Welcome to this week’s must-read comic book recommendations! Whether you’re a Marvel maven, a DC devotee, an Image enthusiast, a Dark Horse aficionado, or an IDW insider, we’ve got something that’ll make your heart race and pages turn. Buckle up, because it’s time to dive headfirst into worlds where anything is possible!
Action Comics Doomsday Special #1
(W) Dan Watters (A) Eddy Borrow
It is a creature beyond reason-and the only force in the universe strong enough to kill Superman. It’s Doomsday, the living embodiment of death, destruction, and evolution! In the wake of Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet, King Doomsday now sits on a throne of skulls across a river of blood, holding court over the demons that swarm in the depths of Hell…and he may have just found a way back to the land of the living. It’s now up to Supergirl and Martian Manhunter to drive the beast back and see that he never again returns to our earthly plane-even if they must die to do it! Plus: the return of Bloodwynd, the debut of the Doomhounds, and a clue to the next big Superman event!
Sandman Universe Nightmare Country The Glass House # 4
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Lisandro Estherren
The immortal witch Thessaly has interjected herself into the brewing storm between heaven and hell, the waking world and dreams-and there are powerful forces who demand she pay in blood for her meddling. Thessaly, however, only has eyes for the mystery of Flynn and the Smiling Man. As for the Corinthian? Despite his promises to Dream, he’s less and less sure whose side he’s on with every passing moment…
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Elena Casagrande
Blade’s greatest hope rests with the last person he wants to ask – a hostile ex! Blade travels to Japan to meet with a high-end supernatural arms dealer who may be the key to defeating the Adana, the deadly threat Blade has inadvertently unleashed upon the world! But first, he’ll have to protect the arms dealer from the underground that wants her head.
The Incredible Hulk #3
(W) Philip Kennedy Thompson (A) Nic Klein
Hulk faces undead horror as “The Age of Monsters” continues! Hulk investigates the creature being worshipped in an abandoned mining town – and finds a primordial horror as large as the mine itself awaiting him, using the town’s residents as human shields. From the darkest corners of the minds of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein, the first chapter of “The Age of Monsters” culminates in a battle between the Hulk and a monster unlike any he has faced before – but that’s only the tip of the iceberg!
Ms. Marvel The New Mutant #1
(W) Iman Velliani & Sabir Pirzada (A) Carlos E. Gomez & Adam Gorham
KAMALA KHAN IS BACK…AND SHE’S AN X-MAN! That’s right – the good news is that fresh off her world-saving death, Kamala has been brought back via Krakoan Resurrection Technology! What a way to learn she’s a mutant! The bad news is her debut at the Hellfire Gala didn’t go exactly as planned, and now all of mutant-kind is being hunted worldwide! Into this world of hate and fear, Kamala has a secret mission to pull off for the X-Men, all the while struggling to acclimate to this new part of her identity! PLUS: This huge new chapter of Kamala’s story is being co-written by the MCU’s own Kamala, Iman Vellani, and Sabir Pirzada of both DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL and her Disney+ series!
(W) Ben Percy (A) Geoff Shaw
GHOST RIDER/WOLVERINE: WEAPONS OF VENGEANCE PART THREE!
LOGAN and BLAZE’S battle has taken a serious turn. Enter: The HELLVERINE!
Arcade Kings #4
(W) Dylan Burnett (A) Dylan Burnett, Walter Baiamonte & Sara Antonellini
ROUND FOUR: FIGHT!
Joe’s search for his missing brother is over, but now the real battle begins. Ken’s leveled up since he last saw Joe, and he’s ready to throw down. It’s a brother vs. brother matchup to see who’s strongest!
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jordie Bellaire
END OF STORY ARC
With PH34R ascendent, Gabriel is forced to pull a trigger that will change the shape of the entire world. No sacrifice is too great to stop the spread of the Undernet…
The first arc of the acclaimed new horror hit from multiple Eisner Award-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH) and FERNANDO BLANCO (Detective Comics) ends in a way NO ONE will see coming!
Best Pick Up from Last Week | August 16, 2023
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!
Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation
Batman – One Bad Day: The Riddler
(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads
The Riddler is one of Batman’s most intellectual villains and the one who lays out his clues the most deliberately. The Riddler is always playing a game, there are always rules. But what happens when The Riddler kills someone in broad daylight for seemingly no reason? No game to play. No cipher to breakdown. Batman will reach his wit’s end trying to figure out the Riddler’s true motivation in this incredible thriller!
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