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 that plan on using the extra time this long weekend for comic reading.
Valiant Entertainment – Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, David Baron, Tomas Giorello
Die and die again on…BLOODSHOT ISLAND!
As the endless process of life, death, and rebirth plagues Bloodshot and his fellow prisoners of Bloodshot Island, the being that hunts them – the ruthlessly effi cient killer called Deathmate – grows stronger with each agonizing day. But as Bloodshot momentarily gains the upper hand on the shadowy organization that created him and its enigmatic instrument of destruction, he may stumble upon the greatest secrets of the island…and his own haunted past!
Archie Comics – Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla
“Betty, RIP,” Part 5: “Interlude with the Pussycats.” Before the end of the world began, a female pop trio was setting charts on fire. But in a world of TMZ and paparazzi-driven media, somehow these women kept their private lives a secret from everyone – until now. A full-access interview promises to show the tragic and terrifying origin story of Josie and the Pussycats.
Heavy Metal – Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal, Geoff Shaw
The Paybacks think Doctor Blaqk is responsible for the information leak that revealed every superhero’s identity. HighGuard blames the Paybacks and is totes going to kill them all. Also, our heroes journey to the center of The infinite Van to seek answers! Oh, and Miss Adventure and Bloodpouch march off to war. It’s a whole thing. Yikes. Mondays, amiright?
Image Comics – Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
NEW STORY ARC
“THE WAR FOR PHANG,” PART ONE
SAGA is back with its most epic storyline yet, and to celebrate, FIONA STAPLES graces this issue with a gorgeous wraparound cover! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. This arc is a self-contained “event” we’ve been building to since our very first issue, so now is the perfect time for readers who love SAGA’s bestselling collections to join our monthly adventures!
IDW Comics – Paul Allor, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Damian Couceiro, Bill Sienkiewicz, Freddie Williams
Introducing a new era in TMNT! This series will explore characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the IDW TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him. Little does everyone know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe! Plus a back-up story from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz!
Extra Pulls: Amazing Spider-Man #17, 4001 AD #4, Jem & the Holograms #18, Tokyo Ghost #10, Rick & Morty #17