Wednesday is here, and new comics are within reach. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week (or last month), but here is a list of new series starting this week, which I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult with the vast amount of quality books being published currently. I have chosen to highlight five promising new titles to consider picking up this week.
Heavy Metal Magazine – Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith. Kendall Goode
Our first series ends with a big bang! The Publicist is out for blood, and the heroes must scramble to save the day. Armed with the Koalmanac and a guileless clone of Carlisle Moongale, Flower and Henry storm Carlisle’s corporate castle to thwart his evil plan. The problem? It’s too late.
Frostbite – $3.99
Vertigo Comics – Joshua Williamson, Jason Shawn Alexander, Luis NCT
Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed “frostbite” is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure.
Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.
A new miniseries from acclaimed writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash: Rebirth; Nailbiter) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone; BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY), FROSTBITE is a science-fiction action miniseries unlike any other.
Image Comics – Nathan Fairbarin, Matt Smith
After their deadly first encounter with the alien threat, the surviving crusaders and heretics look for safety behind the walls of Montaillou, but as night falls, can they hold together long enough to face the devils outside their gates, or will fear and prejudice tear them apart from within?
Josie & The Pussycats #1 – $3.99
Archie Comics – Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio, Audrey Mok, Marguerite Sauvage
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Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats-the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!
Heavy Metal Magazine – Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal, Geoff Shaw
Betrayal! Revenge! War! And a journey to the center of an endless labyrinth filled with crazy (k)nightmare stuff inside an infinite mansion inside a super cool guy van! Order this book or the bunny gets it! #thanks
Extra Pulls: The Hunt #3, Saga #38, Snotgirl #3, Backstagers #2, Captain Kid #2