Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Extreme Venomverse,’ ‘Something Epic’ and more

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week from Jeremy Adams, Xermánico, Szymon Kudrański, Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Nicole Goux, Olivia Jaimes 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.

Green Lantern #1 (DC, $4.99): Hal Jordan returns to his own title courtesy of writer Jeremy Adams and artist Xermánico, as part of the bigger Dawn of DC initiative. The premise centers on the Guardians of Oa quarantining Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth, including Hal. There’s also a back-up featuring John Stewart by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos.

Extreme Venomverse #1 (Marvel, $4.99): This five-issue anthology series will feature various versions of Venom from around the multiverse, with this first issue featuring stories by Ryan North and Paulo Siqueira, Mirka Andolfo, Leonardo Romero and more.

Something Epic #1 (Image Comics, $3.99): Szymon Kudrański of Spawn and The Punisher fame writes and draws this new creator-owned series about “epics” — people who can interact with a world where “creative thought takes physical form.”

Murder, Inc.: Jagger Rose #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): The Powers team of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming are back together for this sequel to The United States of Murder, Inc., which will focus on Valentine Gallo and Jagger Rose, as they rise through the ranks of the Bonavese family, one of the five families of organized crime that run the country.

Ghostlore #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): Cullen Bunn, Leomacs and Jason Wordie tell the ghost stories that ghosts tell each other in the new series, which features a pastor and his daughter who can communicate with the dead after a near-fatal accident.

Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel, $6.99): The story of Spider-Man’s current woes continues this week in a double-sized issue by Zeb Wells, Kaare Andrews and John Romita Jr., which Marvel says will reveal the “full scope” of what Peter did to alienate himself from friends and family.

Spirit World #1 (DC, $3.99): This new “We Are Legends” title from DC was previewed in a story in Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1. The comic stars Xanthe, a non-binary Chinese hero with the ability to travel in and out of the Spirit World, aka the realm of the dead. She forms an alliance with John Constantine in order to rescue Cassandra Cain from Chinese vampires called jiangshi. Alyssa Wong and Haining are the creative team.

Silk #1 (Marvel, $3.99): Writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara send Cindy Moon, aka Silk, off on another Spider-verse related mission. Or missions, maybe, based on the cover. In this first issue she’s recast as a noir detective, but issue two casts her in the Wild West.

Pet Peeves (Avery Hill, $16.95): The new graphic novel by Nicole Goux is about a woman whose life is stolen away by “sinister (though adorable) canine forces,” AKA the stray dog she adopts. It’s a horror story — with a puppy! Check out a preview here.

Nancy Wins at Friendship (Andrews McMeel, $12.99): The latest collection of Olivia Jaimes’ Nancy strips arrives, including strips featuring her time in the robotics club and some set during the pandemic.

Daughters of Snow and Cinders (Fantagraphics, $29.99): Described as a “gritty, ecofeminist adventure,” this graphic novel about a woman searching for gold in the New World marks the English debut of Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Núria Tamarit.

Adherent (Conundrum, $20): This surreal graphic novel written and drawn by Chris W. Kim is about the residents of an isolated village in a dreamlike world who scavenge for supplies in the surrounding forest. When they find a stack of notebooks by an unknown author, a young villager becomes obsessed with their contents.

The Dog Knight (Feiwel & Friends, $14.99): Writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Bre Indigo tell the story of a nonbinary middle schooler who saves a dog from bullies and discovers a secret world made up of giant magical doghouses and canine superheroes called “The Pawtheon.”

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