Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it; I spend too much money on comics. It’s not my fault, really. They are just so fun to read and those price tags only say 2.99. With my iPad, I’ve gotten even worse. Instead of facing the register $25 total, I just buy them all via Comixology and only see a $6 receipt from iTunes every few days. My girlfriend saw my reading list last night and asked just how many series I am reading. It was hard to come up with a total; there are just so many each week. Well it’s time to come out of the shadows. I shall proudly stand up for the comics I love, and, who knows, maybe you can give them a try too, but watch that iTunes bill.
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Supurbia: I’m not a fan of reality TV, but this comic grabbed me from the tag line alone: “Real housewives of Superheroes!” One is a reformed evil Villainess, one an Amazonian warrior. Another a hero turned stay-at-home mom, a queen of industry, and two regular wives of superhero partners, one new and one old. They all live in a wisteria lane of sorts and the way their lives interconnect would make Bree Van de Camp’s troubles look harmless. It’s a smaller series with only 9 books out so far, but it’s well worth the purchase. Also if you wait a month after the issue comes out, the price drops a dollar!
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Lookouts: This book features boy scouts in a land of mystery and the most amazing creatures that you can imagine! It comes from the pair behind the webcomic Penny-Arcade and they have taken all the experiences and adventures from playing any kind of video games and created this amazing forest world. The boys are learning to become lookouts for the town and are taught by a grisly warrior with a mysterious past. There is a sphinx, a riddle, and some epic battle scenes. It’s a great read for anyone who wants to unleash their inner woodland warrior.
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Love and Capes: Okay, this one the girlfriend does know I read, and that’s because I’ve been trying to get her to read it as well for the last few months. To sum it up in one line, it’s the Archie version of the DC universe: A superman like character, accountant by day, known as the Crusader by night, meets a cute book shop owner and this is their story. In the four volumes out, you get to see them fall in love, swap bodies, face tragedies, and even meet the parents. It’s a fun, light read, and great for when you want a smart story with a happy ending!
So that’s my top three for now! Check them out. You can find most in your local comic shop if you want old school paper and staples, or get them all on your digital reader via Comixology.
Article by Guest Blogger Billea Breen. Follow her on Twitter @BilleaBones.