Jessica Jones: The Pulse
This list has a lot of Brian Michael Bendis, but trust me, that's a good thing. Bendis truly gets Luke. The Pulse isn't as hard-hitting as Alias, which is the price of incorporating Luke and Jessica into the broader Marvel universe (a major point in the story involves Jones' investigation leading to the unmasking of Spider-Man's foe, the Green Goblin), but more personal events, like the birth of Luke and Jones' daughter, Danielle, add new layers to their relationship.
Power Man and Iron Fist, Vol. 1 (2016)
Luke Cage and Danny Rand reunited this year, and this volume stands apart as one of the few times Luke has been brought to life by black comic-book artists. In the new run, writer David F. Walker twists our expectations of these long-running characters and their friendship, and illustrator Sanford Greene provides buoyant and bright art. The book feels relevant without being heavy-handed, and it interweaves some unexpected minor villains into the mix, like Gamecock, who dresses as a chicken. The '70s were a weird time for comics.