Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide each week to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.
This wintery week in the U.S. brings the debut of Snow Angels from comiXology, as well as several new Future State and King in Black tie-ins. There’s also new X-Men, Hellboy and Hulk titles.
The debut of Snow Angels comes as most of the United States is covered in snow — is that kismet? The new comic from comiXology Originals is by Jeff Lemire and Jock, and is about two girls who live in an icy wasteland and survive inside an endless frozen trench carved into the surface. The first issue of 10 is also accompanied by a new prose short story by Lemire, which is available from Amazon. [comiXology Originals, $2.99]
DC Future State
We’re in the back half of the DC Future State project, which has brought some interesting take son DC’s heroes. This week brings the second issues of Nightwing, Catwoman, Immortal Wonder Woman, Shazam! and Superman: Worlds of War, and the third issue of The Next Batman. You can see what some of the Smash Pages team thought about the first issues of most of these titles here. [DC Comics, $3.99-5.99]
King in Black
Marvel’s King in Black continues this week with its fourth issue by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, while Planet of the Symbiotes‘ second issue lands behind a stunning cover by Tony Moore and a battle between Knull’s dragons and a giant kaiju. [Marvel, $4.99 and 3.99 respectively]
Fabian Nicieza returns to the X-Men this week in X-Men Legends #1, as he and artist Brett Booth revisit the “third Summers brother” storyline from the 1990s. X-Men Legends will feature rotating creative teams, each creating in-continuity stories tied to a particular era of X-Men. For some reason, they decided to start with one featuring Adam-X, who apparently still has a fanbase. [Marvel, $4.99]
Immortal Hulk: Flatline
While known best for his artwork, Declan Shalvey has been showing off his writer’s chops on projects like Bog Bodies and Savage Town. This week he’s writing AND drawing Immortal Hulk: Flatline, a one-shot featuring the Hulk taking on a new gamma-powered villain. [Marvel, $4.99]
Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, Craig Rousseau, Dave Stewart and Clem Robins present a four-issue miniseries featuring a younger Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm stranded on an island teeming with monsters. [Dark Horse, $3.99]
Paul Allor and Paul Tucker reunite for a new series from Vault Comics called Hollow Heart. It’s about EL, what’s left of a human being that’s been stuffed into a mechanical suit, and Mateo, the mechanic sent in to fix him. [Vault Comics, $3.99]
Peter Calloway and Geroges Jeanty team up for new comic this week titled Shadow Doctor. It’s about a Black doctor in the 1930s who needed money to start his own practice, so he went to Al Capone for a loan. [AfterShock Comics, $4.99]
Valiant’s sequel to Savage by Max Bemis and Nathan Stockman was announced last March with an intended June release date, but like a lot of comics suffered from pandemic-related delays. It’s about a Kazar/Tarzan-esque boy raised on an island populated by dinosaurs, but then moves to London. In this miniseries, the dinosaurs follow him home. [Valiant, $3.99]