Comic Books I’m Loving Right Now

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I, like many other singles in their twenties have a personal profile on a dating site, on that site for the longest time as my headline were the words, “Must love comic books and comic book movies.”

I’ve since changed it, and am not really interested in dating so much as I am interested in my next trip. But my love of comic books remains the same.

So without further ado, the comic books that you should be reading.

 

810YhrDk40LHawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Besides the fact that Hawkeye has always intrigued me as an Avenger, and out of the Avengers this is one of the best written and drawn comic series’ of the current time. Trust me on that. Not only is Hawkeye often in trouble, as he always is, but the other characters in it are amazing. I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about Kate Bishop before this, but I sure as hell know a lot about her now.

It’s a breath of fresh air, full of wit, drama, angst and strong characters.

 

portrait_incredibleMs Marvel by G Willow Wilson amongst others such as Jamie McKelvie, Sara Pichelli, and Adrian Alphona

Marvel Now is doing some awesome things right now, so many awesome things that sometimes I can’t even handle it, nor can my bank account. Seriously, it’s become a problem.

But this, this comic, in which Ms. Marvel isn’t really Ms. Marvel but might in fact be more Ms. Marvel than she has been in years, in terms of what that means. She is Muslim, she is a teenage girl, she messes up, she feels self-conscious but she is herself.

And it is glorious. If you haven’t picked this up, or don’t think that’s a big deal you need to do it anyway.

portrait_incredible-3Black Widow by Edmonson and Noto

She has relatively normal proportions. SHE HAS RELATIVELY NORMAL PROPORTIONS. She is also a badass, and she doesn’t take crap from anyone, male or female and I love her for it. This is a new era for Black Widow, given her portrayal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is awesome.

This comic takes no prisoners, and no names, it is unapologetic in its violence, and in it’s blunt nature and I love it for it.

 

Sex_Criminals_CoverSex Criminals by Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction

Now if you want a comic that’s unapologetic, and goofy, yet means so much this is it. There is no holds barred (though at the same time there’s…holds in other ways), it is comedic, and clever and witty. This comic shows us how ridiculous we are in being so inhibited in even talking about sex.

It’s just brimpin’ awesome.

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About Ashley LP

I'm a twenty something who loves nothing in this world more than travel and reading. It is for this reason I run a (not so well used) travel blog, and work as a travel agent. It is also why I run a (more used) book blog. There are two types of travel we can have in life, travel in fiction, or non-fiction and real world travel. I have a firm belief in both.

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