Wednesday is here, and new comics are within reach. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week (or last month), but here is a list of new series starting this week, which I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult with the vast amount of quality books being published currently. I have chosen to highlight five promising new titles to consider picking up this week, plus a few extras for those entrepreneurs making some additional cash from their artisan lemonade stand.
Image Comics – Nathan Fairbarin, Matt Smith
It is 1220 AD, and the gears of the Albigensian Crusade grind on. When an alien mining-craft infested with a horde of bloodthirsty predators crash-lands in the remote wilderness of the French Pyrenees, a small band of crusaders and a Cathar heretic are all that stand between God’s Kingdom and Hell on Earth.
Valiant Entertainment – Fred Van Lente, Francis Portela, Tom Muller
If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.
Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.
One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade..
Dark Horse Comics – Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt
Under six miles of water, the pressure is rising. On her mission to rescue her brother, Mia encounters some of the ocean’s most dangerous creatures. It seems that the more clues she uncovers about her father’s murder, the more complicated the case becomes.
Image Comics – Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung
Lottie lays low after last month’s alarming events, but she still has to deal with her stalker! “Sounds gross! Can you change the title?” say our moms. The hottest new series of 2016 is SNOTGIRL from BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and LESLIE HUNG!
Aftershock Comics – Frank Barbiere, Garry Brown, Lauren Affe, Dave Sharpe
Reeling from the revelation that he’s a time traveling assassin, Martin comes up against his most complex mission yet. Secrets from his past are brought to light as he struggles to complete his task-will he survive long enough to save reality? Find out what the future holds for THE REVISIONIST!
Extra Pulls: Detective Comics #939, Flash #5, Star Wars #22, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11, Wonder Woman #5