COMIC RECOMMENDATION CHEAT SHEET

Updated: Jun 24


Below is a list of some of my favorite comics that are super easy to get into.

The whole point of this website is to get YOU, dear reader, into comics.

But if my highly scannable reviews are still too much to read, I’ll do you one better: this comprehensive list of my favorite comics, great for picking up and loving immediately.

There’s a lot of Marvel & Image comics here because those are my favorite publishers and the ones I’m most familiar with.

Feel free to scroll, or just run a search for a genre, creator, publisher, similar movie/TV show, zodiac sign or personality type, and I’ll let you know which comics correspond to it.


Ether by Matt Kindt & David Rubín (Dark Horse)

Description: A cross-dimensional murder mystery.

Genre: Murder Mystery, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Chronicles of Narnia meets Ren & Stimpy

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Aquarius

Personality Type: ISFP/INTP

Dept. H by Matt & Sharlene Kindt (Dark Horse)

Description: A deep-sea murder mystery.

Genre: Murder Mystery, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: Chinatown meets The Abyss meets The Cloverfield Paradox

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Aquarius

Personality Type: ISTP/INTP

Extremity by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image)

Description: War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

Genre: War, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Patriot, but in space

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Personality Type: ISTJ/ESTP

Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless & Kev Walker (Marvel)

Description: A Marvel villain liked The Hunger Games a little too much.

Genre: Superhero, Teen

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Hunger Games meets The Avengers

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Personality Type: ESFP/ENFJ

Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro (Image)

Description: Women get sent to a prison planet and they’re not OK with it, for some reason.

Genre: Feminism, Pulp, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: Orange is the New Black meets The Handmaid’s Tale

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Capricorn

Personality Type: INFP/ENTP

Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (Image)

Description: Asimovian sci-fi about the great robot uprising.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action

Similar Movie/TV Show: I, Robot with a dash of A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Zodiac Sign: Libra/Capricorn

Personality Type: INTP/ENTP

Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo)

Description: A kid leaves home to discover a post-apocalyptic world.

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Drama, Action

Similar Movie/TV Show: Children of Men mixed with The Road

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Personality Type: ISTJ

Royal City by Jeff Lemire (Image)

Description: A family copes with loss in different ways.

Genre: Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Lovely Bones meets Ghost meets Sliding Doors

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Capricorn

Personality Type: ISFJ

A.D. After Death by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire (Image)

Description: A man struggles to find meaning in a world that has beaten death.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: Memento in the Tuck Everlasting universe

Zodiac Sign: Gemini/Capricorn

Personality Type: INFP

Daredevil by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee (Marvel)

Description: A previously depressed superhero is happier and tries to turn his life around.

Genre: Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Daredevil TV show, but with smiles and brighter colors

Zodiac Sign: Gemini/Virgo

Personality Type: ISTJ/ESTJ

Morning Glories by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Image)

Description: Drama, murder and mystery at a prestigious prep-school

Genre: Mystery, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: Runaways meets Lost

Zodiac Sign: Virgo/Aquarius

Personality Type: INTJ/ENTJ

East of West by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta (Image)

Description: The Apocalypse in the Wild West.

Genre: Western, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: Firefly if it happened while the world was ending

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Capricorn

Personality Type: INTJ/ENTJ

The Black Monday Murders by Jonathan Hickman & Tomm Coker (Image)

Description: A dark murder mystery surrounds Wall Street and some kind of ancient magic.

Genre: Crime, Horror

Similar Movie/TV Show: Apocalypto meets The Wolf of Wall Street

Zodiac Sign: Leo/Libra

Personality Type: ENTJ

Rat Queens by Kurtis J Wiebe & various artists (Image)

Description: Lady adventurers acting unladylike.

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Similar Movie/TV Show: Lord of the Rings meets Broad City

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Personality Type: ESTP

Generation Gone by Ales Kot & André Lima Araújo (Image)

Description: Teens get superpowers and everything falls apart.

Genre: Superhero, Drama, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Misfits meets Chronicle

Zodiac Sign: Aries/Scorpio

Personality Type: ENTP

Phonogram by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Description: Music is magic and people are broken.

Genre: Music, Drama, Fantasy

Similar Movie/TV Show: A British SLC Punk in the universe of The Magicians

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Pisces

Personality Type: ISFP/ESFP

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Description: Teens become pop stars become gods, bite off more than they can chew and decide if they want to do anything about it or enjoy being virtually omniscient pop icons.

Genre: Fantasy, Music, Action

Similar Movie/TV Show: American Gods but with British pop stars

Zodiac Sign: Libra/Pisces

Personality Type: ESTP/ESFP

Manifest Destiny by Chris Dingess & Matthew Roberts (Image)

Description: Lewis & Clark discovery America and it’s awful and way more deadly than what got taught to us in school.

Genre: Historic, Horror, Adventure

Similar Movie/TV Show: Lewis & Clark but with monsters and demons

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Personality Type: ISTJ/ESTJ

Harrow County by Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook (Dark Horse)

Description: A young witch fights her dark destiny.

Genre: Horror, Historic

Similar Movie/TV Show: The VVitch with a touch of The Conjuring

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Personality Type: INFP

Regression by Cullen Bunn & Danny Luckert (Image)

Description: Psychological thriller where a buried personality may be murdering people.

Genre: Horror

Similar Movie/TV Show: A less religious 6 Souls

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Personality Type: ISTP

Redlands by Jordie Bellaire & Vanesa Del Rey (Image)

Description: Three witches take over a town in Florida and fight against awful men and concepts of tradition.

Genre: Horror, Crime

Similar Movie/TV Show: Dexter, but with witches.

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Personality Type: ESTJ/ENTJ

Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja (Marvel)

Description: What an Avenger does on his downtime.

Genre: Superhero, Action, Comedy

Similar Movie/TV Show: Wes Anderson does Roadhouse

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Personality Type: ISTJ

Invincible by Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley (Image)

Description: The most epic of superhero stories.

Genre: Superhero, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Avengers meets Heroes

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Personality Type: ESTP/ESTJ

Outcast by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (Image)

Description: Folks in this small town keeps getting possessed, the local priest can’t stop it, but this dude with a whole lot of baggage can, for some reason.

Genre: Horror

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Exorcist with a twist

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Personality Type: ISTJ/ISFJ

LOW by Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini (Image)

Description: It’s the end of the world, everyone lives underwater, but one person hasn’t given up hope of saving everything.

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Similar Movie/TV Show: The water-based stage of Waterworld, the state of the planet of Wall-E, and the bleak (but still somehow hopeful) tone of The Road

Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Aquarius

Personality Type: ISFJ

Black Science by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera (Image)