Top o’ the Lot: Comic Book Debuts for the 1st Quarter of 2015

From time to time Outright Geekery brings you a slanted and biased opinion on some trivially specific topic of geekery. We call it Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot.

Short, sweet, and to the point. That’s this week’s Top o’ the Lot for no other reason than I’ve got a ton of crap to do. So, without further ado, I love new comics, REALLY new comics, and can you believe it’s already April?!, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Comic Book Debuts for the 1st Quarter of 2015.

Honorable Mention: Star Wars, etc.

The three Star Wars titles released by Marvel Comics in this first quarter of 2015 have definitely lived up to the hype, and did so from their respective first issues. We knew these were going to be good, and they certainly have not disappointed.

5. Ivar, Timewalker

I hate to admit it, but I’m not a Valiant guy. I want to be, but there’s just so much to read! But I was happy that I made the choice to force myself into Ivar, Timewalker because it was an amazing, fast-paced, time-traveling romp that was reminiscent of Dr. Who but different enough to stand on its own. This is supposed to be a limited series, but I doubt it stays that way for long.

4. Chrononauts

I usually skip Mark Millar books for reasons that aren’t really important to this article, but the buzz surrounding this series was too loud for me to ignore, and I’m glad I didn’t skip it. A quick-pacing story, interesting twists on time-travel, and a couple of lead characters that are simply impossible not to love make this a must-read. A movie deal is in the works, and Chrononauts is a name you will not soon forget.

3. Red One

Dorison, Dodson, and Dodson have something truly special on their hands in the form of easily my favorite new character of the year, Vera Yelnikov. This Cold-War superhero tale with a twist may have a terrific story, but it’s all about that easy-on-the-eyes heroine. I have a crush.

 2. Big Man Plans

From Eric Powell, the creator of The Goon, comes a revenge story like no other, starring a lead character like no other. If you’ve ever been crapped on, underestimated, overlooked, or just outright ignored because of who you are (and isn’t that all of us?), this is the book for you.

1. Suiciders

Lee Bermejo has a real winner in the form of Suiciders, a post-apocalyptic tale of gladiatorial combat of the future…but it’s so much more than that. Bermejo touches on many important and current societal issues in just the first issue of this series, and there’s so much potential for this Vertigo title to be a new classic. Awesome characters, a really cool setting, and a tour-de-force of artistic skill make Suiciders my favorite debut of 2015 so far.

Did you miss any of these new series? Because if you did you messed up! But, luck for you there’s still time to find these issues and get caught up.

See a mistake? Disagree with the choices? Tell us what you think about this installment of Top o’ Lot, join in the discussion and share your opinion.

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