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.
HARLEY QUINN #70 $3.99 (DC Comics) – The theatrical release of the new Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey movie is nigh, and what better way to get in that Harley state of mind than by picking up the latest issue of her titular comic? That’s right! There is no better way, dammit! This week, Harley joins up with an underground pro-wrestling crew to track down a killer that happens to be targeting spandex-clad grapplers! Pick up this comic to see Harley layeth the smaketh down on each and every candy ass within reach! (Kris)
X-MEN+FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (OF 4) $4.99 (Marvel) – Franklin Richards is all growed up! He’s a teenager now and capable of making decisions on his own. Now he’s a got a big one to make: stay with the FF or join his fellow mutants on Krakoa. The X-Men have come a courting! This is kinda like when the big colleges recruit football stars! The only difference is instead of a full scholarship, they got a big ass Island and some knowledge on being a mutant and stuff. Also, there will probably be a big fight. That stuff usually happens between Xavier’s crew and the Richards family. Other then that, just like college recruitment. Just like it. (Andrew)
WHY DID WE TRUST HIM? TP $14.99 (IDW) – Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler is back with this brand new collection of single-panel comic strips that is sure to scorch a number of butts and quite possibly cut to the core of your very being. Grab of copy this Wednesday and add something completely different yet extremely welcome to your pull list. (Kris)
BACKTRACK #1 $3.99 (Oni) – A former getaway driver with regret has got a chance to make it all right again. She’s got a shot in a race through time where the winner is granted the chance to change one past mistake. She’s gonna rev that engine from the stone age to the distant future in order to win. Regret can be crippling but it can also be great motivation. But most times, it is crippling so let go of that shit and read about someone who can’t. (Andrew)
ANT-MAN #1 (OF 5) $3.99 (Marvel) – Scott Lang is back in the saddle with this new series and all he wants to do is impress his daughter Cassie, aka Stinger. Scott hasn’t been doing so great lately to the point where he’s living in a freakin’ ant hill. Maybe taking a job at a local beekeepers will be his ticket back to normalcy. Only problem with that is, Marvel Universe beekeepers tend to actully be Assholes In Murdersuits, and not, y’know, actual beekeepers. However the scenario plays out, it’s sure to be wonderfully scripted by Zeb Wells and illustrated beyond the comprehension of mortal men by Dylan Burnett! (Kris)
LOIS LANE #8 (OF 12) $3.99 (DC Comics) – Okay, to bring everyone up to speed: The world knows that Lois Lane is Supes’ wife and Superboy’s mom. That would be enough to make anyone’s life topsy turvy. Add in a killer named the Kiss of Death hunting the ace reporter and there’s a lot to worry about. Renee Montoya’s gotta work overtime to keep Lois safe. Let’s see how if this goes smoothly. (Andrew)
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 $3.99 (Boom) – If you’d like to pick up a lightning bolt of a comic that’s only concern is entertaining the hell out of you with some bright and colourful kinetic artwork and super-fun characterizations of some of your favourite heroes you’d have a tough time finding something that fits the bill as well as this Power Rangers / Ninja Turtles team up title. This issue, Shredder gains the powers of the Green Ranger and proceeds to kick everyone’s ass. If that doesn’t sound like a good time to you, I’d suggest you mosey on, friend.(Kris)
DAREDEVIL #17 $3.99 (Marvel) – If you’re not reading this tale of mistakes, regret and loss, you are missing out. The Owl is coming for The Kingpin, aka the freakin’ Mayor of New York City! Matt’s still struggling with coming to terms with being Daredevil. He better hurry up with that as shit is about to hit the fan and the Kitchen will need the man without fear to clean said shit up! It’s always rough for the blind lawyer…..wait a second, he’s a blind parole officer now. Still always rough for him, though. That part’s still true. (Andrew)
YONDU #5 (OF 5) $3.99 (Marvel) – Man, this Yondu mini-series has been pleasant in all the ways a surprise can be. I am truly sad to see it end, but my hope is that the conclusion is as high in quality as it’s previous chapters. Word of the Herald’s Urn has reached all of the nastiest ears in the galaxy, and now, all of the awful customers attached to those ears are fixing to hunt down the Yondus and wrench said Urn from their hands. Whether those hands are still attached to their bodies when it all goes down is up to them. Obviously, both Yondu Udontas like their body parts where they are. Thus, fighting. Head fins will be tweaked, balls will be kicked and arrows will be whistled at to devastating effect. Read this and have a blast. (Kris)
MONEY SHOT #4 $3.99 (Vault) – Hey, look! It’s another one of my favourite comic series from last year! It’s back with another issue of science exploration and sexy times on camera. A space mission for discovery that’s funded by porn fans hungry to see scientists bone with alien life. Where no one has ever boned before. But after they’ve gotten off for the cameras, they need to figure out how to save a dying world. Remember, they’re scientists first, porn stars second. It’s easy to forget that, though. They are very good at their second jobs. Either way, things are bound to get a bit messy. Such is life when you’re going deep in deep space. (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!