Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital this week.
I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:
- Penguin Random House (Marvel + graphic novels + manga)
- Lunar Distribution (DC + Scout + more)
- Diamond’s PreviewsWorld (IDW + Image + Dark Horse + many more)
- ComicList (Pretty much all of the above)
- comiXology new releases (digital comics)
As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.
Iron Fist #1 (Marvel, $3.99): From Alyssa Wong and Michael YG comes the story of a new Iron Fist, who takes over the mantle from the now-powerless Danny Rand. It also looks like the new character is Asian, in an effort to address the criticisms around the “white savior” tropes inherent in the original character’s origin and powers.
G.I. Joe: Saturday Morning Adventures #1 (IDW, $3.99): Writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado create a different kind of G.I. Joe comic in this new miniseries, one that seeks to lean into the classic cartoon’s weirder instincts. Marvel’s original comics series was always a bit more realistic, at least the parts that I remember, but the cartoon had gremlins, Egyptian gods and whatever the heck Serpentor and those snake people were supposed to be. So this could be fun.
Marvel’s Voices: Legacy (Marvel, $5.99): Marvel celebrates Black History Month with another issue in their Marvel’s Voice series, putting the spotlight on both African-American creators and characters. This issue features stories by Victor LaValle, Natacha Bustos, J. Holtham, Cody Ziglar and more, starring characters like Luke Cage, Moon Girl, Sam Wilson and more.
Nightwing #89 (DC, $3.99): Two great Tom Taylor-written comics come together as Nightwing crosses over with Superman: Son of Kal-El. Also, Bruno Redondo does the art, which I know isn’t really news, but boy has he been killing it on Nightwing.
Fantastic Four #40 (Marvel, $3.99): With the Alpha issue landing two weeks ago, this issue of the Fantastic Four jumps head first into the Reckoning War, the big event that finds the FF and their allies going up against a brutal alien race from before recorded time.
The Lion and the Eagle #1 (AfterShock Comics, $7.99): This new prestige-format miniseries from Garth Ennis and PJ Holden tells the story of the Chindits, a British special forces unit active in Burma during the Japanese occupation in 1944.
Mother Russia One-Shot (Comics Experience, $3.99): Jeff McComsey’s Mother Russia, a zombie tale set during World War II, returns this week from a new publisher with a stand-alone tale.
X-Men #8 (Marvel, $3.99): This issue of the flagship X-Men title finds the X-Men going up against a fun and familiar foe — the villainous MODOK. The comic is by Gerry Duggan with art by Javier Pina, with a wonderful cover by Pepe Larraz.
Putin’s Russia (Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95): Billionaires creator Darryl Cunningham is back with his latest graphic novel, which chronicles the life story of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Chronophage (Humanoids, $12.99): Tim Seeley and Ilias Kyriazis team up for this graphic novel about “a single mother becomes involved with a mysterious man who consumes moments of her life, leading her to question her choices, and whether they can—or should—be undone.” Including becoming a single mom.
The Princess Who Saved Her Friends (BOOM! Studios, $16.99): Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyaza, creators of the wonderful Mech Cadet Yu, are back with a sequel to their crowdfunded children’s book based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton.