Wednesday, January 14, 2015

T5W: Series You Want to Start This Year

I’m absolutely horrible about finishing novels in a series, so I was stuck on the topic of this week’s Top 5 Wednesday for awhile. Luckily, being relatively new to the whole comics thing, there are so many series (some old, some new) I’m really hoping to get to this year. So here we go!

  1. Ex Machina, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris. One of my favorite professors in college (who happened to teach the comics class I was lucky enough to take one semester) recommended this series quite a few times, but I still haven’t picked it up. I should probably fix that.
  2. Rat Queens, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art by Tess Fowler. I’ve heard this series has some amazing female characters and I’m completely here for more (and better written) females in comics.
  3. Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis, art by Brooke Allen. Another series with what seems to be really dynamic female characters. I also love the art for this series so much; it seems a lot of fun!
  4. The Fade Out, written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Philips. I absolutely love the covers of this series, and I’m really looking forward to the Hollywood film noir premise of it. I’ve also enjoyed previous Brubaker/Philips collaborations, so I’m hoping I’ll like this as well.
  5. Satellite Sam, written by Matt Fraction, art by Howard Chaykin. I’ve enjoyed all the titles I’ve picked up by Fraction, so far, which makes me really interested in reading more of his work. This seems quite a bit darker from Hawkeye and Sex Criminals, but darker can be good too.

Do you have any comic series that you want to start this year? I'm sure knowledge of awesome titles is spotty at best, so I'm always looking for more!

The Goodreads group for T5W (as well as the topics and the book bloggers and booktubers who participate) can be found here.


  1. I have just started getting into comics and graphic novels, and I have yet to pick up a Brian K. Vaughan work. I have heard endless praise for Saga and Y: The Last Man but not much about Ex Machina. I hope you enjoy it.

    The only comic series I have on my T5W is The Wicked + The Divine. You can check out my post here if you want to.

    1. Haha, yeah, Saga and Y: The Last Man have definitely received so much praise lately, so I'm hoping to get to those, too!

      I just started The Wicked + The Divine (only one issue in), and it's shaping up to be really great! I'll definitely check out your post! :)

  2. Lumberjanes is wonderful! If you want to catch up, the first trade paperback is out in April. It really starts hitting it's stride about issue three and gets better and better.

    I'm a bad Brubaker fan! I haven't read The Fade Out yet!