15 Highly Anticipated Comic Trades To Read In 2022

January 10, 2022

2021 was a banner year for the comic industry, even amidst the ongoing pandemic, paper supply issues, and supply chain shortages, proving that people are buying and reading comics. Marvel Comics finally wrapped up some of its bestselling comics’ initial runs, such as The Immortal Hulk, Black Cat, Daredevil, and Hellions. DC Comics thrived with creators like Ram V, James Tynion V, and Cliff Chiang, and Bruno Redondo at the helm. Indie comic creators flexed their skills with game-changing series without constraints.

2022 promises to strike lightning yet again as ongoing series continue and new first issues glimmer on the horizon with potential. An impetus to read helps level the vertiginous emotional flux we may be experiencing as the world haphazardly rages on. Below you can find a variety of 15 highly anticipated comic trades collecting comic issues you’ll dive into without any impulse to resurface back into reality. Note that release dates are tentative. These estimated dates are pulled from various sources and may change at any time due to paper shortages or printing delays.

11. Radio Apocalypse — Ram V, Anand RK, Anisha, & Aditya Bidikar

Previously untapped ground, comics have begun mingling music with their sequential art narratives. Titles like Blue In Green, Chasin’ The Bird, and MPLS Sound merge music, reflecting its themes and illustrating its presence on the comic page. Vault Comics’ Radio Apocalypse uses music as a motif and encourages readers to play songs name-dropped in the narrative while reading the comic itself. Power creative team Ram V, Anand RK, and Aditya Bidikar team up again and add artist Anisha to produce a comic about hope soaring through radio waves in an apocalypse.

In a near future dystopia, the world moves along turbulently. A small radio station in Bakerstown remains; the last radio station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasts as a signal for people wandering the wasteland Earth has become. Those seeking help find refuge in Bakerstown until an unknown group threatens to undermine their small society as they travel across the caustic terrain to reach their destination. A heart-breaking science-fiction comic rendered with shaky lines and a dazzling technicolour colour palette, Radio Apocalypse transmits its beacon of wonder when the full series trade expectedly hits shops in July.

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Ram V spins his turntables and ignites the Radio Apocalypse

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