There is nothing quite like New Comic Book Day! It wouldn’t be a Wednesday without new comics like PRIMER & WYND. As publishers continue to resume their regular shipping schedules, my TBR (to be read) pile starts to build up.
If you’re like me and need to budget your weekly comic purchases, I’ve come up with a list of my Top 5 Comics to buy this week.
PRIMER GN -$9.99
Publisher – DC Comics
Creators – Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, Gretel Lusky
Primer introduces a brand-new superhero with a colorful array of superpowers.
Ashley Rayburn is an upbeat girl with a decidedly downbeat past. Her father is a known criminal who now sits in federal prison, but still casts a shadow over Ashley’s life. Ashley has bounced from foster home to foster home and represents a real challenge to the social workers who try to help her-not because she’s inherently bad, but because trouble always seems to find her.
Ashley’s latest set of (presumably short-term) foster parents are Kitch and Yuka Nolan. Like Ashley, Kitch is an artist, while Yuka is a geneticist working for a very high-level tech company that’s contracted out to work for the government and the military. And it’s Yuka’s latest top-secret project that has her concerned.
Developed for the military, it’s a set of body paints that, when applied to the wearer, grant them a wide range of special powers. Fearful that this invention will be misused, Yuka sneaks the set of paints home.
Ashley comes home from school one day with her new friend Luke and, thinking that the Nolans have purchased a surprise gift for her upcoming birthday, finds the set of paints. It isn’t long before she realizes that she’s stumbled upon something much bigger…and a lot more dangerous. Although she uses her newly discovered powers for good, it’s not long before the military becomes wise to what happened to their secret weapon. And this spells big trouble not only for Ashley, but for her newfound family and friends, as well.
WYND #1 – $4.99
Publisher – BOOM! Studios
Creators – James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Aditya Bidikar, Dan Mora
Magical heritage is punishable by death in Pipetown, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants.
But when his secret is threatened, Wynd will be forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.
Now on the run with Oakley (his best friend), Thorn (the boy of his dreams), and Yorick (a literal prince!), Wynd will have to embrace the magic within himself if he wants to save them from the shocking dangers that await!
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5 – $3.99
Publisher – BOOM! Studios
Creators – Ryan Parrott, Simone di Meo, Walter Baiamonte, Alessio Zonno, Igor Monti, Ed Dukeshire, Mike del Mundo
It’s the ultimate showdown between the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, up against the joint forces of Rita Repulsa and Shredder! Cowabunga!
TARTARUS #3 – $3.99
Publisher – Image Comics
Creators – Johnnie Christmas, Jack T. Cole, Jim Campbell, Stephanie Cooke, Megan Huang
Tilde and Klinzu face a new impossible foe-the most dangerous threat they’ve faced so far. When the smoke clears, not everyone will make it out alive.
Includes a new instalment of “LIFE,” a backup story by STEPHANIE COOKE and MEGAN HUANG, exclusively in single issues.
OVER THE ROPES #5 – $3.99
Publisher – Mad Cave Studios
Creators – Jay Sandlin, Antonello Cosentino, Francesco Segala, Justin Birch
The time has come. It’s Phoenix vs. Billy “Roll Tide” Radison in a steel cage match for the SFW title. The first wrestler to escape the cage will be crowned the victor. Will Phoenix finally cement his legacy in the ring or will the Radison’s tyranny over SFW continue on unimpeded? Find out in the thrilling conclusion!
If you’re looking for more great series, check out: Ludocrats #2, Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, Question: The Death of Vic Sage #4, The Resistance #2, Wonder Woman Dead Earth #3