Lizzie's Top Five Comics! read more!
2016 in particular highlighted a strength in women of different kinds stepping into the spotlight. For this top five, I'm highlighting some of my favorites of this new trend in comics.
(Warning: Some comics aren't suitable for young readers and spoilers may be contained herein.)
5. All-New Wolverine, vol. 1: Four Sisters
While X-23 isn't necessarily a new character, Laura Kinney highlights that good people sometimes have the deepest scars. Despite her evident vulnerability, Laura finds a new strength in this book, through her desire to save her 'sisters.'
4. Ms. Marvel, vol. 5: Super Famous
The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, has a very unique view of the world. Armed with her sidekick, Lockjaw, and her never wavering optimism, Kamala is a very lovable character for readers of all ages.
3. Faith, vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine
If you're looking for a superhero outside of the norm, you should pick up Faith! Battling insecurities of her own, Faith tries her best to save others, all while maintaining an awesome cover as an online blogger.
2. Monstress, vol. 1
Welcome to the world of Monstress, where there's a little bit of something for everyone. There's violence, there's familial love, there's witches, and a half-fox girl! Maika Halfwolf, although plagued by a monster that lives within her, tries her best to find out what happened to her mother many years ago. Maika's dedication makes her an unlikely hero.
1. Paper Girls, vol. 1
Get rid of your dolls and hop on your bikes - Paper girls are the toughest girls around! From the writing to the art, this series is flawlessly executed. When a bunch of weird events occur, a group of paper girls go on a journey to find out what's happening in their small town. Be sure to pick up Paper Girls to join in the hype!