5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (3/21/2018)
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 into new series. Here’s 5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (3/21/2018).
return resurgence of one of the most celebrated comic book franchises ever, legendary creator Stan Sakai is relaunching renumbering Usagi Yojimbo to bring in a whole new set of readers, and it’s a great idea. Nothing has to change here except the number of the cover of the book. The storytelling is stellar, the art is brilliant, and if this is what it takes to bring in new readers, so be it.
Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
On his way to see Inspector Ishida, Usagi is confronted by Shogunate guards . . . a sign of the times. While unraveling a pair of murders in town later, Usagi and Ishida become wary as they find the corpses stripped of all identification-except for a talisman that leads to a startling discovery!Part one of seven-the perfect place to start!
BOOM! Studios has Lucy Dreaming debuting this week from writer Max Bemis, and this coming of age story is just good comics. Bemis creates a whimsical premise and Michael Dialynas’s art is the perfect match for this kind of tale. Together the creative team captures tones and themes that hearken back to The Neverending Story and other similar stories. This is a treat, and you shouldn’t miss it.
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Max Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected!
The Pathfinder franchise of fantasy comics is in great hands over at Dynamite Entertainment, and while this latest addition to the main story is great for new and long-time readers alike, it’s the space-faring backup story in this issue that sets it apart. It’s like Dungeons & Dragons meets Star Trek in a comic, which scratches so many geek itches at once. If DE doesn’t put Starfinder as the main story in the next series I’ll be disappointed.
Writers: Crystal Frasier, Erik Mona
Artist: Tom Garcia
Cover Artist: Diego Galindo
As the Pathfinder plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone. Bonus: Starfinder backup story! Thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future, the Starfinder Society spreads adventure across the solar system!
Weapon H #1
Marvel Comics makes a surprise return to this weekly list with the Grek Pak written Weapon H. Now, yes, this is a crossbreed of The Hulk and Wolverine, but it’s Greg Pak. That dude can write anything great, and this completely off-the-wall creation is the perfect premise for him to tell a truly compelling story. Cory Smith’s pencils look great in the previews, so I’m at least a bit excited to get my hands on this ish.
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Cory Smith
Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!
It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!
From Lion Forge comes Infinity 8, and it certainly sounds like something special. A series of intertwining stories investigating parallel timelines in an attempt to save a city-sized spaces ship, all culminating in a sci-fi crescendo over a series of 3 issue arcs. It’s a bit of an undertaking, but I’m hopeful this creative team can pull it off. If they can it will be amazing! And it will all start here.
Writers: Lewis Trondheim, Zep
Artist: Dominique Bertail
Cover Artist: Dominique Bertail
A city sized space cruiser runs into a field of debris between galaxies, and it is up to the ship’s top eight security agents to figure out how to circumnavigate it. Investigating eight different parallel timelines, the agents uncover multiple plots that together could spell the end of the ship’s massive interspecies population.
- The debut of a far out, pulpy, sci fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue in cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation.
- Eight different 3 issue arcs explore each of the agents parallel investigations, each by a different creative team of the most popular creators in France: Lewis Trondheim, Olivier Vatine Zep, Dominique Bertail, Fabien Vehlmann, Balez, Kris, Trystram, De Felici, and Boulet.
- Each 3 issue arc is self contained, but together they unravel the larger mystery.
- Conceived and directed by the legendary Lewis Trondheim and Olivier Vatine.