Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (LITTLE BIRD, BUFFY, & BELIT). 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.
LITTLE BIRD #1 – $3.99
Image Comics – Darcy Poelgeest, Ian Bertram, Matt Hollingsworth, Aditya Bidikar, Ben Didier
Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM’s breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora, Raul Andgulo, Ed Dukeshire, Scott Buoncristiano
Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly-and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla-AKA THE MISTRESS-sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.
ANIMOSITY #19 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Marguerite Bennett, Marcelo Maiolo, Rob Schwager, Marshall Dillon, Rafael de Latorre
JUMPING ON POINT!
The Animals rest and consider their path. Where have they come from? Where can they go? When they were taken from the wild, how did their fates change humanity forever? What will they become?
AGE OF CONAN: BELIT #1 – $3.99
Marvel Comics – Tini Howard, Kate Niemczyk, Jason Keith, Sana Takeda
THE SHE-DEVIL OF THE SEA WHO WOULD BE QUEEN!
BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen’s path!
The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan’s most formidable – and memorable – female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!
The teenage Bêlit, obsessed with the sea – as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there – stows away on the ship of the dread Admiral ATRAHASIS into a deadly adventure even she could not predict!
PLUS: The first chapter in an all-new BÊLIT prose novella, presented here for the first time!
GRIM KNIGHT #1 – $4.99
DC Comics – Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Eduardo Risso, Gabriele Dell’Otto
Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition.
EXTRA PULLS: Assassin Nation #1, Blackbird #6, Murder Falcon #6, Amazing Spider-Man #17, Winter Soldier #4