It’s almost Wednesday again, which means MORE NEW COMICS! This week I chose some relatively new comic series that I recommend you pick up. In fact, three of my picks feature some really awesome characters that have are finally getting their own series, thanks to some recent popular movies and TV shows! What comic goodness are YOU planning on reading and watching this week?
Legends of Tomorrow #1 ($7.99, DC Comics): With DC’s Legends of Tomorrow now being a hit CW TV series, it was only a matter of time until they released a new comic series with the same name. I absolutely love how the Legends of Tomorrow TV series has renewed interest in slightly more obscure (but still awesome) comic characters, and it looks like the new comic plans on doing something similar. Legends of Tomorrow will be a colossal anthology comic featuring Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men, and Sugar & Spike. I admittedly don’t know much about these characters, but I’m excited to find out more about them. With creative teams featuring Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Aaron Lopresti, and more, there’s really no way you can go wrong with this title.
Astonishing Ant-Man #6 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): Between the movie last summer and this new comic book series, Ant-Man has quickly become one of my favorite superheroes. Astonishing Ant-Man is everything I could hope for in a comic series. It’s smart. funny, and full of drama and emotion. In the last issue, Scott Lang began training a new hero, Raz, who had recently taken up the mantle of Giant-Man. I really enjoyed the interaction between the two characters and the actual training sequences were hilarious. We also see Scott’s daughter Cassie, who used to be the hero Stature, potentially sign up for superpowers again, so I’m interested to see how that plays out. I’m really surprised more people aren’t talking about this book – it’s one of Marvel’s most consistently enjoyable titles. The absolutely beautiful Mark Brooks covers would compel me to pick it up even if I wasn’t a giant Ant-Man fan!
Scarlet Witch #4 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): I’m so happy Scarlet Witch has her own new solo series! For one of the most interesting and powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, I’ve always thought she deserved more attention. Wanda is truly in her element as she continues on her adventure to find whats behind all the trouble in the world of magic. Throughout the story, you also get to learn a little more about Scarlet Witch, making this story even more intriguing. The interior and cover art are stunning as well, which makes the series feel like a completely immersive experience. Scarlet Witch is off to a great start, but there is still time to get caught up. If you want to find out more about one of Marvel’s best characters, or if you already love her like I do, then I highly recommend picking this book up.
13th Artifact one-shot (3.99, Image Comics): Part of what I love about Image (and the Top Cow imprint in particular) is that they are always trying to find new comic creators. This industry can be hard to break into so it is awesome that a publisher like Top Cow/Image is constantly searching for the next big talent. This 13th Artifact one-shot is the result of Top Cow’s latest talent hunt, and it features writer Amit Chauhan and artist Eli Powell, both new yet incredibly skilled creators. The story is about an astronaut named Valentina who finds herself on a mysterious alien planet after her shuttle crashes. Valentina opts to explore this new world as her oxygen supply is dwindling. Its a stand alone story, so you don’t have to worry about being caught up or being familiar with the Top Cow universe, even though the title suggests it may loosely tie-in with the Artifacts story line. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi stories or discovering awesome new creators!
For a complete list of all of the new books coming out tomorrow, check PreviewsWorld for the weekly shipping list.
As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.
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