It’s another huge week in creator-owned comics! Along with some exciting new series debuts, there are also plenty of big story arc finales to look forward to! Mix those with a few promising ongoing titles already picking up steam and you’ve got a loaded selection of comics for your pull list. Let’s check out some of our favorites that we can’t wait to get our hands on when New Comic Book Day rolls around!
The series’s first story arc is in for a massive finale after the shocking revelation at the end of the last issue. Gabriel is going to pull the trigger on something that’s going to change the world forever. Because in his eye, there’s no sacrifice too great to stop the Undernet. It will be fascinating to see where things go from here!
By Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Another end of a story arc in this issue! Maika, Zinn, and the rest of the party find themselves caught in the middle of a war between two worlds. The team scrambles to find a way back home that does not upset the balance between the two warring factions. Just one mistake could mean all-out war amongst the Monstra.
It turns out the greatest enemy Jack will ever face is himself! In this special edition of Local Man, Crossjack from the past is transported into the modern-day and is wreaking havoc on the timeline. It’s up to Jack to send his younger self back to where he belongs. The big problem is, that Crossjack was not the only one who landed in the wrong era.
By Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tula Lotay, Mirka Andolfo, Jock, Becky Cloonan, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Lee Garbett, Joelle Jones, Stephanie Phillips, Ram V, Jamie McKelvie, Junko Mizuno, Francesco Francavilla, Ariela Kristantina, Eduardo Risso, Christian Ward
A new player in comics makes its big debut this week! DSTLRY features a whos-who of creators who all have some fresh stories to tell. This massive 88-page debut issue is made up of eleven short stories by the creators behind the ambitious project. Titles include:
In a desperate age when humans and orcs must ally to save their civilizations, one must wonder how long such a delicate partnership can last. While Tara Iceman deals with the culture shock of living with humans, Commander Callum Battlechild prepares the troops for their first big battle. The two will need to find common ground if they want to survive against the invading Vangol.
The beginning of the end of Black Hammer starts here. Jeff Lemire returns to his fantastical world of superheroes with artist Malachi Ward to weave a multi-timeline-spanning journey with new stakes and new heroes. This new six-issue event picks right up where Reborn left off and will be the biggest the series has seen thus far!
The real battle begins for Joe now that he’s finally found his missing brother. Except Ken’s not the fighter this time around. The blue-haired brawler has leveled up and is ready to beat Joe down to a pulp. This issue is where we find out which brother is truly the strongest!
The Plot Holes are not your usual superheroes! The team of fictional characters transports into the pages of other books to save the plots from being destroyed. The story follows Cliff, a comic book creator and the team’s newest recruit. After learning that his world isn’t real and is actually part of a novel, he joins the team of misfits in hopes of proving his worth.
Chip Zdarsky’s offbeat sci-fi comedy is back and it’s stranger than ever! Astronaut Keith Kanga is trapped on planet Kaptara and is trying to find a way back home. The only way he can escape is if he solves the mystery behind whoever is still all the adorable Cat-Tanks from the planet!
With the ability to open portals to another dimension, Starstorm comes face-to-face with a future version of himself who warns of an impending war. The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the team of superhero team returns to their era with such critical knowledge.