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, AfterShock Comics, Milestone Media, Fantagraphics 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.
Static: Season 1 #1 (DC/Milestone, $3.99): After what’s seemed like years of build-up, Milestone Media returns this week with the first of three new series, starring their most well-known character. Static returns in a new series by the creative team of Vita Ayala, ChrisCross and Nikolas Draper-Ivey.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 (DC Comics, $4.99): Tom King, Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes team up for a new maxi-series starring the girl of steel and her faithful dog companion. In it, Supergirl and Krypto join up with an alien girl to find the villains who destroyed her planet.
Heroes Reborn #7 (Marvel, $4.99): Aaron Kuder joins Jason Aaron for the penultimate issue of the big Heroes Reborn event; technically I think this is the last issue of Heroes Reborn, as next week will bring the appropriately titled Heroes Return. This issue sees the Squadron Supreme facing down a new set of foes — the reassembled Avengers.
Heroes Reborn: Weapon X & Final Flight (Marvel, $4.99): This is the final tie-in one-shot for the Heroes Reborn event, appropriately enough. If you’re curious to know what’s been going on in Canada while the Squadron Supreme brought their brand of hell to America, this should help answer that question.
Captain America Annual #1 (Marvel, $4.99): The Infinite Destinies event continues as Captain America faces Overtime, a character introduced in the Infinity Wars crossover event some years back. He escaped prison when the time stone bonded with him, and now Cap is looking to bring him in.
Planet Size X-Men #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Billed as “absolutely the most important issue of the month” by the Mighty Marvel Hype Machine, this oversized issue by Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz marks the halfway point of the Hellfire Gala storyline and promise a, well, planet-sized reveal of some sort.
Adora and the Distance (comiXology Originals, $6.99): Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina tell a fantasy adventure inspired by Bernardin’s daughter, who was diagnosed with autism at four years old. Check out Alex Dueben’s interview with Bernardin for more details.
Demon Days: Mariko (Marvel, $4.99): Peach Momoko continues her series of connected one-shots that reinterpret Marvel characters in feudal Japan, as she moves on from Psylocke to focus on Mariko, Wolverine’s former love, and Black Widow.
Compass #1 (Image Comics, $3.99): Robert Mackenzie and Dave Walker, who worked on Lazarus Sourcebook with Greg Rucka, team up with artist Justin Greenwood for a new adventure series set in 13th century Britain. The comic features Shahidah El-Amin, who is a scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer and adventurer, and she’s after the secrets of eternal life.
Save Yourself #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): Writer Bones Leopard and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews present a new miniseries about a girl who starts to doubt her world’s three biggest heroes after seeing them fight a monster firsthand.
Seven Swords #1 (AfterShock, $4.99):Several swashbuckling characters from literature team up, including muskateer D’Artagan, Don Juan, Captain Blood and Cyrano de Bergerac, in this new series by Evan Daugherty, Riccardo Latina and Valentina Bianconi.
Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1 (Image Comics, $5.99): Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards return to the world of Jupiter’s Legacy for a 12-issue miniseries that ties into the (now cancelled) Netflix series.
Usagi Yojimbo #20 (IDW, $3.99): The newest issue of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo introduces a brand new character, Yukichi, who looks a lot like the teen version of the title character. Together, they attempt to carry out the dying wish of Yukichi’s master.
NOW #10 (Fantagraphics, $12.99): Fantagraphics’ Eisner-nominated anthology series returns with its 10th issue, which features new stories from Steven Weissman, Tim Lane, Walt Holcombe, Hartley Lin, Sylvia Rocchi and M.S. Harkness. The big highlight, though, is nine previously unpublished pages of comics by Richard Sala, which he created as an art student in the 1970s.