Best Comics of April: Free Comic Book Day Edition
Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. This month, we'll tell you what titles to look for that will be available on Free Comic Book Day on May 4.
Beware the Batman/Teen Titans Go Beware the Batman shows off a more kid-friendly version of the Dark Knight... Of course, any version of Batman that isn't done by Scott Snyder could be considered more kid-friendly. It's an energetic book that is a good intro for younger readers, and it doesn't skimp on good-paced action in the name of accessibility.
Teen Titans Go is more firmly in the range of children's lit, but remains fun for all that. The book comes with connect the dots and puzzles as well as profiles on the members of the team making it feel more like a DC-sponsored issue of Highlights than anything else.
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Rating: 6 of 10
The Strangers: Taking place in an alternate Earth, The Strangers follow a trio of superpowered agents and their wheelchair bound leader as they fight a secret war beneath the Cold War. It's absolutely fantastic pulp fun that you will find yourself hooked by within the first page. Chris Roberson knows how to pen a damned good old-school adventure.
Rating: 7 of 10
Molly Danger/Princeless: Jamal Igle managed to turn his Kickstarter comic Molly Danger into a big success, and it's easy to see why. The spunky but pure-hearted girl hero hurtles herself into danger against and scientists and giant robots with a selfless fury that makes her a instantly likeable and incredibly cute.
Sharing the selection is the one and only Princeless, a fantasy book that turns every misogynistic fairy tale trope on its ears. Once again, Princess Adrienne and her half-dwarven friend Bedelia are set on ending the ridiculous practice of locking maidens in towers and ensuring a pointless patriarchy. It remains one of the best things in comics today.
Rating: 9 of 10