Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Ben Hatke, Jeffrey Brown, Brian Michael Bendis, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Kev Walker, James Tynion IV, Lisandro Estherren, Stan Sakai, John Allison, Max Sarin and more.
Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.
This week brings a new Guardians of the Galaxy series, more Usagi Yojimbo and a new John Allison miniseries. One thing that was supposed to be on the list this week but isn’t is Worldtr33 #1, the new James Tynion IV/Fernando Blanco series. Image Comics has announced that due to a printing error, the series won’t kick off until April 26. But hey, there’s plenty more coming out this week, including a new Nightmare Country miniseries written by Tynion.
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.
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The world’s longest-working cartoonist and MAD Magazine veteran has passed away at the age of 102.
Al Jaffee, whose career as a working cartoonist spanned more than 70 years, has passed away at the age of 102.
Multiple outlets, from The Washington Post to the New York Times to the BBC and CNN and many more, paid tribute to the record-setting cartoonist. Jaffee died Monday in Manhattan from multiple organ failure, according to his granddaughter, Fani Thomson.
At The Comics Journal, Michael Dean has written an extensive obituary for Jaffee, and I’ll also point you to Alex Dueben’s lengthy post from 2020 on Jaffee when the MAD Magazine icon retired. At the time, Dueben said:
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‘Kit & the Wolf’ features Kitty Pryde looking for a concert buddy — and Wolverine’s the only one home.
It’s a big week for John Allison fans; not only is his new comic from Dark Horse, The Great British Bump-Off, debuting in shops tomorrow, but he has also launched an X-Men fan comic on his website and Patreon. The first comic debuted this week.
“I had to move house recently, there were weeks of stress and upheaval, and I didn’t have anything on the slate that I wanted to work on in tricky circumstances – no scripts for Steeple (which was meant to be next up), no fill-in Solver story, or anything else,” he wrote. “So I made the default comic I might have made as a child – an X-Men comic. If it hadn’t worked, you’d have been reading here that I am currently taking ‘a much needed break.’ It’s not a crossover, and it’s not a joke – I tried really hard! If I make an X-Men comic, it’s not going to be a ‘the guys hang out and have breakfast’ comic. There has to be pulse-pounding† action and mutant danger. The things I couldn’t write or draw when I was 13 years old.”
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