Welcome to this week’s exciting roundup of comic book releases! Prepare to dive into a world of thrilling adventures, captivating characters, and breathtaking artwork. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes, science fiction, or fantasy, this week’s comic book lineup is sure to offer something extraordinary. With offerings from renowned publishers like DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW, this week’s comic releases are packed with thrilling adventures that are bound to leave you craving more.
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(W) Jeremy Adams, Mark Waid, Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, & Simon Spurrier (A) Fernando Pasarin, Todd Nuak, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Scott Collins & Mike Deodato
An oversize anniversary issue concludes writer Jeremy Adams’s acclaimed tenure, with special guests Mark Waid, Joshua Williamson, and Geoff Johns joining the celebration! As the Adams run races to the finish line, get a prelude to the new Dawn of DC chapter of the Fastest Man Alive’s adventures from the dream team of Simon Spurrier (Coda, Detective Comics) and Mike Deodato Jr. (Avengers)!
Peacemaker Tries Hard #2
(W) Kyle Starks (A) Steve Pugh
The Brain has given Peacemaker no choice but to complete a dangerous mission on his behalf, but he won’t have to kick bad-guy butt on his own. With Monsieur Mallah at his side, Peacemaker breaks into the secret base of General Immortus to steal some super-villain DNA. What starts as the team-up you never knew you wanted takes a surprising turn that could leave Peacemaker facedown in a pool of his own blood!
(W) Mark Waid (A) Dan Mora
Shazam versus S-H-A-Z-A-M! Billy Batson was given the powers of the gods by the Wizard Shazam–but Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury never gave the Wizard their permission. Displeased with how Billy is representing them, the disgruntled gods engage in a six-way fight for sole control of the World’s Mightiest Mortal…or, if they get their way, the World’s Mightiest Puppet. May the craftiest god win!
(W) Michael Dorn (A) Sami Basri
FORGING THE FUTURE! The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder–John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel–and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build? While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel–John’s niece, Natasha Irons–feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back? Writer Michael Dorn (the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series) teams up with artist Sami Basri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman) to bring you the next chapter of Steel’s saga in this not-to-be missed six-issue miniseries.
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Marcco Checchetto
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto enter the ring for a championship bout as their senses-shattering run on DAREDEVIL reaches its most ambitious point yet! They’ve dragged Matt Murdock to the deepest and darkest places of his entire history – but they’re about to drag him even lower!
(W) Dan Abnet (A) Damian Couceiro
Groot’s home planet is no more! But who or what were the mysterious invaders that decimated it? And what life is still lurking in the once lush forest? Groot and Mar-Vell will need to stay on their toes, as they’re being stalked by Yondar the hunter!
(W) Dan Watters (A) German Perlata
LOKI SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?
He may be the “benevolent” God of Stories now, but Loki’s past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when ancient, powerful weapons he once built end up scattered across the Ten Realms! Loki must track down these weapons before they fall into the wrong hands and bring about Ragnarok! Surprising guest stars, exciting new characters and startling twists await in this all-new miniseries by rising stars Dan Watters (Sword of Azrael) and German Peralta (BLACK PANTHER)!
Hell To Pay #5
(W) Charles Soule (A) Will Sliney
The only thing that stands between the death of Sebastian Stone and the Poor Man’s plan to hire the Devil himself using his thousands of cursed hellcoins is Sebastian’s better half, Maia Stone. But Maia will need power beyond anything she’s ever wielded to win this fight. One Faustian bargain…coming right up.
In Hell We Fight! #1
(W) John Layman (A) Jok
Life in hell ain’t easy. Demons try to torture you for all eternity. Monsters want to eat you. There’s a stunning lack of reliable indoor plumbing. And it’s almost impossible to get ice cream. At least, until today, when three condemned teens and their annoying tagalong demon frenemy embark on a daring scheme to hijack a demon lord’s delivery truck. What happens next will take them on an epic journey across the underworld, an infernal excursion of nonstop excitement, danger, and adventure.
Presenting a devilishly fun new series from multiple Eisner-winning writer/letterer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW, Suicide Squad: Kill Arkham Asylum) and Argentinian superstar artist JOK.
The Ambassadors #6
(W) Mark Miller (A) Matteo Scalera
The Ambassador for Mexico completes the team as they face their first major conflict together and find out the truth behind Choon-He Chung’s husband’s superhuman upgrade program and the rich guys around the world who have paid him a fortune for it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Street Fighter #1
(W) Paul Allor (A) Ariel Medel
When a prestigious martial arts tournament invites fighters to travel to Atlantic City and test their skills, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jump at the chance to compete. But a big stage means big competition, and the world-famous STREET FIGHTERS have shown up in force to prove the mettle of their PSYCHO POWERED fighting forms.
As if that’s not enough of a challenge, there are rumors of competitors disappearing and the identity of the contest’s benefactors is shrouded in mystery.
Don’t miss the matchups of your favorite fighters as the half-shell heroes face the likes of Ryu, Guile, Chun-Li, and more.
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Deep Cuts #2
(W) Kyle Higgins & Joe Clark (A) Halena Maesellis
Chicago, 1928. Gail Gelstein has 48 hours to write the biggest jazz hit of all time. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know anything about jazz. Rising star artist HELENA MASELLIS joins the DEEP CUTS team for a whirlwind journey behind the curtains of Broadway!
Graphic Novel Recommendation
Radiant Black Vol. 1
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Marcelo Costa
Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty and things aren’t great he’s working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card debt is piling up and his only move… is moving back home with his parents.
But when Nathan discovers the ethereal, cosmic RADIANT, he’s given the power to radically change his fortunes…unless the Cosmic Beings who created them succeed in taking them back by any means necessary. Oh, and did we mention there’s a RED RADIANT who wants Nathan dead?
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