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.
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #2 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur, Rob Schwager, Marshall Dillon
Violence breaks out in the City by the Sea as the Animals struggle to fend off predators from both outside the city… and inside! From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by SHIPWRECK’s Eric Gapstur-ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!
CLUE #6 – $3.99
IDW Publishing – Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel, Neil Uyetake, Dan Schoening
For six issues, you’ve watched characters drop, and mysteries mount. Now, at last, every mystery and motivation is revealed. And it all leads up to a conclusion so shocking that we guarantee you won’t see it coming!
GOD COMPLEX #2 – $3.99
Image Comics – Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie, Hendry Prasetya
As Seneca investigates an attack by the church on the digital alter-realm known as the Stream, his world is turned upside down by the emergence of the resistance-a group sworn to oppose the sinister Rulers and all they stand for. And when tragedy strikes, Seneca is forced to enter the wiretapped world of the Fates, who use predictive analytics to foresee his ultimate fate!
IMAGINARY FRIENDS #1 – $3.99
Vertigo Comics – Tim Seeley, Stephen Molnar, Quinton Winter, Carlos M. Mangual, Richard Pace
“Polly Peachpit.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to.
Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.
That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.
After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship-and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster…a monster she must now unleash.
MAXWELL’S DEMONS #1 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Deniz Camp, Vittorio Astone, Aditya Bidikar
Maxwell Maas may be the greatest mind the world has ever known, but at 10-years-old he has a lot to learn. Adventuring to distant worlds through his makeshift multiversal closet door, Max will encounter greatness and menace on a cosmic scale. Fans of Gaiman’s Sandman will feel at home in the expansive, daring universe of Maxwell’s Demons.
Extra Pulls: Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #2, Rat Queens #6, Redneck #7, Lark’s Killer #4, XO Manowar #9