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:
- Penguin Random House (Marvel + IDW + Dark Horse + more)
- Lunar Distribution (DC + Image + more)
- Diamond’s PreviewsWorld (BOOM! + Dynamite + more)
- ComicList (Pretty much all of the above)
- Amazon/Kindle new releases (digital comics)
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.
Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1 (Marvel, $4.99): If you thought Steve Orlando and Lorenzo Tammetta’s tenure on Scarlet Witch was over, then here’s a fun surprise — her ongoing title has given way to a new miniseries starring her and her brother. The two siblings come into conflict over the death of Magneto and a letter he wrote them, right as the Wizard, complete with”a horrifying eldritch upgrade,” comes after them.
Sinister Sons #1 (DC, $3.99): Peter J. Tomasi was the writer of several wonderful stories starring Jon Kent and Damian Wayne back when they were the Super Sons (and younger than they are now). Now Tomasi teams with David Lafuente for a comic that’s kind of the opposite of that — Sinister Sons, which features the kids of Sinestro and General Zod getting up to no good in the DC universe.
Dutch #1 (Image, $3.99): Joe Casey and Nathan Fox recently brought back the old Extreme Studios character Dutch for Image 30th anniversary anthology, and now Casey teams with Simon Gane for a three-issue miniseries starring the character. Casey calls it “maybe the biggest, most expansive story” he’s ever told at Image.
If You Find This, I’m Already Dead #1 (Dark Horse, $7.99): Courtesy of his Flux House imprint, Matt Kindt returns with a miniseries about a reporter whose job takes her on a cosmic odyssey. Dan McDaid, most recently of DC’s Kneel Before Zod series, provides the art.
The Infernals #1 (Image, $3.99): Co-writers Ryan Parrott and Noah Gardner team with artist John Pearson for this end-of-the-world story that recasts the Book of Revelations through the lens of a mob family drama.
The Displaced #1 (BOOM!, $4.99): This is a project that was almost writer Ed Brisson’s first published comics work, but for various reasons never saw the light of day. But now he teams with artist Luca Casalanguida, colorist Dee Cunniffe and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou for this story about a city that has vanished without a trace and that no one can remember.
Red Hood: The Hill #1 (DC, $3.99): Shawn Martinbrough returns to write Jason Todd again in this new miniseries that sees him team with artist Sanford Greene. It’s about a dangerous suburb of Gotham that was previously ignored by the police and Batman, until a vigilante named Strike brought the residents together to defend themselves. Now Strike and her neighbors will team up with their newest resident, the Red Hood, to battle a new villain.
Night Thrasher #1 (Marvel, $4.99): The skateboard-riding rich kid who founded the New Warriorsl return in a new miniseries by J. Holtham and Nelson Dániel. The story brings Dwayne Taylor back to New York, where his ex, Silhouette, recruits him to battle a criminal called The O.G.
Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station #1 (Image, $4.99): Author Joe Hill and artists Jason Ciaramella and Michael Walsh bring one of Hill’s short stories to comics under the Creepshow banner. Hill said it’s about “a cut-throat dealmaker, someone who thinks of himself as quite a wolf, running afoul of creatures whose fangs are in no way metaphorical.”
Super Scouts #1 (CEX, $6.99): Ryan Little and Bruno Oliveira are the team behind this new title that’s kind of a mix of Power Rangers and Galaxy Quest. When a group of actors from the Tv show Super Scouts discover their show is based on an actual intergalactic war, it’s time for them to hero up.
The Cabinet #1 (Image, $3.99): Jordan Hart, David Ebeltoft and Chiara Raimondi are the creative behind this new miniseries. It’s sort of like Narnia, but instead of traveling through the wardrobe the kids accidentally used it to kill their parents and unleashed evil upon the world: “In this vibrant, tongue-in-cheek adventure series, atypical teen Avani and midwestern jock Trent teleport across a post-Cold War landscape to collect bizarre relics. Why? Well, because they need to summon the arcane powers of a resplendent 17th-century cabinet to fix a teeny-tiny mistake the last time Avani used it… unleashing an ancient evil from its prison and accidentally slaughtering her parents.”
Blue Book: 1947 #1 (Dark Horse, $4.99): James Tynion IV and Michael Avon Oeming’s Substack digital comic series returns to print with a second miniseries collecting the comics they originally published online. This volume focuses on pilot Kenneth Arnold, who in 1947 “flew his Call-Air A-2 over the skies of the Pacific Northwest when all of a sudden he saw a blinding flashof silver light. What followed was a bizarre and difficult to explain encounter with several flying objects that would change the course of his life forever.”
Deer Editor #2 (Mad Cave, $4.99): The second issue of Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela’s excellent new series arrives this week, as the journalist/deer named Bucky finds himself in a bad spot, and his associate editor, Dan, has to come to the rescue. Together, they’ll team up to expose “the true rot deep within Sheltered Cove.” This one is not to be missed.
Barking (Avery Hill Publishing, $22.99): Lucy Sullivan writes and draws this incredible, black and white graphic novel that “tells a powerful, emotional story about the problems that sometimes overwhelm us all-and the failures in the mental health system we depend on.”
Mary Tyler MooreHawk (Top Shelf, $29.99): Dave Baker writes and draws this graphic novel about a young journalist named Dave Baker who investigates a mysterious and obscure comic called Mary Tyler MooreHawk that was created by … Dave Baker. Per the solicits, it’s “a compilation of long-lost gee-whiz adventure comics in which the world’s strangest family fights to avert Armageddon…and a bundle of magazine articles from a dystopian future where physical property is banned and entertainment is broadcast on dishwashers. It’s a document-based detective story that weaves back and forth between worlds, touching on everything from corporate personhood to mutant shark-men to the meaning of fandom and reality itself. It’s a show you don’t remember…and a book you won’t forget.”
Hex Americana (Iron Circus, $15): Written and drawn by Bree Wolf, this new graphic novel is about the ghost of a race car driver and his biggest fan teaming up to race in the ultimate monster derby grand prix –the legendary Hex Americana.
The Happy Shop (Oni Press, $14.99): Brittany Long Olsen writes and draws this charming all-ages graphic novel about a girl who goes to work a shop that sells happy feelings — things like “Picking up the last sweater on the rack and it’s on sale” or “Buying a new graphic novel that’s unexpectedly great.”
Dragon Garage (Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics, $19.95): Rex Libris creator James Turner is back with a new graphic novel about a guy who accidentally opens up a doorway to the RPG fantasy world he’s created.
Fall Through (Abrams ComicArt, $24.99): Nate Powell, the multiple award-winning artist of the March trilogy, as well as the creator of Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole and numerous other graphic novels, returns with a new story about a punk band that can travel through time and alternate dimensions thanks to a magic spell that’s embedded in one of their songs.
Conan the Barbarian: Bound in Black Stone (Titan, $17.99): Marvel dropping the Conan license back in 2022 may be the best thing to happen to everyone’s favorite barbarian since the invention of the loincloth. Titan picked up the property and ran with it, keeping Jim Zub and adding artist Roberto De La Torre, who created some of the best Conan stories in awhile. This collects the first four issues of their reboot, along with material from last year’s Free Comic Book Day issue.