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Top 5 Most Anticipated Comics Of 2015

2015 seems to be the year of great new comic book releases. From Jem and the Holograms to Effigy to Bitch Planet, we’ve gotten loads of new stories to feed our comic addictions.

Today I am going to share 5 up and coming titles that sparked my interest when I heard about them. Titles that I am going to be sure to keep and eye out for when my comic book shop sends over the weekly list of titles coming out because I want to read them all!

paper girls

 

Paper Girls by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang

What’s The Sitch?: Paper Girls will follow four 12 year old newspaper delivery girls who all happen upon something extraordinary one day. The comic will be set in the 1980’s and each of the girls have nothing in common and don’t know one another apparently.

“They’re not friends or acquaintances at the beginning, according to Vaughan, though some of them are aware of each other: One of them is a pioneering sort who inherited her route from her brother. But, the writer says, there’s much more to the story than youngsters throwing papers at doorsteps.”

“The feel of Paper Girls is closer to Vaughan’s coming-of-age superhero cult favorite Runaways than his post-apocalyptic Y: The Last Man or family sci-fi drama Saga. He also hopes to emulate the vibe of the Stephen King adaptation Stand by Me, the first R-rated movie Vaughan saw in a theater and one that “ripped my brain open” at age 10.”

 

archie

Archie by writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples

What’s The Sitch?: Archie is essentially getting a reboot. In this series we’ll get an origin story of Archie as well as find out how the love triangle with Betty and Veronica formed. This wont be completely rebooted as we’re still going to get some old Archie goodness.

“The Archie characters aren’t in need of a tune-up, ‘shocking change,’ or revision. These characters have stood the test of time and resonate to this day – we’ve proven that over the last six years,” Goldwater said. “What ARCHIE #1 will do, though, is bring together two of the most talented creators in comics in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and create a surprising and definitive take on Archie’s origin – a story that has never been. The book will bring back some of the bite of Archie’s original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character’s all-ages appeal. What better way to celebrate 75 years of Archie Andrews?”

 

secret wars

 

 

Marvel’s Secret Wars

What’s The Sitch?: Marvels 616 and Ultimate universes will collide and be destroyed. However, pieces of the two universes along with a few others are saved mysteriously and pieced together to make one new universe to create ‘Battleworld’.

“Numerous tie-in miniseries and ongoing titles will flesh out the event with many of them revisiting previous Marvel events such asCivil War, Age of Apocalypse, Years of Future Past and Armor Wars. All of the tie-ins will be aligned into one of three subtitles during the event, Battleworld, Last Days and Warzones.

Marvel’s executive editor Tom Brevoort has revealed that “Warzones” will focus on the individual domains, whereas “Battleworld” will be concerned with the infrastructure of the Battleworld as a whole.

During the event “Battleworld” is all that remains of the Marvel Universe, and Marvel has stated all corners of the Marvel universe will be involved.”

 

zodiac starforce

Zodiac Starforce by writer Kevin Panetta and artist Paulina Ganucheau

What’s The Sitch?: This is about four friends in high school who are magical girls. In this series we meet them when they have been out of commission for a while and we see them reform and what brings them to that decision. We’ll get to see friendship, bonding, ass kicking and magic and sparkles. Also their powers are zodiac related which will be pretty rad to see.

“We’ve got Emma (Gemini). She’s the leader. Emma is a little bit of a nervous wreck, to be honest, but she’s also very strong. She loves her family and her friends and she just wants to protect them. Next we have Molly (Aries)! The muscle of the team and a total babe – although they’re all babes. There’s Kim (Taurus). Kim is the heart of the team. At the beginning of issue one, Zodiac Starforce is broken up and she’s the one that really wants to get the team back together. I think Kim is my favorite. She likes all the same stuff as me. Godzilla, wrestling, horror movies. Savanna (Pisces)! Savanna is the friend that everyone can lean on. She’s kind of the mom of the team haha. She always wants to make sure everyone is okay. She also has a cool hat.”

 

convergence

DC’s Convergence

What’s The Sitch?: Brainiac the collector of worlds long since passed decides that one day he wanted to open all of the little domes where he keeps the cities just to see what happens. Heroes and villains begin to battle their historic or multiverse counterparts while Telos wants to take advantage of all of it.

“Convergence is a two-month weekly limited series, published by DC Comics, that begins in April 2015 and is scheduled to run through to the end of May 2015. Convergence spins out of the final issues of the weekly series, Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Futures End. The story involves Brainiac having trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and “is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet.” Notable during this event will be the return of DC Characters from before the “Flashpoint” storyline of 2011 that led to creation of The New 52 Universe.”

These are just a few of the comics coming out this year and there are LOADS more that you should add to your To Buy list when they come out!

Are you looking forward to any of these? Share your thoughts on these titles below!


Sources:

Paper Girls: USA Today
Archie: Archie Comics
Secret Wars: Wikipedia
Zodiac Starforce: Newsarama
Convergence: Wikipedia

 

The Author

Gwen Stacy

Gwen Stacy

A 20-something geek living the Bay Area who is a book seller by day and a blogger/creator by night. Hobbies include but are not limited to: sewing up geek fashions, toy collecting, reading comics and graphic novels and of course books, drinking wine and obsessing over cartoons and Wes Anderson. This is my design.

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