January 31, 2022
A new year is upon us, and if one of your resolutions in 2022 was “Read more comics,” you’re in luck. The first month of 2022 brought with it several major releases, from the resolutions of big winter events to the launch of new high-concept genre series to the long-awaited return of one of the best comics of the past decade. But if you’re still catching up on your January reading, where do you start? We’re here to help.
From the long-awaited return of Saga to the finale of the latest X-Men event series, these were our favorite comics from January 2022.
We Ride Titans #1
The debut issue of We Ride Titans from writer Tres Dean and artist Sebastian Piriz is basically “What if the Jaeger pilots of Pacific Rim were all just deeply damaged people?” It’s a great hook, but what’s evident from the earliest moments of this issue is that Dean and Piriz aren’t content to coast on the promise of a really cool setup. Piriz’s art brings out the high-concept awe of the mechs vs. monsters part of the book right away, but We Ride Titans works best when it leans into the character study it’s trying to unpack, a story of generational trauma and legacy with a heavy genre punch. It feels like the start of something great.