Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (FRIENDO, FEARSCAPE, & WONDER TWINS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult when there are so many quality books being published each week. So here are 5 titles to consider picking up this week.
FRIENDO #4 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Alex Paknadel, Martin Simmonds, Dee Cunniffe, Taylor Esposito, Kim McLean
Thanks to an obscure piece of legislation, Jerry and Leo are now above the law. As they rob big-box stores up and down the west coast with The Manufacturer’s blessing, their violent exploits are livestreamed to millions of disaffected consumers who’ve been told “no” one too many times. Beginning to tire of their new status as folk heroes, Jerry and Leo’s final heist takes a brutal turn when corporate assassin Zaj Xek the Cremator gets them in his sights.
FEARSCAPE #4 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Ryan O’Sullivan, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, Andworld Design
After the tragic events of the third issue, the villainous Henry Henry finds himself… No! The advertising copy provided here by the publisher will not do! The events of our third chapter (please refrain from calling them issues) are hardly tragic. Our brave hero bested two villains, yet his reward is to be libeled against in marketing copy?
GODDESS MODE #3 – $3.99
Vertigo Comics – Zoe Quinn, Robbi Rodriguez, Rico Renzi
Left without a choice, Cassandra Price joins a group of magically powered women in the secret war against the mysterious digital daemons preying on humanity through the AI to which all mankind is connected. While she struggles to understand the increasingly ominous demands from her imperial employer and to figure out her own mysterious abilities, one thing is made certain: the consequences for failure are lethal…
WONDER TWINS #1 – $3.99
DC Comics – Mark Russell, Stephen Bryne
Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they’re even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the pitfalls of Zan’s brash confidence and Jayna’s shy but streetwise persona. If you think you know the Wonder Twins, think again-this book takes the form of the unexpected.
BLACKBIRD #5 – $3.99
Image Comics – Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel, Paul Reinwand, Triona Farrell, Jodi Wynne, Jenny Frison
After taking out her anger on the Paragon cabals in a big way, there’s nowhere in Los Angeles’ four magical territories that Nina can hide. Good thing she’s done hiding. It’s time to throw down.
EXTRA PULLS: Gideon Falls #11, Murder Falcon #5, Batman Who Laughs #3, Amazing Spider-Man #15, Winter Soldier #3