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.
Wynd: The Throne in the Sky #1 (BOOM! Studios, $5.99): James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas return to the fantasy world they created in Wynd for a new miniseries. “The land of Esseriel has grown darker and more dangerous, as tensions between the human and faerie realms threaten to erupt into all-out war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace?”
Damage Control #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Damage Control, which debuted back in 1989 in the pages of Marvel Comics Presents before spinning off into its own comic, returns in a new miniseries written by Adam Goldberg (from The Goldbergs TV show), Hans Rodionoff and Charlotte Fullerton, and with art by Will Robson and Jay Fosgitt. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, the comics version of Damage Control is a lot different than the one we saw in the Disney+ Ms. Marvel series — they’re a private contractor that cleans up the messes after superhero battles. This miniseries will focus on the new guy, Gus, and will feature appearances by Nightcrawler, She-Hulk, Moon Knight and more.
Minor Threats #1 (Dark Horse, $4.99): Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, the showrunners behind the Hulu series Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., co-write this new series for Dark Horse, which is drawn by Scott Hepburn. Blum calls it a love letter to “superhero comics and crime fiction,” as a superhero’s sidekick is killed and both heroes and villains end up hunting the killer down. Also, this marks the second comic written by an Adam Goldberg this week, as Oswalt voices the older version of the character on The Goldbergs.
Tales of the Human Target (DC, $5.99): Tom King and Greg Smallwood’s stylish Black Label miniseries The Human Target is taking a break until September, but DC helps fill the gap with this one-shot featuring four stories written by King with art by Mikel Janin, Rafael Albuquerque, Kevin Maguire and Greg Smallwood. Each tale features a team-up between Christopher Chance and a member of Justice League International before Chance was poisoned.
Olympus Rebirth (DC, $5.99): Heroes never die, they just move on to new adventures. Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira may have met her end in the Trial of the Amazons storyline, but now she’s being welcomed into Olympus by the rest of the gods. Olympus: Rebirth is by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad, with artist Caitlin Yarsky.
End After End #1 (Vault Comics, $4.99): David Andry, Tim Daniel and Sunando C tells the story of Walter Willem’s death, as his existence continues as “cannon fodder in an endless war waged against an insatiable darkness hellbent on consuming all of existence.”
Fantastic Four #46 (Marvel, $3.99): In his final issue of Fantastic Four, writer Dan Slott teams with artist CAFU to introduce Reed Richards’ long-lost sister.
Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Amanda Deibert and Lucas Marangon are the creative team for the first issue of this anthology series aimed at younger readers. It’s set during the Clone Wars and features Senator Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Tarzan of the Apes (Dark Horse, $29.99): Dark Horse collects the online Tarzan of the Apes strips by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos and Oscar Gonzalez, which originally appeared on the Edgar Rice Burroughs subscription-only website.
Acting Class (Drawn + Quarterly, $29.95): Nick Drnaso, creator of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Sabrina, returns with a new graphic novel about 10 strangers brought together by a mysterious and “morally questionable” leader named John Smith.
What Remains (Uncivilized Books, $19.95): Camilo Aguirre’s ambitious new graphic novel “weaves documentary and memoir forms” to capture 200 years of the history and sociopolitical fabric of Colombia.
Frankie’s World (Scholastic, $24.99): Autistic Irish comedian Aoife Dooley writes and draws this new graphic novel about a young girl’s quest to find her birth father.
The Fifth Quarter: Hard Court (First Second, $21.99): This is the second graphic novel by Mike Dawson that draws from his daughter’s love for basketball, as the main character, Lori, deals with changes both on and off the court, in school and at home.