New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 3-18-15
Image has been rather notorious as of late for rolling out plenty of shiny new #1’s. As it turns out this week is another entry in that long list of New Comic Book Wednesdays with a few on tap, some of which are notable enough to be in the group of highlights. But we’ll get there.
DC trots out another tie-in with Batgirl: Endgame #1, as well as Batgirl #40, Batwoman #40, Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three #12, Red Hood & the Outlaws #40, Supergirl #40, and Teen Titans #8. There is also Kitchen #5 under their Vertigo imprint.
Marvel has a few titles but nothing really outstanding this week. What they do have is All-New Captain America #5, Amazing Spider-Man #16.1, Black Widow #16, Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #6, Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #6, Cyclops #11, Hulk #13, Moon Knight #13, Princess Leia #2, Silk #2, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3, and a double-dose of “Black Vortex” with All-New X-Men #39 plus Guardians Team-Up #3.
Image has C.O.W.L. #9, Invisible Republic #1, Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond the Stars #1, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #7, Satellite Sam #12, and Zero #15.
Elsewise, Dark Horse has Frankenstein Underground #1 and Ei8ht #2, IDW has G.I. Joe A Real America Hero #211, Judge Dredd #28, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44, and Transformers #39.
Chrononauts #1 (Image)
Two brosefs go surfing through the time stream, but will they use this adventure for good or gain? Talent-packed with writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, The Secret Service [which was loosely adapted for Kingsman: The Secret Service]) and artist Sean Murphy (The Wake with Scott Snyder).
Superman #39 (DC)
Superman went supernova to take care of Ulysses, but the unintended consequence is that he now needs time to recharge, which leaves Kal-El essentially a human for some time. Geoff Johns caps off his entertaining run on Superman, which will be taken over after Convergence by Gene Luen Yang (Avatar: the Last Airbender series for Dark Horse).
Green Lantern New Guardians #40 (DC)
If you’re a Kyle Rayner fan…you might want to read this one.
Red One #1 (Image)
Xavier Dorison (Long John Silver, The Third Testament) and Terry Dodson + Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men, Princess Leia) bring this high-octane series about a Russian spy sent to 1977 Los Angeles to become an American superhero and spread communist values.
Batman/Superman #20 (Marvel)
So we at least know who has been tormenting Superman as of late. The question is can the World’s Finest stop this evil-doer as well as save the Kandorians under the evil spell? Plus another week of DC movie poster variants!
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