WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Moving past mainstream superhero stories, these 10 graphic novels and comic books are the best 2016 has to offer every pannapictagraphist worth his limited edition collection of Stan Lee’s.
by Meher Bajwa
by Simon Spurrier
One of the more unique plot lines we’ve read in a while, this one deals with a lesbian werewolf who goes to war. Yeah, we guessed that would be enough to get your attention. Order your copy, stat.
CRUISING THROUGH THE LOUVRE
by David Prudhomme
A visual art tour worth taking, this one is the latest in NBM publishing’s popular Louvre series and it focuses on the people who view the artwork at Paris’ iconic museum. Our favourite panels include one where Prudhomme shows patrons looking at the Mona Lisa but from her perspective.
DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY
by Paul Dini
Acclaimed writer Dini who has written several Batman pieces faced adversity in real life when he was attacked by muggers and had his skull shattered. He writes this story about his relationship with the mythical billionaire playboy vigilante.
KNIGHT RIDER: KNIGHT STRIKES
by Adam Warren, Chuck Dixon & Frank Hanna
Remember K.I.T.T.? The modified car that could talk and was packed to the boot with weapons and gadgets? Well, it’s back for a print reboot with operator Michael Knight. It’s a nostalgia trip and well worth the decades we had to wait.
I AM A HERO
by Kengo Hanazawa
A zombie apocalypse meets one manga assistant who happens to survive because of his rare possession—a personal firearm in Japan. This one is one stomach-wrenching gore fest you wouldn’t want to miss.
by Andrew Wheeler
Say hello to a princess who doesn’t need a swashbuckling prince to save her—she’ll be the one saving, thank you very much. The artwork is spot on, creating the perfect balance of femininity and badassery and proving women can be both
DIXIE VIXENS: A LIT CIGARETTE
by Adrian F. Wassel
The story follows girls from New York who head South on a road trip and get into trouble with a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan who have abducted Latino cowboys—will they survive? Can they save the abductees? Only time will tell.
by Masahiko Murakami
Tackling historical events around the life of revolutionary Buddhist monk Nichiren, this one pairs philosophical teachings with action-packed drama with a side serving of humour, kickass samurais and conspiracy theories.
SHOWMAN KILLER: HEARTLESS HERO
by Alejandro Jodorowsky
We’re introduced to the vivid and violent world of a mad scientist who creates the perfect killer—think of his as 2016’s Frankenstein but with make-up and an eccentric sense of humour. We’re looking forward to the next volume in the series
THE WEED WHISPERER
by G.B. Trudeau
The comic stalwart takes his favourite character on the trip of a lifetime—Zonker plans to move to Colorado and get rich selling marijuana legally. Of course it was never going to be that easy.