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New Creator-Owned Comics This Week: August 30, 2023

This week in creator-owned comics has everything from thrilling debuts to shocking finales. Check out which titles are our top picks of the week!

Creator-Owned Comics this Week Cover 08/30/23
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By: Javier ReyesJan 25, 2024, 10:06 PM

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!

W0rldtr33 #5

By James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar

W0rldtr33 #5 CoverImage: Image Comics

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!

Monstress #47

By Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Monstress #47 CoverImage: Image Comics

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.

Local Man: Gold #1

By Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs

Local Man: Gold #1 CoverImage: Image Comics

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.

The Devil's Cut #1

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

The Devil's Cut #1 CoverImage: DSTLRY

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: 

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The Hunger and the Dusk #2

By G. Willow Wilson, Christian Wildgoose, and MSassyK

The Hunger and the Dusk #2 CoverImage: IDW Publishing

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.

Black Hammer: The End #1

By Jeff Lemire, Malachi Ward, and Nate Piekos

Black Hammer: The End #1 CoverImage: Dark Horse Comics

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!

Arcade Kings #4

By Dylan Burnett, Walter Baiamonte, and Sara Antonellini

Arcade Kings #4 CoverImage: Skybound

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 #1

By Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth

The Plot Holes #1 CoverImage: Whatnot Publishing

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.

Kaptara: Universal Truths #1

By Chip Zdarsky, Kagan McLeod, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Kaptara: Universal Truths #1 CoverImage: Image Comics

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!

The Savage Strength of Starstorm #4

By Drew Craig and Jason Finestone

The Savage Strength of Starstorm #4 CoverImage: Image Comics

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.

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