Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (COME INTO ME, BETROTHED, & DRY COUNTY). 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.

betrothed aftershock

BETROTHED #1 – $3.99

Aftershock Comics – Sean Lewis, Steve Uy, Simon Bowland

Welcome to the world of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another… and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death! From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that had to be told at AfterShock!

come into me black mask

COME INTO ME #1 – $3.99

Black Mask Studio – Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, Piotr Kowalski, Niko Guardia, Ryan Ferrier

From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs comes a new horror series about body image, social media, and memory. When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable, begging the question, “How much sharing is too much sharing?” Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.

doctor strange marvel

DOCTOR STRANGE #387 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon, Cory Petit, Laurent Grossat, Michael Del Mundo

• Strange is captive in Mephisto’s HOTEL INFERNO!
• His only chance to get out? Winning on the casino floor.
• But remember, the house ALWAYS wins.

dry county rich

DRY COUNTY #1 – $3.99

Image Comics – Rich Tommaso

RICH TOMMASO is taking a short hiatus on SPY SEAL and releasing a new crime series in the meantime, one set in the late 1980s of Miami that follows a young Generation Xer who plays amateur detective in order to find a missing lady he’s recently fallen hard for.

secret weapons valiant


Valiant Entertainment – Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, Patricia Martin
The complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team – Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (HARBINGER WARS 2) – reunites for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting the Harbinger Foundation’s most unique talent of all!
Owen Cho is a conjurer…which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You see, Owen’s psiot ability – unlocked at great expense and even greater danger – allows him to materialize objects out of thin air…but He can’t control what he summons or when it might arrive. But what do you do with a heap of undesirable objects conjured from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this summer, witness one of the year’s most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, Allén, and Martín come together once again to recount a life lived one item at a time in “Owen’s Story”!

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