You know, comics just keep getting better! This week we get REGRESSION #1, a brand new Cullen Bunn horror title from Image. We get Mike Allred’s love letter to Jack Kirby in DC’s BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #1. We get the first chapter of “The Lazarus Contract” in TITANS #11, also featuring Deathstroke and the Teen Titans. There’s also MISFIT CITY #1, a really fun book about a town were a Goonies-like movie was filmed and the weird goings on that causes to this day. There’s also GRASS KINGS #3 and GODSHAPER #2, new issues of both of those captivating new series. FIX #9 picks up right after the second Fix collection. And there’s a brand new Star Wars/Doctor Aphra crossover, STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL #1. See? All big books; no whammies.
Hello! May we present this week’s New Comics to you? Haha! See what we did there? May we? These comics come out the first week of May! Bad wordplay aside, this is a great week! “The Button” continues in BATMAN #22. Oni’s THE DAMNED #1 is out and we freaking LOVE it! 1920’s gangster/demon noir, by the same guys that brought you The Sixth Gun. The controversial SECRET EMPIRE #1 is out, as is an all-new mini-series from Batman’s most powerful foe BANE: CONQUEST #1. The Ryan “Curse Words” Browne-written PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #1 debuts as does ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1. Marvel also premieres BLACK BOLT #1 and JEAN GREY #1. Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn (“Alex + Ada”) reunite for ETERNAL EMPIRE #1 and everything old is new again as evidenced by YOUNGBLOOD #1. And don't forget, Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner!
Okay, we know you’re probably busy planning your C2E2weekend, so we’ll keep this short. Don’t miss these book next week: FLASH #21 (“The Button, part 2), ‘NAMWOLF #1 (a werewolf in Vietnam?), ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #1 (by James Stokoe!!), BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 (by Peter David and Mark Bagley), KAIJUMAX VOL. 2 (YES!!), and NAMELESS CITY VOL. 2 STONE HEART. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you soon!
This is IT! This week starts the Big 2’s Big Events! BATMAN #21 starts the 4-part Flash crossover “THE BUTTON” and has a spiffy lenticular cover! SECRET EMPIRE #0 is an integral part of the Secret Empire storyline (unlike many #0 issues) and absolutely hits the ground running. In that regard, CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16 also has a lot of Secret Empire set-up. Image has 2 new vicious #1’s, REDNECK #1 and PLASTIC #1. Both gritty and dark. Image also gives us the delightful CURSE WORDS #4, MONSTRESS #11 and a bunch more. Marvel also debuts NICK FURY #1 and the ongoing MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1. And there are some great original graphic novels this week, too. Jeff Lamire’s ROUGHNECK, HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HC written by Mike Mignola and gorgeously illustrated by Gary Gianni, and Cecil Castellucci’s SOUPY LEAVES HOME with art by Jose Pimienta. And finally, Eddie Brock returns to VENOM #6.