Sci-Fi Comics: A Genre of a Different Kind
With 2016 already being halfway through the year, it is time to look back and see what’s happening in the Sci-Fi world. From alternate universes to many of today’s thought provoking series, Sci-Fi comics have grown to become bigger and badder than before. There are various companies and publishing houses that print or publish new content related to the Sci-Fi genre like Dark Horse, Valiant, Vertigo and Image to name a few. With stories now expanding to include storylines which feature more women, many new stories with new points of view are released to tapped into the yet untapped reader base. Here are some of the best Sci-Fi comics to be released recently.
Weirdworld by Jason Aaron and Michael Del Mundo
Released by the comic giant Marvel Comics, this series looks into an ever changing shift of magic and madness. The artist Mike brings to life dragon hunting underwater apes and crystal people in stunning detail and also breathes life and emotion into the protagonists of the series Arkon and Becca Rodriguez. With so much imagination and beauty packed into these pages, you’ll appreciate the mad experiment released by Marvel.
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
Released by Image Comics, this series takes the reader to a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with many pre-internet images that are conjured and romanticized upon. Think of Spielberg movies, riding your bike and having a paper route combined with flying dinosaurs and alien technology – after all how will this series be complete without the two? With a group of girls who act like the last line of defense , this story has a lot of 80’s appeal which will surely reel you in, hook, line and sinker..
Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora
Think part Game of Thrones and Siberian mysticism and you’ve got yourself a Santa Claus that seems more Thor like and less jolly than the version we are familiar with today. Published by Boom! Studios, Klaus takes the Santa Claus legend and puts a whole new twist in it. Its bold, its bloodthirsty and its Klaus like you’ve never seen him before. It’s definitely a breath of fresh air bringing the myth and magic of Viking folklore with dramatic storytelling and stunning art that vividly brings the pages to life.
Drifter by Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein
Mix two genres and you could end up with something like this. Released by image Comics, the creators of Viking have brought Drifter to your front door. The electric art gets the reader involved in the story along with the unique storyline. It’s got a spaceship crash landing, man doing what man does best – stripping other planet colonies of all their resources and one’s man journey of survival.
Batgirl by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr
Published by DC Comics, this comic series is an easy read with fun artwork and a new direction in the storytelling which may irritate longtime readers but the new direction of portraying Batgirl’s daily problems of balancing crime fighting, her social life and also existing within the Batman grid can be tough, with the little bits of romance thrown in for good measure.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Published by Image Comics, this epic space drama seems like a lovelorn Romeo and Juliet on an interstellar level. Two soldiers from opposing space-faring sides are forced to flee after their love is condemned by the governments. Bring a child born out of the union into the picture and you’ve got a drama that sees the little family fleeing from one danger to the other. One of the most heartfelt stories to be seen in comics, the story of star crossed lovers has made it into many top Sci-Fi comic lists.