Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. 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.
God Country #1 – $3.99
Image Comics – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill, Dave Stewart
Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.
He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…
Grave Lilies #1 – $3.99
Z2 Comics – Cullen Bunn, George Kambadais
In the aftermath of a mysterious explosion that tears through a major metropolitan area, five stasis tubes are discovered. The coffin-like containers are empty, but each is branded with a woman’s name. These women have wandered away from the disaster without a scratch – and with no memory of who they are. They discover that they each possess a remarkable ability. The ability to charm the masses, the power to control plant life, the gift of healing, supernatural senses, and unbelievable physical strength. They’ll need these powers, too, because they are pursued by sinister agencies that want to apprehend them before they learn the shocking truth of their origins and the destiny that awaits them.
Justice League/Power Rangers #1 – $3.99
DC Comics/BOOM! Studios – Tom Taylor, Stephen Byrne, Karl Kerschl
Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
Jughead #12 – $3.99
Archie Comics – Ryan North, Derek Charm, Tula Lotay
It’s JUGHEAD versus ALL OF RIVERDALE in a race to the finish! A “video game go-kart race to the finish,” that is. BUT IT’S STILL EXCITING. When Reggie convinces everyone to bet that the winner will be King For A Day and everyone has to do what he says, what could possibly go wrong? Well, “Reggie then winning that bet and being in charge of everyone” springs immediately to mind. SPOILER ALERT: THAT IS TOTALLY A THING THAT HAPPENS! This start of a new arc features the following: Pals! Conflict! And making mistakes on the internet which no one NEVER EVER FORGETS!!
The Skeptics #3 – $3.99
Black Mask Comics – Tini Howard, Devaki Neogi, Jen Hickman, Aditya Bidikar
“BREAK ON THROUGH.” So much talk about protecting the future, and no one even asks the kids who will be living in it. Max and Mary take Evgenia and Vasily out into the real world, with some help from a few clever disguises. Plans and bonds are made. If you want the world saved, sometimes you’ve gotta do it yourself.
Extra Pulls: All-Star Batman #6, Detective Comics #948, Motor Crush #2, Spider-Man #12, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16