You Should Be Reading: July 9, 2019
All-Comic’s You Should Be Reading is the weekly list of comics we can’t wait to get our hands on. Each of our writers picks their most-anticipated comic for the upcoming week and sums up why it needs to be on your radar. Get your comic shop on the phone – here’s what you should be reading on July 9, 2019.
Captain Marvel 8 by Kelly Thompson, Cermen Carnero
Milo: Captain Marvel has been a fun, enjoyable ride so far and free from the first arc the book should keep the focus on Carol’s character in a book that looks at what happens when her Kree heritage is exposed to the world in what’s set to be a fascinatingly high concept – and personal – issue. Kelly Thompson really gets Captain Marvel if this book has been anything to go by so far and we should expect some more awesome artwork to come from Carmen Carnero.
Catwoman #13 by Jöelle Jones, Fernando Blanco, Hugo Petrus, John Kalisz, Laura Allred and Saida Temofonte
Josh: This has quietly been one of my favorites from DC. Jöelle Jones’ writing (and covers!) combines thrilling crime stories with dips into the history and future of Selina Kyle. While Batman is busy moping in his standalone, Catwoman is thriving – Jones has you rooting for Selina to move on from Bruce and focus on the new life she’s built in the wedding’s aftermath. Not to mention Fernando Blanco’s work on setting up a gritty noir comic would be criminal though. Action scenes are always fun to read thanks to his fast, staccato layouts and willingness to go minimalist when the situation calls for it. As Catwoman prepares for Lex Luthor’s offer in this Year of the Villain crossover, it’s hard not to be psyched for what Jones and Blanco have schemed up.
Naomi #6 by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, Jamal Campbell and Wes Abbott
Jeremy: This is a series that came out of nowhere. As the first arc, or season, winds down, we’re getting more and more information. This is one of Brian Michael Bendis’ best books. The level of care he handles Naomi with seeps through his writing and onto the page. For as good as Bendis is on this series, Jamal Campbell’s art is outstanding too. This is just a case of a perfect group of people working on the right title.