2018 is winding down fast, and if we're being honest, we are way behind in all of the comics we've been meaning to read. If you're anything like us, it can be a challenge just keeping up with your pull list. Taking on a new series is kind of like making a commitment.
Fortunately, we're focusing a few great comics ahead of the holiday season. Joining us is our special guest star, Ariell Johnson. You may have heard of her: she's the creator and owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Ariell is living her nerd dream... and she knows a thing or two about great comics.
So which titles are near the top of Ariell's reading list? One of the first comics she cited was Shuri, which follows Black Panther's younger sister in her first-ever solo series. It's a fairly recent comic, but Ariell indicated that it did very well in her store. Sticking with Marvel, Ariell also had high praise for Ironheart, the new series starring Riri Williams. Riri briefly took on Iron Man's legacy when she was introduced, but now she's carving out her own path in the Marvel Universe.
Perennial favorite Paper Girls also gets a shout-out, because it's really hard to go wrong with Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. Infidel was also a surprise addition, but you'll have to watch the entire video to get the rest of our recommendations.