I aim to tantalize your minds and eyeballs with some of the most creative story art out there. These series either have a recent release or one coming soon.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
You have never seen such creatively grotesque beings as spawned by Vaughan’s imagination. To me, he is the creative graphic genius of our time. Stunning art alone does not make the series; the characters are richly complex and the plot is layered with different points of view. Volume 7 is coming in early April. (adult, fantasy)
Demon by Jason Shiga
Here we have Jimmy Yee, a suicidal, self-absorbed asshole who tries to kill himself and becomes immortal instead. This turn of events shatters his lethargy and forces him to engage his demented creativity to escape imprisonment. Maximum gross, pulpy violence ensues. The dedication to Volume 1 reads. “To my wife, Alina, who begged me not to dedicate this book to her.” Volume 2 was released this month. (adult, satire, pulp)
Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock
A must-read for horror fans, Wytches immediately creates a mood of bone-chilling evil. The terror slowly builds as you make one horrific discovery after another in a spooky town whose citizens have exchanged their conscience for survival. Volume 2 was expected in 2016. In interviews, Snyder and Jock have talked about working on it so I expect a publication date to be announced soon. (adult, horror)
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Tekeda
The world of Monstress will strip you of any notion that femininity equals weakness. Brilliant manga-influenced art meets complex adventure in a world of magic, sex, and doom. Vol. 1 came out last July and Vol. 2 comes in June. (adult, older young adult, fantasy)
The Vision by Tom King, Gabriel Walta, and Michael Walsh
The Vision wants to live a normal family life in the suburbs, and you’d better think twice about threatening his family because he won’t think twice about stopping you. Widely lauded as “unexpected”, this reimagining of Marvel’s The Vision, is humor, art, and dark suspense all rolled into one. Volume 2 published Dec. 2016.