The world of creator-owned comics continues to be the place to find the most diverse lineup of titles. Whether you're into grounded historical dramas or sci-fi horror stories, indie publishers like Image Comics and BOOM! Studies have got your tastes covered. The special thing about this week is that it's packed with series debuts from some of the most creative minds working in comics today. So in your journeys through Marvel or DC comics, don't forget to explore the crazy world of creator-owned comics.
Let's jump right into our favorite new creator-owned comics coming out this week!
Rewind to 1999, Gabriel and his friends discovered the secret underbelly of the Internet that drives whoever sees it insane. To protect people, they thought to seal the code away deep within the message board known as W0rldtr33. But as time went on, they lost control over the Undernet. James Tynion IV once again delivers a brilliantly disturbing comic book that’s best described as techno-horror.
The world is in an uproar. When only six people on the entire planet are chosen to be superpowers, a mother and son from Paris are selected to be two of those heroes. What makes their bond so special to be chosen above the rest? Find out their story as Mark Millar’s ambitious collaborative project continues.
Through the hopeful eyes of a young and budding clarinet player, we see the harsh realities of the music business in early 1900s New Orleans. Writers Kyle Higgins and Joe Clark and a collection of all-star artists explore the vibrant history of Jazz music by weaving stories of struggle, joy, and hope.
As the daughter of Death himself, Jessica Harrow is considered to be one of the afterlife’s brightest Reapers. But she struggles to live up to the family name. With her friends losing battles to vengeful demons, everything Jess holds dear to her is falling apart. The afterlife as Jess knows it is going straight to Hell.
After Sid and Oberin’s long-awaited reunion at the end of the last issue, the story flashes back to the toughest part of Sid’s journey through the wilderness. The comic reveals how Sid finally gave birth to her child and found herself back in the arms of her long-lost friend. She once again has a family to look out for.
Out of luck and places to go, Jack Xavier, a.k.a. Crossjack, crawls his way back to his hometown. After discovering his former archnemesis Hodog was mysteriously murdered in jail, Jack sets out to track down the killer. The trail leads him to the doorstep of Frightside, another former villain from Jack’s superhero days. With the town cops and his former team watching his every move, Jack has to do things right if he wants to reclaim his lost sense of heroism.
Still reeling from the death of his brother Liam, Greyson’s perception of what’s real and what’s fantasy is crashing down all around him. As the shepherd of Wren, the girl with the Behemoth inside of her, Greyson must find answers about what the Behemoths are and how to control them. If not, Wren’s life will forever be in danger from those who hate her kind and the monster itself that waits inside of her.
The mystery behind the Indigo Children deepens with each new issue. This month’s issue follows Fred, another one of the Indigo Children being held captive by the government. With his psychic vision, Fred looks to find a way to escape his fabricated prison. When Alexei and Donovan work to liberate Fred, details about Alexei’s mysterious past on Mars get revealed.
By Wes Craig
The hero Kaya wakes up after surviving an attack from rampaging mutants to find they kidnapped her brother Jin. Despite her worst fear coming true, she grits her teeth and pushes forward to save her little brother. Her adventure takes her straight to the heart of The Poison Lands, where she meets both sinister foes and unexpected allies. The warrior with the magical arm will stop at nothing to get her brother back.
In his pursuit of a rampaging serial killer, detective Niles “Roach” Washington uncovers dark secrets about his family and the city he’s sworn to protect. Not only are there aliens secretly walking among his people, but they’ve been slowly infiltrating society for thousands of years. In his comic book debut, Wesley Snipes, the star of the Blade franchise, continues to shine in this genre-bending sci-fi noir series.