5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (5/23/2018)
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 (5/23/2018).
I know, this isn’t technically a #1 issue, but I don’t care. These Image Comics reprints are a great way to recollect the series, or get in on the thing for the first time, and it’s really cool of IDW to release them. Full four-color glory and a cool retro feel makes this an easy pickup for Wednesday.
Writer: Gary Carlson
Artist: Frank Fosco
Cover Artist: Frank Fosco
This is it, fans! You demanded it, and IDW Publishing listened! The entire Image Comics TMNT run (a.k.a TMNT Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory! Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever… culminating in three brand-new issues (#24-26), written and drawn by original creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco, completing this long-beloved storyline at last!
In this premiere issue, the TMNT and Master Splinter are attacked in their lair by a of group of cyborgs led by the female ninja called Pimiko. Before the attack is over, one family member will fall… and one will be lost! Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor of the entire TMNT Image experience! Colors by IDW TMNT veteran Adam Guzowski (TMNT Color Classics)! Featuring new cover art by Frank Fosco and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Love him or hate him, Ta-Nehisi Coates has taken Black Panther in some new and interesting directions, but now he’s taking the Wakandan King into space, and that’s…weird. It’s not weird for Marvel Comics but it is weird for Ta-Nehisi Coates, so I’m looking forward to a refreshingly sci-fi take to the character, and a new direction for the creators.
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Daniel Acuna
Cover Artist: Daniel Acuna
A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…
Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!
Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!
Since Mignola stopped making comics set within the Hellboy universe we sure have gotten a lot of comics set in the Hellboy universe. But I am not complaining at all as they have been, for the most part, wonderful. And it’s a universe that should continue for forever. Following the adventures of Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder is a good addition to the overall Hellboy line of titles, and this debut should be a great read.
Writers: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Cover Artist: D’Israeli
A series of occult events mystifies the man known as the Witchfinder, but even more surprising is the revelation that he is not alone in exploring the paranormal in London. When a personal invitation arrives from the palace, Sir Edward Grey is pulled even deeper into underground supernatural exploration alongside new allies in the race to stop a mad scientist from destroying London in his pursuit of mystical power.
Writer Steve Niles is an expert at writing the sort of suspenseful horror titles I tend to lean towards, and Delta 13 is a yet another jewel in his crown. A sci-fi, outer space horror reminiscent of Aliens, this first issue introduces the characters, the setting, and the suspense beautifully, and the art from Nat Jones is gritty yet personal with the repeated use of close-up character panels that feels so intimate. It only ramps up the suspense that much more, and this one is a must-read.
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Nat Jones
Cover Artist: Nat Jones
Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them? A chilling and thrilling new tale from writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, The October Faction) and artist Nat Jones (Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer)!
The second Marvel Comic to make the list this week, and while I’m not big on event tie-ins that much at all, the return of fan-favorite character Darkhawk to the ranks of Marvel’s Cosmic stuff is such good news I couldn’t resist adding Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 to this week’s pick ups. Sims and Bowers typically do a good job of bringing older characters into the modern day while keeping that nostalgic spin that made the character so popular in the first place. I’m not sure about the overall event series, but this should be an interesting read either way.
Writers: Chris Sims, Chad Bowers
Artists: Lim, Gang Hyuk
Cover Artist: Skan
On Earth, Chris Powell is a patrol officer with the NYPD, protecting and serving the people of New York…but out in space, he’s Darkhawk, the galaxy’s only line of defense against the return of the ancient army of the Fraternity of Raptors! Spinning out of the Infinity Countdown storyline, the ‘hawk is back to fight for justice from the edge of Manhattan to the edge of the universe!s!