The Comic Fanatic – Week of 3/21: Top X-Men Stories, Sleeper, Invincible, American Vampire
Hello, True Believers! Going to be somewhat of a shorter post, didn’t pick up any new books this week. However, just for you, dear reader, just because I care, I wrote a story about my top 5 favorite X-Men stories. I put a lot of time into it, in hopes that someone (like you!) would read it and be inspired to share in my love of X-Men. The article is here. Read it, enjoy it (or don’t), and drop me a line and let me know what you think. @theindiegeek. Now, I could leave you with just that, but where would the fun be? Let me tell you about a few other comics you should be reading.
I previously reviewed American Vampire, Volume 1. Since then, I have had the chance to review volumes two and three, and they are just as fantastic. It continues Pearl’s and Skinner’s stories through the developing United States. Well written, and very well drawn, American Vampire is a must read for any vampire fans. It shows how vampires SHOULD be. On a different note, I read about eighty issues worth of Invincible since last week. Easily one of the best books I’ve read. It’s a realistic story of what would happen if a teenage had superman-level powers. Written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), it’s amazing. To call it a combination between Spider-man and Superman, would be a crude and insufficient way of putting it. It is a remarkable book with great character, amazing writing and beautiful art. READ INVINICBLE! GO! NOW! Lastly, if noir is more your taste, don’t miss Sleeper by Ed Brubaker. I previously read the first book of Sleeper and loved it, and read the second book and it just might have been even better. Holden Carver is even craftier and more cunning in the second book.
There. X-Men, American Vampire, Invincible, and Sleeper. Something for everybody. Now get out to your comics store!