For a full list of these releases, head to ComicList: The New Comic Book Releases List.
- Barbalien: Red Planet – This is the first of the Black Hammer miniseries not to be written by Jeff Lemire, but with Gabriel Hernandez Walta drawing it, I still feel confident that it will be good. Barbalien, the Martian Manhunter character in this universe, is interesting, and I’m looking forward to learning more about him.
- I’m also looking forward to new issues of Cable, Captain America, The Devil’s Red Bride, Die, Die Die Die, Ginseng Roots, Grendel Kentucky, Hellions, Immortal Hulk, Once & Future, Rorschach, Seven to Eternity, Stillwater, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, and X-Force.
John Babos: How are you liking X of Swords?
Fulton: I go back and forth a lot. Some individual chapters have been great, but others don’t work that well. I realize that it’s not so much about the X-Men as it is this whole other reality Hickman has built, and how intersects with what Howard has been doing in Excalibur (the only X-series I haven’t been reading).
It makes me like Apocalypse more, but it also deepens my dislike of Otherworld, Saturnyne, and all the other Alan Moore Captain Britain stuff I wish had never crossed into the mainstream Marvel universe.
4 books this week.
- Batman #103
- Dark Nights: Death Metal #5
- Justice League #57
- Nightwing #76
- Barbalien Red Planet #1 (of 5) – Black Hammer has been some of my favorite comics to come out the last few years. It does a great job of imagining a superhero universe in the context of what that could look like in the real world. In a lot of ways, it is like Astro City where the world is pretty limitless in what kind of stories can be told. This time we get a Barbalien’s origin. From Dark Horse: “Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as both a decorated police officer and as the beloved superhero, Barbalien. But in the midst of the AIDS crisis, hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible–especially when a Martian enemy from the past hunts him down to take him back, dead or alive.” I don’t know Tate Brombal’s work at all. Jeff Lemire is leaving some big shoes to fill here, but I am still very interested in checking this one out.
- Star Trek Voyager Seven’s Reckoning #1 (Of 4) – I tend to go in and out of Star Trek phases. My wife is the Star Trek fan in the family. But I have absolutely loved Discovery, so I am currently on a Star Trek kick. I am even running a Star Trek RPG. Voyager was never my favorite Star Trek, but IDW has done a great job with all of their Star Trek line, so I will give this one a shot.
- Marvel’s Voices Indigenous Voices #1 – Something I have said a lot is that if you want real diversity in comics you need to have diversity in creators. This book features Native American and Indigenous characters and creators. Personally, I am always happy to get more stories with Echo and Moonstar, so this is a must buy for me. My only gripe…no Forge?? I’ve always loved Forge. Oh well. Can’t get everything.
- You Look Like Death Tales From The Umbrella Academy #3 (Of 6)
- Dark Nights Death Metal #5 (Of 7)
- Justice League #57
- Nightwing #76
- Rorschach #2 (Of 12)
- Teen Titans #47
- Usagi Yojimbo #14
- Ice Cream Man #21
- Amazing Spider-Man #53
- Avengers Marvels Snapshot #1
- Cable #6
- Fantastic Four #26
- Hellions #6
- Juggernaut #3 (Of 5)
- Spider-Woman #6
- Star Wars Bounty Hunters #7
- Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #1 (Of 5)
- Venom #30
- Widowmakers Red Guardian And Yelena Belova #1
- X-Force #14
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