Roundtable Discussion: Must Read Comics!

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What is one MUST READ comic from each company you buy from? Only one per company, them’s the rules!

Graham Scherl

DC: Flash
IDW: Ninja Turtles
Boom: Power Rangers
Marvel: Immortal Hulk
Aftershock: Animosity
Ahoy: Wrong Earth
Image: Nailbiter/Nailbiter Returns

John Babos: Flash has been consistently good and I say that as someone who prefers Wally as THE Flash instead of Barry.

Graham: Johns on Barry was garbage, but the Manapul/Buccalatto run and Venditti run for new 52 were pretty good. Williamson has probably crafted my second or third favorite Flash run

Mike Maillaro

Image: Outer Darkness
DC: Batman Beyond
Marvel: New Mutants
Aftershock: Baby Teeth
Ahoy: Wrong Earth (sometimes Dragon Fly/DragonFly Man)
Lion Forge (Magnetic Press): Infinity 8
Boom: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Dark Horse: Black Hammer
IDW: Sonic The Hedgehog

James Fulton: Co-sign on Outer Darkness!

Mike: You got me to read that book ;)

James: That makes me so happy. It’s great. I love the Chew crossover right now too.

Mike: Yeah I am about halfway through Chew. It is amazing :)

James: Guillory’s killing it on Farmhand too.

Matt Graham

Image: Paper Girls
DC: Wonder Woman
Marvel: Unbelievable Gwenpool
Aftershock: Babyteeth
Boom: MM Power Rangers
Dark Horse: Black Hammer
Dynamite: Amu Chu’s Red Sonja run

John: Black Hammer is good, but I have WW to be inconsistent.

Matt: I can’t really click with the majority of their output.

James Fulton

Aftershock: Undone by Blood
AWA: Year Zero
Black Mask: Last Song
Boom: Alienated
Dark Horse: Invisible Kingdom
DC: Far Sector
Dynamite: Vampirella (Priest’s run)
Image: Excellence
Marvel: Daredevil
Oni: Sixth Gun
Panel Syndicate: Bad Karma
Uncivilized Books: Ginseng Roots
Valiant: The Life and Death of Toyo Harada
Vault: No One’s Rose

John: I see I created a Far Sector fan.

James: I’ve only read the first issue so far but I liked it, and there’s not a whole lot else coming from DC for me at the moment.

John Babos

Ahoy: Wrong Earth
AfterShock: Was Rough Riders
DC: Suicide Squad
Image: Adventureman
Marvel: Children of the Atom
Valiant: Bloodshot

Mike: Man I miss Rough Riders.

John: Still available in tpb so included it here. :)

Mike: Yeah no reason you can’t. We don’t have rules here!! I was just reminded how much I miss it. I would have loved to see them explore the future versions they teased in that awful one shot which was full price just for pin ups

Matt: Keep meaning to read Wrong Earth

Mike: Definitely a good read. Though I really liked Dragonfly/Dragonflyman too. The parallel story telling there about the characters in their home universe is really well done

Matt: Is it two diff books?

Mike: Sort of. Wrong Earth is a mini about a character who swaps with an alternate reality version of himself.

Dragonfly dragonflyman takes place a few years earlier and is just stories about the heroes on their own world. Sort of the same story told in a silver age style and dark age style at same time.

Matt: I’ll try that one too.

Mike Maillaro is a lifelong Jersey Boy and geek. Mike has been a comic fan for about 30 years from when his mom used to buy him Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures at our local newsstand. Thanks, Mom!! Mike's goal is to bring more positivity to the discussion of comics and pop culture.