Here at the Big Comic Page, we’re often approached by comic fans and asked for recommendations about what books they should be spending their hard-earned money on.
So, to help with that, we’ve decided to dust off one of our old weekly columns, the “BCP Pull List”, where several members of our team will take a moment to single out some of the releases for the coming week that they’re most excited about.
After all, our mission statement is to try and spread the word about great comics to as many people as possible, and hopefully this column will help you fine people discover some titles that you may otherwise be missing out on.
So, without any further ado, here are the titles that Team BCP are most excited about from this coming week, Wednesday 17th February 2016.
Sex Criminals #14 (Image Comics)
“For me it’s Sex Criminals because the writing and art always make me laugh out loud at least three times an issue, but also because I’m eager to see if the main story can regain the momentum of earlier issues, with the comic having been so heavily focused on side stories recently.” – Andrew S
“Every single issue has me terrified to turn the page in public. Every. Single. Page. Never mind having to try and explain why I’m laughing to people not in the know. Like an orgasm for your brain.” – Chris B
The Mighty Thor #4 (Marvel Comics)
“I’m also really excited for The Mighty Thor #4 (I’m going to read it on the Forth Rail Bridge at 4pm just to get that four fours thing going on). It’s the one Marvel book I wish was double-shipping, but with art this good I’m fine with getting my fix just once a month. If Jason Aaron could just share his scripts with me while I wait, that would ease the pain though…” – Andrew S
Citizen Jack #4 (Image Comics)
“This series started off perfectly. The first two issues were jam-packed with hilarious political satire and meat-headed tomfoolery. Issue 3 was a change of pace into slightly darker territory that didn’t sit as well with me due to struggling to find a balance between horror and humour. That said, it’s still my favourite comedy going at the moment, and its underlying message comes from a place of true anger. I can feel Sam Humphries’ rage at the system, but I appreciate how he’s created pure entertainment out of it.” – Kieran
Starve #6 (Image Comics)
“Next week kicks off the second act of Starve, and it’s time for Gavin to get to the mattresses. The competition is getting kicked up a notch, and Roman has now joined Gavin as a contestant. He says it’s in solidarity, but who knows if it’s a double cross cooked up by Gavin’s ex-wife? At the behest of his daughter, Gavin is going to use Starve to address the problems of food scarcity in the streets, but only if he can stay in the competition long enough to do so….” – Andrew Mc
Blood Feud #5 (of 5) (Oni Press)
“A wink and a nod to 80s horror cinema, this five-part Southern slasher series has been an entertaining and nostalgic ride so far, complete with gore and enough hordes of vampires (and tarantulas) to entertain any horror fan. The characters are written in a warm and believable manner so you can’t help but care for them. The final issue has a fair few questions to answer and sees R F, Big Jack and Sue finally facing the truth behind the darkness that has engulfed Spider Creek. If they are to save the world from its clutches they must make a significant sacrifice.” – Rebecca
Silver Surfer #2 (Marvel Comics)
“The art, the story and the relationship between Norrin and Dawn has been magnificent so far. Dan Slott, Mike Allred, and Laura Allred have taken The Surfer places and done things with the character that no one could have imagined. Its a wonderful technicolour tour de force. Well, it has been so far.” – John
American Monster #2 (Aftershock Comics)
“After that stunning opening issue, this one jumped straight to the top of my ‘must read’ list. By turns shocking and challenging, it was was an uncomfortable but utterly engrossing read. It’ll be interesting to see if the same high standard can be maintained.” – Martin
Doom Patrol Volume 1 (DC Comics)
“Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol is one of the greatest comics of all time for me. Hopefully this chunky new trade opens up the madness to a whole new audience. I’ll be buying it purely to support the whole run being collected because it’s the least it deserves…” – Jules
I Hate Fairyland #5 (Image Comics)
“Consistently hilarious, consistently creative and consistently gorgeous, I Hate Fairyland has been an absolute joy to read since its very first issue, and with Gertrude poised to pick up some extra powers for her impending battle with rival “Happy”, there’s absolutely no fluffin’ way I could not recommend this one.” – Ceej