Did you know today is World UFO Day? What is World UFO Day you might have just asked? A day to celebrate the “awareness” of UFOS of course (according to Wikipedia). What better time to stay in doors and enjoy a good read. Since you are probably heading to your local comic book store today anyway to pick up your new titles, why not grab some trades or the first few issues of some amazing sci-fi comics? Some of these you may be reading already since they are all highly recommended by most comic nerds world wide, but in case you need one more nudge, here are 5 great sci-fi comics you should start reading now in case you aren’t!
In this surprisingly good revamp of a 90’s Rob Liefeld character, John Profit is a time-traveler with super human abilities that wakes from a cryo-sleep to find a futuristic Earth in which a new alien inhabitance has overtaken and the human race has devolved.
4. Black Science
ImageComics.com: Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark realms. The only way is forward. The only question is how far are they willing to go, and how much can they endure, to get home again?
3. The Wake
VertigoComics.com: When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying…
ImageComics.com: Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.
VertigoComics.com: It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled Lost Temple of the Incas, an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story; It’s the LAST love story ever told.