The Week's Best New Comics Are Songs of Medieval Queens and Rocking Teens

As much as we all like to fancy ourselves as self-sufficient islands, it’s impossible to really get through life while also enjoying yourself if you don’t have people in your corner who want to see you succeed. Narratively, this week’s best new comics have little in common other than the fact that they’re a testament…

The Queen of England Is an Occultist and Blue Collar Workers Own Space in This Week's Best New Comics

Our perceptions of the ways things are in the real world often make it difficult to buy into the premises of comics set in worlds that, while like ours, are distinctly different. When you think of words like “occultist” or “space explorers,” you don’t immediately associate them with the Queen of England or working…

Gravity and Death Aren't as Absolute as They Should Be in This Week's Best New Comics

Our perception of reality is defined by a unchanging set of rules. That which goes up must eventually come back down. Those who are long dead are destined to stay that way. If those rules changed, however, our relationship with reality would break down. For instance, how would you react if gravity suddenly vanished?…

An Immortal Pig and the Man Who Destroyed the Internet Are the Heroes of This Week's Best New Comics

The stars of this week’s Pull List selections have watched as war and plagues have ravaged the world time and time again, only to see humanity come to the brink of destruction before settling back down and eventually forgetting whatever lessons that might have been gleaned from the last Major Event™. When we meet them…

Lethal Women Face Life or Death (Mostly Death) Situations in This Week's Best Comics

Though Father Time stalks us all in anticipation of the inevitable moment when we pass on from this life to the next, that doesn’t stop us from doing everything we can to stave off death as best as we can. In time, everyone makes peace with the fact that they can’t escape death and most people decide to try and make…

New Teams of X-Men and Ghostbusters Both Battle the Dead in This Week's Best Comics

One of the greatest things about comic books is that they can (and often do) tell stories about updated versions of classic teams we’re all familiar with, and at a much more rapid pace than you’d see in television or movies. As a result, comic teams change rosters almost as quickly as individual team members change…

This Week's Best New Comics Hate Superhero Crossover Events and Love High School Gym Class

At some point in every comic book superhero’s life, they find themselves contemplating the nature of their existence and asking themselves, “What’s the point of all this? Why guard the galaxy? Why protect the forces of creation? Why fight to win a game of dodgeball? Why?” Pondering those questions is the reason comic…

The Zombie Apocalypse Is Beautiful and Plastic Man Finally Wakes Up in This Week's Best Comics

Imagine a world in which reporting has been replaced by infotainment produced by journalists with head-mounted broadcasting devices, who race on foot to crime scenes trying to be the first to upload reports of what went down. It’s depressing to contemplate what sort of impact this would have on the public’s…

A Desperate Housewife, a Pick-Up Artist, and a Grandmother Go to War In this Week's Best Comics

We here at io9 love nothing more than sitting down with a stack of comic books and just getting lost in the fantasy and adventure of worlds nothing like our own. We’ve always covered comics that caught our eye, but at the same time, we’ve always wanted to read, share, and spread the word about more.