Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (INVISIBLE KINGDOM, DARK RED, & HONOR AND CURSE). 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.
INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1 – $3.99
Dark Horse Comics – G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?
HONOR AND CURSE #2 – $3.99
Mad Cave Studios – Mark London, Nicolas Salamanca, Tekino, Miguel Zapata
Master Nishiro confronts the rival Koga’s Kunoichi, Lady Yua, to discuss a major concern involving Genshi. Meanwhile, Genshi’s visions are getting worse as his grip on reality continues to slip. Later on, Nishiro sends Genshi on a mission to an abandoned cottage in order to spy on Koga soldiers and discover any plans they might have to attack the Iga. Upon his arrival, Genshi is caught by surprise by Lady Yua and her gang. Is Lady Yua too much for Genshi to handle or will Genshi embrace the spirit haunting his nightmares?
DARK RED #1 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Tim Seeley, Corin Howell, Mark Englert, Marshall Dillon
Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…
No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.
Chip is also a vampire.
Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 – $4.99
Marvel Comics – Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley, John Dell, Frank D’Armata
In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event – so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that’s a part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL 2-IN-ONE) and Mark Bagley (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!
In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!
NAOMI #3 – $3.99
DC Comics – Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, Jamal Campbell
A brand-new character in the DC Universe comes into focus as Naomi confronts the one person in her small town she is convinced knows the secret of her mysterious adoption and her obsession with Superman. The truth is going to change both her and the DC Universe forever. The secret of Naomi opens the door to an enormous reveal you will not want to miss.
EXTRA PULLS: Guardians of the Galaxy #3, Immortal Hulk #15, Meet the Skrulls #4, Spider-Man #4, Venom #12