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Comics recommendations

Hello, lemons! Not sure how to start reading Batman with so many different comics around? Do you want to plunge into the history of your favorite character or look at character from the other side? Today I have compiled a short list of comics and graphic novels for you that deserve your attention!

I couldn't get by without the most obvious recommendation, The Umbrella Academy comic that tops my list. Are you still unfamiliar with the original history of the Hargreeves family? Then what are you waiting for? Lets go!

Title: The Umbrella Academy

Genre: superhero

Author: Gerard Way

Artist: Gabriel Ba

Release: 2007

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Age rating: 14+

In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world." These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

Next one is noir detective with a high stylistic level is a real discovery for fans of comics and the style of "Sin City".

Title: Blacksad

Genre: neo-noir detective

Writer: Juan Diaz Canales

Artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Release: 2000, 2003

Publisher: Dargaud

Age rating: 15+

Alternative America of the 50s, inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Cat John Blacksad works as a private detective, and one very ordinary morning, the police call him to the crime scene to identify the identity of the murdered actress. She turns out to be Blacksad's former lover. John decides to conduct his own investigation and by all means find the killers of the girl.

Title: Injustice. Gods Among Us

Genre: superhero

Writer: Tom Taylor

Artist: Jheremy Raapack

Release: 2013

Publisher: DC Comics

Age rating: 17+

Forget everything you think you know about the DC Universe. Tradition is tossed aside and chaos erupts in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Superman is Earth's greatest hero. But when the Man of Steel can't protect the thing he holds most dear, he decides to stop trying to save the world — and start ruling it.

Title: Batman. Year One

Genre: superhero

Author: Frank Miller

Artist: David Mazzucchelli

Release: 1987

Publisher: DC Comics

Age rating: 11+

Not sure where to start reading Batman comics? The simplest answer would be the classic: Batman. Year one. In 1986, the editors of DC Comics decided to restart the stories of the main characters of the publishing house. Frank Miller volunteered to talk about Batman's first steps. By the way, it was "Year One" that influenced the script of Christopher Nolan's film "Batman Begins".

Title: Spider-man. Life story

Genre: superhero

Author: Chip Zdarsky

Artist: Mark Bagley

Release: 2019

Publisher: Marvel Universe

Age rating: 11+

Released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the superhero's life, the comic retells major events from the eventful Peter Parker. But Chip Zdarsky added one small but important detail. Throughout each issue of the comic, Spider-Man ages. We are slowly, and with consistent sadness, follow the life of a hero from 1962 to 2010, walking with Peter through all his joys, sorrows, triumphs and manifestations.

Title: The Sandman

Genre: dark fantasy

Author: Neil Gaiman

Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson,

Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Bryan Talbot, Michael Zulli

Release: 1989

Publisher: DC Black Label, Vertigo

Age rating: 12+ The Sandman tells the story of Dream, who is the personification of all dreams and stories. (He can make himself look like pretty much anything, but generally appears as a pale, mopey guy with dark eyes and a shaggy head of hair.) The story begins in 1916, when Dream is captured and imprisoned by a group of black magic occultists. In 1988 — the year Gaiman began working on the series — Dream escapes and spends the remaining issues trying to regain control of the world of Dreaming and the powers he once possessed. Once that story is resolved, The Sandman leaps around in space and time, following Dream as he travels around fulfilling the his job: overseeing and influencing the dreaming, storytelling, and inspiration for every living being in the universe.

Bright, funny and full of magical events graphic novel is closes the list of recommendations for today. If you want to take a break from school or work days to plunge into the magical world, this is an ideal option.

Title: Hilda

Genre: adventure

Author: Luke Pearson

Artist: Luke Pearson

Release: 2015

Publisher: Nobrow Press

Age rating: 8+

Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can't resist exploring her enchanting worlda place where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move. The magic and folklore of the wild, windswept North come alive in this book about an adventurous little girl and her habit of befriending anything, no matter how curious it might seem. While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda mountains spots a mountain troll.

Hope you enjoy!

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