Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (FAR SECTOR & BLACK STARS ABOVE). 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.
BLACK STARS ABOVE #1 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha, Brad Simpson, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat.
The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she carries. A chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival from the deranged minds of Lonnie Nadler (The Dregs, Marvelous X-Men) and debut artist Jenna Cha.
FOLKLORDS #1 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Matt Kindt, Matt Smith, Chris O’Halloran, Jim Campbell, Dan Mora
From Narnia to Harry Potter, we’ve seen our hero leave the real world for a fantasy world-but in Ansel’s world of monsters and magic he’s haunted by visions of our world with tailored suits and modern technology!
Ansel embarks on his Quest to find the mysterious Folklords, hoping they can explain his visions…but looking for the Folklords is punishable by death. What will Ansel risk to find out about the world he has never truly belonged in?
FAR SECTOR #1 – $3.99
DC Comics – N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell
N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.
MIDNIGHT VISTA #3 – $3.99
AfterShock Comics – Eliot Rahal, Clara Meath, Mark Englert, Taylor Esposito, Juan Doe
Barely escaping a life imprisoned inside the walls of a padded psychiatric hospital, Oliver
Flores has been kidnapped…again! Except this time it wasn’t done by interdimensional aliens. It was done by his own mom, Marisol Flores. Drugged up and groggy, Oliver regains
consciousness and is reunited with his mother for the first time in nineteen years. The two share tender moments and crucial information, but they must hurry. The entire Albuquerque Police Department, along with the mysterious “Strangers in Black,” are looking for them.
TRIAGE #3 – $3.99
Dark Horse Comics – Phillip Sevy, Frank Cvetkovic, Tyler Boss
Evie, Marco, Orbit, and Tab are forced to jump dimensions during an intense battle with Hunter, leading them to Marco’s desert homeworld where her outpost is currently under fire. As Evie tends to Marco’s pregnant partner’s delivery, Tab must help Marco fend off the marauders that threaten their safety.