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.
Clue #2 – $3.99
IDW Publishing – Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel, Derek Charm
After multiple murders rock the mansion, our earnest investigators discover a mysterious room that may hold all the answers. Meanwhile, Upton works to make all the guests happy – and keep them alive!
Generation Gone #1 – $4.99
Image Comics – Ales Kot, Andre Araujo, Chris O’Halloran, Clayton Cowles, Tom Muller
America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.
What happens when you’re poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Skins + Unbreakable = GENERATION GONE, sort of- if you also include multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss…and survival. GENERATION GONE is for every kid struggling out there. It’s about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.
Moonstruck #1 – $3.99
Image Comics – Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Clayton Cowles, Kate Leth
A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH!
Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes!
But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world??
Pestilence #3 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Frank Tieri, Oleg Okunev, Rob Schwager, Marshall Dillon, Tim Bradstreet
How did Roderick Helms’ and Geofrey Anteil’s journey as members of Fiat Lux begin? We find out this issue as a journey of another sort is underway for Fiat Lux – a race to rescue the Pope himself in Avignon! What knowledge of the zombie plague does the Pope possess? And will he share it with Roderick and his men before it’s too late?
Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblazer)!
Sisters of Sorrow #1 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Kurt Sutter, Courtney Alameda, Hyeonjin Kim, Jae Lee, Andre De Freitas
Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC) brings this all-new original tale of revenge and recovery to comics with novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim.
By day, Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah run a nonprofit women’s shelter. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice. Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow, and has drawn the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.
Extra Pulls: Batman #27, Curse Words #6, Kill the Minotaur #2, Jimmy’s Bastards #2, Secret Weapons #2