I can’t connect with most cosmic superhero comics. To me, the word “cosmic” is shorthand for visual bombast, overly-complex politics, and extended metaphors that writers and artists rely on in place of crafting compelling characters. That’s why, even with current-best-Marvel-writer Al Ewing attached, I wasn’t sure I was going to love the most recent volume of Guardians of the Galaxy.
However, Guardians 2020 is clever, touching, and most definitely a character piece – while still delivering the bombast and spectacle that cosmic comic fans desire.
For the last couple years, I have not bought many monthly comics. Various factors (moving across the country, working on my own side projects, not wanting to buy physical books but not having a good device to read digital comics on) combined to pull me away from maintaining a monthly pull list.
But now, I have a larger screen on which to read digital comics, a heck of a lot of new and continuing titles that I want to read, and a little bit of cash to burn. So we’re back, baby – 2020 is the year I return to purchasing monthly comics! And these are the seven titles I’ll be buying as the new year begins.