What To Look Forward To – 3/29 – Featuring Afar OGN, Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot, Batgirl Annual #1, New TPBs, HCs & Much More!

Welcome to What To Look Forward To!

Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. There are a few new series coming out, as well as some new TPBs and HCs to check out. There’s a new segment at the bottom of the page, so without further ado let’s dive in…

New This Week:

Afar OGN – Leila Del Duca (art on Shutter) takes up the writing pen with Kit Seaton on art! A young girl’s astral projections take her across the galaxy. But it’s not all about visions and adventures, it’s about the responsibility that comes with a power like that (why does that sound familiar?) I’m a big fan of Leila’s, and from the few previews pages I’ve seen so far, this should be a great book. Don’t miss it!

Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost #1 – LJ hits another spooky case, as a mobster he’s hunting may be connected to a ghost ship that pulled into port.

DC/Hanna-Barbera Crossovers One-Shots – Several issues this fifth-week, featuring many of your favorite DC/HB characters. Personally, I can’t wait to check out Booster Gold/Flintstones and Green Lantern/Space Ghost.

Jughead: The Hunger – Given that this is “Archie Horror” I had assumed this was in the same world as Afterlife with Archie (geez I miss that series). But given that various covers indicate Jughead may be a werewolf, that might not be the case. Should be a great read though, Archie Horror hasn’t let me down yet. Oh, I miss Sabrina too. (Hack Cover C shown)

Batgirl Annual #1 – Fan favorite team-up Batgirl and Supergirl aim to break into Arkham, and the story only gets bigger from there.

Other issues to look forward to:

The Comic Book History of Comics #5

Deadly Class #27 – New arc!

Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 – Return to the adventurous 1930’s with this thrilling four-issue mini-series.

Hadrian’s Wall #5 – Second half of 8-issue mini-series begins. Sounds like the story is expanding out beyond the station.

Mayday #5 – Mini-series conclusion! If you can’t get your hands on all issues, be sure to keep an eye out for the collected edition soon.

Collected Editions and OGNs:

Black Hammer Vol. 01 Secret Origins TPB

Hellblazer Vol. 01 TPB

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon TPB

Velvet Deluxe HC

Wonder Woman & The Justice League of America Vol. 01 TPB

Start Here!

Welcome to the new segment! This section is for readers new to comics as well as readers on a budget, highlighting several great “jump-on” points each week under $20.

Dark Horse Number Ones – $6.00 – Eight of Dark Horse’s top series’ first issues for only $6? How could anyone pass on this?

Jughead: The Hunger – $4.99 – Archie Horror, aside from irregular scheduling, has been non-stop entertaining since day one. This should be no different.

Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost – $3.99

Whichever DC/Hanna-Barbera One-Shot catches your fancy – $4.99 – The list includes Adam Strange/Future Quest, Booster Gold/The Flintstones, Green Lantern/Space Ghost, and Suicide Squad/Banana Splits. Bringing Hanna-Barbera into the DC fold seems like one of those “what took so long” moves, and now this goes to show it’s in full swing. Keep an eye out in June for DC/Looney Tunes!

TOTAL = $19.97

Between Lobster Johnson, Jughead, plus a few of the issues in Dark Horse Number Ones, this could be a pretty spooky week. Great spring reading, yeah?


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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.