Welcome to a fresh week in the comic book world. This week’s releases from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW showcase the boundless creativity of the comic universe. From iconic characters to unique narratives, the pages of these remarkable releases promise an exciting blend of genres. So, get ready to dive into thrilling dimensions and embark on an adventure that knows no bounds!
New Comic Book Recommendations | August 23, 2023
Batman Beyond Neo-Gothic #2
(W) Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzig (A) Max Dunbar
In every city of light, there’s a place of near-total darkness where creatures of the night linger in the sewers beneath. Surrounded by bones of the hunted, this is the Beyond. Terry McGinnis comes face-to-face with Killer Croc, but what happens when all Croc sees is his next meal? He’s hungry and angry, and Batman’s looking delicious. In a battle of epic proportions, Batman must enlist the help of Kyle the Catboi and his magic abilities, but will this be enough to get him out alive?
Knight Terrors: Action Comics #2
(W) Leah Williams & Philip K Johnson (A) Vasco Georgiev, Fisco Ossio & Mico Suayan
Reality bites! With her perfect nightmare world slowly showing its cracks, Power Girl searches for answers, hoping to find a villain to punch and a way out. Little does she know a threat from her past is here to control her future. Plus, in the Nightmare Realm, a hideously transformed Cyborg Superman is consuming the Super-Family one by one! Who will be the “final El”? And can the powerless Super-Twins find a way to fight back before Cyborg Superman claims them all?!
The Penguin #1
(W) Tom King (A) Rafael De Latorre
REVENGE IS FOR THE BIRDS. After retiring to Metropolis following his death, Oswald Cobblepot finds himself forced back into the unpredictable and violent Gotham City underworld as a pawn for the United States intelligence community! Gotham’s criminal element has been evolving since he was last in the city, with his bastard twin children ruling the Iceberg Lounge. And what of the man he framed for his death–Batman? Is the Penguin walking into a death sentence? From award-winning and bestselling writer Tom King (Batman, The Human Target) and artist Stefano Gaudiano (Gotham Central, The Walking Dead) comes a bloody, hard-boiled tale of redemption and revenge!
Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5
(W) Dennis Culver (A) Chris Burnham
The World’s Strangest Superheroes versus Anytown, USA! Just as everyone feared, the Doom Patrol have lost control and are now attacking the idyllic small town of New Poplar, Illinois. As these unstoppable monsters rampage, a new superhero must rise to stop them…enter Metawoman! But who is she, and what is her terrible secret? Only one person has the answers: the team’s former chief, Dr. Niles Caulder!
Immortal Thor #1
(W) Al Ewing (A) Martin Coccolo
AL EWING, MARTIN COCCOLO & ALEX ROSS GIVE THE GOD OF THUNDER THE “IMMORTAL” TREATMENT! In Norse myths, they called him Thunderer. Vuer has he been called, and Hloriddi. The Gods know him as Asgard’s King, keeper of Mjolnir, hero of the tales. When injustice grips the Earth and ancient powers bring down the sky, he fights for those who cannot – and when the tale is done, we will know what that cost him. This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR. PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman – WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?
Jean Grey #1
(W) Louise Simonson (A) Bernard Chang
SUPERSTAR CREATORS TAKE JEAN GREY’S LEGACY TO FIERY NEW HEIGHTS! After the events of the Hellfire Gala, Jean’s life is in shambles. Mutantkind is in dire straits – and there’s nothing this founding X-Man can do. She’ll have to save herself first. And that means looking into her past – for the moment when it all went wrong – in a desperate attempt to save her and all of Krakoa’s future. Legendary writer Louise Simonson returns to the X-Men with a story full of fan-favorite moments, heartrending revelations, and pulse-pounding devastation!
Moon Knight City of the Dead #2
(W) David Pepose (A) Marcelo Ferreira
Tearing through the City of the Dead on his quest to rescue a young runaway, Moon Knight must grapple with his past when he turns to an unlikely source for aid – LAYLA EL-FOULY, A.K.A. the SCARLET SCARAB! But when Marc Spector is faced with a murderers’ row of dead super-villains whom he helped put in the ground, can even the Fist of Khonshu defy the odds long enough to survive? Plus: Who is the JACKAL KNIGHT?
(W) Al Ewing & Johnathan Hickman (A) Sergio Davila
Doctor Doom is the most notorious and ambitious supervillain in the Marvel Universe – but he’s got something Eddie Brock needs. WHAT COULD IT BE?! And what calamitous circumstance will befall both Doom and Eddie? The ambitious and explosive symbiote saga from Al Ewing welcomes guest artist SERGIO DAVILA! Together, these two creators are going to take Eddie Brock on an adventure that will have symbiote fans talking for YEARS to come! PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman – WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?
Big Game #2
(W) Mark Miller (A) Pepe Larraz
It’s Nemesis versus the Ambassadors, the Night Club, the Magic Order, Kingsman, and every single Millarworld creation you have ever known and loved over the years. This book is a BLOODBATH drawn by the biggest artist working in comics right now that continues the comic book event of 2023 with over twenty Millarworld franchises SMASHED together.
Klik Klik Boom #3
(W) Doug Wagner (A) Douglas Dabbs & Matt Wilson
Sprout continues to bait Dillinger and his high-priced thugs into one death trap after another throughout New York City. But when the bedlam spills into Sprout’s warehouse bunker, will she, Serena, and their new best bunny companion Beatrix survive the chaos of gunfire, booby traps, and grenade launchers?
No/ One #5
(W) Kyle Higgins & Brian Buccello (A) Geraldo Borges
As Julia struggles with the reaction to her podcast and Ben’s investigation hits yet another wall, a shocking development in the case of Richard Roe threatens to upend everything and may bring NO/ONE even closer to the light.
PLUS! The story continues in “Who is No/One,” a monthly companion podcast starring RACHAEL LEIGH COOK (She’s All That) and PATTON OSWALT (Netflix’s The Sandman, Minor Threats, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.)!
The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenetant #3
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dave Stewart
The neighbors open a mysterious door and stare into the abyss! Could the tunnels before them be their only escape? Or will it all lead to more unfathomable terrors?
JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO continue the descent into unholy madness in this sprawling new series within THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS!
The Schlub #1
(W) Kenny Porter & Ryan Stegman (A) Mike Spicer & John J Hill
VANISH artist/writer RYAN STEGMAN and Superboy writer KENNY PORTER team up with Beef Bros artist TYRELL CANNON for a new action/comedy series featuring colors by MIKE SPICER and lettering/design by JOHN J. HILL.
Failing dentist Roger Dalton blames the world for his problems until he is body-swapped with the world’s greatest superhero. Can Roger save Earth and finally prove to his family he’s not a loser? Or are we all doomed?
Best Pick Up from Last Week | August 16, 2023
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Marco Checchetto
THE END! But of what? A life? A love? A marriage? Matt Murdock’s time as Daredevil? Or the latest and greatest run in one of Marvel’s most celebrated sagas? All of the above?
Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation
Daredevil Vol.1 : Know Fear
(W) Chip Zdarksy (A) Marco Checchetto
Collects Daredevil (2019) #1-5. The next chapter in the ever-surprising saga of Daredevil! After a brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life – and that includes returning to action as Daredevil! But years of trauma have taken their toll, and becoming the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen he once was won’t be easy. Mistakes will be made along the way – and this time, one might actually prove to be the end of him. Because when a criminal dies and Daredevil takes the blame, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name! But even he can’t outrun judgment forever. And with DD’s absence from Hell’s Kitchen, the real devils can come out to play.
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