Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (RETURN TO WHISPER & FOREVER MAPS). 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.
ONCE & FUTURE #2 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, Ed Dukeshire
The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further.
GI JOE #1 – $3.99
IDW Publishing – Paul Allor, Chris Evenhuis, Brittany Peer
Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people, living in occupied territories, who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions. Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of.
* Featuring your favorite Joes, alongside brand new characters!
* A new vision of G.I. Joe for a new generation!
* G.I. Joe like you’ve never seen before!
CULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER #4 & 5 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Eliot Rahal, Felipe Cunha, Dee Cunniffe, Taylor Esposito, Irene Koh
The pendulum swings over the necks of our Grave Robbers Society! The night that changed their teenaged lives is about to unfold. Our decades long puzzle collides with the present, as modern day anxieties boil out of control! Murder and mystery have bent the fragile adult friends too far. Another one snaps. Everything is burning down.
SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #3 – $3.99
DC Comics – Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Nathan Fairbairn, Clayton Clowes
Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today in this catalog to remember our friend, Superman’s pal, the late Jimmy Olsen…’s assassination decoy!
Wait, somebody killed Jimmy’s decoy body? But whodunit? And, like, whydunit? And…wait, when did Jimmy get a decoy of himself? What we do know is it’s not safe for Jimmy in the City of Tomorrow anymore, and with Superman busy and all (you read that SUPERMAN #15 solicit yet?), Jimmy’s best bet is to solve his own murder within the safe borders of Gotham City! (Seriously, “safe”?)
FOREVER MAPS #1 – $3.99
Scout Comics – Michael Lagace, Todor Hristov
The newest entry in the new BINGE! Imprint where Scout releases a World Premiere issue followed by the entire story a few months later in one volume. In 1794, a young man named John is given a map. Curious, he follows it, and when he arrives at the end, he finds a similar map. This leads him to another, and then another, and on and on. Determined to find something, anything, else, he continues to follow these strange maps all over the country. Decades later, he learns that as long as he follows them, he doesn’t seem to get older… and it’s not until nearly a century later that he realizes when he stops, time begins to catch up with him. Torn between family and immortality, John must continually choose between living forever and having a life worth living.