Can’t Wait for Comics | Jam with Snyder and Capullo on ‘Death Metal’

New comics arrive this week from Michel Fiffe, James Tynion IV, Tom King, Evan Shaner, Mitch Gerads and more.

This week brings another Wednesday without single issues from Dark Horse and Marvel arriving in shops, as they both only have trade paperbacks and graphic novels on their lists for the week. But DC, IDW, Image and other publishers are offering plenty if you’re looking for a single-issue fix.

If you’re wondering what to get this week, check out a few recommendations below. You can check the Comic List page to see what’s arriving in your local shop, and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally. As always, you should check with your local shop on their hours, curbside pick-up, etc. due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stay safe out there.

Here’s the crazy comic that all your DC-reading friends will likely be talking about this week, so when you hear talk of “Death Metal,” don’t expect them to be talking about Cannibal Corpse or Opeth, like you’d normally expect. No, this is the latest round of stories by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo focused on the Dark Multiverse and Nth Metal and all those multiversal Batmen. If you enjoyed the previous series or Snyder’s run on Justice League, you’ll probably want this.

Meanwhile, on the other end of the shelf from Death Metal is Strange Adventures, #2 if your retailer puts their books out in alphabetical order. I thought the first issue of this new Black Label maxiseries from Tom King, Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner was excellent, and with the long wait between issues due to COVID-19, I’ll be reading the first issue again tonight as a refresher before jumping into this one. Heck, I’ll probably do that every time a new issue comes out, which I’m totally ok with.

While you won’t find any new single issues from Marvel at your local comic shop this week, they are releasing several comics digitally — including the latest issue of Jane Foster: Valkyrie, which makes its post-shutdown return on comiXology. This issue continues the Røkkva story from last issue, which also features Thor’s brother Tyr.

COVID-19 did all sorts of crazy stuff to the comics industry — new distributors, books going digital only and, in this case, a graphic novel slated for the fall becoming a miniseries that’s launching this week. Wynd is the latest title by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, who worked together on the award-winning The Woods.

DC’s latest YA title, You Brought Me the Ocean, is a story by Lambda Award-winning author Alex Sanchez and artist Julie Maroh. It features Jake Hyde, a.k.a. Aqualad, and “a fresh, contemporary twist” on his origin story that “tells an eloquent coming-out romance set against the backdrop of the DC Universe.” It looks like a beautiful book, based on the preview pages.

Finally, Michel Fiffe’s Panorama resurrects an older story of his in hardcover format, as the Copra creator mixes genres and bends the form in what he calls his most personal project to date. Can’t wait!

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