Can’t Wait for Comics | Titan, Power Rangers, Punchline and more

New comics arrive this week from James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Mirka Andolfo, Jesse Lonergan, Chris Gooch, François Vigneault and more.

We are back with a look at what’s arriving in comic shops, bookstores and on digital this week.

If you’re wondering what to get this week, check out a few recommendations below. ComicList has this week’s list of new comics arriving in stores, and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally.

Koren Shadmi, creator of The Highwayman and Love Addict, is back this week with Bionic from Top Shelf. The coming-of-age tale details the romance between Victor, a geeky teenager, and Patricia, a girl who becomes a cyborg after an accident.

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1, which ties into the ongoing Dark Nights: Death Metal event series, feature “Uncle Lobo” telling “familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence.” The creators involved include Frank Tieri, Becky Cloonan, Dale Eaglesham and more, with a cover by Kyle Hotz.

Just in time for the debut of the TV adaptation hitting SYFY, Dark Horse releases a new Resident Alien miniseries by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, titled Resident Alien: Your Ride’s Here. The new story promises “revelations and surprises.”

Former WWE superstar turned author AJ Mendez and Lucifer actress Aimee Garcia tag-team to write a new Dungeons & Dragons series for IDW. Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World is set in the property’s Icewind Dale world, with new characters and artwork by Martín Cóccolo.

Scarenthood #1 is described as “The Goonies, grown-up and with mortgages,” but its writer/artist, Nick Roche. The four-issue miniseries from IDW debuts this week, focusing on parents in Ireland who fight demons while their kids are at preschool.

Punchline, the Joker’s new associate who helped the Batman villain cause havoc in Gotham during the Joker War storyline, breaks out into her own one-shot this week, thanks to thanks to James Tynion IV, Sam Johns and Mirka Andolfo. The comic promises to expand her past while setting the stage for her future.

Hot on the heels of the new Mighty Morphin series comes Power Rangers #1, a sister title from BOOM! Studios that’s also written by Ryan Parrott, with art by Francesco Mortarino. It feature three of the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers, teaming up with their enemy Lord Drakkon against a new cosmic threat.

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope is an anthology featuring 27 stories edited by Tyler Chin-Tanner, Matt Miner and Eric Palicki, all with the theme of inspiring readers and restoring “their belief that a better world is possible.” Creators involved include Max Bemis, Ryan Cady, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Steve Niles, Curt Pires, Martin Simmonds, Michael Kupperman, Ray-Anthony Height, Rod Reis and more.

I’m a big fan of Jesse Lonergan’s Hedra, one of the most interesting and cleverly done single issues of the year. Now Image releases a full OGn from the creator, about a vacationer who must “battle against a hostile environment, killer lizards, corporate bureaucracy and the pessimism of her sole companion” after her space ship crashes.

Hawkman #29 is the final issue in what’s been a very entertaining run by writer Robert Venditti. Especially the last few issues, where Hawkman and Hawkwoman have found themselves once again in the company of the Justice Society and having one final battle with Hath-Set.

Bottled creator Chris Gooch returns with a new graphic novel about a subterranean landfill that gets turned into a prison. This one is from Top Shelf, and you can see some preview pages here.

Titan is a new graphic novel from François Vigneault that tells the story of the colonized moon of Titan and tensions that rise between the Terrans who live there and the genetically engineered workers they’ve created. It looks very ambitious, and comes from Lion Forge/Oni Press.

Terminal Punks is a new series from Mad Cave Studios by Matthew Erman, Shelby Criswell and Micah Myers. Shane Bailey read an advance preview, which he talks about here; he said it was “a fun, quirky read with characters that have unique personalities trying to survive comedically gruesome deaths.”

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