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On paper, it’s an extremely weird week for comics. DC is pushing books that feature someone that isn’t Bruce Wayne as Batman, a Superman that is more akin to the Golden Age Superman in terms of his power set, and Marvel’s books are mostly void of any of their legacy characters. Overall it’s most likely going to be somewhat of a light week for habitual readers, but that still doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of gems.

DC has a few number ones to choose from, such as Constantine: the Hellblazer #1, Earth 2 Society #1, Red Hood Arsenal #1, Section 8 #1, and Starfire #1. Along with the new Batman #41, Batman/Superman #21, Harley Quinn #17, there’s actually quite a diverse selection for anyone who wants to pick up a DC book, which was their goal for the new “DCYou” initiative. Seems like so far they’re providing what they promised.

The ladies of Marvel are leading the charge this week. Specifically with the Secret Wars tie-ins 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1, Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps #1, plus the popular titles still left over from the old Marvel Universe Silk #5 and Spider-Gwen #5. There’s one final Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #9, and readers who want to try their luck with a Battleworld book could try Ghost Racers #1, Inferno #2, Inhumans Attilan Rising #2, Marvel Zombies #1, Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1, Secret Wars 2099 #2, Spider-Verse #2, and Ultimate End #2.

It’s a sprinkling of choices otherwise. Dynamite has the sword and sorcery (seems to be the theme this week) tale Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2. IDW has a nice mix of old and new with Drones #3, Insufferable #2, and Uncle Scrooge #3. Image has plenty of choices such as Chrononauts #4, Descender #4, Injection #2, Nameless #4, Saga #29, and Walking Dead #142. BOOM! features Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #6, Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4, and Regular Show #24. Archie continues on with the “World’s Unite” arc in Sonic the Hedgehog #273.

Batman #41 (DC)

Writer: Scott Snyder, Artists: Greg Capullo + Danny Miki, $3.99
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artists: Greg Capullo + Danny Miki, $3.99

So the new Batman, SPOILER Jim Gordon, finally gets his chance to cut his teeth as Gotham’s vigilante.

Batman/Superman #21 (DC)

Writer: Greg Pak, Artist: Ardian Syaf, $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak, Artist: Ardian Syaf, $3.99

The architect of the Action Comics book behind this, what will be the dynamic when not one but TWO major changes are at the forefront of Batman/Superman?

Weirdworld #1 (Marvel)

Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Mike Del Mundo, $3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Mike Del Mundo, $3.99

Hmmm, Jason Aaron writing a Marvel sword and sorcery book where he can pretty much do anything he wants? Giddy up!

Birthright #8 (Image)

Writer: Joshua Williamson, Artists: Andrei Bressan + Adriano Lucas, $2.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson, Artists: Andrei Bressan + Adriano Lucas, $2.99

As if things weren’t crazy enough for a family who lost their son to an alternate dimension in which he became a great warrior and returned years later. Now there’s a new character in the mix looking for their progeny in our world.

Black Science #15 (Image)

Writer: Rick Remender, Artists: Matteo Scalera + Moreno DiNisio, $3.50
Writer: Rick Remender, Artists: Matteo Scalera + Moreno DiNisio, $3.50

Remender is absent so far from the list of creators in the All-New All-Different announcements. That’ll clear him up to be completely focused on Black Science. Which is good for Black Science.

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

  • Rachel Rising #34

ACTION LAB

  • Adventures of Aero-Girl #2
  • Hero Cats #6

AFTERBURN

  • SkyStorm Origins #2

ALTERNATIVE

  • It Will All Hurt #1
  • Secret Voice #2
  • Titan #1

AMIGO

  • Metallic Silence #1
  • Metallic Silence #2

ANTARCTIC PRESS

  • Gold Digger #222
  • Rod Espinosa’s Steampunk Snow Queen #2

ARCHIE

  • Jughead & Archie Comics Double Digest #13
  • Sonic Super Digest #12
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #273

ASPEN

  • Four Points #3

ASTRONAUT INK

  • New Zodiax #3

AVATAR PRESS

  • Crossed Plus 100 #5

BLACK MASK

  • Disciples #1
  • We Can Never Go Home #3

BLUE JUICE

  • Annie Bonnie #4

BOOM!

  • Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #6
  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4
  • Hit 1957 #3
  • Lantern City #2
  • Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4
  • Palmiotti & Brady’s Big Con Job #4
  • Regular Show #24
  • Robocop 2014 #12

BOUNDLESS

  • Lady Death Apocalypse #5

DARK CIRCLE

  • Fox #3

DARK HORSE

  • Harrow County #2
  • Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #4
  • Midnight Society: The Black Lake #1
  • Rebels #3

DC

  • Arrow Season 2.5 #9
  • Batman/Superman #21
  • Batman #41
  • Catwoman #41
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer #1
  • Detective Comics #41
  • Earth 2 Society #1
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • Harley Quinn #17
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #3
  • New Suicide Squad #9
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You #58
  • Section 8 #1
  • Starfire #1
  • Coffin Hill #19 (Vertigo)
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #6 (Vertigo)
  • FBP Federal Bureau of Physics #21 (Vertigo)
  • Strange Sports Stories #4 (Vertigo)

DYNAMITE

  • Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #3
  • Legenderry Vampirella #5
  • Looking For Group #3
  • Re-Animator #3
  • Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2

E-COMIX

  • Pussycats #2

FANTOGRAPHICS

  • Adventures of Tad Martin
  • Blubber #1

IDW

  • Angry Birds Comics #12
  • Classic Popeye #35
  • Drones #3
  • Insufferable #2
  • Long Distance #1
  • Miami Vice Remix #4
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #31
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #6
  • Transformers: Windblade Combiner Wars #3
  • Uncle Scrooge #3
  • Zombies vs. Robots #6

IMAGE

  • Birthright #8
  • Black Science #15
  • Chrononauts #4
  • Copperhead #8
  • Descender #4
  • Injection #2
  • Lil’ Depressed Boy Supposed to be There Too #5
  • Mantle #2
  • Namesless #4
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #2
  • Saga #29
  • Savage Dragon #204
  • Savior #3
  • Walking Dead #142

MARVEL

  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1
  • Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #9 (Last issue)
  • Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps
  • Ghost Racers #1
  • Inferno #2
  • Inhumans Attilan Rising #2
  • James Patterson Max Ride First Flight #3
  • Kanan The Last Padawan #3
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season 2 #8
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1
  • Secret Wars 2099 #2
  • Secret Wars Journal #2
  • Silk #5
  • Silver Surfer #12
  • Spider-Gwen #5
  • Spider-Verse #2
  • Stephen King’s Dark Tower Drawing of the Three House of Cards #4
  • Ultimate End #2
  • Weirdworld #1

REBELLION

  • Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael #4

THINK ALIKE

  • Agency #2

TITAN

  • 21st Century Tank Girl #1
  • Death Sentence London #1
  • Doctor Who 10th Doctor #11

UNITED PLANKTON

  • SpongBob Comics #45

VALIANT

  • Unity #19
  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special 

ZENESCOPE

  • Charmed Season 10 #9
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #11

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