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:
- 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.
DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1 (DC, $3.99): Writer Tom Taylor and artist Trevor Hairsine reunite one last time for the final chapter in the DCeased storyline, as the Anti-Life Equation spreads among the stars and the surviving heroes from Earth prepare to battle a reborn, undead Darkseid — who has also infected the New Gods.
Parker Girls #1 (Abstract Studios, $3.99): This is one that fans of Moore’s work have been asking for, as the Strangers in Paradise creator spins off several characters from that series into a new book, including Tambi, Cherry Hammer, Becky The Gun Girl, Stephanie and Katchoo.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1957: Falling Skies (Dark Horse, $3.99): Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson and Shawn Martinbrough present another one-shot set in the late 1950s as Hellboy and company head to Virginia to find a huge, mysterious creature that stalks the woods.
Love Everlasting #1 (Image, $3.99): Love Everlasting, the Substack comic created by Tom King and Elsa Charretier, makes the jump to print this week, as the two creators play around with a subvert the tropes of the romance comic.
A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 (Marvel, $4.99): Marvel’s big crossover event continues this week with its second issue by Kieron Gillen and Guiu Villanova, as the X-Men, Avengers and Eternals prepare for judgment.
X-Men Legends #1 (Marvel, $3.99): I’m not sure why Marvel rebooted X-Men Legends with a new #1 — I just answered my own question, didn’t I? — but this issue of their nostalgia-rich title features a story by classic X-Men writer Roy Thomas set before Giant Size X-Men #1. Gerardo Sandoval provides the art.
Predator #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Timing is everything, right? The only thing that could make this new series from Ed Brisson and Kev Walker any more perfect would be if they had called it “Prey” instead.
The Deadliest Bouquet #1 (Image, $3.99): This new series by Erica Schultz, Carola Borelli and Gab Contreras jumps from Kickstarter to Image, and features three daughters of a notorious Nazi hunter teaming up to find their mom’s killer.
Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1 (Marvel, $9.99): It seems like forever ago that Marvel launched its Gwen Stacy miniseries, especially when you take into account the last three years. But now they’re finally getting back to it, with Christos Gage and Todd Nauck wrapping it all up in one volume. It includes the first two issues, released back in 2019, as well as the final three issues.
World Without a Justice League: Green Lantern (DC, $4.99): This “two-fer” should appeal to fans of the Justice League animated series, if only because it pairs a John Stewart story with one featuring Hawkgirl. It features the work of Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nadia Shammas, Fernando Blanco, Jack Herbert and others, as they show us what’s going on in all those weird bubble-looking things with the JLA’s logos on them over in Dark Crisis (on Infinite Earths).
Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Benjamin Percy returns to the back roads of the Marvel Universe for another ride with Johnny Blaze. This time around he’s teaming with artist Juan Jose Ryp for a story about Blaze’s past and future.
Cold Bodies (Dark Horse, $19.99): Magdalene Visaggio and Andrea Mutti team up for this new graphic novel, “a 1980s meta-horror homage graphic novel focusing on how trauma affects victims of slashers and never leaves decades later.”
World Record Holders (D + Q, $21.95): Known for his work on Hostage, Factory Summers and Pyongyang, among others, French cartoonist Guy Delisle is back with a collection of short stories translated by Helge Dascher.
Blacksad: They All Fall Down (Dark Horse, $19.99): Dark Horse brings another volume of Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s noir anthropomorphic cat to the States, as Blacksad deals with crime and corruption in 1950s New York.