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 + IDW + graphic novels + manga)
- Lunar Distribution (DC + Scout + more)
- Diamond’s PreviewsWorld (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.
The Roadie #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Tim Seeley teams with artist Fran Galan for the story of The Roadie, a hard livin’ roadie in the 1980s who helps exorcise all the demons and devils summoned by satanic heavy metal bands. “Joe D. is the seventh son of a seventh son, and though once he stood next to greatness, he now wallows in obscurity…. until he gets called upon to return to a past he thought he’d left far behind.”
Tim Drake: Robin #1 (DC, $3.99): Everyone’s favorite Robin — or one of them , anyway — breaks out into his own “kinetic, high-energy series” by Meghan Fitzmartin and Riley Rossmo, as they establish a new status quo for Tim Drake.
Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 (DC, $3.99): Actor Bruce Campbell teams with 100 Bullets artist Eduardo Risso for a miniseries that pits Easy Company against Nazi zombies.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Armageddon Game #1 (IDW, $5.99): This new eight-issue miniseries by Tom Waltz and Vincenzo Federici features the Turtles and their allies going to war with the Rat King and his allies.
A.X.E.: Avengers #1 (Marvel,$3.99): This is the first of three one-shots that tie into Marvel’s A.X.E. events featuring spotlights on the main characters. This one, by Kieron Gillen and Federico Vicentini, puts the spotlight on Tony Stark.
Briar #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): The Blue Flame writer Christopher Cantwell and Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land artist Germán García retell the story of Sleeping Beauty as “an epic dark fantasy adventure” in this new miniseries.
Flawed #1 (Image, $3.99): Writer Chuck Brown and artist Prenzy, the creative team behind the Image series On The Stump, reunite for a new “ultra-violent, high-octane” story set in the “Kafkaesque” city of Setham, where a psychiatrist named Gem Ezz is being pursued by an immortal serial killer.
Hell is a Squared Circle (AfterShock, $7.99): Chris Condon and Francesco Biagini tell a “noir” story set in the world of wrestling in this new one-shot.
Batman : The Audio Adventures #1 (DC, $3.99): Dennis McNicholas, Anthony Marques and J. Bone continue the story started in the Batman: The Audio Adventures podcast.
August: Purgatory Underground #1 (Red 5, $3.95): Benjamin J. Morse writes and draws this new series that sounds reminiscent of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, but with a bit of a twist: “As a long civil war ends, the once celebrated hero Captain August finds himself in the center of an intergalactic controversy. Running out of time and options, he accepts a dangerous mission to a decaying planet- and finds that the war isn’t nearly over!”
Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 (Marvel, $5.99): The latest issue of Marvel’s culturally themed anthology features stories from Fabian Nicieza, Paco Medina, Edgar Delgado, Alex Segura, Rogê Antônio and more, telling stories about Latinx characters like Nova, White Tiger, Shark Girl, America Chavez and the debuting Chimera.
Pink Lemonade #1 (Oni, $3.99): Nick Cagnetti writes and draws this wonderful series that found life on Kickstarter and at It’s Alive before migrating over to Oni Press.
Old Dog #1 (Image, $3.99): Declan Shalvey writes and draws this new series about a once-promising CIA operative whose last mission goes horribly wrong and , after waking up, gets an offer for a new lease on life by a shadowy organization.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #42 (Marvel, $4.99): This issue marks Saladin Ahmed’s finale on the story of Miles Morales, clearing the way for a new series written by Cody Ziglar that’s coming in December. It’s also an oversized issue, featuring artwork from Chris Allen, Carmen Carnero and more.
The Lost Gardens #1 (Rabbit Hole Studios, $4.99): James Babineau and Caius Schereiner tell the story of Shawn Myers, a government employee on a world run by a corporation. His life “will be turned upside down by a defect in his technology implants, which will send him spiraling downward by the economic forces to be.”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 (BOOM! Studios, $9.99): Ryan Parrott wraps his run on the Power Rangers with an extra-sized issue that includes artwork by Dan Mora, Marco Renna, Moisés Hidalgo, Hendry Prasetya, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino and Miguel Mercado.
Human Target #7 (DC, $4.99): Tom King and Greg Smallwood’s Black Label title returns, as Christopher Chance continues his quest to find out which member of Justice League International poisoned him. As the cover suggests, this issue Chance plays with Fire.
Human Target Vol. 1 (DC, $29.99): And if you missed the previous six issues, DC collects them in this hardcover volume.
The Archie Encyclopedia (Archie Comics, $19.99): Archie offers an “official handbook”-style encyclopedia of their characters, from Archie and Jughead to Dilton, Ethel and Moose to even more obscure names from deep in their archives. Dan Parent provides the cover.
Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales (DC, $9.99): This anthology includes several spooky DC stories written by Franco and featuring artwork by Sara Richard, Isaac Goodhart, Agnes Garbowska, Derek Charm, Christopher Uminga and more.
The Big Adventures of Babymouse (Random House, $12.99): Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm bring forth the big adventures of a little mouse with an extra-large imagination in this new graphic novel for younger readers.
The Mighty (Image, $24.99): Image collects Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne, Chris Samnee and Peter Snejbjerg’s epic story that was originally published by DC, featuring a beloved superhero with a dark secret.
Onyx (Image, $9.99): Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez’s story of a cybernetic warrior, originally published by IDW, gets collected by Image Comics this week.
Hollow (BOOM! Studios, $24.99): This new graphic novel is a modern sequel to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White and Berenice Nelle tell a story about curses and horsemen with no head.