry, with some-Thing making us impatient for Issue 41!

Die #15
The end of the story arc from Gillen and Hans keeps Die at its near-perfect 99% ALFRED score.

November 12, 2020

Hawkman #29
Venditti’s run on Hawkman is the modern definitive version, and this critically-adored finale sticks the landing.

Taskmaster #1
Before he appears in the Black Widow movie, Taskmaster gets his own miniseries!

Seven Secrets #4
The prolific Tom Taylor continues his strong run outsides of DC/Marvel with the art team of Daniele Di Nicuolo and Walter Baiamonte.

November 5, 2020

Sweet Tooth: The Return #1
Lemire’s original Sweet Tooth impressed critics, and The Return is a welcome second installment!

Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #1
An all-star creative team jumps into this miniseries with an impressive first entry.

Crossover #1
The creative team that brought the ALFRED 94% series God Country returns with a Must-Read debut.

October 29, 2020

John Constantine: Hellblazer #11
The penultimate entry is a great time to jump into this series. It’s hovering around the Top 10 our Rankings!

Runaways #32
After a break, Rowell’s run ends with this emotional finale.

Sex Criminals #69
Fraction and Zdarsky’s punny finale reflects on relations with near-perfect critical reviews.

October 22, 2020

Catwoman #26
Ram V. continues making a his fresh imprint on Catwoman in the best-reviewed issue of the series.

Daredevil #23
This Top 10 Ongoing Series once again achieves a ★★★★★ issue.

The Scumbag #1
Remender, Larosa, and Dinisio deliver a timely late-2020 debut in this “comedy espionage” adventure.

October 15, 2020

Rorschach #1
King, Fornes, and Stewart debut their take on the infamous Rorschach, leading to critical and fan acclaim.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus #1
Gillen returns to Marvel after his Star Wars run. With Die and Once & Future, he’s one of the industry’s best writers!

Commanders in Crisis #1
Steve Orlando continues to grow his creator-owned world with this impressive Commanders in Crisis debut.

October 8, 2020

American Vampire 1976 #1
Snyder and Albuquerque return to the world of American Vampire with this ’70s-set conclusion.

Champions #1
Popular characters team up in in this first entry from Ewing and Di Meo. We at MRC are always up for more Kamala!

Die #14
The unstoppable DIE series continues to be an industry leader, and this issue ramps up for the arc conclusion next month.

October 1, 2020

John Constantine: Hellblazer #10
The critically-adored Hellblazer series nears its conclusion with yet another stellar entry.

Shang-Chi #1
The classic character gets a new series from accomplished writer Gene Luen Yang.

The Department of Trurth #1
The conspiracy-laden series from James Tynion IV has an impressive debut!

September 24, 2020

The Flash #762
Joshua Williamson’s epic run comes to an end with an amazing finale!

Suicide Squad #9
The long-awaited issue featuring Deadshot arrives and delivers a critically-acclaimed issue.

Shazam! #15
The series featured a number of talented creators and concludes with #15, with critics and fans enjoying the fun, optimistic finale.

September 17, 2020

Detective Comics #1027
This anthology issue from all-star creators is a Must-Read for any fan of the Bat-family.

Immortal Hulk #37
An already exemplary run earned new praise, with #37 being dubbed the best of the series by some fans and critics.

Stillwater #1
The debut issue from Zdarsky and Perez earned positive reviews and is already an Image series to watch for entering the Top 100 i
n coming months.

September 10, 2020

Hawkman #27
Any fan of the JSA, or Golden Age comics, or even anyone who has a enjoyed a Hawkman comic, should pick  up this Must-Read!

The Rise of Ultraman #1
After Black Widow #1 launched last week, Ultraman becomes the second consecutive debut issue to earn Marvel Pick of the Week!

Something is Killing the Children #10
The second arc finale continued the series’ streak of positive critical reception, and will help SIKTC maintain a place in next month’s Top 100.

September 3, 2020

The Terrifics #30
The underrated series comes to a close, as Gene Luen Yang’s run followed Jeff Lemire’s first two volumes.

Black Widow #1
Black Widow is back
A strong debut from the Thompson, Casagrande, Bellaire creative team is an exciting start – jump on now!

Bitter Root #10
Let’s give it up one more time for Bitter Root, as its second story arc concludes. Critics noted the beauty of the highly-detailed art, leaving audiences wanting more.

August 27, 2020

Batman: Three Jokers #1
The highly-anticipated tale from Geoff Johns nad Jason Fabok begins to explore the mystery of the three Jokers running around Gotham, causing mayhem for Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood.

X-Factor #2
Two issues, two Must-Read picks for X-Factor. Leah Williams and David Baldeon leave you wanting issue #3 immediately, thanks to this dynamic, propulsive mystery.

Killadelphia #7
New story arc! Critics continue to love Rodney Barnes and Jason Shaw Alexander dark, incisive story that reflects on the past and present of Philadephia.

August 20, 2020

Justice League #51
The best-reviewed JL issue in nine months is a breath of fresh air from Loveless, Rocha, Henriques, and Fajardo, Jr.

Maestro #1
This origin story from Peter David and team is decades in the making, and has the potential to be one of the strongest Hulk tales in years and immediately impressed critics.

Ludocrats #4
The penultimate issue of Gillen, Rossingol, Stokely, and Bonvillain’s wacky miniseries garnered a positive reception and anticipation for the finale.

August 13, 2020

The Flash #759
Joshua Williamson’s final arc begins with a compelling first entry – any fan of his run should jump back on!

Marauders #11
The ★★★★-rated X-book delivers one of its strongest issues to date, with recent tragic events bringing about a new direction in this entry.

Adventureman #3
The team of Fraction and the Dodsons (!) are consistent favorites among critics, and this series has not disappointed. Be sure to catch up before the arc ends!

August 6, 2020

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1
After the strong conclusion of The Dreaming, G. Willow Wilson’s turn in the Sandman Universe is well-reviewed debut!

Deadpool #6
The best-rated issue of the current Deadpool series, the team of Thompson, Libranda, and Sotomayor deliver an energetic and fun entry.

Coffin Bound #5
Coffin Bound returns! Dan Watters and Dani’s hardcore tale continues its ascent up the Top 100 with a strong fifth issue.

July 30, 2020

Wonder Woman #759
Recent Eisner Best Writer winner Mariko Tamaki takes Diana to new heights in this team-up with Janin and Bellaire!

X-Factor #1
The newest X-book has a strong first entry from Williams, Baldeon, and Silva. Be sure to catch the kick-off adventure from this team of mutants!

Ascender #11
Ascender returns! Superstar creators Lemire and Nguyen bring back some familiar faces as this sequel series maintains its strong ALFRED rating.

July 23, 2020

Batman #95
Tynion and Jimenez’s first entry in Joker War is the most-hyped and the best-reviewed DC book of the week – as well as the strongest in Tynion’s Batman run thus far.

Wolverine #3
Percy and Kubert deliver a ★★★★★ issue early in the run, making what had already been an above-average series one to watch!

Die # 12
The fantasy series inches toward the #1 Ongoing series slot as Gillen and Hans continue to shine.

July 16, 2020

Jimmy Olsen #12
Fraction, Lieber, and Fairbairn end their stellar sidesick series that lands in our Top 50 overall. Here’s hoping we get more fun from this team and character in the future.

Immortal Hulk #35
Hulk continues to justify its place atop our ongoing series rankings. This issue also serves as an accessible jumping on point!

The Old Guard:
Force Multiplied #5
The finale of this sequel series concludes another strong tale in the increasingly-popular Old Guard world.

July 9, 2020

DCeased: Dead Planet #1
Taylor, Hairsine, and Guadiano are back with another fantastic #1 set in this zombified DC Universe.

X-Force #10
The best-reviewed current X-book continues its stellar run with this latest entry.

Bitter Root #9
Bitter Root remains in the Top 10 by ALFRED by maintaining its run of ★★★★★ issues.

July 2, 2020

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #9
One of the best Digital First issues to-date pushes Clark farther into the sci-fi genre.

Freefall #6
The conclusion to this limited series will leave wishing you could spend more time with the duo of Fraction and Schmidt.

The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides #1
The first issue in the second iteration of The Goddamned is a welcome addition from the Aaron, Guera, and Brusco creative team.

June 25, 2020

Suicide Squad #6
Tom Taylor again delivers tons of comedy and action in his fresh take on Task Force X.

Immortal Hulk #34
Butch Guice’s turn with The Hulk is a welcome horror-focused addition to this #1-ranked ongoing series.

Die #11
Die returns! The series wastes no time re-absorbing readers with immersive art by tugging at your heartstrings.