When you look at the sheer range and number of original stories being told in comics form today, it’s hard to imagine a better time to be a comics reader. Online and in print, from all around the world, artists and writers are telling stories with their own voices and styles, and there’s so much to choose from that it’s sometimes difficult to know what to read next. With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today.
Panel Syndicate, the pay-what-you-want, DRM-free digital comics publisher, is best known for The Private Eye, the excellent sci-fi thriller from Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente. With the team reuniting for another collaboration, it's easy to overlook the other comic currently being published on the site. Launched late last year, Universe is a sci-fi comic from Spanish cartoonist Albert Monteys, and it's just as worthy of your attention and chosen amount of dollars as its better-known stablemate.