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COMIC RECOMMENDATION CHEAT SHEET


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)

Description: Dimensional travel might have been a bad idea.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Similar Movie/TV Show: Quantum Leap or Sliders meets The Butterfly Effect

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Personality Type: INTJ/INTP

No Mercy by Alex de Campi & Carla Speed McNeil (Image)

Description: A bus carrying teens about to start college crashes. Each survivor chooses to seek help in different ways.

Genre: Horror, Suspense, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: If Hostile or Brokedown Palace were a Choose Your Own Adventure story

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius

Personality Type: ESFP/ENFP

The Vision by Tom King & Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Marvel)

Description: Shakespearean tragedy comes to the Marvel Universe

Genre: Tragedy, Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: American Beauty for the Bicentennial Man

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Personality Type: ISFJ

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Description: A sex-positive story where the characters have superpowers, but only after they climax, and they use them to rob a bank but not to resolve their interpersonal conflicts.

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Similar Movie/TV Show: Transparent, but more off-the-wall and with superpowers

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Personality Type: ISFP

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang (Image)

Description: Paper girls from the ‘80s get involved in some kind of time travel/dimension travel mystery that tests who they are and who they might become.

Genre: Teen, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Similar Movie/TV Show: Stranger Things meets Quantum Leap

Zodiac Sign: Leo/Sagittarius

Personality Type: INFP

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra (Vertigo)

Description: The last guy alive on the planet tries to survive and find his girlfriend on the other side of the world.

Genre: Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic

Similar Movie/TV Show: Children of Men meets The Leftovers, with a dash of The Stand

Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Sagittarius

Personality Type: ESTP/ESFP

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)

Description: A family goes on the run throughout the universe. Chaos ensues.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: Romeo & Juliet mashed-up with Game of Thrones, but in a large sci-fi universe like Star Wars

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Personality Type: INFJ/ENFP

Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)

Description: Superpowered teens run away from home and things don’t go super well.

Genre: Teen, Drama, Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: Runaways

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius

Personality Type: INFP/ENTP

Monstress by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (Image)

Description: A woman in a fantasy world has an ancient power inside her that may help her but could also kill her, and lots of other people want her dead.

Genre: Fantasy

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Lord of the Rings meets Stardust

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Personality Type: INTJ/ENTJ

Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)

Description: Crime, racism and those who rally against it in rural Alabama.

Genre: Crime, Sports

Similar Movie/TV Show: Friday Night Lights meets Ghosts of Mississippi

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Personality Type: INFP/ESTJ

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth & Mike Dringenberg (Vertigo)

Description: The anthropomorphic concept of Dreams gets imprisoned, then released, and then has to fix everything that went wrong in that time.

Genre: Fantasy

Similar Movie/TV Show: Supernatural in the DC Universe

Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Pisces

Personality Type: ISFP

Redneck by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren (Image)

Description: A family of vampires goes off the rails in Texas.

Genre: Horror, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: A family-oriented True Blood, but in Texas instead of Louisiana

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Personality Type: ISTJ

God Country by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw (Image)

Description: A powerful sword brings an old man with dementia back to his senses, and he uses it to fight the evil being who wants it back.

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: Big Fish, but with gods and demons

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Personality Type: ISTJ

Clean Room by Gail Simone & Jon Davis-Hunt (Vertigo)

Description: A death, a cult, an insidious evil and a mystery.

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Similar Movie/TV Show: Fallen meets Scientology

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Personality Type: INFJ/ENTJ

Curse Words by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne (Image)

Description: An evil wizard become a good wizard and fights his old evil wizard friends because the earth is pretty rad.

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Similar Movie/TV Show: Good Omens for wizards and/or hipsters

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Personality Type: ENFP/ESFJ

The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Moebius (Les Humanoïdes Associés)

Description: A classic comic where an idiot unwillingly goes on an adventure across the galaxy.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Similar Movie/TV Show: A reluctant hero from the ‘60s or ‘70s, but in the Dr. Strange universe

Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Sagittarius

Personality Type: ISFP

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (DC)

Description: The world got too crappy for this former superhero team, but when one of their numbers gets murdered, they come back to figure out who did it and why.

Genre: Superhero, Murder Mystery

Similar Movie/TV Show: Watchmen or Chinatown with superpowers

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Capricorn

Personality Type: ISTJ

Preacher by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon (Vertigo)

Description: A preacher accidentally gets what is essentially the Voice of God. Chaos ensues.

Genre: Religious, Horror, Road Trip, Adventure

Similar Movie/TV Show: Preacher or a darker Dogma

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Personality Type: ESFJ

Fables by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)

Description: All the old fables are living together in a town and things are going kind of OK until an ancient evil starts to come for all of them.

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: Once upon a Time for adults

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Personality Type: ESTP/ESFP

Powers by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming (Image/Icon)

Description: A depowered cop and his new partner in a superpowered world.

Genre: Crime, Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: Powers or Heroes/Law and Order with Superheroes

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Personality Type: ISTJ

Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday (Marvel)

Description: A great place to start reading the X-Men.

Genre: Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: X-Men

Zodiac Sign: Cancer/Scorpio

Personality Type: ESTJ/ENFP

Astonishing X-Men by Charles Soule & various artists (Marvel)

Description: The X-Men battle an old enemy in a run that feels more “X-Men-y” than most other X-Titles running at the same time.

Genre: Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: X-Men, Legion

Zodiac Sign: Libra/Aquarius

Personality Type: ESFP/ENFJ

X-Men: Legacy by Simon Spurrier & Tan Eng Huat (Marvel)

Description: Exploring the mind of David Haller (the main character of FX’s Legion series).

Genre: Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: X-Men, Legion

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Personality Type: ISTP

Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven (Marvel)

Description: Logan is the only hero left in a dystopian future where the bad guys won. He goes on a road trip to save his fam and his family.

Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Superhero

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Road, Mad Max

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Capricorn

Personality Type: ISTJ

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)

Description: A Muslim teenage girl gains superpowers and the moniker of her idol and has to balance saving her neighborhood/the world, her family, her social life and high school.

Genre: Superhero, Teen

Similar Movie/TV Show: Smallville meets Black-ish

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Personality Type: ESTJ/ENTJ

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss (Black Mask Studios)Description: To stop one of their dads from robbing a bank, 4 kids decide to rob it first.

Genre: Crime, Teen

Similar Movie/TV Show: The Goonies meets Reservoir Dogs

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius/Capricorn

Personality Type: ENFP

Motor Crush by Fletcher, Stewart & Tarr (Image)

Description: If a woman can win enough races, she can get her and her dad out of poverty.

Genre: Sports, Drama

Similar Movie/TV Show: A slightly more sci-fi The Fast and the Furious on motorcycles

Zodiac Sign: Leo/Sagittarius

Personality Type: ISTP

Snotgirl by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung (Image)

Description: A blogger and an accidental death (or maybe not?)

Genre: Murder Mystery, Teen

Similar Movie/TV Show: Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Personality Type: ESFP

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