Wednesday approaches, and new comics are almost within our reach. So you may be like me and still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but here is a list of new titles I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
Like many I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult with the vast amount of quality books being published currently. So here are 5 titles worth looking into this week, and a couple honorary mentions for those that have some extra cash from avoiding Black Friday sales.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 – $5.99
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, Clem Robins
I’ve have kind of kept myself out of the loop on what exactly the premise of this sequel is. So I look forward to picking up this book on Wednesday and being ready for anything these legendary creators have to throw at me. It’s a hefty price tag for the first book of the new story,$5.99, but I am sure it will be well worth it. There are also loads of variant covers to choose from, drawn by some of the best comic artists in the industry.
Mark Waid, Annie Wu
It has been a great start for Archie and the rest of the Riverdale gang in the first three issues of the rebooted series. As Fiona Staples returns to her regular art duties on Saga, also making the top 5 comics this week, the talented Annie Wu (Black Canary) is taking over. Mark Waid remains on writing duties and finally dives into the “lipstick incident” that caused Archie and Betty to split.
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain
The story of Lunella Lafayette, a pre-teen Inhuman who haphazardly teams up with a red Tyrannosaurus from the prehistoric age. It’s strange stories like this that I really like that Marvel takes a chance on. I absolutely love Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and I hope this book matches the type of quality that continuously is released. It’s a premise and team like Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur that make me know why I read fun comics. Give this book a chance, so that we can see more great far-flung ideas printed from Marvel.
Joe Keatinge, Nick Barber, Simon Gough, Ariana Maher
Throughout my life I have had an on and off interest in professional wrestling, which is why this book has peeked my interest. Told from the point-of-view of the wrestlers, this book is a behind the scenes look at the industry, from the matches, to the bosses, to the fan. Described in the solicitations to have the “drama of The Walking Dead with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to The Wire” sounds like a winning combination to me. Whether you’re also a wrestling fan or not, be sure to pick this book up.
Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Saga returns after the annual hiatus, and readers pick up years after where issue thirty left off. Hazel is now old enough that she’ll be starting school, but I am certain that isn’t going to be the most exciting part of the next story arc.
Extra pulls: Batman & Robin Eternal #8, Black Magick #2, Power Up #5, Rick & Morty #8, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2