5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (9/6/2017)
I love new comics! Not just the stuff that hits comic shop shelves every Wednesday, but the stuff hitting those shelves for the very first time. #1s. I’m into everything that’s new, and here’s some books dropping this week that look to be fantastic entry points to new series. Here’s 5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (9/6/2017).
Bombshells United #1
The Bombshells are back! One of the biggest surprises in recent memory gets a brand new ongoing series, and I couldn’t be happier. Bennett and Sauvage kill it with these crazy “Elseworlds” story (is Elseworlds even a thing anymore?) and I’m expecting more amazing from this new title.
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover Artists: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
The Bombshells are back in an all-new series! As our new tale begins, the year is 1943, and Wonder Woman is called to Arizona for help by two young girls named Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy! The girls’ friends and families are being displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps! To save them, can Wonder Woman fight against the same people she once fought alongside?
Dastardly and Muttley #1
Now for something completely different from DC Comics and master story-teller Garth Ennis. The publisher’s team-up with Hanna-Barbera continues to be hit or miss, but the hits are truly special, and I’m expecting this to be fun, comedic, and poignantly modern in only the way Ennis can do. This is going to be a titles everyone is talking about Wednesday afternoon.
Writer: Garth Ennis
Cover Artist: Liam Sharp
It’s a red-letter day for the good folk of Unliklistan as they start to power up their first atomic reactor. But after pushing the wrong button, the ultra-rare radioactive element, unstabilium, has been released into the atmosphere! Now it’s up to pilot Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Atcherly and his navigator Captain Dudley “Mutt” Muller to save the day. Will they safely complete their mission? Or are things about to get a little…wacky?
Scales & Scoundrels #1
Fantasy is really hot right now, and titles like ‘Skullkickers’ and ‘Rat Queens’ have paved the way for this week’s under-the-radar title from Image. Sebastian Girner is hot off the heels of the acclaimed ‘Shirtless Bear-Fighter’ and if this is half as good as that it’s going to be a whole lot of fun.
Writer: Sebastian Girner
Cover Artist: Galaad
NEW SERIES! It’s hard to make an honest living in a land brimming with magic and mystery, and treasure hunter Luvander is tired of being a penniless adventurer. Ever in search of gold and glory, she sets off for a fabled dungeon, “the Dragon’s Maw,” an ancient labyrinth, at the bottom of which slumbers endless wealth… or certain doom! But what starts out as a road to riches becomes the first step on an epic journey to destiny, for Luvander holds a secret in her heart that will shatter the chains of fate and bring light to a world encroached upon by an ancient darkness. Writer SEBASTIAN GIRNER (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!) and artist GALAAD are proud to present SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, a colorful and exciting new monthly fantasy adventure from Image Comics, for scoundrels of all ages!
Writer: Clay Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Clay McLeod Chapman brings his unique writing styles to BOOM! Studios with something so completely different and compelling that it should be a must-read for every comic book fan. Touted as a modern-day Lord of the Flies on a quarantined college campus, I’m expecting some great dialogue and relevant story-telling.
“After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society-it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus.”
“From writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Spider-Verse, Ultimate Spider-Man, American Vampire, Vertigo Quarterly), whose most recent play, “Stump Speeches,” was a New York Times Critics’ Pick; and introducing artist Jey Levang.”
Made Men #1
A modern take on the Frankenstein story as a descendant of that infamous doctor uses her family secrets to bring her dead Special Ops team back to life. Based solely on this premise I’m on board for at least a story arc or two. A brilliant creative team, a terrific premise, with all the makings of something truly special.
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Arjuna Susini, Gonzalo Duarte
Cover Artist: Arjuna Susini, Gonzalo Duarte
You don’t know Jutte Shelley, but you might know her family. Before she was a Shelley, she was a Frankenstein. These days, she’s a Detroit Special Ops officer. At least she was, until she and her entire team were ambushed during what should have been a routine call. Jutte watched as, one by one, her friends were gunned down. And then, in a flurry of bullets, Jutte fell too. But Jutte isn’t like other people. She’s a Frankenstein. And she knows all her family’s secrets. Guess who’s getting the gang back together?