What is happening in comics this week?? Loki is the Sorcerer Supreme (DOCTOR STRANGE #381)! Punisher is War Machine (PUNISHER #218)! The Joker is Batman (BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1)! Are we even Challengers anymore?? Yes, we are, and will always be. And we’ll always have the sweet new stuff, too, like BOOM!’s FENCE #1 (Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice), and Tim Seeley’s BRILLIANT TRASH #1 (A super powered teenage girl wipes Jerusalem from the face of the globe. In American dystopia after the "Lady Last Word Incident", a click-bait headline writing "journalist" holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives). And then there are always new issues of the old stand-bys, like MIGHTY THOR #701, MECH CADET YU #4, WICKED & DIVINE #33, BATMAN #35, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791, CURSE WORDS #10 and DESCENDER #26.
It’s always a great week when Tom King books are out! This time it’s both MISTER MIRACLE #4 and VISION DIRECTORS CUT #6! Non-Tom King books include MS MARVEL #24, REDLANDS #4, GRASS KINGS #9, HARROW COUNTY #288, BATMAN LOST #1 (a Metal tie-in, of course), and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26. And there are several new series debuting this week that look like good reads: COYOTES #1 Underworld meets Sicario in this new miniseries that's ultra-violent and smart as hell. PORT OF EARTH #1 Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. 1985 BLACK HOLE REPO #1 Welcome to an alternate 1985 where the space race never slowed down, where the push away from Earth relies on duct tape, analog computers, and unstable solid rocket fuel. It's the worst. Written by Michael Moreci. IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #1 When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie's immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds! The first official Iron Maiden comic series. KONG ON PLANET OF APES #1 Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor's time among them. To their surprise, they discover... A KONG!
Steve Rogers is back as Captain America and better than ever in the hands of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee in CAPTAIN AMERICA #695. DC also gives us a week of returns with DEADMAN #1 (with a glow-in-the-dark cover by Neal Adams), BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #1, and the JETSONS #1. Not to be left out, Image debuts both GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #1 (The supernatural world has gone crazy! The apocalypse is coming, and only the Gravediggers Union can stop it! How? Well, first their leader Cole has to find his estranged daughter. But is she the one behind the apocalypse? Wild comedic horror with steroid zombies, monster gods, swamp vampires, ghost storms, and space monkeys!) and NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1 (Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...but also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind...but that's exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins.) And let us not overlook TMNT/GHOSTBUSTERS II #1! And then there are new issues of PAPER GIRLS #17, BATMAN #34, POWER PACK #63, ARCHIE #25, and WALKING DEAD #173.
You want comics? We gots comics! We gots BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1(the evil Wonder Woman-themed Batman from Dark Nights Metal), JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 (Jughead as a werewolf in the Archie Horrverse), DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 (it IS Halloween week), SAGA #48 (the end of what will be volume 8), JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VORTEX #1 (I feel like that title tells you what you need to know), ANGELIC #2 (didn’t ya just love #1?), the GREEN VALLEY HC collection (this book was so good!! Medieval knights vs a time-travelling ‘wizard’ and ‘dragons’!!), the first REDNECK collection (like Southern Bastards, but with vampires instead of football) and lastly, 2 of Patrick’s Top 5 comics being published today, DAMNED #5 and KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #4! What a time to be alive!