Marvel’s latest blockbuster, “Thor: Ragnarok,” takes elements of this story for the film. This book sees Hulk being kept as a slave on a faraway planet forced to compete in arena battles. “Planet Hulk” is packed full of action and intrigue. For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking for a comic, this is a solid pick.
“Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1: Isn’t it Bromantic”
With this year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Deadpool 2” slated for a 2018 release, the two characters are hot commodities. This comic throws the two Marvel characters together in ridiculous situations. The two bounce off each other well making for a comical experience. This comic is larger than life, filled with zany antics and hilarious dialogue.
“Justice League Vol. 1: Origin”
The latest DC Comics film, “Justice League,” takes inspiration from this era of the titular heroes. This book shows the origin story of the New 52 Justice League while pitting them against a formidable foe (New 52 was a relaunched DC Comics series running from 2011 to 2016). Packed with action, this book is a great introduction to a famous comic book team.
“The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye”
More than just a zombie show, “The Walking Dead” brought the undead from the dark corners and into the mainstream. Its character driven approach to the apocalypse captured the minds of many. This book collects the first six issues of the comic that started it all. Both fans of the series and those looking for a compelling read should take interest.
“All Star Batman Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy (Rebirth)”
One of comic’s most popular characters, Batman has decades worth of adventures under his belt. Some may be intimidated and not know where to start. “All Star Batman” is a great jumping-off point. Featuring art from comic book royalty, John Romita Jr., this is a smash-hit book. (Romita’s father was an artist on “The Amazing Spider-Man” and co-created “The Punisher.”) The book sends Batman out of his comfort zone and throws him into a world of action and cliffhangers.
Murillo is a freshman studying liberal arts at Lewis Clark State College. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.