Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘The Expanse’ returns, ‘Avengers Assemble’ ends + Superboy heads into space

See what comics and graphic novels will arrive in stores this week by Andy Diggle, Rubine, Steve Foxe, Piotr Kowalski, Jason Aaron, Cullen Bunn, Dan Schoening, Gustavo Duarte, Jarrett J. Krosoczka 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.

The Expanse: Dragon Tooth #1 (BOOM!, $4.99): The popular science fiction show that wrapped up last year after its sixth season returns to comics with a new, in-canon 12-issue series by Andy Diggle and Rubine. BOOM! has already run a Kickstarter campaign for a graphic novel collection for this, raising $1.4 million. The series promises to reveal “the secret history of fans favorite characters will be revealed for the very first time.”

All Eight Eyes #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Steve Foxe, Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou have gotten the band back together for All Eight Eyes, a new miniseries about giant spiders and New York City. This new series continues the web of horror they started in Razorblades, the horror magaizne headed up by Foxe and James Tynion IV.

Avengers Assemble Omega (Marvel, $7.99): Jason Aaron’s run on Avengers and Avengers Forever wraps up with the final issue of the Avengers Assemble crossover, which features art by Javier Garron and others.

Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #1 (DC, $3.99): The winner of the most recent DC Round Robin competition flies into stores this week, as Kenny Porter and Jahnoy Lindsay take Conner Kent into space.

The Cult of that Wilkin Boy (Archie Comics, $3.99): The Archie Horror title recasts Bingo Wilkin, Jughead’s cousin, as a rock star who sold his soul and leads a cult. It’s by Cullen Bunn and Dan Schoening.

Silent Tales (DC, $5.99): This collects several wordless short stories from Brazilian cartoonist Gustavo Duarte that were originally created for the DC Universe Infinite app, featuring Harley Quinn, Batman and more.

Warlock: Rebirth #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Ron Marz and Ron Lim, who worked together on Silver Surfer back in the day and more recently on Silver Surfer: rebirth, are back together for a story featuring Adam Warlock and friends — including a new character, Eve Warlock.

TerrorWar #1 (Image, $3.99): Saladin Ahmed, Dave Acosta and Jay Leisten’s Substack comic about a a city where people’s worst fears have come to life and the terrorfighters who face them with really big guns comes to print this week, courtesy of Image Comics.

Captain America: Unforgiven (Marvel, $4.99): The series of one-shots by Tim Seeley and Sid Kotian wraps up this week as Captain America confronts the Forgiven, who are starting to give in to their vampire nature.

PeePee PooPoo #420 (Silver Sprocket, $9.99): Caroline Cash returns with another issue of her Ignatz-winning anthology, a “gay, modern take the ’60s underground comic.”

Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story (DC, $16.99): In a brilliant move, DC has gotten Sarah Kuhn and Arielle Jovellanos to team up on this new young-adult graphic novel featuring a young Lois Lane and her “unpredictable summer of ride-or-die friendships, swoony romance and writing her truth.”

Hungry Ghost (First Second, $17.99): Victoria Ying, an accomplished animator and artist who has worked on films like Frozen, Moana, Big Hero 6 and Tangled, wrote and drew this new graphic novel about a teenager with an eating disorder who tries to find the strength to seek help after her father dies.

Light Carries On (Dark Horse, $19.99): Dollhouse creator Ray Nadine writes and draws this graphic novel about “an otherworldly LGBTQ romance,” as a photographer who is “haunted” by the ghost who used to own his camera tries to figure out how the former owner actually died.

The Agency (Fantagraphics, $24.99): Katie Skelly, creator of Maids and My Pretty Vampire, turns to the world of super spies in this collection of “sex-positive short stories.” This is a hardcover version of the limited paperback edition that already came out, and it includes a new story.

Under Kingdom (Dark Horse, $14.99): Christof Bogacs (Volume) and Marie Enger (Where Black Stars Rise) created this young-adult graphic novel about a high school kid whose mom disappears into the fantasy kingdom that exists under his West Virginia town. So he and his shape-shifting aunt go off to find her.

Sunshine (Graphix, $27.99): Jarrett J Krosoczka, creator of the award-winning Hey, Kiddo, is back with a new book about his time as a counselor at a camp for seriously ill kids and their families.

The Last Count of Monte Cristo (Abrams ComicArts/Megascope, $24.99): Ayize Jama-Everett and Tristan Roach put a new spin on The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale of love, betrayal, revenge and redemption. This one is set in a future “hundreds of years after the polar ice caps have melted and submerged our planet into a new era of technology and culture.”

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