5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (7/11/2018)
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 (7/11/2018).
I bought Chew #1 on a light Wednesday on a whim way back when, and while I doubt that Farmhand #1 will attain the same resale value as that other, treasured debut, Rob Guillory’s latest title from Image Comics is a weird winner of a comic book series. A terribly clever concept with a cool horror tone, This may not be a breakthrough book like Chew ended up being, but this is a wonderful start to what should be a great series.
Writer: Rob Guillory
Artist: Rob Guillory
Cover Artist: Rob Guillory
Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer-but his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He’s got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn’t the only thing Jed’s got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it’s beginning to bloom.
From ROB GUILLORY, Eisner-winning co-creator and artist of Image Comics’ CHEW, comes a new dark comedy about science gone sinister and agriculture gone apocalyptic. Nature is a Mother.
A riveting sci-fi tale following a group of humans living in an artificial dome on an inhospitable alien world. Everything is fake. Nothing is real. But when reality hits this compelling cast of characters right in the face, they may be sorry for complaining. Sean Alexander tells a character-driven sci-fi story, while Alexander Tefenkgi accompanies things quite well with diverse art depicting the city-sized space stations next to quiet farms. Outpost Zero #1 is teetering on the edge of being something special, and this debut issue is a well created start.
Writer: Sean McKeever
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi
Cover Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi
Welcome to Outpost Zero, the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed-but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant to support human life, something stirs. Something sees…
Explore the mysteries and wonder of the Frost in this oversized debut issue by Eisner-winning writer SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER, artist ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI, and colorist JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU.
The Man of Steel returns in a brand new series from superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis. The events of the Man of Steel mini-series changed Superman forever, and now the fallout begins. I’m honestly not exactly sure what to expect from this series, but with a creative team like this, DC putting so much into a landmark character, and everyone talking about it, Superman is a must-read this week.
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Cover Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes… with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet back out of the Phantom Zone!
Transformers Unicron #1
No other debuts (or any other comics) this week are destroying an entire universe of beloved characters, but Transformers Unicron #1 is! As a huge fan of this franchise (I do a podcast dedicated entirely to these comics) this comic book series is bittersweet. Like any good story, I don’t want to see it end. I’m invested. But with a relaunch of the universe brings the potential for new opportunities, new stories, and new readers. And I’m always in favor of getting more people reading The Transformers comics.
Writer: James Roberts
Artist: Alex Milne
Cover Artist: Alex Milne
The end is nigh! The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade’s homeworld-but that’s just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)… and it’s starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
I doubt it’s a coincidence that the same week DC Comics is releasing a brand new Superman comic written by a former Marvel Comics powerhouse is the same week that Marvel Comics is releasing a brand new series starring a landmark character of their own written by a powerhouse writer in his own right. Spider-Man relaunches (yet again) this week, Nick Spencer (the guy who infamously turned Captain America into an agent of Hydra) is the scribe, Invincible artist Ryan Ottley (a style that should fit Spidey prefectly) is drawing the thing, and if you aren’t getting this ish on Wednesday you should rethink that life choice.
Writers: Nick Spencer
Artist: Ryan Ottley
Cover Artist: Ryan Ottley
An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is…Spider-Man?! But that’s far from all you’ll find here – a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests – and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!