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 October 16, 2019. This week we’re checking out Superman Smashes the Klan #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy #10 and Captain America #15.
Guardians of the Galaxy #10 by Donny Cates, Cory Smith, Victor Olazaba, David Curiel
Jeremy: Things are starting to heat up in the “Death of Rocket” arc. Donny Cates has set everyone’s favorite raccoon up to go out a hero, and it’s been scintillating. It’s good to see a blend of old teammates and new friends in a group to stop evil. Donny Cates’ work has been refreshing and has breathed new life into the Guardians.
Superman Smashes the Klan #1 by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, Janice Chiang
Josh: After far too long of a hiatus, Gene Luen Yang is back at DC – and this time with potentially the most cathartic premise of all time? It’s the first of three 80-page issues, set in a 1940’s era Metropolis (just after WWII) which means Superman is limited to the powers he had around the time of his inception – and our Chinese-American cast deals heavily with the xenophobia of the time. With art from Studio Gurihiru, this Superman Smashes the Klan #1 is bound to not only be a great comic, but an important one, too.
Captain America #15 by Ta-Nehesi Coates, Jason Masters, Matt Milla, Joe Caramagna
Luke: Ta-Nehisi Coates is successfully doing something key for the character of Captain America. He is making a simple story that prizes good characters, realistic motivations, and exciting super powered brawls, all driven by a spy thriller plot that is both cinematic and human. After years of complex and fantastical stories, many of which were excellent, it’s nice to get back to the roots of the story of Steve Rogers, a man that wants to do good and has the power to make it happen.