Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘Judgment Day’ comes to the Marvel Universe

Check out new comics and graphic novels by Kieron Gillen, Valerio Schiti, Scott Snyder, Hayden Sherman, Gene Yang, Marcus To, Al Ewing, Javier Rodríguez, Paul Cornell, Steve Yeowell, Danie Stirling and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.

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:

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.

AXE: Judgment Day #1 (Marvel, $5.99): Marvel’s latest crossover kicks into high gear as the Avengers, X-Men and Eternals collide in a story by Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti.

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 (IDW, $3.99): IDW’s Originals line ignites with this new series from Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman. It’s about a group of inmates seeking redemption by fighting fires, and the lure of returning to their old life when one of them realizes they are close to her crooked former associate’s mansion, ripe for the taking.

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Shang-Chi returns in a rebooted series by Gene Luen Yang and Marcus To, as he takes possession of the Ten Rings and fights with “every bounty hunter, assassin and evil syndicate” in the Marvel U. to hold on to them.

Defenders Beyond #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez re-team for another Defenders miniseries that will focuses on a different set of characters than last year’s miniseries and will feature the return of the cosmic being The Beyonder. It will star Taaia, the mother of Galactus, who was introduced in the previous series, along with Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Tigra and Loki.

Skybound X #25 (Image/Skybound, $4.99): Skybound’s 10th anniversary miniseries, Skybound X, returns for a one-off issue that previews four new projects coming from the Image Comics’ imprint.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Time is a River (Dark Horse, $3.99): The first of two Hellboy projects released this week is by Mike Mignola and Márk Lászlo, along with colorist Dave Stewart. They re-team with a one-shot that continues the story they began in “The Miser’s Gift,” part of the Hellboy Winter Special from January 2020.

Young Hellboy #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): The second Hellboy project features the return of Young Hellboy, by Mike Mignola and co-writer Thomas Sniegoski, with art by Craig Rousseau and Dave Stewart, as he returns from his previous “secret island”adventure and is targeted by an unknown enemy.

Artemis: Wanted (DC, $5.99): This one-shot spins out of the recent Trial of the Amazons event. It’s by Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge, and features the pariah known as Artemis as she flees from the Amazon tribes and attempts to find a new path forward.

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #1 (DC, $3.99): Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel and Pasquale Qualano launch a spinoff miniseries from the bigger DC vs. Vampires event. It features John Constantine, Booster Gold, Deathstroke and Mary Marvel as they attempt to assassinate a key lieutenant in the vampire empire.

Blink #1 (Oni, $3.99): Writer Christopher Sebela, artist Hayden Sherman and colorist Nick Filardi team for this new Oni Press series that unfortunately has really poor timing, given the news coming out of the 25-year-old publisher over the last few weeks. It’s about Wren Booker, an amnesic journalist drawn into a terrifying industrial labyrinth where CCTV cameras are watching her every move — and may hold the key to her forgotten past.

Rogues’ Gallery #1 (Image, $3.99): Hannah Rose May, Justin Mason, Triona Farrell and Declan Shalvey tell a Purge-like horror tale featuring a disenfranchised TV superhero actress whose home is invaded by an unhinged group of intruders cosplaying as her day job’s archvillains.

The Brother of All Men #1 (AfterShock, $4.99): Zac Thompson and Eoin Marron present a horror/mystery/true crime story about a World War I veteran seeking to save his brother from a cult in Western Canada.

Skybound Presents: Afterschool #2 (Image/Skybound, $4.99): The second issue of Skybound’s teen horror anthology features a story titled “The Storkening,” which focuses on the unexpected pregnancy of a teenage girl and her right to choose. According to Skybound, when the idea behind “The Storkening” was originally developed by writers Kate Herron and Briony Redman years ago, “it was crafted as a reminder of the fight for those rights in the past, but has unfortunately become as relevant as ever with the Supreme Court of the United States’ overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.” Both writers plan to donate their earnings for this issue to Planned Parenthood, while Skybound will match that donation to organizations that support reproductive rights, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Abortion Federation.  Here’s a preview.

Three Little Wishes (Legendary Comics, $21.99): Paul Cornell and Steve Yeowell team up for this graphic novel about a book contract lawyer who comes into contact with Oberon, king of the fairies, who grants her three wishes.

Crumbs (Clarion Books, $17.99): The popular Webtoon comes to print as a graphic novel, as Danie Stirling presents a story filled with love and a magical bakery.

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