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ANTiFangirl: Happy New Year! New Comics for 2014!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a fantastic New Year! Opening up my first ANTiFangirl with the top five comics you should check out this new year. In no particular order:

The Sandman Overture #1 Neil Gaiman doesn’t miss a beat with the new Sandman book which in both story and art form is absolutely incredible. If you are a fan of the original Sandman, and I don’t see how anyone who’s reading this blog wouldn’t be, you are going to love the new Sandman.

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Wait for it. Orgasms. Used. To. Stop. Time. Boom. I know, you’re sold. A sassy female lead who isn’t afraid to talk about sex and a smart leading man who were both bored of their lifestyles until they met each other and realized they both had the ability to stop time when they orgasmed. It’s smart, funny, romantic, and greatly entertaining. Only on issue 3 of the comic right now, it’s the perfect time to get into this book, which will be a great balance to all of those superhero comics you’re reading.

Ghost written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, the female writer to read in comics right now. Ghost is an old series from the 90s that has been revived with fresh breath by Kelly Sue. Only on it’s first issue it has a mysterious leading lady and a story that relies on hunting down demons. The main character attempts to find out who she was before she died as she is stuck in a limbo like world. She teams up with a mortal brother duo who helps her hunt down monsters while on her path to finding out who she is. The series shows a lot of promise and so far Kelly Sue has done wonders with comic book super heroines like Captain Marvel and Rescue (Pepper Potts).

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Although this isn’t that brand new, in fact it’s on it’s seventeenth chapter, it’s one of the newer books that I’m reading and have to say if you’re not reading it then you’re definitely missing out on a great story.

Star Wars by Brian Wood. Another comic that isn’t exactly new but definitely worth checking out is Brian Wood’s Star Wars series. The comic is on issue number twelve and takes place between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. Like most Brian Wood creations the main female protagonist shines through as Princess Leia comes across as a military leader and incredible X-Wing pilot. Luke Skywalker is still the plucky teenager trying to find his way in the world of the rebellion and Han Solo is running espionage. It’s a great book for those who are a fan of the franchise and for those who are fans of science fiction comics.

I hope that you check out these new comics! Thanks for reading!



HI! My name is Michelle and on Twitter I am @RicksRightHand! I love reading comic books from mainstream superhero to indie books. I am an avid film and television watcher. I have blogs on Tumblr; a fun blog full of nonsense- dedicated to get the world excited about female protagonists in pop culture- which I share with @stin where we post the nerdiest of things. I am looking forward to posting about recent comic books and also comic book collections I have read. :)