This week Mariko Tamaki writes Hulk and Supergirl and I can’t wait to read these two #1 issues from Marvel and DC! For those of you that know me, the fact that I would even consider reading a super-hero book from Marvel or DC should make you try these books. Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Tomb Raider, Skim) is a writer that I have tremendous respect for. I will absolutely read anything she writes! For those among you that are not familiar with her work, I highly suggest that you explore her work in this medium. You won’t be disappointed.

Mariko Tamaki along with her sister Jillian Tamaki brought us “This One Summer”, winner of the Eisner Award, Printz Honor Award and the Caldecott Honor Award. A Triple Crown for comics if you will. To get an idea of the caliber of writing Mariko Tamaki is capable of, look no further than this open letter to schools that may have banned “This One Summer”. Read it here at her blog.

Mariko Tamaki Writes Hulk and Supergirl

Hulk #1

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Nico Leon (CA) Jeff Dekal

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War…barely…and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she’s lost is always there – an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen’s transformation into the one thing she doesn’t have control over…

Mariko Tamaki Writes Hulk and Supergirl

Supergirl:Being Super #1 (of 4)

 (W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Joëlle Jones

Flying and crushing coal into diamonds may come easy, but try popping a Kryptonian zit! Caldecott Honor-winning and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) teams with Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) for a coming-of-age tale like you’ve never seen before. But while growing pains shake up Kara’s world, a deadly earthquake rocks the small town of Midvale beneath her feet! The Girl of Steel has a choice: let her world die, or overcome her adolescent insecurities and be super!