Welcome to another edition of New Comics, where we give our suggestions on what books to pick up when perusing the comic shelves week to week. As always, I am joined by Kris Johnson. Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #1 $3.99 (DC Comics) -Musician and Writer Gerard Way is back once again with yet another Young Animal book for DC Comics. This dude’s track record has been consistently solid thus far. I’m interested to see what he pulls off when he gets his hands on DC’s weirdest super-team and launches them into an adventure “beyond time and space”. Aided by tripped out visuals supplied by cartoonist James Harvey, Way has the potential to walk away with the sleeper book of the week here. Should be worth a read. (Kris)
ANALOG #6 $3.99 (Image) – The best comic of 2018 is back, BABY! It’s a brand new story arc and things haven’t gotten easier for Jack McGinnis, as he’s still a ledger man with a target on his back. Will he survive a train ride to Washington? Sure, why not? I forgot to mention, this train is filled with assassins. They always say to keep a look out for oncoming trains when riding the rails. Now you have to worry about oncoming passengers as well. We’ll see if Jack survives this one. (Andrew)
NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1 (OF 5) $3.99 (Dark Horse) – If you’re a fan of Dragonball or One Punch Man or any of the other myriad of fight mangas and animes that have been published over the years, you’re gonna wanna give No One Left to Fight a whirl. At once a parody and a loving tribute of fight mangas, this new book from Dark Horse is set to explore just what happens when legendary fighters who spend literally every waking moment fighting and thinking about fighting have no one in the universe left to fight. What’re they gonna get up to? I give ’em an hour before they start punching themselves in the face, Fight Club style. (Kris)
PUNISHER #13 $3.99 (Marvel) – Frank Castle is back in New York. The same New York that Wilson Fisk is now mayor. Needless to say, Frank is not welcome in the five boroughs. There’s also the Baron Zemo situation. It’s a tough job being The Punisher but somebody’s gotta do. (Andrew)
SEA OF STARS #1 $3.99 (Image) – The year was 1997. Some coked-out studio exec thought it would be a helluva idea to team up forgotten, tobacco-stained heartthrob Stephen Dorff with fabled madman Dennis Hopper for an epic disaster of a sci-fi adventure film whose potential excellence could only be expressed through its perfect title – Space Truckers. When the resultant film was finally barfed into existence, it’s legendary terribleness soured any and all writers across every form of media from ever attempting to include anything that even hinted at any sort of trucking that was space or space adjacent in their works….until this week. Yes, this week Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum and Stephen Green attempt to redeem the irredeemable with the tale of Gil, a motherfucking space trucker, who must save his young son from the vacuum of the abyss after their separation during a space leviathan attack. There will be space monkeys and space dolphins, but no space Stephen Dorff. There will be trucking. It will be in space. Prepare yourself. (Kris)
LOIS LANE #1 (OF 12) $3.99 (DC Comics) – Mark this down as my most anticipated series of the year! Greg Rucka writing Lois Lane. Yet another thing I didn’t know I wanted until it was given to me. Lois is on the road following the story of her career. Not only that, she’s set to uncover a threat to her husband and a conspiracy that reaches the highest office in the land! If you’re just joining us, her husband is Superman. Just want to make sure that the cool kids in the back are up to speed. (Andrew)
DEAD MAN LOGAN #9 (OF 12) $3.99 (Marvel) – The Sabretooth of the Old Man Logan-verse known as The Wasteland has been long-thought dead. However, Sabretooth being Sabretooth, he is as stubborn about that whole dying thing as he is bloodthirsty. As such, he appears to be back amongst the land of the living. That suits Old Man Logan just fine. He ain’t tried of killing folks what need killing just yet. (Kris)
SPACE BANDITS #1 (OF 5) $3.99 (Image) – Mark Millar and Matteo Scalera. Two great tastes that hopefully taste great together! Two master criminals get double crossed by their crews and set their sights on revenge. I love me a good space heist. I also love me a story of space revenge. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, I love putting the word space in front of other words. (Andrew)
IMMORTAL HULK #20 $3.99 (Marvel) – Somebody is turning Bruce Banner’s loved ones into gamma-irradiated monstrosities that are so horrific, they give even the Devil Hulk pause. First came the Abomination. Now, a new Harpy has been born. Can Hulk take down these new incarnations of his classic foes before they put him down for good? Or does he even want to stop them? (Kris)
IT CAME OUT ON A WEDNESDAY #7 $1.99 (Alterna) – Summertime is here! It’s time to kick back with some horror and sci-fi and fantasy comics and have a good ol’ time. I’ll save you some time by recommending the latest issue of this anthology series. It’s got horror AND sci-Fi AND fantasy stories all in one book. And look at that cover by Peter Simeti. It’s a beaut. One stop shopping for all your comic reading needs. Not bad if I do say so myself. (Andrew)
So there you go. That’s this week’s New Comics. Check these books out and let us know what you think. We’ll be back next week with more choice cuts of comic goodness.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!