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Weekly Picks

Weekly Picks

October 29, 2020

DC
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!

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

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

October 22, 2020

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

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

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

October 15, 2020

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

Marvel
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!

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

October 8, 2020

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

Marvel
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!

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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

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

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

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

September 24, 2020

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

DC
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!

Marvel
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!

Boom
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

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

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

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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

DC
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.

Marvel
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.

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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

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

Marvel
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.

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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

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

Marvel
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.

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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

DC
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!

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

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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

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

Marvel
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!

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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

DC
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.

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

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

July 16, 2020

DC
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.

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

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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

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

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

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

July 2, 2020

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

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

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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

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

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

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