Best Comic Books In April 2024

The 10 Best Comic Books In April 2024

Welcome back to another edition of the Best Comic Books of the month. This time the spotlight is on my ten favorite comic books that released in April. Every week it felt like we had a week that could fill a Top 10 list for best comic books of the month. That made it much harder to narrow it down to 10 comic books for the month of April. Find out what made my list of 10 Best Comic Books for the month of April.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Birds Of Prey #8 Banner


Writer: Kelly Thompson

Artist: Javier Pina and David Lopez

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Birds of Prey #6 showcased what Kelly Thompson does best as a comic book writer. That is having the team cast chemistry be what shines. This being the conclusion of a two-part story made this be a strong, focused conclusion to the story that starts the investigation around who is trying to kill Oracle, aka Barbara Gordon. Setting this around a fashion show setting provided a fun energy to the story, with Big Barda in particular shining. The artist pairing of Javier Pina and David Lopez absolutely maximized the fun freedom of this story. Everything came together to provide us with a fun conclusion to a two-part story while building excitement for the long-term Oracle-centric story.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Blow Away #1


Writer: Zac Thompson

Artist: Nicola Izzo

Colorists: Francesco Segala and Gloria Martinelli

Letterer: DC Hopkins

There is no comic book that exemplified maximizing a story setting like Blow Away #1. Zac Thompson and Nicola Izzon knew exactly how to make the setting as much of a character as the lead character. There was so much amazing environmental storytelling that created immediate investment in what the lead character, Brynne Brautigan, is documenting in the snowy mountains. The isolated setting made you pay as much attention to what we were seeing as Brynne does. It made for a story that genuinely felt like was delivering a unique comic book experience.

Click here to check out our full Blow Away #1 review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Duke #5


Writer: Joshua Williamson

Artist: Tom Reilly

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Letterer: Rus Wooton

The Codename: G.I. Joe storyline ended in the most exciting way possible. The ending is obviously what will be the biggest takeaway but all of the incredible character work done by Joshua Williamson and Tom Reilly did in Duke can’t be overlooked. Each G.I. Joe member, both on the hero and villain side, stood out in their own ways. From top to bottom Duke #5 accomplished everything it needed to do to set-up an even brighter future for the Energon Universe. This is definitely one of the must read comic books of 2024.

Click here to check out our full Duke #5 review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Green Lantern #10


Writers: Jeremy Adams

Artists: Xermanico, Amancay Nehuelpan, and Kevin Maguire

Colorists: Romulo Fajardo Jr. and Rosemary Cheetham

Letterers: Dave Sharpe

Green Lantern #10 takes the series to the next level. It does an excellent job at setting the tone for underground resistant led by Hal Jordan and Jo Mullein fight against the United Planets and their new Lantern Corps. It’s exactly what the Green Lantern should as each decision being made feels like it has ramifications that can affect the entire DC Universe. This gives the series a big event feel without needing to have that banner or label. It has naturally evolved to that point. It is certainly the best the Green Lantern franchise has been in years and that is all thanks to the work from the creative team of Jeremy Adams, Xermanico, and Amancay Nehuelpan.

Click here to check out our full Green Lantern #10 review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Immortal Thor #9


Writer: Al Ewing

Artist: Ibraim Roberson

Colorist: Matthew Wilson

Letterer: Joe Sabino

Immortal Thor #9 is amazing example of how much pacing matters for a comic book. From the opening of Thor angrily entering Minotaur’s office to Enchantress getting Thor invested in the magic of comic books, every panel and page flows together expertly. There is a journey that is felt with all the action and mental manipulation that Thor is placed in as he faces off against Minotaur, Enchantress, and Executioner. Everything gets the reader more invested the journey Al Ewing and company are taking us on. It all makes Immortal Thor truly live up to the title of being a Journey Into Mystery.

Click here to check out our breakdown of events in Immortal Thor #9.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Nightwing #113


Writers: Tom Taylor, Marv Wolfman, and Michael W. Conrad

Artists: Daniele Di Nicuolo, Bruno Redondo, and Howard Porter

Colorists: Adriano Lucas and Hi-Fi

Letterers: Wes Abbott

Nightwing #113 is a phenomenal celebration comic book. In celebrating reaching the major milestone of Nightwing’s 300th legacy comic book issue it takes us on a ride highlights how the characters present and future is built on it’s past. Everything felt like a payoff of the journey Dick Grayson has been on in not just these 300 issues but since he became Nightwing in Tales of the Teen Titans #44. That is highlighted by the tear inducing scene Dick Grayson has with the DCU version of Marv Wolfman. It was the ultimate meta scene that also does a wonderful job honoring Dick Grayson’s evolution and the creative team of Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Its an absolute must-read.

Click here to check out our full Nightwing #113 review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Pine & Merrimac #4


Writer: Kyle Starks

Artist: Fran Galan

Letterer: Pat Brosseau

In all of the best ways Pine & Merrimac #4 feels like experiencing an TV show in comic book form. Whether its during action sequences or character interactions the chemistry between our two leads is always present. The way they move the story, even when they are not in a scene, is well executed. Fran Galan’s artwork in particular stood out as Galan got to showcase all of their abilities as an artist in this issue. It leads to a genuinely surprising ending that creates a lot of intriguing going into the final issue of this mini-series.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #150


Story Consulting: Kevin Eastman

Writer: Sophie Campbell

Artists: Vicenzo Federici, Fero Pe, Dan Duncan, and Sophie Campbell

Colorists: Ronda Pattison and Luis Antonio Delgado

Letterer: Shawn Lee

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #150 Sophie Campbell does an excellent job wrapping up her creative run and paying homage to everything that happened in this volume of TMNT. The journey that Donatello and Venus go on to defeat Armaggon made this final issue feel like things came full circle. As a fan of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the feeling of being incredibly happy to have been along for this ride Campbell, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and all the creators who worked on this series is what we are left with. Kudos to everyone involved in this series.

Click here to check out our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #150 full review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Transformers #7


Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson

Artist: Jorge Corona

Colorist: Mike Spicer

Letterer: Rus Wooton

Daniel Warren Johnson nails what the aftermath of the first story arc of this series needed to be for the Autobots and Decepticons. The way Soundwave reacts to Starscream’s faiuler as the leader of the Decepticons shows that every result matters. That is similarly reflected on the Autobots side with the somber way the scenes Optimus Prime and Arcee’s interactions with Spike and Carly, respectively, go. Jorge Corona naturally stepped in to add to the intensity of this more personal story for the entire cast of this series. Every development created a greater investment in the characters and story.

Click here to check out our full Transformers #7 review.


Best Comic Books In April 2024: Ultimate X-Men #2


Writer & Artist: Peach Momoko

Script Adaptation: Zack Davisson

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Ultimate X-Men #2 does a wonderful job of showcasing the unlimited potential the fresh start this Ultimate Universe is providing for Marvel. Th off confidence Peach Momoko has in her storytelling ability radiates off every panel. Whether its dialogue, character reactions, or environmental storytelling, there is so much imagination packed into this comic book. It all helps establish Hisako Ichiki as a strong lead with Maystorm getting a great debut as well. The character focus approach is elevated by storytelling tapping into the horror genre to put over the first Ultimate X-Men villain. This is easily one of Marvel’s best comic books.

Click here to check out our full Ultimate X-Men #2 review.

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