Category: Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems - MODOK: Reign Delay

Hidden Gems – MODOK: Reign Delay

The large-craniumed Marvel ubervillain attempts to take over his hometown in this delightfully amusing one-shot from 2009.

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

The first arc of this smart sci-fi series from Image has just wrapped up. There’s no better time to jump on. Alex + Ada is wonderful and surprising.

Hidden Gems: Buzzkill

Hidden Gems: Buzzkill

What may have been a paper-thin premise or a one-trick comedy pony instead becomes a tale of redemption and an honest look at addiction and amends in this Dark Horse collection.

Hidden Gems: Adam Beechen's 'Robin'

Hidden Gems: Adam Beechen’s ‘Robin’

Adam Beechen’s Robin is a great example of all that is awesome about the character of Tim Drake. It’s leaps and bounds better than the current character assassination that Scott Lobdell has delivered in the New 52.

Hidden Gems: Down Set Fight

Hidden Gems: Down Set Fight

Let’s get ready to rumble! With Lions, Tigers, and Bears! And any other furry animal the represents a football team! Bring ‘em on, hike that ball and get ready for a story with heart and wild action – Down, Set, Fight!

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller's 'Batgirl'

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller’s ‘Batgirl’

Stephanie Brown shed her identity as the Spoiler and became the third Batgirl in this delightful book that was cut too short thanks to the New 52. She’s a different kind of ‘Batgirl’, and that is most certainly a good thing.

Hidden Gems: 'Mind MGMT'

Hidden Gems: ‘Mind MGMT’

In ‘Mind MGMT’, Matt Kindt crafts a spy thriller with a superpowered twist. Meru tries to uncover the secrets behind an airplane full of people with amnesia, but what will she really find?

Hidden Gems - Defenders: Indefensible

Hidden Gems – Defenders: Indefensible

Marvel’s original non-team reunites to bicker between themselves while battling the forces of evil in this comedic mini.

Hidden Gems - Krampus #1

Hidden Gems – Krampus #1

It’s no secret that we love us some Christmas, but the holidays in America are missing a little something. We’ve got no scary kidnapping demon, and that’s a shame.

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

Meet “Think Tank”, an Image title just as worthy of your praise as any other television-adapted title or critical darling on the market. Realism, intrigue, espionage, modern warfare, romance, and comedy all blended together with very real elements of science in the military.

Hidden Gems - Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

Hidden Gems – Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

This is a story of sacrifice and betrayal and of good people dying in stupid pointless ways and it stars no Transformers characters you’ve ever heard of. It’s also one of the greatest Transformers stories since IDW took over the property.

Hidden Gems: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe

Hidden Gems: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe

The Deadpool Killogy kicks off when everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth sets his sights on wiping out all of Marvel!

Hidden Gems - Avengers Arena

Hidden Gems – Avengers Arena

Sixteen teenage superheroes, trapped in Murderworld against their will, pitted against each other in a fight to the death where only one can survive. You’re right, it DOES sound like The Hunger Games. So what? You’ll still love it.

Hidden Gems - Doctor Strange: The Oath

Hidden Gems – Doctor Strange: The Oath

In 2006, the writer of SAGA and the artist from DAREDEVIL gave us what is arguably the greatest story starring Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme.

Hidden Gems: Pantalones, TX

Hidden Gems: Pantalones, TX

Hidden Gems – In Pantalones, TX Yehudi Mercado draws and writes the tale of Chico Bustamante and his quest to become a Texas legend. Strap on your boots and hold on to your hat, this is an exciting ride YEEEHAAW!!

Hidden Gems: Trinity

Hidden Gems: Trinity

How important are Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman to DC? The company’s overlooked, third year-long weekly miniseries examines that very question.

Hidden Gems: The Massive

Hidden Gems: The Massive

The Massive by Brian Wood and Dark Horse Comics give us a tale of adventure on the sea in the midst of a global environmental crisis and is one of the most original, thrilling and thought-provoking comics on the stands.

Hidden Gems - Jim Henson's TALE OF SAND

Hidden Gems – Jim Henson’s TALE OF SAND

This lovely hardcover adaptation of Jim Henson’s previously lost screenplay is a showcase of comics as an art form and a testament to the diverse talents of a true American artist.

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

Hidden Gems: Think Tank

What happens when the brains behind the best weapons in the world develop a conscience? Find out for yourself with Top Cow’s Think Tank!

Hidden Gems - Brooklyn Dreams

Hidden Gems – Brooklyn Dreams

J.M. DeMatteis’ wonderful graphic novel based on events from his own youth is a must-read for all fans of coming-of-age tales.

Hidden Gems: Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits

Hidden Gems: Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits

If you’re looking for an artistic and imaginative independent comic, look no farther than ‘Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits’. Never forget a ghost on the Day of the Dead.

Hidden Gems: Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey (A Parody)

Hidden Gems: Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey (A Parody)

Like ‘Downton Abbey’? If so, do yourself a favor and pick up ‘Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey’. You’re welcome.

Hidden Gems - Rachel Rising vol 1

Hidden Gems – Rachel Rising vol 1

The latest series from indie comics trailblazer Terry Moore is a dark supernatural mystery about a young woman who’s trying to solve her own murder after she rises from the dead.

Hidden Gems - JLA: Welcome to the Working Week

Hidden Gems – JLA: Welcome to the Working Week

Patton Oswalt and Patrick Gleason bring us the tale of a young fan spending a week on the Justice League’s lunar Watchtower. Hilarity ensues.

Hidden Gems - Channel Zero

Hidden Gems – Channel Zero

Brian Wood’s first-ever published work is a chilling account of an alternate New York and one of the most overtly political comics since the heyday of Alan Moore.

Hidden Gems: Abelard

Hidden Gems: Abelard

Equal parts sweet, fantastic, and sad, ‘Abelard’ is a quirky independent graphic novel that will take your heart, warm it, and then throw it around the room. A solid story and beautiful artwork make this book a must-read.

Hidden Gems: H-E-R-O

Hidden Gems: H-E-R-O

This DC series looks at what happens when everyday people gain temporary super-powers. Laughter, tears, bloodshed and more ensue.

Hidden Gems - The Order

Hidden Gems – The Order

In 2007, before he was famously relaunching Invincible Iron Man, Matt Fraction was working on a slightly lesser known Marvel property, offering up one of the more creative takes on the modern day superhero genre.

Hidden Gems – Scarlet Spider Vol. 1: Life After Death

Hidden Gems – Scarlet Spider Vol. 1: Life After Death

A book titled after the redheaded stepchild of 90′s comics has a lot stacked against it. but can a book starring the original imperfect clone of Peter Parker move beyond that character’s humble beginnings? You’re damn right. Scarlet Spider is really good.

Hidden Gems - Idolized #1

Hidden Gems – Idolized #1

Aspen’s newest series takes the American Idol formula and makes it super. As far as first issues go, this one delivers the goods in all the right ways.

Hidden Gems: Hourman

Hidden Gems: Hourman

An android undertakes the task to learn what it means to be human in this wonderful DC series. Hint: it involves coffee and cheesecake.

Hidden Gems - Velocity

Hidden Gems – Velocity

Before Ron Marz was angry tweeting, Kenneth Rocafort was an outlaw, and Top Cow was crowd-sourcing, the three were working together on a little book you might have missed about a little girl who could run fast

Hidden Gems - The Strain

Hidden Gems – The Strain

This enthralling horror ongoing from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro brings us a whole new breed of vampire and a whole new kind of apocalypse to worry about.

Hidden Gems: The Comic Book History of Comics

Hidden Gems: The Comic Book History of Comics

This info-packed miniseries by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey is a fascinating look at the history of comics from their pre-Golden Age beginnings to modern times.

Hidden Gems - The God Machine

Hidden Gems – The God Machine

The God Machine takes into the world of Guy Salvatore who has loved and lost. Now his lost love may not truly be lost and he can see into the realm of the gods. You know, typical high school stuff.