Check out comics and graphic novels this week by John Layman, Jok, G. Willow Wilson, Jim Benton, Dan Watters, Germán Peralta, Michael Dorn, Sami Basri, Rob Liefeld, Mattie Lubchansky 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.
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Walt Simonson, Gerry Conway, Stephanie Phillips, Scott Eaton and more create new stories set in alternate universes.
Marvel has announced the return of What If?, their classic alternate history comic, for the summer, with four one-shots planned under the title What If? Dark.
I chuckled a bit when I saw that they added “Dark” to the title. If you ever read any of the original What If? run, you know that more times than not, the stories would take a dark turn. For instance, “What If Phoenix Had Lived?” ended with the death of pretty much everything else.
In any event, What If? helped introduce Marvel’s version of the multiverse, and this year will introduce four new universe where things took a different turn. The one-shots also mark the return of two classic Marvel creators, Walt Simonson and Gerry Conway, as they revisit stories they’ve become synonymous with.
Here’s the rundown:
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The Asgardian god takes a road trip around the Marvel Universe this summer.
Dan Watters, the writer of, among other things, the excellent Home Sick Pilots, will make his Marvel debut this summer on Loki, a four-issue miniseries starring the Asgardian god of mischief.
Watters will work with artist Germán Peralta, whose work has appeared in Black Panther, Maestro and Strikeforce, among other titles, as they send Loki on a cosmic road trip of sorts.
“It’s hard to say what a delight it is to be making my Marvel debut, even more so to be doing it with the God of Stories himself—taking him all the way around the Marvel Universe and back again,” Watters said. “I can’t wait for all to see the beauty Germán’s art is breathing into this tale we have to tell you, full of magic, danger—and if Loki can’t help himself (he can’t)—quite a smidge of mischief.”
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Carla Hoffman dives deep into what to expect from Marvel in April.
Let’s take a moment, Dear Reader, to look forward to the future. I know, it’s been a while since we’ve indulged in this sort of thing, the idea that the next few months could be predictable enough to make plans accordingly, rather than surviving by the seat of our pants. But just in case the aliens don’t land, wild boars don’t mutate and dominate the East Coast, or that the comics publishing business won’t go belly up in a matter of weeks and lock down all new content from our humble shelves, let’s look forward into the past at the solicitations of April 2021 from Marvel Comics.
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Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru will reteam for a miniseries featuring Asgard’s favorite brothers.
Writer Mariko Tamaki will team up with art team Gurihiru for a new miniseries featuring Loki and Thor doing what they do best — getting into, and getting out of, respectively, trouble.
“Gurihiru are awesome. This comic is so deeply adorable it’s RIDICULOUS,” Tamaki told Marvel.com. “Very excited to get to write some more adventures with Marvel characters, ESPECIALLY Thor and Loki.”
From the cover art alone, it looks pretty fun:
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Artist Ron Lim joins the legendary Avengers writer for a new one-shot.
Longtime Avengers scribe Roger Stern, who put the team through its paces back in the 1980s, will return to comics for a one-shot pitting his era of the team against Loki.
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Both titles kick off in July.
Marvel’s latest crossover event, the Thor-themed War of the Realms, just kicked off last week, but the publisher is already revealing its plans for what comes after the event ends.
Announced on the company’s website are two new titles spinning out of the War — a new Loki title by Daniel Kibblesmith and Oscar Bazaldua, and Punisher Kill Krew by Gerry Dugan and Juan Ferreyra.
Covers and descriptions (and spoilers for WotR) are below.
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