Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. 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.
Valiant Entertainment – Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello, Diego Rodriguez, Lewis LaRosa
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.
It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.
But that was a lifetime ago. Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
Vault Comics – David M. Booher, Nathan Gooden, Mike Spicer, Deron Bennett
Billy Bannister lives in a world without superheroes. Not because powers don’t exist. But because everyone has them. After the outbreak of PRV, a virus that rips away those abilities, Quarantine emerges to stop the spread. An elite agent, Billy is the last line of defense against contagion. But his loyalty is tested when the infection hits too close to home.
Dark Horse Comics – Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, Dave Stewart
Joe Weber: the Black Hammer. A hero from the Spiral Slums. A husband. A father. Gone without a trace. A visitor from the outside world arrives on the farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes.
Image Comics – Charles Soule, Ryan Browne, Paolo Rivera
“THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,” Part Three-Wizord, the world’s most popular wizard (also its only wizard), has undergone a serious setback. So he does what many of us do in such situations-heads for a local watering hole, accompanied by his magical familiar, Margaret the koala. But while Wizord is drowning his sorrows, his enemies back in the Hole World are preparing to strike!
Dynamite Entertainment – Francesco Francavilla
It started like a very ordinary investigative case for the Spirit, but just when he seemed to have it all figured out, the tale took an unexpected turn to reveal a larger criminal plan at work. Will Danny Colt find a way out or will this end up with a BANG? Eisner winner Francesco Francavilla continues building a web of intrigue around our hero in this chilling second chapter.
Extra Pulls: Detective Comics #953, Mother Panic #5, The Few #3, Bloodshot Reborn #0, Heathen #2