At my local shop, we colloquially refer to weeks like this as a “monster week”. There’s a lot going on this week, with plenty of choices from plenty of publishers. Marvel has the most to offer, DC has a tie-in to the Batman “Endgame” saga and some series wrapping up, plus Image brings back the original Spawn, and Archie begins to wind down with the reboot approaching.
DC has Arrow Season 2.5 #6, Constantine #23, Detective Comics Endgame #1, the final issue of Green Lantern Corps #40, Justice League United #10, New Suicide Squad #8, and Worlds Finest #32.
Marvel rolls out All-New X-Men #37 (finally), Amazing Spider-Man #16, Ant-Man #3, Captain Marvel #13, Deadpool #43, Fantastic Four #644, Guardians Team-Up #2, Miles Morales Spider-Man #11, Ms. Marvel #13, Nova Annual #1, Silver Surfer #10, Spider-Gwen #2, Spider-Man 2099 #10, Spider-Man & the X-Men #4, Star Wars #3, Superior Iron Man #6, and Thor #6.
Elsewise, Image has East of West #18, Sidekick #10, Southern Cross #1, Surface #1, plus Walking Dead #138, Dynamite has King Flash Gordon #2 and Shaft #4, IDW has Ragnarok #4 and Star Trek #43, BOOM! brings back Bill and Ted for Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1, and Archie prints the penultimate Archie #665 along with Sonic the Hedgehog #270.
Batman Arkham Knight #1 (DC)
If you’re all jazzed up for the Batman: Arkham Knight, then have I got a prequel comic for you! After the events of Batman: Arkham City, Bruce Wayne is plenty beat up but glad that at least one threat to Gotham is dead. No time to relax though as another, perhaps even bigger threat looms and that is the Arkham Knight! If you can’t wait for even more issues of Batman Arkham Knight, then you’re in luck! This print comic collects the first three chapters of the digital-first series and even more is available via DC’s digital service.
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Image)
Brian Wood (X-Men, Star Wars [Dark Horse]) takes over as the writer of Spawn and brings back Al Simmons in this one-shot to kick things off. Al has come back to New York a changed man and is looking to make new alliances because there is something big brewing.
Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel)
For those unfamiliar, the series is about a duck from outer space. While that may be standard in comics, this wise-cracking duck is not your typical Marvel character. Even though times have changed and he doesn’t have a lit cigar in every panel, he still engages in other forms of hilarious tomfoolery. Plus the series is being written by Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals). If you were in the market for a comical comic, this is a perfect choice.
New Avengers #31 (Marvel)
Time is literally running out for Hickman to reveal who has been behind everything in his Avengers opus. It seems, at least with the cover art on this one, that perhaps we will finally learn who is under that hood and has been causing all of the trouble in the Marvel multiverse.
Action Comics #40 (DC)
So there already was a Bizarro in the New 52 universe, but he was killed during Forever Evil. So who is this new guy? Also just wanted to showcase some of the cool movie poster variant covers that DC is putting out this month.
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