Contrary to what all the doomsayers keep proclaiming, the comics industry continues to be great. Buoyed by efforts in other media, the Big Two (Marvel and DC), as well as other publishers such as Image and IDW, are all publishing some of the most entertaining comic book stories in recent memory. 2018 was great, but 2019 looks as though it could be even better.
We're only halfway through the year, but there is literally so much on the shelves right now that could be described as unmissable. Whether a series is in its burgeoning moments or is coming to a conclusion years-long in the making, you don't have to look far to see that the comics medium continues to push boundaries, both visually and narratively speaking.
It's actually more difficult not to gush over the efforts of Marvel and DC's creators than it is to simply just let it happen. There are so many reasons to be positive when both publishers are producing so much quality content, to the point where the only gripes currently are that A: EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE OH GOD (ahem), and B; no one could possibly hope to read every book at once.
But that's where we come in. Because while you might not be able to read every comic, you can pick out a select few, and if you miss them the first time, there are always trades to look forward to!
So, from gun-toting assassins to new perspectives on classic heroes, here are the Marvel and DC books fans have to read in 2019.