So my girlfriend's going to New York City to visit her brother on Monday, but unfortunately I can't make it up there this time. She knows how much I've dived into comics, especially recently, and is awesome and is going to go to Midtown Comics (my personal favorite from my visits) to look around for some comics that I might want. That being said, I need to get a list of some trades and minis together for her to look for.
Here's where you good people come in. This thread is for everyone to share any new comics that they've just discovered, enjoyed and want to spread the word about. For instance, thanks to the forums, I've recently gotten into both Chew and Atomic Robo. However, I don't want this to be the alt comics thread and imply I'm only wanting independent comics here. Any and all are welcome: big 2, indy, whatever you've got.
I guess I'll start it off for the suggestions. Mine would be to pass along the word for...Chew
A world where the government has banned chicken, due to thousands of deaths around the world from the bird flu, and the FDA has become the most powerful federal police force, Tony Chu has a unique ability to receieve psychic impressions from any food he eats, barring beets that is. This ability has opened him up to a position in the FDA's mysterious special task force that investigates highly secretive crimes, involving matters of chicken and odd organic matter.Atomic Robo
Atomic Robo was created by Nikola Tesla in 1923 and has participated in "un-manned" flights to Mars, various wars, monster attacks and general scientific inquiry. He's adventurous, funny and wisecracking, and drags along his "Action Scientists" into crazy situations all the time. This comic jumps from various points in Robo's timeline so it's not quite linear which is pretty interesting in itself.
and if you haven't been reading Amazing Spider-Man recently, I suggest you catch up with what Gauntlet has been up to quickly (it's not too complicated) and pick up Grim Hunt. I was one of the biggest nay-sayers during Gauntlet (the story's were meh for the most part and don't get me started on the art), but the story has picked up dramatically fast with the recent arc Shed and now with Grim Hunt.
Those are my suggestions, so pass along yours and we'll get a nice little thing going here.
Also, as per my original request for a list of trades/minis for Midtown, I'm not so far into comics yet that I've learned the writers and artists that I'm huge fans of so I'll just have to suggest characters that I like, if you're interested in helping a fairly new comic fan expand his collection. I'm currently pulling Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, X-Men, Nemesis, Kick-Ass, Green Lantern (& Corps), Star Wars: Legacy and Invasion, and Chew. I like most of what Batman I've read, as well. Sorry I couldn't be more specific, but I liked JMS's run on ASM, I LOVED Civil War, Blackest Night was pretty good, and I liked Hush from Batman. If I think of any more arcs I'll post any but I'd appreciate any advice for stuff to get. Thanks in advance!