Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital this week.
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.
X-Men #1 (Marvel, $4.99): A new team of X-Men arise from the events of the recent Hellfire Gala event to save the world. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris team up for new adventures courtesy of Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Dark Horse Comics and Mattel team up for a new miniseries featuring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which serves as a prequel to the Netflix animated series of the same name. Kevin Smith and Rob David, executive producers of the Netflix series, which is by writer Tim Sheridan and artist Mindy Lee.
Batman Secret Files: The Signal (DC, $4.99): Just in case you weren’t getting enough Batman in your life, DC is launching Batman Secret Files, “a new monthly series of one-shots featuring Batman’s partners in crimefighting.” This first one features his sidekick The Signal in a story by Tony Patrick with art by Christian Duce.
Skybound X #1: (Skybound, $4.99): Skybound celebrates 10 years of publishing with a weekly, oversized anthology miniseries featuring new short stories spinning out of the various titles they publish — or will publish in the future. This issue kicks off “Rick Grimes 2000,” an alternate take on the Walking Dead universe by Skybound founder Robert Kirkman and his former Invincible partner Ryan Ottley. It also features a preview of Tillie Walden’s upcoming Clementine graphic novel series, as well as new Manifest Destiny and Ultramega stories.
Extreme Carnage Alpha (Marvel, $4.99): Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Manuel Garcia kick off a new event featuring Marvel’s various symbiote characters, including Scream, Phage and of course Carnage.
Justice League Infinity #1 (DC, $3.99): DC returns to the world that kicked off in TV’s Batman: The Animated Series and continued on through Justice League Unlimited in this new miniseries. JLU producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis will team with artist Ethen Beavers on new stories about Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter and many more.
Black’s Myth #1 (AHOY Comics, $3.99): Eric Palicki, the writer of the excellent Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists, teams with BlackAcre artist Wendell Cavalcanti for a black-and-white punk rock horror story. The story will follow L.A.-based private investigator Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado, a werewolf, and her djinn assistant as they get “the case of a lifetime” and explore the supernatural underground of Los Angeles.
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #6 (DC, $4.99): The video game/comic book crossover that’s WAY better than it probably had the right to be — Christos Gage and Reilly Brown are national treasures — wraps up with its sixth and final issue, which finds Batman, Catwoman and their new ally Harley Quinn taking one last shot to get home.
WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #1 (BOOM! Studios, $7.99): The pancake-throwing, unicorn-loving triple threat of Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods get their own origin story courtesy of WWE and BOOM! Studios. BOOM! couldn’t have asked for better timing on the release of this, as Kofi Kingston is in a storyline pitting him against WWE champ Bobby Lashley.
Captain America #30 (Marvel, $3.99): Ta-Nehisi Coates wraps up his run on Captain America with a big knock-down-drag-out fight between Cap and the Red Skull, drawn by Leonard Kirk.
Clans of Belari #1 (AfterShock Comics, $4.99): From Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, creators and writers of Netflix’s Frontier, and artist Daniel Maine comes a new sci-fi adventure. Set in the Belari system, “an isolated, feudal dystopia located in the farthest reaches of the galaxy,” the comic will feature a girl named Te’a and her adoptive father “Gummy,” as they unite the system’s clans against an alien threat.
Mamo #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): This new miniseries by Sas Milledge, who work on DC’s The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel, is the story of a young hedge witch who travels home for her grandmother’s funeral — only to find the town falling apart without her grandmother’s magical help.
Ordinary Gods #1 (Image Comics, $3.99): Kyle Higgins and Felipe Watanabe bring an epic new series to Image Comics about gods stuck in mortal form as they try to find their way back to immortality.
Snake-Eyes: Deadgame #5 (IDW, $4.99): Rob Liefeld and Chad Bowers’ miniseries starring the mysterious and popular G.I. Joe member wraps up with an all-star cast of inkers joining Liefeld on the book, including Neal Adams, Tom Scioli, Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Jerry Ordway and more.
Alone in Space (Avery Hill Press, $32.95): This hardcover graphic novel collects three longform comics by Tillie Walden — “I Love This Part,” “The End of Summer” and “A City Inside” — as well as unpublished webcomics, sketches and more.
Off Season (Drawn + Quarterly, $12.99): D+Q collects James Sturm’s webcomic Off Season, which originally appeared on Slate’s website. It follows an anthropomorphized couple who separate following the 2016 election and follows them through the turbulent times that came after it.