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. A fan-favorite character relaunches his title for the first time in years, and Marvel has a few #1s this week for new and old fans, so without further ado let’s dive in…
New This Week
Avatar: The Last Airbender Vol. 11: Smoke and Shadow, Part 2 – I recently (and finally!) started watching Legend of Korra, which in turn means I have to rewatch Avatar: The Last Airbender. Upon hearing of the comics, I was skeptical that they could be as good as the show, and I’ve never been more glad to be wrong. The comics are direct continuations of the show, often answering many open questions. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend you do but don’t start here! Start at Volume 1 as they are chronological and canonical.
Batman ’66 #30 – The final issue! I’ve expressed before that I’m sad this series is ending, as it’s served as a respite from the normally darker and more serious Batman universe. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan as always, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break and laugh. Though with the new ‘66 meets U.N.C.L.E. series coming, there’s sure to be a light side to the dark knight for awhile.
Lucifer #1 – I haven’t read any of the original series, but with the new show heading for FOX next month, this should be a fine jump-on point for all new fans. But if you dig it, check out Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and his solo series.
Descender #8 – I’ll take this moment to say again that I couldn’t be happier that Dustin Nguyen is bringing us his finest water colors on a regular basis again. Great stuff.
Martian Manhunter #7 – I’m only a couple issues into this series so far, but it’s easily one of my favorites from DC right now. The humanity being portrayed in this martian rivals that of many of DC’s leading characters, and I’m on board for awhile.
Other issues to look forward to: Darth Vader Annual #1, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1, Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #5, Squadron Supreme #1, Southern Cross #6, Harley Quinn #23, The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #8, The Wicked + The Divine #17, Wayward #12
The Doom That Came To Gotham TPB (new this week)
Avatar: The Last Airbender Vols. 1-9
Adventure Time: Seeing Red TPB
Postal Vol. 1 TPB
Postal Vol. 2 TPB (new this week)
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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.
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