Welcome to What To Look Forward To!
Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. I’ve also included a list of Trade Paperbacks and Hard Cover Editions if you’re looking for some extra stories. The new year is here and so are a few new series, so without further ado let’s dive in…
Last week Marvel shipped several books ahead of release, including Amazing Spider-Man #6, Howard The Duck #3, Nova #3, Obi-Wan and Anakin #1, Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1, and Spider-Man 2099 #5, and Spidey #2. They should be on the shelves this week.
New This Week:
Swamp Thing #1 – From “Swamp Thing” original co-creator Len Wein and horror master Kelley Jones, this is a can’t miss! The two creators previously paired up for the Swamp Thing Convergence tie-in, which was one of my favorites. For anyone interested in DC history, horror comics, or just looking for something new, this one is for you.
A-Force #1 – G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina return to continue this fan-favorite series in the wake of Secret Wars!
Action Comics #48 – New arc! After the events of the Annual and other recent issues, Superman is desperate to recover his powers while saving a fellow Justice Leaguer. Greg Pak has been building an interesting addition to the Superman mythos between his various series and this new arc looks to continue just that.
Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 – “Because you demanded it!” – Marvel. It is a bit surprising this hasn’t happened sooner, but here it is! The mind of Joe Kelly and the pen of Ed McGuinness bring you the hero-bro team-up years in the making.
The Fade Out #12 – Series conclusion! This story has taken us on a wild ride through the depths and behind the scenes of old Hollywoodland. I can’t wait to see what Brubaker & Phillips have in store for us next.
Bitch Planet #6 – New arc! The critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series begins Round 2 this week!
A few other issues to look forward to: Archie #5, Batman Beyond #8, Batman and Robin Eternal #14, Darth Vader #15, Detective Comics #48, Green Arrow #48, Paper Girls #4, Star Wars #14, The October Faction #12, The Woods #19
Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians TPB (new this week)
Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 TPB (new this week) – The official prequel to the hit video game!
Detective Comics Vol. 6 Icarus TPB (new this week) – A perfect jumping on point if you’re looking for a more recent place to start before going all the way back to Vol. 1. The creative team of Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul begin their run on Detective as a new drug hits the streets of Gotham!
Southern Cross Vol. 1 TPB (new this week)
DEMO TPB – Each issue serves as a self-contained story or people discovering a special power and how to live with it, as told by masters Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan.
Starve Vol. 1 TPB (new this week)
DMZ Vol. 1 TPB
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars TPB (new this week)
The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 HC (new this week)
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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.
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