The new comic books this week come with some nostalgia. Do you know Battle Angel Alita? When I was a teen, I was hooked with this manga. The cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido finds a strange cyborg head in a damp. It belongs to a woman who has lost all her memories. He re-assembles her and names her Alita. She has a super powerful body: the Berserker. Afte a while, something happens: she can do amazing martial arts! Although she cannot remember anything, she decides to become a vigilante. She lives in a lawless place, so she’ll avenge the weak. But, she has a little bit of an identity crisis: is she still human? Does her new job make her humanity go away? How much cyborg is she?
This is a classic. However, I don’t recommend it for the very young. The manga’s pages are plenty of violence. The story is compelling, and Alita is as deadly as adorable.
Another option this week is Alters. This trade tells the story about a new human race emerging in the world. This new race is called the Alters. We follow the story of a young woman who must find her new identity as an Alter: how can she shuffle a regular life and her responsibilities as a powerful Alter?
And, finally, Groot! This first issue promises to be adorable. The Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, and Groot gets separated from the team. He falls on a planet and discovers a new world with different creatures and societies. However, no one understands Groot! Will he reunite with his family, the Guardians?
What comics made it to your list this week? Let me know in comments.