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/Kindle 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.
Devil’s Reign #6 (Marvel, $5.99): Marvel’s latest event series comes to a close as Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto wrap up the story that was brewing during their run on Daredevil, as New York’s heroes take on Mayor Kingpin.
Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #1 (DC, $43.99): With Bruce Wayne dead, Terry McGinnis plots his own course as Batman Beyond in this new miniseries, courtesy of Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Max Dunbar.
X-Men Red #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli, who worked together on Marvel’s space-themed X-Men title S.W.O.R.D., head off planet again for X-Men Red, a Destiny of X title that focuses on all those mutants up on Mars, aka Planet Arakko.
The Rocketeer: The Great Race #1 (IDW, $4.99): IDW celebrates 40 years of Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer with this new four-issue miniseries by Stephen Mooney. In it, the Rocketeer enters a prestigious, winner-take-all air race that runs from California to France.
Ninjago: Garmadon #1 (Image/Skybound, $3.99): Tri Vuong writes and draws this new series featuring Garmadon, Master Wu and others from the popular LEGO brand.
Earth Prime: Batwoman #1 (DC, $5.99): The Arrowverse jumps from The CW into comics, as Natalie Abrams, Kelly Larson, Camrus Johnson and Clayton Henry tell a new story featuring TV’s Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, and Luke Fox. Future issues of the six-issue miniseries will feature other characters from The CW, including Superman & Lois, the Flash and Stargirl.
The Archies Anniversary Spectacular (Archie Comics, $2.99): Archie celebrates 55 rockin’ years of The Archies with this special issue, which includes a new story by Tom DeFalco and Glenn Whitmore that finds the band evicted from Archie’s garage — so they have to find a new place to practice.
Marauders #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini take the helm of Marauders as Marvel relaunches the title with a new first issue, a new creative team and a new cast — but the same captain, Kate Pryde and Bishop are joined by Psylocke, Daken, Aurora, Tempo and Somnus.
Alice Ever After #1 (BOOM! Studios, $3.99): Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta revisit the story of Alice in Wonderland, as Alice, now an adult, struggles with her addiction to Wonderland — “her only escape from a cold, strange reality she finds herself living in.”
Captain Marvel Annual #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Torunn Gronbekk and Carlos E. Gomez send Captain Marvel to prison, as the K’rasky lock her away in a city-sized jail. Luckily her old friends the Starjammers are there to help her break out.
G.I.L.T. #1 (Ahoy Comics, $4.99): If you’re wondering what the title of this new miniseries means, “G.I.L.T.” stands for “Guild of Independent Lady Temporalists,” and the comic features two women who travel back in time to the day they first met in 1973. Ahoy describes it as “a snappy, stylish romantic dramedy,” and it’s by Alisa Kwitney and artist Alain Mauricet. Read our interview with the writer for more details.
The Ocean Will Take Us #1 (AfterShock Comics, $4.99): Rich Douek and Carlos Olivares present this tale of high school and horror, as a group of high school misfits in a seaside town band together to battle an evil emerging in their town.
Spider-Punk #1 (Marvel, $3.99): The Spider-verse goes punk rock as Spider-Punk, who has appeared in several Spider-verse crossovers, gets his own miniseries by Cody Ziglar and Justin Mason.
West of Sundown #1 (Vault Comics, $3.99): Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell and Jim Terry saddle up for a new comic “that mashes up Hammer Horror and Sergio Leone.” It’s about a vampire fleeing from hunters in New York City and ends up in a frontier town inhabited by monsters.
Miskatonic High #1 (Advent Comics, $3.99): Mike Shea’s highly successful Kickstarter comic comes to comic shops courtesy of Advent Comics. It’s a bout a group of kids who not only have to deal with the hell of high school AND tentacled monsters.
Into the Heartlands (Marvel + Scholastic, $12.99): Black Panther and his sister Shuri take center stage in this graphic novel aimed at younger readers. Written by Roseanne A. Brown and illustrated by Dika Araújo, Natacha Bustos and Claudia Aguirre, the story has the two siblings working to save Wakanda and their mother from a sickness tied to an ancient children’s myth.
Button Pusher (First Second, $14.99): Eisner nominated and Xeric Grant winning artist Tyler Page returns with this new autobiographical graphic novel that draws on his own experiences with ADHD.
Took (Etch, $12.99): Scott Peterson, Jen Vaughn and Hank Jones adapt the young adult horror novel Took by Mary Downing Hahn into a graphic novel — and win the contest for creepiest cover of the week. It’s about a boy, Daniel, who moves to a new town with his family where he’s told a ghost witch lives in the woods and his younger sister keeps talking to her creepy doll. Creepy doll? Yep, I’m out.