Best New Series of 2008

secret six 1Fin Fang Doom says: Secret Six!

Both Birds of Prey and Gail Simone have suffered in quality since the two parted ways a while ago. Tony Bedard’s BoP is mercifully being put down in a few months, and Simone hasn’t been able to do anything to hold my interest (and I gave Wonder Woman plenty of time to do so). But when Simone re-teamed with her Birds of Prey partner Nicola Scott on a Secret Six ongoing, I was instantly hooked.

Secret Six has become the action caper comic that Birds of Prey used to be. The only difference is that this time there’s a lot more dudes (which the all-female creative team doesn’t hesitate to exploit) and the good guys aren’t quite so “good.” Heroes with questionable morals always make for interesting stories, so throwing six of them in together makes for one entertaining comic.

Doom DeLuise says: Guardians of the Galaxy!

I haven’t taken very many chances on new series this year, because they always come with a hefty price tag, and I’ve been fairly tight with the cash.

It’s not really taking much of a chance, though, when you’ve got a new series about a group of good guys who saved the day in one of the best events of the year (Annihilation: Conquest), written by the team behind said event.

Guardians of the Galaxy has been consistently awesome ever since the first issue, and it’s one of the main things I look forward to reading each month.

I mean, come on. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Jim Doom says: Guardians of the Galaxy!

I love this book. I love the writing (Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning), I love the art (Paul Pelletier), I love the characters (and I didn’t even know about most of them prior to this series), I love the premise, I love that it ties in with the 1990s Guardians of the Galaxy series even though that happens in the future and this came later but happens in that series’ past. It’s the best new book out there, hands down.

And here are our picks for Best New Series of the past two years:

Fin Fang Doom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Doom DeLuise: Booster Gold
Jim Doom: The Brave and the Bold

Fin Fang Doom: Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis
Doominator: X-Factor
Jim Doom: Ghost Rider