Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘The Trial of Magneto’ begins

New comics and graphic novels arrive this week from Peter Milligan, Piotr Kowalski, Simon Hanselmann, Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck, Roger Stern, Sal Buscema and more.

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 releases, and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally.

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Spinning out of the Hellfire Gala storyline and the tragic surprise it ended on, this is the first of a five-part miniseries featuring the Master of Magnetism as he once again finds himself on trial. It’s by the team of Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck.

Crisis Zone (Fantagraphics, $29.99): Simon Hanselmann’s Eisner-winning Instagram comic is collected by Fantagraphics, with added pages and deleted scenes, as well as an extensive “Director’s Commentary” from Hanselmann himself.

Kang the Conqueror #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Carlos Magno, Espen Grundetjern and Joe Caramagna tell the “definitive origin story” of Kang the Conqueror, as an older Kang sends his younger self off on a dangerous path.

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter (DC, $4.99): Clownhunter debuted in the Joker Wars storyline that ran through the Bat books last year, and now he leaps into his own one-shot courtesy of Ed Brisson and Rosi Kämpe. In it, Clownhunter is still hunting clowns as Punchline — another breakout star from the Joker War — sets a trap for him.

Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Torunn Grønbekk and Edgar Salazar take the lead in Marvel’s second Warhammer 40,000 miniseries. It spotlights the Adepta Sororitas, as they are sent to retrieve” a lost Inquisitorial acolyte and put down a heretical uprising.” Then things go wrong.

Eat the Rich #1 (BOOM! Studios, $3.99): Author Sarah Gailey, artist Pius Bak, colorist Roman Titov and letterer Cardinal Rae team up for Eat the Rich, a new miniseries about “the unspeakable horrors lying in wait within the perfect facade of the idyllic lives of the one percent.” It’s rich people with secrets … and forks.

God of Tremors (AfterShock, $6.99): Peter Milligan, writer of X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man and so much more, teams with Bloodbourne and Sex artist Piotr Kowalski to tell a story of “gothic horror of exorcism, demonic worship and epilepsy” in this new one-shot.

Killer Queens #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): David M. Booher and Claudia Balboni present a “hilarious sci-fi epic” in this new miniseries about two reformed intergalactic assassins who are on the run from a monkey with a jetpack.

Heroes Union #1 (Binge Books, $4.99): Old school Marvel fans may want to give this 68-page first issue a look, as it brings together Roger Stern, Sal Buscema and Ron Frenz for a cosmic tale featuring a new superhero team going up against “Naucrate the Auteur Cosmic” in an effort to save the universe.

Second Chances #1 (Image, $3.99): This “action-packed noir” series by Ricky Mammone and Max Bertolini is about a hotline you can call that offers what the title implies — a second chance through a new identity.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Infinite Destinies continues with this new chapter featuring Miles Morales and Amulet, from the Ms. Marvel comics, as they hunt down monsters and mystical artifacts in Brooklyn.

Star Beasts (Oni Press, $12.99): This new graphic novel from Stephanie Young and Allyson Lassiter is about a group of animals who unite to keep the Earth safe from cosmic threats. “When powerful ancient relics are stolen, Bandit leads the crew on a kick-asteroid space race to collect them all and defeat the evil Khaos Krill from destroying Earth.”

Sweet Tooth: The Return TPB (DC, $17.99): Jeff Lemire’s latest chapter of the Sweet Tooth saga is collected this week, as he and José Villarubia present the story of a young, deer-like boy who wakes up in the world of the last remaining humans, and is asked to lead them back into the world of the oppressive Hybrids.

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