5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (10/11/2017)
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 (10/11/2017).
For the full list of comics dropping this week click here
DC Comics just doesn’t seem to care much about what they publish, and frankly it’s refreshing. Injustice is only one example of the publisher doing whatever they want as long as it make for a good story, and Gotham City Garage looks like it’s going for that same sort of synergy. Based on a series of character statues, GCG puts popular DC characters in a world full of motorcycles and leather, and it looks like a ton of fun.
Writers: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Artist: Brian Ching
Cover Artist: Dan Panosian
A new series inspired by the DC Collectibles statue line! It’s been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham City into a modern utopia, saving his people from the devastation that made the rest of the continent a wasteland. But his city isn’t paradise for everyone. If the Lexes network misfires, and a citizen wakes up and steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when young Kara Gordon, whose ridealong tech has never functioned optimally, rushes headlong into the Freescape, she’s shocked to find Gotham City Garage-where new friends might become family, if she lives long enough.
Now for something completely different from IDW Publishing, as Ben Templesmith’s Gentleman Corpse gets political. A perfect blend of horror – just in time for Halloween – mixed with the real-world scariness of modern-day American politics, with just the right amount of humor, Wormwood Goes to Washington isn’t for everyone, but everyone should read it.
Writer: Ben Templesmith
Artist: Ben Templesmith
Cover Artist: Ben Templesmith
Wormwood has been gone for some time. Too long, if you ask his old friends. They’re determined to track him down, no matter what dimension he’s buggered off to. You see, a special agent from the U.S. government has asked for Wormwood’s help, and things are about to get political…
Image Comics has a strong showing this week, but making the cut for stuff you should be looking out for is Family Trade #1. A new ongoing from writer Justin Jordan that promises some great world-building in a steam-punk world filled with alchemy and adventure. While we don’t know much about the premise, Family Trade looks to be making a epic attempt at a long-form comic run, and I’m jumping on this at square one.
Writers: Justin Jordan, Nikki Ryan
Artist: Morgan Beem
Cover Artist: Morgan Beem
“THE FAMILY,” Part One
Introducing an all-new ongoing series from the creator of LUTHER STRODE, SPREAD, and DEAD BODY ROAD!
Steampunk, alchemy, and adventure meet the ocean. On an island city in a world where history didn’t quite turn out like ours, a hidden family of spies, thieves, and assassins makes sure that the world keeps going. Or they did, until Jessa Wynn, their youngest member, manages to start a civil war.
The second Image Comics debut this week, God Complex involves a futuristic city, an investigator, a triple murder, and the uncovering of a conspiracy that could bring down the entire civilization. That sounds amazing! An examination of our digital future, with a touch of dogma included, this sounds like some honest-to-goodness hard science fiction, and I cannot wait to check it out.
Writers: Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artist: Isuardi Therianto
In the futuristic city of Delphi, a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself embroiled in the bizarre murders of three church acolytes. Guided by his cryptic mentor, the Ruler named Hermes, Seneca uncovers a stunning conspiracy and a mystery that will turn his entire world upside down. From writer PAUL JENKINS (Inhumans, Wolverine: Origin) and artist HENDRY PRASETYA (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) comes a unique vision of a digital future powered by mythological gods.
Titan Comics is taking one of the coolest comics book runs of yesteryear from two industry legends and continuing the series directly from where that duo left off. This may be unprecedented in comics, and it’s something you should not miss. The Fighting American was a 50s era comics, but now those heroes have been thrust into the modern day, and that culture shock makes for a wonderful comic book story. Bridging generations and honoring legends, while building a solid series in its own right, this issue is great.
Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Duke Mighten
Cover Artist: Terry Dodson
Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby’s classic series! Fighting American returns!
Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, with a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson!
When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face?
With modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now?
Goes on-sale October 11th, Joe Simon’s birthday!