Matt Ringel’s top 10 go-to comic book and graphic novel list

True North Country Comics presents Matt Ringel’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels.

Matt is from the Ottawa, Ontario region. He’s the creator and writer of the Fallen series that was originally considered as a novel. In his off time, Matt plays D&D and co-hosts a podcast called Nerdium.  Fallen #3 is a full colour issue that’s part of the ongoing series and blends the genres of mystery, thriller and fantasy by creating a thrilling mythological detective story. The story takes place in the vibrant, synth-pop filled era of the 1980’s in the loud, crowded streets of New York City. Written by Matt, Fallen #3 features art by Henry Ponciano (Alterna Comics Tinsel Town, The Devil Within,  and Seven Legions) and letters by Toben Racicot (Beastlands, The Wild Cosmos, Thorn Squadron, Menagerie, Rumble Kings and Crown & Anchor). 

Here’s Matt Ringel’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels:

Superman Godfall by Joe Kelly, Michael Turner, Talent Caldwell, and Jason Gorder
“It’s an awesome standalone story that teases what Kal El’s life could have been as an average Joe of the Kryptonian city of Kandor.”

Superman: H’El on Earth by Scott Lobdell, Tom DeFalco, Mike Johnson, Kenneth Rocafort, RB Silva, Rob Lean, and Mahmud A. Asrar
“We get to see a Kryptonian with new abilities we haven’t seen before take on Superman, Superboy and Supergirl all at the same time!”

Green Lantern: Earth One by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko
“I love a good Green Lantern Story and the Earth One series are a fun, fresh take on the old stories. This one gives Green Lantern a cool Star Wars vibe.”

Uncanny XForce: The Apocalypse Solution by Rick Remender, Jerome Opena and Leonardo Manco
“A mutant hit squad is tasked to take out Apocalypse and you see some morally questionable characters forced to make some tough decisions.”

Redfork by Alex Paknadel, Nil Vendrell and Giulia Brusco
“Alex Paknadel, Nil Vendrell and Giulia Brusco tell a really suspenseful and eerie story about the supernatural ongoings of a hard-up mining town. It was 159 pages I was unable to put down until it was done!”

God Country by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw
“Donny Cates has mastered the art of telling these huge and complex stories. While some of his Marvel stories are starting to repeat the same formula over and over, his real talent shines in his own work in books like this where he teamed up with Geoff Shaw.”

The Empty Man by Cullen Bunn and Vanessa R. Del Rey
“Cullen Bunn and Vanessa R. Del Rey tells an incredible horror story with such rich lore that you’d think that it was as old as the urban legends like Bloody Mary. While it has its differences, I also recommend the film.”

Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins
“Kyle Higgins tells an exciting story of the beginnings of a Superhero that draws comparisons to a Power Ranger. Higgins seems to breathe new life into the Superhero genre by showing us something new but in a way that doesn’t give too much away at the start.”

Killtopia by Dave Cook and Craig Paton
“This was a wildly successful crowdfunded comic by Dave Cook that tells a fun cyberpunk story with strong Japanese influences. Cook’s passion for the different elements really comes through in the story telling.”

The O.Z. by David Pepose
“David Pepose took the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz and transformed it into this awesome action-packed story. It’s also another crowdfunded comic with almost a cult following!”

You can discover more about Matt on Twitter at @BadBeaverComics and online at

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