Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (ISOLA, BETROTHED, & SNAGGLEPUSS). 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.
BETROTHED #2 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Sean Lewis, Steve Uy, Simon Bowland
Your favorite teen space opera continues as Tamara and Kieron find themselves in the battlefields of Priam with their targets aimed at each other. As their friends Fat Andy and Annaleigh become aware of the secrets their friends are hiding, new dangers are brought to life in the war between the Priam Tribes and the Nuam futurists. From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series, with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
BLACK BOLT #12 – $3.99
Marvel Comics – Saladin Ahmed, Christian Ward, Clayton Cowles
THE MIDNIGHT KING RETURNS TO EARTH FINALE!
• A former queen’s promise to her former king. Medusa swore to find Black Bolt, and she has – but will she be in time to save him?
• Voiceless and betrayed, the former ruler of the Inhumans faces a darkness he thought he had put behind him. But he won’t face it alone.
• Old friends. Reunited lovers. A son and a new daughter already lost. Black Bolt faces his penance with all he loves by his side.
EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #4 – $3.99
DC Comics – Mark Russell, Mike Freehan, Mark Morales, Paul Mounts, Dave Sharpe, Brandee Stilwell, Gustavo Vazquez, Ross Campbell, Ben Caldwell
As trouble brews at home and the government builds its case against him, disaster looms for Snagglepuss, while Huckleberry Hound falls in love. But both life and love take unexpected turns, and we are all helpless in their wake.
ISOLA #1 – $2.99
Image Comics – Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Msassyk, Aditya Bidikar
Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 – $3.99
IDW Publishing – Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Matt Helms, Tyson Hesse
SONIC’S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman’s latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it’s a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he’ll have some help from his best friend: Tails!
Extra Pulls: Batman #44, God Complex #5, Sex Criminals #23, The Wicked + The Divine #35, Amazing Spider-Man #798