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4 comics you should read to get over the pain of Infinity War

We know you're in MCU-mourning, but life goes on

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 3 May 2018, 6:21 PM
Are you preaching to the preacher, yet?

Are you preaching to the preacher, yet? Image: Twitter

Enough wallowing over the fallen. Avengers: Infinity War has left a massacre in its wake and it's not any kind of Marvel-lous. Black Panther, Spider-Man, Star-Lord are all dead, we mean disintegrated. And honestly it's too much, but we have got you covered on some escapism — which will take you to where it all began. Comic books.

Here are 4 comic books you should grab if you're not okay with Infinity War and MCU's mind games. Yes, our list has DC names, too; we are using all the help we can get.

Preacher

A small-town preacher named Jesse Custer, who is struggling with his own faith, is possessed by the unnatural offspring of an angel and a demon. One of the most fascinating outings of DC's Vertigo imprint, it also has a successful TV series starring Dominic Cooper, based on it. The success of Preacher comics lies in its profanity and Steve Dillon's simple and stellar illustrations, which have come a long way since he started his roll wth the comics in 1995. 

The newest volume, Absolute Preacher Vol. 3 was just released last month and has the Texan preacher on an exploration of America. Garth Ennis's Preacher is also one of the best non-superhero comics you'll find today, especially considering DC's brilliance in that area. 

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

Yes, T'Challa disintegrated or whatever, but there's no reason for you to not pick up a Black Panther comic again. Celebrated American journalist and author T-Nehisi Coates is currently writing the Volume 6 of Black Panther and has given the superhero some of his best moments in Marvel history. 

Black Panther
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet (Image: Marvel Comics)

A Nation Under Our Feet is a three-book series which has T'Challa battling a superhero terrorist group called The People threatening Wakanda. Brian Stelfreeze's artwork for the series is exemplary and Coates understands that Black Panther is just as much about T'Challa as it's about Wakanda and his writing is pleasantly nuanced.

Captain Marvel Vol 1: In Pursuit Of Flight

Yes, she is coming to kick Thanos's purple a** and is perhaps the only hope for the Avengers. Captain Marvel also has a solo outing coming out for which you need to be prepared. You can pick up any of the Carol Danvers comics if you're a rookie but we'd prefer you start with Volume 1, in which the ace pilot battles unbelievable enemies, one of which is a sketchy NASA training programme called Mercury 13.

The Walking Dead

There's a reason Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead is such a sensation on print and on screen. A zombie apocalypse is never unwelcome to a comic book lover but The Walking Dead has miraculously kept up the pace wih every single volume and has only got more outrageous and interesting every year. The Walking Dead is also one of the most frequent comic releases, which makes it a wonder as to how it is so relentlessly exciting. Which is not something we can say about the show, though.

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