Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘Christopher Chaos’ comes to print

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving in stores this week by James Tynion IV, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Alison Sampson, Dave Stewart, Adam Cesare, Hayley Gold, Tate Brombal, Nick Robles 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 Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 (Dark Horse, $4.99): What was originally a comic on Substack became a miniseries and has now morphed into an ongoing series. Tate Brombal, Nick Robles, James TynionIV and Isaac Goodhart have created a fun, LGBTQ+ horror hero who must find his way in a world of monsters, heroes, a cult of hunters and high school.

Brynmore #1 (IDW, $3.99): Steve Niles and Damien Worm reunite on this five-issue series set on a remote island plagued by a sinister generational curse. When the island’s prodigal son returns to reconnect with his daughter, he ends up battling “malefic forces beyond his control.”

Carnage Reigns Omega (Marvel, $4.99): Marvel wraps up one of its many crossovers as Cody Ziglar and Julius Ohta pit Carnage against Miles Morales (and friends) in a story that also sets up the next Venom story. Because of course it does.

Creed: The Next Round #1 (BOOM! Studios, $4.99): Hey, it’s a Creed comic! I’ve seen several articles talking about how manga and anime influenced Michael B. Jordan’s work on the third film, so it makes sense to see a comic spin-off. It’s by LaToya Morgan, Jai Jamison and Wilton Santos, and it focuses on Amara Creed’s boxing career 10 years after the end of Creed III.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1957: Fearful Symmetry (Dark Horse, $3.99): This is the third of five one-shots featuring Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. set in the year 1957, each written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson and featuring different artist. Artist Alison Sampson, with Dave Stewart on colors, helps tell the story of Hellboy’s trip to India to investigate “a rash of mysterious animal attacks” plaguing a small village.

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Coinless (BOOM!, $7.99): Adam Cesare and Moises Hidalgo headline one of several projects BOOM! is releasing to celebrate 30 years of the Power Rangers, as the present a horror-themed story featuring the villains Drakkon and Mistress Vile.

X-Men Before the Fall: Heralds of Apocalypse #1 (Marvel, $4.99): This is the third of four one-shots intended to “tie up long-simmering plotlines, reintroduce major players and put all the pieces in place for the dramatic events of the third annual Hellfire Gala” before Fall of X officially kicks off and blows up the world of the X-Men (hypothetically). Al Ewing and Luca Pizzari are the creative team, and they re-introduce Apocalypse, who has been off in another dimension with his estranged family since X of Swords ended.

Marvel July 1963 Omnibus (Marvel, $100): To celebrate the 60th anniversaries of the X-Men and Avengers, Marvel is releasing this omnibus containing all the comics they published in July 0f 1963, when both titles debuted. It features early issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, westerns like The Rawhide Kid, romance comics like Millie the Model and more.

Disney One Saturday Morning Adventures (Fantagraphics, $29.99): Back in the 1990s Disney launched a magazine called Disney Adventures aimed at kids that could be found at checkout stands and magazine shelves in grocery stores and other outlets. Each issue featured comics based on a lot of the cartoons you could see on the Disney Channel as well as as part of their Saturday morning cartoon block and Disney Afternoon block, like DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, Bonkers, Doug, Recess and more. This is an almost 200-page collection of some of those comics, as part of Fantagraphics’ overall deal with Disney to collect previously published materiel into lovely hardcovers.

Nervosa (Street Noise Books, $21.99): Hayley Gold writes and draws this graphic novel about “disordered eating, chronic illness and a profound relationship with hope.” You can see our preview of it here.

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