Can’t Wait for Comics | Spawn reaches its 350th issue

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Todd McFarlane, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, Jonathan Hickman, Marco Checchetto, Mirka Andolfo, Dan Mora, Mark Waid, Sarah Mai, Zac Thompson 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.

Spawn #350 (Image, $4.99): Every issue of Spawn could probably be considered a “record breaker” now, as each one adds to its total as the longest running creator-owned superhero comic. With this big milestone issue comes a new costume for Spawn, a new ruler for Hell and a new artist, as Gunslinger Spawn‘s Brett Booth moves to the main Spawn title. This one is written by Todd McFarlane and Rory McConville, and also features artwork by Carlo Barberi (who will move to Gunslinger Spawn).

Ultimate Spider-Man #2 (Marvel, $4.99): A married Peter Parker who worked for his Uncle Ben at the Daily Bugle faced a monumental choice at the end of the first issue, as he had to decide whether to take on the powers and responsibilities of Spider-Man that had previously been denied him. This issue introduces a new hero to the Marvel universe, and it isn’t Spider-Man — it’s the Green Goblin. Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto continue with the surprises in this second issue.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #24 (DC, $3.99): Mark Waid and Dan Mora wrap up Superman and Batman’s field trip to the world of Kingdom Come. “With no way back to their own Earth, will Superman and Batman have to witness the tragic events that led to cataclysm–or are they fated to take the place of their doppelgangers?”

The Jaguar (Archie Comics, $3.99): Jaguar, the New Crusaders character who took up the mantle in 2012, leaps into her own one-shot courtesy of Keryl Brown Ahmed, Tango, Ellie Wright and Jack Morelli. Jaguar head to Peru to confront a predator that’s killing off wild cats. Check out a preview here.

Cemetery Kids Don’t Die #1 (Oni Press, $4.99): Zac Thompson and Daniel Irizarri present a new miniseries about four kids who play the hottest new game out there, Dreamwave — a game you play in your dreams. When one of their squad gets stuck in the Dreamwave, it’s up to them to save him from the King of Sleep, the baddest villain in the cemetery.

Alien: Black, White & Blood #1 (Marvel, $5.99): Having laid havoc on the Marvel and Star Wars universes, the Black, White & Blood anthology makes a detour into the Alien universe. This first issue features stories by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, Michael Dowling, Stephanie Phillips, Marcelo Ferreira and more.

Fire Power #30 (Skybound, $5.99): This 56-page oversized issue wraps up the story of Owen Johnson and his fireball-wielding family, which began back in 2020. Everything comes to a head in a story by Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson and Rus Wooton.

The Six Fingers #1 (Image, $3.99): Dan Watters, Sumit Kumar, Tom Muller and Lee Loughridge tell the story of Johannes Vale, a student who commits a murder that mirrors a notorious serial killer — only he doesn’t remember doing it. If the cover looks familiar, maybe it reminds you of the first issue of The One Hand, which came out earlier this month and might have a connection to this title. Just saying, Image did announce both of them in the same press release …

Predator: The Last Hunt #1 (Marvel, $4.99): The Predator hunts again in this new miniseries by Ed Brisson and Francesco Manna. It continues the story of Theta, a character Brisson co-created, as she continues on her “one-woman rampage across the spaceways to slay the deadly Yautja.”

Batman #144 (DC, $4.99): The “Joker Year One” storyline comes to a conclusion this week, as the Red Hood Gang rampages through Gotham and the one man that can stop them is, apparently, the Joker. This one’s by Chip Zdarsky, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Nesi and Andrea Sorrentino.

Edge of Spider-Verse #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Marvel returns to the Spider-Verse with another anthology featuring alternate reality versions of Spider-Man. This first issue features the work of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, Travel Foreman, Nilah Magruder and Eric Gapstur, along with the debut of a Spider-Man/Weapon X mash-up named Weapon VIII.

Blasfamous #1 (DSTLRY, $8.99): Mirka Andolfo’s “A Blessed Day” from The Devil’s Cut anthology was the set-up for this new title that Andolfo is writing and drawing. It’s about pop stars and their patrons, who happen to be angels and demons, battling each other for fans and fame.

Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Grootfall, the storyline that’s been running through the current Guardians of the Galaxy series, comes to a conclusion in this annual, courtesy of Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Kev Walker.

Freshman Year (Christy Ottaviano Books, $17.99): Creator Sarah Mai channles her own personal college journal and comics for this story about a new college arrival being overwhelmed with school and life during their freshman year.

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