Can’t Wait for Wednesday | The next generation of Ninja Turtles returns

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Peach Momoko, Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins, Derek Kirk Kim, Greg Weisman, Humberto Ramos, Eduardo Risso, Paul Reiser, Lara Pickle, Johnny Ryan, Katie Cook and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics Wednesday, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. It’s a pretty big week, with the launch of a sequel to last year’s best-selling superhero graphic novel, not to mention another new Ultimate Universe title from Marvel, a new take on classic Bat-Man and the return of Derek Kirk Kim to comics. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

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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‘Ultimate X-Men’ will feature Armor, Maystorm and more

Peach Momoko will offer a completely new take on the X-Men next year.

Readers of Ultimate Universe #1, which arrived in stores today, not only learned more about Jonathan Hickman’s approach to this new take on the Marvel Universe, but also saw preview pages from Peach Momoko’s upcoming Ultimate X-Men.

(And if you missed them, no worries — you’ll find them at the bottom of this post).

In conjunction with the release, Marvel has revealed more details on the title, which Momoko will both write and draw, and which will offer a very different take on Marvel’s merry mutants — something more like manga or the Demon Days stories she did at Marvel.

The two characters featured in the preview, for instance, aren’t pulled from the original five, who were first introduced in the 1960s, or even the “new X-Men” introduced in the 1970s — they’re Armor, a character introduced in 2004, at least in the beginning, and Maystorm, a new character who was created as part of a line of variant covers.

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Marvel announces three more ‘Ultimate’ titles for 2024

Peach Momoko, Bryan Hill, Stefano Caselli and more will contribute to the resurrected Ultimate Universe.

Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, which was reincarnated in the recent Ultimate Invasion miniseries, will grow next year with three new titles, following the Ultimate Universe one-shot coming Nov. 1.

Spider-Man, Black Panther and the X-Men will get new Ultimate titles in this “world outside your window” approach architected by Jonathan Hickman.

“What made the Ultimate Universe originally really interesting was that it was a reflection of the world outside your window, in the moment that you were living in. What does it look like in the world we’re living in now?” Hickman said back in June. “It’s kind of shocking how much the world has changed in that period of time. The idea of what it would be like to see the genesis of super heroes in a brand-new world is a really fascinating exercise.”

Hickman himself will write one of the titles, Ultimate Spider-Man, while Bryan Hill will write the first-ever Ultimate Black Panther series.

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