Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 10 Most Anticipated Comics of 2015


2014 was a really fun year packed with enjoyable comics. But what does 2015 have to offer us? Only a TON of great stuff! What am I talking about? Check it out:

10. March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (January, Top Shelf)



Congressman John Lewis’ multi-award winning memoir of his life and the Civil Rights Movement continues in Book Two. The first one was superb, being informative and moving with wonderful art from Nate Powell, and I fully expect Book Two to be as good.

9. Star Wars by Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, Mark Waid, John Cassady, Salvador Larocca, and Terry Dodson (January, Marvel)



Dark Horse had the Star Wars comics licence for years but, once they bought Star Wars and Marvel, Disney decided not to renew it and had Marvel publish the comics instead. January sees the launch of the flagship title, Star Wars by Jason Aaron and John Cassady and looks to be a lot of fun. I’ve never been a huge fan of Star Wars or its comics, but I like the creators and 2015 will be Star Wars year with the release of The Force Awakens so I’m pumped. Also, Kieron Gillen will write a Darth Vader title and Mark Waid a Princess Leia one.

8. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (January, Marvel)



Marvel January continues with the release of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Adventure Time’s writer Ryan North joins Sub-Atomic Party Girl’s artist Erica Henderson for a fun and silly Marvel comic that looks enormously fun and unusual.

7. Ant-Man by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas (January, Marvel)



We’re still only in January as Marvel release yet another great-looking title! With the Ant-Man movie on the way later this year, it makes sense to finally give Ant-Man his own Marvel NOW! series, the same strategy that worked well for Guardians of the Galaxy. With Superior Foes of Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer at the helm alongside Deadpool artist Ramon Rosanas, Ant-Man looks awesome!

6. Wonder Woman: Earth One by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette (?, DC)



With Meredith and David Finch successfully torpedoing the New 52 Wonder Woman series and Marc Andreyko, the Batwoman writer who had the character raped by a vampire recently, taking the reins of the forthcoming Wonder Woman ’77 series, hope for WW fans rests solely on Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Earth One series. It’s been in the works for a while now as Paquette’s not the fastest artist, but his pages always look stunning so I expect it’ll be worth the wait – please let it be released in 2015!

5. Nameless by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham (February, Image)



Grant Morrison re-teams with his Batman Incorporated artist Chris Burnham for a horror comic that promises true chills. With Annihilator, Morrison’s work has taken a dark horror turn but hopefully Nameless will be much better than that other title.

4. Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanessa Del Ray (?, DC)



Expected later this year, I know nothing about the final Morrison title on this list – and that’s how I want it to stay! He’s joined by Hit (a Boom title) artist Vanessa Del Ray and it’s coming out through DC. The title sounds mysterious and interesting!

3. Batman: Earth One, Volume 2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank (May, DC)



Geoff Johns and Gary Frank finally release their follow-up to their awesome first Batman Earth One book. Frank’s art is always a joy to see and Johns’ writing, on this title anyway, is very strong and I like the story a lot. Looking forward to it!

2. Howard the Duck by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones (January, Marvel)



He appeared as a joke cameo in the post-credits Guardians of the Galaxy sequence but Howard the Duck is making his Marvel NOW! debut in January (what a packed month!) with Sex Criminals artist Chip Zdarsky on writing duties and Joe Quinones drawing. If you’ve read Sex Criminals or paid attention to his Twitter feed, you’ll know Zdarsky has a great sense of humour so I’m expecting Howard the Duck to be the funniest Marvel book of the year. No pressure, guys!

1. Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart (April, Dark Horse)


Whether you’re a fan of the book or the movie, or, more likely, both, you’re going to want to read the sequel – yes, it’s FIGHT CLUB 2!!!

Chuck Palahniuk returns to the world of Jack and Marla, who’re now middle-aged and married with kids – and then Tyler Durden shows up to kidnap their kid. A movie is bound to follow sometime in the future but if you can’t wait (and who can?) then you’re going to want to pick up Fight Club 2 which kicks off in April.

2 comments:

  1. Wait, Morrison's writing Wonder Woman Earth One? That's it, I'm buying it.

    I'm really waiting for DC to announce a multiversity tpb in 2015- the concept sounds too good to ignore.

    Are we getting a least anticipated comics post?

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    1. I'm sure we'll be getting a Multiversity trade in time for Christmas 2015 ;)

      Just posted my least anticipated comics of the year here: http://samquixote.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-10-least-anticipated-comics-of-2015.html

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