Can’t Wait for Wednesday | It’s Doom vs. Galactus in a battle for the ages

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Sanford Greene, Jonathan Hickman, Rich Douek, Gavin Smith, Ray Fawkes, Antonio Fuso, Mark Russell, Peter Krause, Jazmine Joyner, Anthony Pugh, Benji Lee, Stephanie Phillips, Dani Bolinho and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Wednesday, 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.

Doom#1 (Marvel, $6.99): Jonathan Hickman and Sanford Greene team up to present a battle for the ages: Doctor Doom versus Galactus “to save all that is and to try to attain a cosmic status that he’s only ever dreamed of.” Doom is joined by his goddaughter Valeria Richards on his quest, so Galactus may want to watch out.

Heartpiercer #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): Drive Like Hell writer Rich Douek teams with artists Gavin Smith and Nicholas Burgdorf for the story of a monster hunter who is tricked into killing the last unicorn, plunging the world into darkness.

Sanction #1 (Mad Cave Studios, $4.99): Set in Leningrad in 1987, this new crime story stars two detectives who discover a body on New Year’s Day. Ray Fawkes of In the Flood and Justice League Dark fame and Wyrd artist Antonio Fuso head back to the USSR for this gritty Soviet-era crime story that Fawkes describes as the “never-seen-this-before crime book I’ve always wanted to write.”

Venom: Separation Anxiety #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Venom co-creator David Michelinie returns to the character for another miniseries set during Venom’s early days. Death of the Venomverse artist Gerardo Sandoval joins him for a story that features Eddie Brock encountering the Purple Man, who uses his powers to steal Brock’s symbiote and become “The King in Purple.”

Masters of the Universe: Revolution #1 (Dark Horse, $3.99): He-Man, Skeletor and the gang are back for another miniseries that ties into the Netflix show. Tim Sheridan, Rob David, Ted Biaselli, Daniel HDR, Keith Champagne and more present the early days of Hordak and Skeletor.

My Bad: Escape from Peculiar Island #1 (Ahoy Comics, $3.99): Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman and Peter Krause are back with another round of My Bad, as the Chandelier returns to face off with the IRS.

Monolith #1 (Image Comics, $2.99): Sean Lewis and Valerio Giangiordano share the origin story for the bulky hellspawn known as Monolith in this three-issue minsieries. It’ll answer the question, “What connection does he have to one of the most savage of his kind, Omega Spawn?” and will “follow his journey from the cosmic depths of deep-spawn to his first encounter with Al Simmons.”

Action Comics # 1065 (DC, $4.99): It’s part three of the House of Brainiac crossover, as Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval pit Superman and Lobo against Brainiac’s army of Czarnians while Supergirl and Conner Kent face off with Brainiac.

Gun Honey: Collision Course #1 (Titan, $3.99): Gun Honey, aka Joanna Tan, returns for another violence-filled adventure that will stretch from the jungles of Borneo to the Gobi Desert, as she tries to turn the tables on the government agents who still hunt her.

Armored #1 (Clover Press, $4.99): Screenwriter Michael Schwartz made his comic book-writing debut on this five-issue miniseries, which is about a boy and a haunted suit of armor. Featuring art by Ismael Hernandez the project was originally available via Kickstarter and now makes its way to comic shops.

Amazing Spider-Man: Blood Hunt #1 (Marvel, $4.99): After an excellent tie-in issue of Amazing Spider-Man last week, Spider-Man jumps into a Blood Hunt spinoff miniseries by Justina Ireland and Marcelo Ferreira that finds the wallcrawler seeking out Morbius, the Living Vampire.

Godzilla 70th Anniversary (IDW, $9.99): IDw celebrates 70 years of the giant kaiju known as Godzilla with an anthology stories set across time, by creators like Michael Conrad, Matt Frank, James Stokoe, Adam Gorham, Dan DiDio and more.

Kingdom Riders (IDW, $12.99): Shannon Eric Denton and Marcus To present a new fantasy world in a new graphic novel, as peasant girl enters the politically charged and very dangerous Kingdom Races in order to save the life of her friend.

The Boy from Clearwater: Book Two (Levine Querido, $25.99): Yu Pei-yun, Lin King, and Zhou Jian-xin continue the story from the first volume, which picks up on the life of publisher and human rights activist Tsai Kun-lin after he’s released from prison following his persecution during the White Terror movement in Taiwan.

Devour (Abrams ComicsArt/Megascope, $24.99): This graphic novel by Jazmine Joyner and Anthony Pugh is about a family who moves to Alabama to take care of their matriarch, who is suffering from dementia, but the eldest daughter discovers there’s a lot more going on here, as she discovers her family’s secret legacy and their tie to the god Anansi.

Good: A Graphic Memoir (NBM, $24.99): This is a really interesting “based on a true story” graphic novel, about David Good — the son of an anthropologist father and a mother who was part of the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon rainforest, who had limited contact with the outside world. Good worked with cartoonist FLuX on the story, which details how he grew up in America without his mother and was eventually reunited with her in the Amazon.

Garbage Night: The Complete Edition (Flying Eye Books, $20.99): This volume includes both of Benji Lee’s graphic novels about three animals living in a post-apocalyptic world who try to figure out how to survive without a “garbage night” after the humans are gone.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Forecast from Stonehenge (Oni Press, $12.99): This third Choose Your Own Adventure graphic novel is by Stephanie Phillips and Dani Bolinho, and it’s based on the prose novel by R. A. Montgomery. And, of course, it stars you, the reader, as you decide the fate of Stonehenge based on the choices you make as your read.

Escape from St. Hell (Graphix, $14.99): Lewis Hancox follows up Welcome to St. Hell with more humorous stories about coming into his own as a trans man.

Let’s Make Bread (Ten Speed Press, $22): We have another comic book cookbook this week, which I’m pretty excited about — this one by Ken Forkish and artist Sarah Becan teaches you how to bake bread. I like this new era of comic book cookbooks we seem to be in, which makes me old, I guess? Yeah, probably. But not too old to enjoy homemade bread …

Lunar Boy (Harper Alley, $15.99): Jes and Cin Wibowo have created a whole bunch of fun fan comics featuring DC characters that you can find here and here and probably other places, too. Their first graphic novel is the story of Indu, a young trans boy who lives on the moon until his mom takes him to Earth to live with his new blended family.

Summer Vamp (Random House Graphic, $21.99): Violet Chan Karim’s new graphic novel is about a girl who thinks she’s going to culinary camp, but somehow ends up at vampire camp.

Project: Cryptid (Ahoy Comics, $17.99): This is the first collection of Ahoy’s first ongoing title, an anthology of stories about cryptids like Bigfoot, Mongolian Death Worms, the Loch Ness Monster and more. This collection features stories by Mark Russell, Matt Bors, Melissa F. Olson, Alex Segura, Peter Krause, Taki Soma, Gene Ha and more.

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