Welcome to What To Look Forward To!
Here is a (very) quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. A few new series coming out, as well as a healthy stack of new TPBs and HCs to check out. And so, without further ado, let’s dive in…
New This Week:
Mystik U #1 – Join Zatanna, Enchantress, Faust, and many more on their life-changing journey to Mystik U, the school to teach them how to control their magic! I keep hearing people attempting Harry Potter comparison’s, so imagine Hogwarts but for DC characters.
John Wick #1 – The world has been rocked by two John Wick movies already, and with a third coming in the next year or so, it’s time we got to the origin of the one Russian mobsters fearfully call The Bogeyman!
Batman: Creature of The Night #1 – A slightly altered take on Bruce Wayne’s fateful childhood night, Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon spin a tale reminiscent of Superman: Secret Identity!
Old Man Logan #31 – Enter the Scarlet Samurai!
Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 – Check out these all new stories featuring the Goblin King and other residents of the Labyrinth, celebrating Jim Henson’s classic tale!
DC’s 5th Week Annuals – Many greats to choose from including:
- Aquaman Annual #1 – Arthur Curry seems to be getting everything he wants, but something isn’t quite right…
- Batman Annual #2 – The Bat/Cat legacy continues in this flashback to their first date;
- Green Arrow Annual #1 – The return of Count Vertigo, Shado, Diggle, and the Dark Archer!
- Justice League of America Annual #1 – Lobo’s reason for placement in the League is revealed, as legendary creator Kelley Jones steps in on art for this special issue.
- Super Sons Annual #1 – This one is going to the dogs! (I’m really sorry, but I couldn’t resist). Krypto and Titus take the spotlight from Robin and Superboy for a day!
Good jumping-on points & other featured issues:
Sword of Ages #1 – Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez writes and draws this special mini-series for IDW!
Kill or Be Killed #14 – Arc finale! Dylan’s up against the Russian mob as his demon returns.
Darkhawk #51: Legacy – Chris Powell must step up where Darkhawk can’t!
Injustice 2 Annual #1 – Finally, a hard look into what Wonder Woman has been up to lately and where she’ll go from here. (Here being prison on Themyscira, of course.)
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – The industries newest creators come to DC to tell all new stories of you favorite characters, like Poison Ivy, Doctor Fate, Red Hood, and Duke Thomas!
Ghostbuster 101: Everyone Answers The Call TPB – World’s collide as ‘Busters of old and new meet for the first time!
The Ghost Fleet: The Whole Goddamned Thing TPB
Happy! (Deluxe Edition) TPB – Just in time for Syfy’s new TV show, read the series that inspired it all!
Odyssey of The Amazons TPB – It’s Wonder Woman, but without Wonder Woman! Check out some of Themyscira’s bravest warriors as they encounter Vikings, Valkyries, and more other-worldly friends and foes in this 6-issue mini-series.
This section is for readers new to comics, readers looking for new titles, as well as readers on a budget, highlighting several great “jump-on” points each week for about $20.
Mysitk U #1 – $5.99
John Wick #1 – $3.99 – Even if you haven’t seen the movies, especially given that this is an origin story, this should be a good one for all readers.
Super Sons Annual #1 – $4.99 – Any of the annuals this week would be good, but I picked this for it’s fun and ease of jumping in for new readers.
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – $7.99 – A fun, self-contained anthology from today’s newest creators!
TOTAL = $22.96
It’s a good week to be a DC reader, several great books for everyone.
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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.
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