Can’t Wait for Comics | Meet ‘The Man From Maybe’

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Jordan Thomas, Shaky Kane, Mark Waid, Dan Mora, Rainbow Rowell, Patrick Horvath, Matt Kindt, Wilfredo Torres, Zoe Thorogood 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 Man From Maybe #1 (Oni Press, $6.99): Jordan Thomas and Shaky Kane already shook up the detective genre with their L.A. Confidential meets Futurama series Weird Work, and next they’re taking aim at a post-apocalyptic western in The Man From Maybe. Each of the three issues of the miniseries will run 48 pages and will feature a “high potency dose of eye-searing, shoot-’em-up action on the high plains of our ruined planet.”

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 (DC, $4.99): DC’s big guns meet the kings of monsters in this seven-issue miniseries, which will be written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Christian Duce and colorist Luis Guerrero. The story also involves the Legion of Doom, as a rift is created between the DCU and the Monsterverse where Godzill and company live.

Sensational She-Hulk #1 (Marvel, $4.99): It doesn’t sound like much is changing beyond the name on the book, as Rainbow Rowell and Andrés Genolet will continue to tell Jennifer Walters’ adventures.

Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees #1 (IDW, $3.99): Woodbrook might seem familiar to anyone who has ever read Richard Scarry or played Animal Crossing, but the little town has some dark secrets that will be exposed in this new title written, drawn and colored by Patrick Horvath with lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

Crypt of Shadows (Marvel, $4.99): For the second year, Marvel is once again opening the doors to the Crypt of Shadows, showcasing creepy stories starring their characters by Al Ewing, Cavan Scott, Declan Shalvey, Sarah Gailey and more. Expect to see stories featuring Scarlet Witch, Deadpool, Daredevil, Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night and Hulk, among others, while Victor Strange, Doctor Strange’s brother, will once again serve as “host.”

Jay Garrick: The Flash #1 (DC, $3.99): The original Flash reunites with his long-lost daughter, Judy, who “reappeared” in the recent Stargirl title. Jeremy Adams and Diego Olortegui send the speedster father-and-daughter duo on an adventure that ties back to a mission from Jay Garriack’s early days.

Subgenre #1 (Dark Horse, $7.99): Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres, who worked together on Bang! re-team for this story about a private detective in a dystopian future who has dreams about being a barbarian in a fantasy world.

Hack/Slash: Back to School #1 (Image, $3.99): Hack/Slash will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, so it’s a good time to bring in one of comic’s most promising newcomers to offer a fresh take. And who better than Zoe Thorogood, who won this year’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, to turn her pencil in Cassie Hack’s direction?

Fear the Funhouse: Toybox of Terror (Archie, $3.99): Following last year’s Fear the Funhouse anthology, the title returns with new stories by Timmy Heague, Danielle Paige, Michael Northrop, Ryan Caskey, Tango and Ryan Jampole. One of the stories is about an evil toy invasion of Riverdale.

Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Following a collection of the Marvel Unlimited series last month, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Juan Ferreyra team up again to put Peter Parker through the ringer, as he ends up powerless in a haunted house.

World’s Finest #20 (DC, $3.99): Mark Waid returns to the world of Kingdom Come, which he created with Alex Ross back in 1996. He and artist Dan Mora reveal more secrets about Superman’s sidekick Boy Thunder: “To find and save Superman’s former protege, the World’s Finest duo bridges the dimensional gulf between their world and an Earth with a jaded Superman, a broken Batman, and a war-hungry Wonder Woman.”

Headless Horseman Halloween Annual #1 (Dark Horse, $7.99): Dark Horse heads to Sleepy Hollow in this anthology of “five terrifying tales to warm up your cold soul.” It includes new stories by David Dastmalchian, Tyler Crook, Olivia Stephens, Angela Slatter and more.

Superman #7 (DC, $5.99): DC celebrates the 850th issue of Superman, aka issue #7 of the current series, with an oversized issue featuring stories by Joshua Williamson, Gleb Melnikov, Dan Jurgens and more.

Watership Down (Ten Speed Press, $26.99): James Sturm and Joe Sutphin adapt the classic tale of warring rabbit tribes by Richard Adams into a graphic novel.

Hip Hop Family Tree: The Omnibus (Fantagraphics, $75): Ed Piskor’s history of rap music, which started as a webcomic on Boing Boing, gets the omnibus treatment just in time for the 50th anniversary of hip hop.

Project Monarch (Dark Horse, $19.99): Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos pull out all the stops in this new graphic novel that will involve fake moon landings, the Illuminati, child stars turned assassins and a film that can control minds.

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