5 New Comics You Should Check Out This Week (6/27/2018)
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 (6/27/2018).
Horror comics are all the rage nowadays, and Dark Horse really knows how to find them. This week’s new horror comic debut is Bedtime Games from writer Nick Keller and artist Conor Nolan, but it’s not your typical horror-fare. The art is bright, almost too bright for a title meant to be horror, but it ends up working in terrific ways. Keller and Nolan are doing horror right, and this titles is most definitely going places.
Writer: Nick Keller
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artist: Kelly Fitzpatrick
As summer comes to an end, three friends start senior year with a bang by exploring the mysterious past of their school. But before the night is over, their adventure turns into trouble when the kids set loose an evil that seeks to prey on their worst nightmares.
Brand-new horror from Nick Keller (Death Head), Conor Nolan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade the Changing Girl).
A unique take on the fantasy genre, Modern Fantasy takes all of the elements, tropes, and characters that you’d expect to find in a fantasy universe and thrusts them into the modern era with fantastic results. Writer Rafer Roberts is in prime form with this mashup style tale, and artist Kristen Gudsnuk pencil work simply fits perfectly with the story. A terrific debut that any fan of fantasy will fully enjoy, don’t miss this title.
Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Kristen Gudsnuk
Cover Artist: Kristen Gudsnuk
A young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF embark on a modern day quest to save the world while struggling to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans. The roommates become embroiled in danger when one of their significant others finds himself taken by criminals, and the trio must save him.
- From the creator of Henchgirl!
- Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong) makes his Dark Horse debut!
No, I’m not a big fan of the 1970’s TV hit starring three female crime-fighters brought together by some dude on a phone named Charlie…wait, maybe I am a fan. I sure do know a lot about this franchise to not be a fan…either way, read this for that, sure, but the main reason to read Charlie’s Angels #1 is writer John Layman. Most of you know John Layman as the writer of the breakout hit Chew, but seeing him take on a franchise like this and make it his own is truly a wonderful thing to behold. Joe Eisma backs up some great writing with impeccable art full of gorgeous and dangerous women.
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artist: David Finch
The Angels are back, baby! -The original Angels, Jill, Kelly and Sabrina! Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mold-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later! Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to a era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives… for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube. Written by elderly Eisner winner and solicitation-writing former-superstar John Layman, and with art by his scrappy but lovable youngster pal, Joe Eisma. This is one comic you DON’T DARE TO MISS!!!!
The first of two Marvel titles making this week’s like, writer Matthew Rosenberg is picking up my favorite Marvel Mutant as Jamie Madrox makes his way back from the grave. Multiple Man #1 probably won’t lead to my favorite run on an X-Title ever the same way Peter David’s Madrox lead into X-Factor Investigations, but I’m hoping beyond hope that it at least tries to get there.
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Andy MacDonald
Cover Artist: Marcos Martin
MATTHEW ROSENBERG & ANDY MACDONALD BRING MULTIPLE MAN BACK FROM THE DEAD…SORT OF…MAYBE?
A handful of people’s favorite X-Man – Jamie Madrox – was alive for a while. Then he was dead. Now he’s not. But he will be again if he doesn’t kill himself trying to make sure he doesn’t die. It makes sense when you read it. Trust us. In his fight to not die, Jamie has stumbled across a threat even greater than his own death, but fixing it might make it worse. Can he save the world from himself?
On top of all that, the X-Men are mad at him now, and a mysterious new group of foes is after him, too. We can’t tell you who they are, but they’re pretty great.
The most famous Marvel character that no one can remember is back from death again, and while I really couldn’t care less about the Sentry as a character, Jeff Lemire is writing this thing. So there’s really no way I can miss The Sentry #1. Lemire is at the height of his game right now, and I’m pretty sure he could just write the phone book into a script and it would sell out. Can Lemire bring Bob Reynolds to the same level of popularity that Bendis did during the character’s initial run in New Avengers? I severely doubt it, but it’s going to be a great ride finding out for sure.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Aaron Kim Jacinto
Cover Artist: Bryan Hitch
THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE…
…but is that really such a good thing?
The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry – shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns – is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry’s dual existence is real? And what of his dark other self, the Void?
Jeff Lemire (MOON KNIGHT, Black Hammer) returns to Marvel and unites with Kim Jacinto (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) for this mind-bending series that will shake the Sentry, and the Marvel Universe, to its foundations.