2018 Compilation List: Comics

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A list of all 37 comics, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, and comics anthologies I read in 2018.

Recommended reads marked with an asterisk “*”.

Also check out my Best Comics of 2018 list on Tor.com.

 

Action Lab

* Princeless: Raven: the Pirate Princess (2015-)
“Raven if ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers who have stolen her inheritance, but first she’s going to need a crew…and the last of her money that that girl just stole. Go get her, Raven!” (via Comixology)

 

Archie Comics

* Josie and the Pussycats (2016-2017)
“In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust.” (via Comixology)

 

Black Crown

Euthanauts (2018)
“Death is like space: a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness, that yields incredible discoveries and truths—if only you’ve got the right kind of rocket ship. What if suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be somewhere else? What if there is a place we can go after death, but we have no way to phone home about it? What if the Freudian death instinct is not destructive…but discovery?” (via Comixology)

 

Black Mask

* The Wilds (2018-)
“After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it — until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.” (via Comixology)

 

BOOM!

* Abbott (2018)
“Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.” (via Comixology)

 

BOOM! Box

Dodge City (2018)
“Tomás is the new captain of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he’s untested and still not quite part of the team. If the disorganized Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they’ll have to pull together under Tomás’ leadership.” (via Comixology)

* Fence (2017-2018)
“Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.” (via Comixology)

 

Dark Horse

The Seeds (2018-)
“In a world much like our own, people are smashing their phones and moving to the lawless tech-free Zone B…Astra is an idealistic journalist who stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she’ll destroy the last hope of a dying world.” (via Comixology)

 

DC

* Eternity Girl (2018)
“You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had…Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world.” (via Comixology)

* Martian Manhunter (2018-)
“Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve!” (via Comixology)

* Mister Miracle (2017-)
“Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.” (via Comixology)

 

Dynamite

* Nancy Drew (2018-)
“Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything…ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind.” (via Comixology)

 

IDW

* Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2018)
“On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, the team encounters a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on terror. Able to conjure illusions to prey on people’s greatest fears, it can divide and conquer, and has designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension.” (via Comixology)

 

Image

* Bingo Love: Jackpot Edition (2018)
“When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari reunite decades later at a church bingo hall—and what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.” (via Comixology)

Blackbird (2018-)
“Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she’s crazy. The bigger problem: she’s not crazy—she’s right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?” (via Comixology)

* DIE (2018-)
“…a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. ” (via Comixology)

* Jook Joint (2018-)
“Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping…But some men think rules don’t apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.” (via Comixology)

Paper Girls (2015-)
“In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time.” (via Comixology)

Saga (2012-)
“Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.” (via Comixology)

 

Marvel

Black Bolt (2017-2018)
“The king of the Inhumans has been imprisoned! But where? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt?” (via Comixology)

Hulk/She-Hulk (2016-2018)
“Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she’s lost is always there–an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen’s transformation into the one thing she doesn’t have control over…” (via Comixology)

Iceman (2017-2018)
“Bobby Drake has been in the super-hero game longer than most—but what is he known for besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? The time is now or never for Bobby to build a life and legacy he can be proud of—and become the best Iceman he can be!” (via Comixology)

Rogue & Gambit (2018)
“Caught in the grasp of Lavish, Rogue and Gambit must face a battle royale—against each other! When saving the day means letting go of everything you just fell in love with all over again, can they bring themselves to do what must be done?” (via Comixology)

* Runaways (2017-)
“Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? And should you be more worried about the emotional land mines lying in wait—or the shadowy scientist watching the ragtag group from a distance? Plus: What’s in Chase’s backpack? And what’s up with Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes?!” (via Comixology)

* Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-)
“Following her time in the clutches of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life…With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between.” (via Comixology)

* West Coast Avengers (2018-)
“The West Coast Avengers are back, and California’s super villains aren’t happy – and in a not-so-amusing amusement park, they’re going to make their feelings known! ” (via Comixology)

 

Vault

* Submerged (2018)
“Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late.” (via Comixology)

Victor LaValle’s Destroyer (2017)
“When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity.” (via Comixology)

 

Graphic Novels/Manga/Webcomics

Archival Quality (2018)
“And then strange things start happening. Odd noises. Objects moving. Vivid, terrifying dreams of a young woman Cel’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. A woman who for some reason needs Cel’s help.” (via Goodreads)

My Brother’s Husband (2017)
“Ten years ago Yaichi’s twin brother moved to Canada and married a man called Mike. A month ago, he died. Now Mike has arrived to Japan to meet Yaichi and his daughter Kana. Yaichi has to face his own preconceptions and come to terms about who his brother really was.” (via Goodreads)

The Nameless City, The Stone Heart, The Divided Earth (2016-2018)
“Built on an ancient mountain pass, the City is forever being invaded by one nation or another, and every new master gives it a new name. But for the natives, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.” (via Goodreads)

On a Sunbeam (2018)
“Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together…When Mia grows close to her new friends, she reveals her true purpose for joining their ship—to track down her long-lost love.” (via Goodreads)

* The Prince & the Dressmaker (2018)
“Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?” (via Goodreads)

 

Anthologies

Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts (2018)
“Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.” (via Comixology)

* The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories (2018)
“Have you heard the one about the skull who borrowed body parts to pass himself off as a complete human so he could trick the village beauty into marriage? Well, what about when Frog and Snake’s daughters had a play date?” (via Goodreads)

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