Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘Ultimate Invasion’ begins; ‘Wonder Woman’ celebrates 800 issues

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Jonathan Hickman, Bryan Hitch, Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nic Klein, Dan Abnett and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. Ultimate Invasion kicks off this week, leading the way toward the return of the Ultimate Universe, while Wonder Woman hits a major milestone and the Bone Orchard Mythos begins a new chapter.

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.

Ultimate Invasion #1 (Marvel, $8.99): The Maker — that’s the evil Reed Richards who survived the destruction of the Ultimate Universe — wants to bring his home back, and he’ll go through The Illuminati to do it. This one’s by writer Jonathan Hickman, who also provides a bunch of back matter for the first issue, and artist Bryan Hitch.

Wonder Woman #800 (DC, $5.99): Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad wrap up their long-running storyline in this giant-sized issue, clearing the stage for the new Wonder Woman series that will kick off in the fall. This issue also includes stories by incoming writer Tom King, Joëlle Jones, Jen Bartel and more.

Tenement #1 (Image, $3.99): Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s The Bone Orchard Mythos horror universe continues with this 10-issue miniseries about the dark secrets of seven residents who live in the same building.

The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, $4.99): The Hulk gets back to his monstrous roots in this new series by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein, as they pit the jade giant against a legion of the world’s most depraved creatures. Time to start smashing …

Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons #1 (IDW, $3.99): This new miniseries by Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda is set in the 1500s, when maps warned of dragons and monsters in undiscovered parts of the world. In this case, the maps were right.

Wild’s End #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): The alien invasion story starring anthropomorphic characters by writer Dan Abnett and artist I.N.J. Culbard returns after a five-year absence. In this volume, a ship returns to port afetr the aliens invade to find a very different world waiting for them.

Black’s Myth: The Key to his Heart #1 (Ahoy, $3.99): Eric Palicki and Wendell Cavalcanti return to the world of Black’s Myth, as Janie Jones “Strummer” Mercado and her djinn assistant Ben Si’lat try to save a girl from becoming a monster.

Scarlet Witch Annual #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Marvel’s Contest of Chaos, their big summer superhero tournament that’ll tale place in their annuals, kicks off with this issue. Steve Orlando and Carlos Nieto detail a meeting between the Scarlet Witch and her former mentor-turned-rejuvenated witch Agatha Harkness.

Tales of Szypense #1 (Image, $4.99): Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s publishing imprint revives the “split book” approach with this new series that features stories by both, along with Nelson Daniel, T. P. Louise and more.

Stringer (Image, $22.99): Patrick Kindlon and Paul Tucker present a crime story set against the world of 1980s tennis, as a racquet stringer turned small-time drug dealer gets in over his head transporting a gym bag of cocaine across Europe.

Northranger (Harper Alley, $18.99): This YA graphic novel set on a rural Texas ranch details the coming-of-age story of two gay teens. It’s by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo, and is inspired by Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

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