This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics
It’s time to take a look back at the week that was, here on Panels. . .
Ok, so when people find out you’re a comic person, do they immediately ask you if you’ve read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay? People who find out I love comics always ask me if I’ve read Kavalier & Clay. And don’t get me wrong: Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is wonderful, and a must read for comics folk the world over. But it’s not the only novel that talks the language of us panel-loving folks. Here’s a top three of other suggestions for when you’re feeling less graphic, more novel.
from Three Novels for Comics Lovers (Other Than Kavalier & Clay) by Brenna Clarke Gray
Paul & Preeti discuss the door-busting attendance at this year’s New York Comic Con, Warner Bros.’ ambitious DC Comics film slate, the joy of CW’s The Flash, and More!
Panelteer Swapna: So, as a comics newbie, I’m interested in superheroes. But with all these different runs and the sheer history of all these characters, I have absolutely no idea where to start. If I find a superhero I want to read about, do I dive right in? Or is it best to read some back story first? HALP!
from Adventures of a Comic Book Newbie: Where Do I Start With Superheroes? by Caroline Pruett
I’m a sucker for good guys and boy scouts. I am not ashamed of that. And while Thor is most definitely not a boy scout, he does have that larger moral compass. He has great power and understands the responsibility of that power. I know that’s Spider-Man’s thing, but you can’t wield Mjolnir if you don’t recognize the importance of doing the right thing.
from I Have Thor Feelings, Guys by Ali Colluccio
She-Hulk #8 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido
Charles Soule’s take on She-Hulk has been phenomenal so far. He’s been turning down the superhero knob and turning up the lawyer knob, which isn’t surprising considering Soule himself is an attorney. This arc sees She-Hulk face off against Daredevil in court with Captain American stuck in the middle. Javier Pulido’s whimsical art combined with Soule’s unique take on the character has made this run a must-read. If you’ve been into Hawkeye and Superior Foes of Spider-man, I’d say this book would be in your wheelhouse.
from What’s On Your Pull List?: October 22, 2014 by Eric Margolis
from Comics Fetish: Volume 4 by Kristina Pino