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Weekly Picks

Weekly Picks

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March 3

#1

★★★★★

#2

★★★★★

#3

★★★★★

#4

★★★★★

#5

★★★★

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February 24

#1

★★★★★

#2

★★★★★

#3

★★★★★

#4

★★★★★

#5

★★★★★

February 18, 2021

#1
Black Widow #5
The emotion imbued into this Natasha Romanoff tale by Thompson, Casagrande, and Bellaire makes this series one of Marvel’s best ongoings.

#2
Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2
One of the best-reviewed Future State titles concludes its two-issue arc with a bang, with solid back-up stories as well.

#3
King in Black #4
A big twist within a big event from a big creative team delivers on the promise of this Venom-centric mini-series.

February 11, 2021

#1
Eternals #2
Kieron Gillen is one of the best-reviewed authors in comics, and his turn on Eternals ahead of the 2021 film is a dynamite entry.

#2
Bliss #5
The well-reviewed new series from Sean Lewis continues with 100% ★★★★ or ★★★★★ issues!

#3
Daredevil #27
Second only to Immortal Hulk among ongoing Marvel series, the Elektra-centric issue #27 is one that can’t be missed.

February 4, 2021

#1
Far Sector # 10
Jamal Campbell’s A+ art continues to imbue each page as the story hurdles toward its climax.

#2
Future State: Wonder Woman #2
Joelle Jones’ two-issue series ends with brilliant art, leaving critics teeming with anticipation for the Wonder Girl series.

#3
Star Wars: High Republic #2
This sneaky-good Star Wars series adds another frenetic entry and makes for a promise future run.

January 28, 2021

#1
Batman: Black and White #2
All-star creators impressed critics with this compilation of Dark Knight vignettes.

#2
Strange Adventures #8
King, Gerads, and Shaner’s unique maxiseries takes a consequential turn in this standout entry.

#3
Captain Marvel #19
In this impressive run, Captain Marvel notches its fifth ★★★★★-rated issue.

January 21, 2021

#1
Future State: Catwoman #1
Ram V and Otto Schmidt steamrolled critics with this train heist-inspired take on Selina Kyle.

#2
King in Black #3
Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Venom event continues to impress fans and critics alike!

#3
DCeased: Dead Planet #7
Tom Taylor’s DCeased Universe has consistently reviewed stellar reviews, and this finale issue is a gripping climax.

January 14, 2021

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

#2
Sweet Tooth: The Return #3
Lemire’s Sweet Tooth tale continues to impress critics as its television adaptation gains anticipation.

#3
Haha #1
Image Comics’ newest stellar debut comes from Prince and Del Rey deliver a dark yet amusing initial entry.

January 7, 2021

#1
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!

#2
The Dreaming: Waking Hours #7
G. Willow Wilson’s turn in the Sandman Universe changes course in this Intermezzo issue.

#3
Dark Nights: Death Metal #7
Snyder and Capullo’s Metal run comes to a close in this critically-acclaimed  ★★★★★ issue.

December 24, 2020

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

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

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

December 17, 2020

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

Marvel
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!

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

December 10, 2020

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

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

Image
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

DC
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!

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

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

November 26, 2020

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

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

DC
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

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

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

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

November 12, 2020

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

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

Boom
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

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

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

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

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.

Image
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.

Image
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!

Image
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!

Image
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.

Image
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!

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

DC
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.

Image
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!

Image
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.

Image
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.

Image
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.

Image
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.

Image
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!

Image
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!

Image
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!

Image
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.

Image
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.

Image
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.

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