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- Mark Waid/Chris Samnee Daredevil: for once in a long while, a DD that is fun, and not "covered in knives and scowling". They just renumbered with a new number one. You can either go back to the beginning of the wrong or start with the new volume.
- Groo The Wanderer: Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier
- Secret Avengers by Ales Kot: As John put it, the third time is the charm for this book, which never quite found its footing before. A covert ops team of Avengers, including Nick Fury (Jr), Coulson, Black Widow, Spider-Woman, MODOK, and (unofficially) Hawkeye has turned out to be piles of fun already.
- John Byrne Savage She-Hulk: the original solo run of a character originally created to retain rights, but who transformed into a cult favorite among true Marvel zombies.
- Dan Slott's She-Hulk:
- Dan Slott's Silver Surfer: A fun outer-space yarn with amazing art by Mike and Laura Allred.
- Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four and FF: The Allred art on FF in particular helped it outshine Fantastic Four a bit for me. A ton of fun and multi-meta-referential throughout. The "interleaved" TPB Merlin mentioned runs around $12.
- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley: A food memoir from the cartoonist daughter of a chef sounds like just what would hit the spot for me. $12 on Amazon
- Bad Machinery by "Jolting" John Allison: John discovered this in the comiXology Submit bundle. Print collections exist from Oni Press as Volume 1: The Case of the Team Spirit and Volume 2: The Case of the Good Boy, both of which run around $15.
- Egos: John has also gotten into this few-issues-in new Image book set in the future.
- Nightcrawler by Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck (All-New Marvel NOW!): Two issues in, this is my Claremont-y comfort food.
- Moon Knight (All-New Marvel NOW!): Warren Ellis should be brought in to revamp every character I like that can't catch a break.
- The Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt: This ancient-weapons-bonded-to-their-owners epic reminds Rich of The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr in all the good ways.
- Magneto and Sinestro are Cullen Bunn's dueling recently-launched "classic bad guy antihero" books, and they're both outstanding.
- Black Science by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera just wrapped its first six-issue volume. Think Lost in Space, but instead of a spaceship, they have a transdimensional teleport platform, and things go south very quickly.
- Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour: if the name Buford Pusser means anything to you...that's a good idea of the flavor of Aaron/Latour's magnificent new Image series.
Assorted Odds and Ends
West Coast Avengers, Great Lakes Avengers, and Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers all deserve better recognition than they get.