Rook’s Reading List

Top 10
Join the officers of Neopolis as the fight crime. Yeah not that simple. In a city where everyone has superpowers how do you police the people. Explore a beautiful world filled with new but familiar characters. This Multiple Eisner award winning book worth the read.

This world takes a unique and powerful police force to protect and serve. We are introduced to the extremely diverse officers of Precinct Ten; an armored and talking dog, a genetically engineered “perfect woman,” a high tech cowboy, an indestructible man, and a rookie with a toy box full of “helpers.” Individually they are unique personalities, together they are Neopolis’ finest.

Batman Hush
Batman has a of enemies even some he doesn’t know about. In this beautifully illustrated story Batman is pitted against a foe that is as brilliant as he is insane. Dont jump into this halfway start right from the beginning on this one.

This is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra’s al Ghul and the Dark Knight’s other enemies – and allies – as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc.

 

The Ultimates Super-Human
From Marvels Ultimate universe comes the story of the Avengers. All the ideas that are the Marvel Cinematic Universe start here. In a much darker version mind you. This ain’t your daddy Avengers story kids.

Strange beings with incredible powers have risen up to challenge the old order, and ordinary citizens are scared witless. The government’s solution: a small but lethal army known as the Ultimates, created to protect us all from the newly rising threats to mankind!

 

The Drive-In
Based off the Novel of the same name.
Saturday night a packed drive in and
suddenly, everything goes wrong. How
bad can things get? Whats the worst
that can happen? Who is behind it all?
You wont believe the answers once
you get them.

When a group of friends decide to
spend a day at the world’s largest
drive-in theater horror fest, they expected
to see tons of bloody murders, rampaging madmen, and mayhem – but only on the
screen

Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery

So its like D&D but with a group of foul
mouth women. That is roughly how it was described to me. That was enough to get
me to read it, how about you?

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing
battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in
the business of killing all god’s creatures
for profit. It’s also a darkly comedic
sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah
the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the
Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist
Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy
Smidgen Thief.

Hearts of Darkness
When Blackheart son of Mephisto decides to rise up and start a rebellion he makes 3 mistakes. Ghost Rider, Punisher, Wolverine. Three of Marvels darkest souls join forces and fight the son of darkness himself.

When Danny Ketch, Logan and Frank Castle are lured to the Mid-West town of Christ’s Crown, they are offered a devilish deal: kill the king of hell, and the answers to secrets that plague them will be revealed! But with the life of a local girl in the balance, can Ghost Rider, Wolverine and the Punisher resist Blackheart’s pact? As the demon’s design unfolds, and his deadly Corrupt overrun the town, all hope lies with the vigilante trio.

Locke & Key
One of the deepest story lines on my list. Joe Hill is a writer that can move you through every emotion. The art of Gabriel Rodriguez adds beautifully to this story. The Locke family has been through hell, moving to Lovecraft, Massachusetts was supposed to make things better. Unfortunately they have much more to go through and much more to lose.

Keyhouse is an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

Alex + Ada
Alex is alone. Alex is hollow. Alex just got
an android. This story explores the ideas
of what makes a sentient being. What
lengths will someone go for love.

Though this is a fairly classic sci-fi
story line, Luna and Vaughn’s sensitive
plot and careful pacing keep it exciting, especially as they strip away preconceived notions and use the tale to examine the complexities of what it is to be human.
Luna’s spare illustrations match the plot perfectly, particularly his ability to bring
nuance and feeling to faces rendered in
a very simple style.

No Hero
How Much do you want to be a superhuman?
This 7 part series takes you to a world where becoming a superhuman is as easy as taking a pill. Problem is the results are…unpredictable. Not everyone is cut out to be a superhuman after all. Strange things can and do happen in this book. This is an ending you wont see coming.

Dead heroes in the dirt. A killer capable of almost supernatural tortures. Five generations of the world’s only superhuman group. A forty-year legacy of standing for the rights of freedom and safety. A young man obsessed with the need for street justice. How much do you want to be a superhuman?  How badly does he want it?

Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation
He’s paying the price for his deal with the Devil – is the Ghost Rider condemned to ride the highways of Hell for all eternity? His saving grace could be in the form of an unlikely ally – an industrious angel with a deal that would free Ghost Rider once and for all!