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.
I should also add that the list of what is actually arriving at your local shop can vary from what’s on anyone’s official website for a myriad of reasons — so always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.
Batman: The World (DC, $24.99): Batman Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 18 and one of the special releases you can find at your local retailer that day is the graphic novel Batman: The World (though how many copies your retailer will actually get could be less than they expected due to supply chain issues). This anthology of stories from creators around the world includes contributions from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, Paco Roca, Okadaya Yuichi and more. Each international version of Batman: The World will also feature its own unique cover art by the local creative team.
I Am Batman #1 (DC, $3.99): With Batman Day coming up on Saturday, this is a big week for Batman comics, as you might expect. Not the least of them is another new #1 for I Am Batman, the ongoing story of Jace Fox as he takes up the cape and cowl, as told by John Ridley and Olivier Coipel.
Titans United #1 (DC, $3.99): This one doesn’t have Batman in it, unless you count Nightwing, who once took up the mantle. Titans United #1 is by Cavan Scott and Jose Luis, and the seven-issue miniseries will focus on several legacy Teen Titans, including Donna Troy, Superboy, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, Red Hood and the aforementioned Nightwing.
Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story (DC, $16.99): The Green Lantern (who actually became a Yellow Lantern recently) breaks out into her own YA graphic novel, as Lilliam Rivera and Steph C retell the origin of Cruz as she deals with xenophobia in her hometown, Coast City.
Eternals: Thanos Rising #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Kieron Gillen and Dustin Weaver give us yet another take on the origin of Thanos, this time through the lens of the immortal Eternals and their attempts to make children. It doesn’t go well, as you might have guessed.
Fantastic Four #35 ($9.99): Marvel celebrates the FF’s big 60th anniversary with this extra-sized issue, which features contributions from Dan Slott, Mark Waid, John Romita Jr. and Paul Renaud. In it, the team battles Kang in all his various guises.
The Last Annihilation: Wakanda #1 (Marvel, $4.99): The Black Panther recruits the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda to help stop the dreaded Dormammu, who merged with Ego to wreck havoc across the universe. This Last Annihilation tie-in is by Evan Narcisse and German Peralta.
Hellboy & the B.P.R.D.: 1957 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Hellboy and B.P.R.D. agent Susan Xiang face demonic danger in the suburbs, courtesy of Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Laurence Campbell and Dave Stewart.
Primordial #1 (Image Comics, $3.99): The award-winning team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are joined by award-winning colorist Dave Stewart on this new science fiction series with roots in the Cold War space race, as animal test subjects who disappeared into space finally come home.
Maw #1 (BOOM! Studios, $3.99): This new horror miniseries is by journalist/opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle and artist A.L. Kaplan about a woman who turns into a vengeful monster after being attacked.
Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Boushh is best known as the alter ego of Princess Leia when she infiltrated Jabba’s palace, but did you ever wonder how she happened to gain access to Boushh’s suit? Alyssa Wong and David Baldeon reveal the secret origin of the bounty hunter who played a big role in Return of the Jedi without actually being in it.