I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!
From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.
In May, let me tell you your arms will be full of some many awesome comics. Those comics are the wonderful Kate Bishop in her own solo run as the great Hawkeye, Speedsters like Barry Allen, new superhero team trying to save the world, and plenty of awesome comics I need you to put in your TBR list!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|CHAMPIONS • VOL. 1: CHANGE THE WORLD|
One of the great team names in Marvel history returns, in incredible new fashion! During the fallout of Civil War II, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man quit the Avengers and strike out on their own! With Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk by their side, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way – and they’re only the beginning! It starts as an idea. It becomes an ideal. But what happens when it turns into a movement – one so big even the Hulk can’t stop it? And will one of the greatest X-Men of all forge a new future by their side? Welcome to the Champions, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates are glad to see you!
Story by Mark Waid and art by Humberto Ramos, Champions Vol. 1 collects issues #1-6.— Marvel Comics
Publication date: May 3, 2017 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: Look at these kids. These young heroes are gonna change the world, and for the better. This is a team I’d want to read every single day.
|ALL NEW WOLVERINE • VOL. 3: ENEMY OF STATE II|
WOLVERINE…MURDERER?! LAURA has fought so hard to be something other than what she was created to be, but the fight is over. WOLVERINE has blood on her hands. In the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, dark forces seemingly have Laura’s life under their control. Will Laura be able to defeat demons on the outside and within? Or will she be forced to give up the hero’s life she’s built for herself?
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13-18 — Marvel Comics
Publication date: May 3, 2017 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: I support Laura. She’s an amazing Wolverine, and I gotta see what demons she has to battle.
|WONDER WOMAN (REBIRTH) • VOL. 2: YEAR ONE|
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to WONDER WOMAN! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!
Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, #14. — DC Comics
Publication date: May 3, 2017 by DC Comics
Why I’m excited: The other part of Greg Rucka’s run of Wonder Woman! I’m excited to move between the two Rebirth titles just to see how well they complement each other.
|BATMAN DETECTIVE (REBIRTH) • VOL. 2: VICTIM SYNDICATE|
Innocent victims maimed or broken by Batman’s greatest enemies band together, and they blame Batman and his fellow vigilantes for what happened to them just as much as they blame the psychopaths who hurt them. Batman and his newly trained team of allies must take on these troubled souls, but one of Batman’s teammates can’t help but think they might have a point…
From writer James Tynion (BATMAN/TMNT) and artist Alvaro Martinez (BATMAN ETERNAL) comes the second volume of the return of DETECTIVE COMICS! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #943-949.– DC Comics
Publication date: May 10, 2017, 2017 by DC Comics
Why I’m excited: I don’t care for Batman, but I deeeeeply care about the team that helps him fight the villains. Anything with BatFam, yes please, I will read you.
|JESSICA JONES • VOL. 1: UNCAGED|
After a decade, Jessica Jones is back in her own solo series! A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe and there are many secrets hiding in the shadows – secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. Alias Investigations is open for business, and of all the many mysteries to discover, her new case may be the most dangerous one! This blistering new series is filled with haunting revelations from Jessica’s past, and answers to some of the biggest questions about the new Marvel NOW! universe! From Jessica Jones’ original creators comes an all-new chapter in the world-famous private eye’s ongoing adventures!
COLLECTING: JESSICA JONES 1-6. — Marvel Comics
Publication date: May 10, 2017 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: I might hate Bendis and his writing, but Jessica Jones though… She’s hard to stay away from.
|THE FLASH (REBIRTH) • VOL. 2: SPEED OF DARKNESS|
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts–but just where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.
From up-and-coming writer Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Red Skull) and illustrator Carmine Di Giandomenico comes THE FLASH VOL. 2! Collects issues #9-13. – DC Comics
Publication date: May 17, 2017, 2017 by DC Comics
Why I’m excited: So what if I still haven’t read The Flash series. I just know I’ll really enjoy this series!
|JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS • VOL. 1|
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS VOL. 1 is the first collection of an all-new take onthe world’s biggest comic book band. Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics’Bombshells, Marvel’s A-Force) and co-writer Cameron DeOrdio team with Audrey Mok (Heroine Chic) to retell the origin and story behind the music for Josie, Valerie and Melody.
Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats–the Pussycats areback! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve herdreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundationof friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra Cabot’s plottingput a stop to the whole thing? Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return tothe limelight in this exciting first volume!
Story by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio, and art by Audrey Mok. – Archie Comics
Publication date: May 24, 2017 by Archie Comics
Why I’m excited: JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS!!! When you have a combo of Josie and the Pussycats being written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Audrey Mok, you bet your ass I want to read this comic.
|BITCH PLANET • VOL. 2: PRESIDENT BITCH|
Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) follow up on the success of EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE with the second installment of their highly acclaimed and fiercely unapologetic BITCH PLANET.
A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. But what happened on Earth that this new world order came to pass in the first place? Return to the grim corridors of Auxiliary Compliance Outpost #2, to uncover the first clues to the history of the world as we know it…and meet PRESIDENT BITCH.
This volume collects issues #6-10, a reader discussion guide and additional bonus materials. – Image Comics
Publication date: May 31, 2017 by Image Comics
Why I’m excited: BITCH PLANET IS BACK, AND I AM INDESCRIBABLY EXCITED. GIVE ME ALL THESE NON-COMPLIANT LADIES ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
|KATE BISHOP • VOL. 1: ANCHOR POINTS|
Remember Hawkeye? No, not that Hawkeye – your favorite Hawkeye, the former Young Avenger, the butt-kicking hero who had to save that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keep his life in some semblance of order. Yup, you know her, it’s the dazzling Kate Bishop – making her solo comics debut! Kate is heading back out west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she’s the best archer to handle ’em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel. This is Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before, in a brand-new saga that really hits the mark!
Story by Kelly Thompson and art by Leonardo Romero, Hawkeye: Kate Bishop collects #1-6. – Marvel Comics
Publication date: May 31, 2017 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: MY BB, KATE BISHOP. <3 Give me all the Hawkeye series, and I’ll be a happy gal. (So give me this right now.)
EXTRA SPECIAL MENTIONS: Spill Zone Vol. 1, Shattered Warrior
SPECIAL MENTIONS: Goldie Vance Vol. 2, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl HC Vol. 2, The Books of Magic, Superwoman (Rebirth) • Vol. 1: Who Killed Superwoman?, Faith Vol. 3: Superstar, Supergirl (Rebirth) Vol. 1: Reign of Cyborg Supermen, Motor Girl Vol. 1, Spider-Man Spider-Gwen Sitting In Tree TPB, Unworthy Thor, Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Vol. 3: Scare Tactics, Southern Cross Vol. 2: Romulus