THE HONOR ROLL: April 20, 2016 Releases

It’s time to take a look at the best comics that came out last Wednesday, April 20. Spoilers ahead, hit it!

DEPT. H #1 – Tom Barnett

Without a doubt, the debut of Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s new book, Dept H is my favorite this week. This panel feels super symbolic. Matt has stated that the series will take place almost exclusively underwater, then this is the last time Mia will see sunlight for a while. As Mia is submerged into her investigation and the ocean, so are we as readers. Plus I love how the waves crash outside the panel.


About Me: I’m Tom. Slightly addicted to comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. I also try to spend some time behind the lens of my camera. Love Bronze Age comics and the Black Hole movie from Disney. Follow me @tphoto10


I absolutely love these one-shot returns to the “Criminal” universe. If you don’t know the “Criminal” series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, it’s a series of stories taking place in a connected universe, all about a bunch of lowlife types. This issue is a self-contained story by Brubaker, Phillips and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser and you don’t need any prior knowledge of the stories in order to enjoy this issue. This is a fantastic, dark, gritty story about a father and son on the run traveling through various small towns. It’s full of bad people doing bad things, and also has some great moments of human connection. One of the other great elements is that as one character is reading a comic book throughout the series, this comic shows pages from that other 1970s-style comic. It’s incredible illustration and a fantastic story.


About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can.  He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk. 

DEPT. H #1 – Pete Buser

Watercolor painting a murder mystery at the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean.  Matt and Sharlene Kindt drown this first issue in hues of danger and dread.


About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser


I love the concept and I love the story. A perfect one shot from a perfect creative team.


About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics

Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week!


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