Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital this week. This week brings new comics and graphic novels from Marvel, DC, Top Cow, Dark Horse and more.
Check out a few highlights below, or visit Diamond’s website for this week’s almost complete list of new comics arriving in stores — you can visit Lunar Distribution’s home page to see DC’s release — and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally.
Wonder Girl #1 (DC, $3.99): One of the highlights, for me at least, of DC’s Future State event earlier this year was the introduction of a future Wonder Woman by Joelle Jones. Yara Flor was born in Boise but her roots go back to Brazil and a tribe of Amazons in the Amazon. This is set before she becomes Wonder Woman or is even an adult, hence the name change to Wonder Girl.
Fantastic Four: Life Story #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Following in the footsteps of Spider-Man: Life Story, Marvel has recruited Mark Russell and Sean Izaakse for Fantastic Four: Life Story, where each issue of the six-issue miniseries will be set in a subsequent decade, starting with the 1960s, and tell the story of the life of the Fantastic Four against the historical backdrop of each decade.
Heroes Reborn #3 (Marvel, $4.99): Marvel’s latest event continues this week as it spotlights another Squadron Supreme member, Blur, who can move across an entire state in a flash. He has to race across “the mind-bending Dread Dimension in order to save his soul from the hypersonic hexes of the Speedster Supreme, the Silver Witch.” Who, as we learned last week, is an amalgam of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters (Marvel, $4.99): This one-shot features two Hulk stories. The first is by Alex Paknadel, Al Ewing and Juan Ferreyra, and is set 10,000 years in the past, while the second, by David Vaughn and Kevin Nowlan, pits Bruce Banner against a mystery villain.
Shang-Chi #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan continue to tell stories about the Master of Kung Fu, following their work on the miniseries that featured him last year. Now that he’s the leader of the Five Weapons Society, expect him to have a few run-ins with other Marvel heroes.
Rangers of the Divide #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): This new miniseries is written and drawn by Megan Huang, the artist of Jia and the Nian Monster. She introduces a new world filled with dragons, mythical beasts and sci-fi technology, as an elite commander stumbles upon a team of bright-eyed cadets in need of leadership and leads them out into the unknown.
Far Cry: Rite of Passage #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): The popular video game franchise comes to comics in a story written by Bryan Edward Hill, illustrated by Geraldo Borges, colored by Micheal Atiyeh and lettered by Comicraft, with covers by artist Matt Taylor. The story in ar Cry: Rite of Passage features President Antón Castillo and his son, Diego, from the upcoming Far Cry 6.
La Mano del Destino (Top Cow, $24.99): J. Gonzo‘s luche libre epic is collected by Top Cow into one volume. This edition includes six issues of the crowfunded comic, which tells the tale of a once-champion Luchador who, after being betrayed by his friends and unmasked in the ring, agrees to a Faustian bargain with a mysterious promoter.