5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (6/13/2018)
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 (6/13/2018).
Proxima Centauri is a bit difficult to explain, but it’s kind of like a space opera on LSD. Writer/artist Farel Dalrymple delivers a unique and entertaining debut issue, but be warned: Proxima Centuari is freakin’ weird. But it’s weird in the best of ways, with compelling, imaginative art for a story that simply needs to be experienced to truly understand just how good it really is.
Writer: Farel Dalrymple
Artist: Farel Dalrymple
Cover Artist: Farel Dalrymple
“PROXIMA CENTAURI,” Part One-4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers.
In this issue The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.
PROXIMA CENTAURI will be six issues of PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE FANTASY ACTION COMIC BOOK DRAMA starring Sherwood Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog.
Stellar was created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri as part of a Pilot Season thing years ago, and this new iteration of the series is a direct sequel to that as writer Joseph Keatinge and artist Bret Blevins evolve the character Stellar from galactic heroine and savior to…bounty hunter? It’s a leap to say the least, but it works marvelously, and Stellar #1 is something that is not to be missed.
Writer: Joseph Keatinge
Artist: Bret Blevins
Cover Artist: Bret Blevins
Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded…at everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she’s broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can’t leave the war behind them. JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and legendary artist BRET BLEVINS (New Mutants, Sleepwalker) will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders.
The year is 2270, Mars is a terraformed and inhabited planet, and one of its most popular weathermen has been accused of the worst terrorist plot in history: Killing 18 billion people on Earth. Yeah, that’s one hell of a premise, and that makes Weatherman #1 one hell of a great debut issue. Writer Jody LaHeup is certainly bringing the comedy in this one, but there’s an underlying importance to Weatherman that is impossible to deny or ignore, while artist Nathan Fox does a brilliant job bringing this entire world to life.
Writer: Jody LeHeup
Artist: Nathan Fox
Cover Artist: Nathan Fox
Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the number one weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history-an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth-Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?
Writer JODY LEHEUP (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!), artist NATHAN FOX (DMZ, HAUNT, Dark Reign: Zodiac), and colorist DAVE STEWART (Hellboy, RUMBLE) present a full-throttle, widescreen science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed…You don’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN!
From the creator of the acclaimed Giant Day and artist Christine Larsen comes a different sort of portal-story that turns the sub-genre on its head in ways I’m not quite sure we’ve ever seen before. In By Night, friends find a portal to a magic-filled fantasy world, but instead of having a harrowing adventure in this strange, new land, they decide to profit off the find by making a documentary about the place, while also questioning their own satisfaction with their own world in the new light of finding this fresh one. Fun characters, great relationships, interesting design choices, all backed up with terrific art and a cool story.
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist: Christine Larsen
Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension.
Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold.create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through…
Dynamite is re-imagining a legend in this comic from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Jenn St. Onge as the sleuth jumps from young adult novels (and a cameo in a recent Hardy Boys comics to star in her very own series, and it’s a wonderful start to what should be a really cool series. Nancy Drew #1 follows the investigator as she heads back to her hometown, only to find friend drama and a murderer ready to end her life. Amazing relationships take center stage, but the mystery element is certainly there and bound to shine soon, so get on this train early so you don’t miss a moment.
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Jenn St. Onge
Cover Artist: Tula Lotay
Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything…ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she’ll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her…and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed. KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!