12 Days of Comics

December 13, 2021

It’s hard to believe we’re already just 12 days away from December 25th, and to celebrate we’re featuring 12 of our favorite comics! Some of these are long running series, some are stand alone graphic novels and some are just getting started. Each of them deserves a place on your shelf. 

1. Demon Days (Marvel 2021) by Peach Momoko: This unique blend of Japanese folklore meets Marvel mainstream follows a character named Mariko Yashida as she runs into fascinating new versions of some of our favorite Marvel characters in a What If? style of storytelling. 

2. Flashpoint (DC 2011) by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert: The Flash, Barry Allen, wakes up in a world completely different than the one he remembers. How can he discover who is responsible and is it possible to set the timeline straight again?

3. East of West (Image 2013) by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam a dystopian America in this sci-fi meets western mashup. In a world where Death is our protagonist, you know things must be complicated.

4. Batman: Hush (DC 2002) by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee: The greatest enemies and allies of the caped crusader converge together in this tale as Batman works to unravel the villain behind a slew of events that plague both himself and Gotham city.

5. Superman: American Alien (DC 2015) by Max Landis: Follow Clark Kent as he evolves into the quintessential hero we all know and love. This 7 issue miniseries has emotion and content that ranges from satisfying and feel good to violent and frightening, and encompasses a huge breadth of story in a short time.

6. Hawkeye (Marvel 2015) by Matt Fraction: Matt Fraction brings his signature quirkiness to the Marvel hero in a landmark series that put Hawkeye back on everyone’s radar!

7. Rorschach (DC 2020) by Tom King, Jorge Fornes and Dave Stewart: A sequel to Watchmen, this 12 issue series takes place one year after the death of Dr. Manhattan, and follows a homicide detective as he researches a string of crimes thought to be perpetrated by the man who took up the Rorschach mantle.

8. The Sandman (Vertigo 1989) by Neil Gaiman: One of the definitive tales of our time, The Sandman follows Morpheus (Dream), and siblings Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction (known together as the Endless).