Over on Amazon Prime Reading – if you’re a member that is – you’ll find a good deal of graphic novels from the Big Two, and other mainstream publishers, freely available to read.
Here’s our top ten suggested comic book collections to maybe discover, or re-read, being offered up by mainstream comic book companies. There’s an awful lot here to while away the hours as we all continue to going through this lockdown together and for a few weeks more, it would seem. Certainly enough on this list alone to keep you indoors fr a good deal of time.
Locke & Key Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
The Eisner-nominated Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!
The Incal Vol. 1: The Black Incal by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius
The Sci-Fi masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky about the tribulations of the shabby detective John Difool as he searches for the precious and coveted Incal. John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called The Incal. Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comic and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe.
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Written shortly after THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller’s dystopian fable of Batman’s final days, YEAR ONE set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character.
This edition includes the complete graphic novel, a new introduction by writer Frank Miller and a new illustrated afterword by artist David Mazzucchelli. Completing this collection are over 40 pages of never-before-seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches, sample script pages, sketches and more that provide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.
This volume collects BATMAN #404-407.
Thor: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron, Russel Dauterman and Jorge Molina.
Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him unworthy for the first time ever! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, the hammer will be lifted — and a mysterious woman will be transformed into an all-new version of the mighty Thor! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows, but she may be Earth’s only hope against the Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: The Odinson clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer — it’s Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It’s a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
Kingdom Come (New Edition/Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition) by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more! Set just after the dawn of the 21st Century in a world spinning inexorably out of control comes this grim tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting story pitting the old guard–Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers–against a new uncompromising generation and ultimately in the final war against each other to determine nothing less than the future of the planet. Collects Kingdom Come #1-4
Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war–but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, Shazam, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar—yet altered–faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if the Flash can’t find the villain who altered the timeline! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.
Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Collects Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-10.
When a young Peter Parker is given the fantastic powers of an arachnid, he must also deal with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Check out these stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey’s very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and guest-star nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch.
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129-137. Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe!
Planet Hulk by Greg Pak,
Collecting Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #92-105, plus stories from Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #15, Giant-Size Hulk Vol. 2 #1, and the Planet Hulk Gladiator Guidebook.
Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes… and the Incredible Hulk!
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 by Priest,
Collects Black Panther (1998) #1-17.
Black Panther reinvented as a sharp and witty political satire? Believe it! T’Challa is the man with the plan as Christopher Priest puts the emphasis on the Wakandan king’s reputation as the ultimate statesman, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. government’s Everett K. Ross. As the Panther investigates a murder in New York, Ross plays Devil’s Advocate in an encounter with Mephisto, and a new regime seizes control in Wakanda. When the truth behind the coup becomes clear, T’Challa finds himself an enemy of the state — and a major revelation threatens to destroy his relationship with the Avengers! Plus: Meet Queen Divine Justice — is she ready to join T’Challa’s deadly crew of female bodyguards, the Dora Milaje? Are they ready for her?
Well, that also wraps up things fro today, after all it is Easter Sunday, so as always, stay safe and stay at home. It’s not like we haven’t given you enough excuses not to, right?