Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (BATMAN: DAMNED, BLACK BADGE, & SOLDIER SUPREME). 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.
BATMAN: DAMNED #1 – $6.99
DC Comics – Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering.
So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL.
BLACK BADGE #2 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins, Jim Campbell
While on a mission to locate political prisoners in Siberia, the Black Badge team meets another group of young operatives who call themselves the Mounties. With the mission on the line, will they be able to work with this other team or will the two teams turn on one another?
CURSE WORDS #16 – $3.99
Image Comics – Charles Soule, Ryan Browne
“THEM BLUE WIZARD BLUES,” Part One
Jacques Zacques has returned to Earth seeking vengeance on the architect of his pain, our lovable hero Wizord. Uh-oh. With special variant cover by “artistically challenged” series writer CHARLES SOULE, and the first of five “magical” variants for this arc!
INFINITY WARPS: SOLDIER SUPREME #1 – $3.99
Marvel Comics – Gerry Duggan, Adam Kubert, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles
Classified 4-F by the military, Stephen Rogers was unable to serve his country in World War II…until a secret government program tapping into arcane sorcery transformed him into the Soldier Supreme, the magical warrior embodiment of the American spirit!
QUANTUM & WOODY #10 – $3.99
Valiant Entertainment – Eliot Rahal, Joe Eisma, Dave Sharpe, Kyle Smart
When most people go on a journey, they bring back a souvenir… but most people usually stick to t-shirts and keychains, not unearthly creatures like the ones Quantum and Woody brought back from The “Otherverse!” Now, a giant monster is wreaking havoc on Washington D.C., and another anomaly – known only as “The Screaming Man” – is slowly getting acquainted with our reality. Is the world’s worst superhero team going to do anything about it? Hopefully, or this would be a really weird comic!
EXTRA PULLS: Mister Miracle #11, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, Edge of Spidergeddon #3, Venom #6, Vagrant Queen #4