COMIC BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NON-COMIC BOOK READERS

All of these are current, ongoing comic books that you can easily catch up on in a few issues (like a fun Netflix binge, no intimidating decades of canon that makes no sense, lorded over by exclusionary nerds), mainly non-superhero stuff, and beautiful stories that everyone should be reading! Lots of spooky stuff just in time for Fall.
  1. If you love THE WITCH and GRAPES OF WRATH
    HARROW COUNTY. Southern Gothic rural occultism, gorgeous watercolors, myth and legend and roots.
  2. If you love STRANGER THINGS
    PAPER GIRLS. 80's, sci-fi, Abrams-esque mystery, cool girls on bikes with field hockey sticks chainsmoking. Incredible colors.
  3. If you love ZOMBIES and A CHILDHOOD-RUINER
    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. Straight horror/zombie apocalypse take on the Archie comics world, often heartbreaking. Insanely lovely artwork.
  4. If you work in THE FILM INDUSTRY
    THE AUTEUR. Ed Wood by way of Hunter S. Thompson. A drug-fueled, exploitationist satire that makes Tarantino feel tame. Beautiful insights into writing and filmmaking, soaked in blood and drugs and studio notes.
  5. If you love EXISTENTIAL CRISES and THE APPLE STORE
    INJECTION. Complex and more of an intellectual puzzle than PAPER GIRLS. But beautiful and special.
  6. If you love HALLOWEEN and MELISSA JOAN HART
    CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Another horror riff on the Archie world, but unrelated to Afterlife. A spooky 60's occult story that is so preposterously pretty to look at, it's unfair.
  7. If you love COP SHOWS and THE RING
    BLACK MAGICK. Detective procedural with an occult spin, insanely well illustrated in black and white with pops of color. Not a ton of issues, but more (and a tv series) on the way.