New Licensed Comics This Week: May 03, 2023

Everything from beloved franchises to obscure characters can be found in this week's list of licensed comics! Check out some of our favorites coming up!

Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #12
Image: Opus Comics
By: Javier ReyesFeb 2, 2024, 9:27 PM

This week in licensed has everything great about the genre. Not only do you get to see comics of timeless classics like Star Wars and Star Trek, but you can also rediscover more obscure characters like Barbarella and the Astrobots. Once you step out of the walls of the Marvel and DC universes, you quickly realize how wide the world of comic books can be. There's plenty of fun to be had, it's just a matter of knowing what you want and where to find it!

It's time to check out some of the best new licensed comics coming out this week!

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #4

By Daniel Jose Older, Toni Bruno, and Michael Atiyeh

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #4Image: Dark Horse Comics

The criminal group known as the Dank Graks has been a constant menace to the High Republic. Padawan Sav Malágan and Maz Kanata go undercover to find out what the group is plotting, but the revelation of their conspiracy may be too late! The pair then has to race against time with the fate of the Republic and the lives of their friends hanging in the balance.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #33

By Greg Pak, Adam Gorham, and Federico Blee

Star Wars: Darth Vader #33Image: Marvel Comics

A new story arc begins for the galaxy’s most notorious Sith Lord. Vader has lost control over the Force, leaving even his own Executor-class Star Dreadnaught in danger. While he is practically a walking timebomb, Vader is as vulnerable as ever. With the Sith Lord in such a fragile state, Commander Sabé sees this as an opportunity to reopen old wounds and finally exact her revenge.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Dog of War #2

By Mike Chen and Angel Hernandez

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Dog of War #2 Image: IDW Publishing

Latinum the corgi continues to win the hearts of everyone aboard the Deep Space 9. Except for the greedy bastard Quark who can’t pass up the opportunity to make a profit out of the purebred puppy. Meanwhile, Commander Sisko looks to find answers about the mysterious Borg component Latinum came with when it found itself on the ship. If the crew plays their cards right, they could use the component to their advantage in the war against the Dominion.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5

By Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5 Image: BOOM! Studios

The line between hero and villain continues to blur as the forbidden alliances clash with one another. It takes a reunion of old friends to go toe-to-toe against Krang in a fight to send the monster back to Dimension X. It’s all hands on deck for the Mutant Rangers if they want everyone on the team to make it out alive.

Astrobots #1

By Simon Furman and Hector Trunnec

Astrobots #1Image: Whatnot Publishing

In this new mecha masterpiece in the making, Earth is dying and the only way to save humanity is to turn to the stars. With the help of machine lifeforms known as the Astrobots, mankind scours the galaxy in search of a new world to call home. Except there is a power struggle within the Astrobot society, as there are some radicals who believe humankind has no place in the future. For all the mecha enthusiasts out there, this comic has everything you love robot sci-fi and more!

Barbarella: The Center Cannot Hold #3

By Sarah Hoyt and Riccardo Bogani

Barbarella: The Center Cannot Hold #3Image: Dynamite

In an odd twist of fate, Barbarella finds herself sneaking back into the home of the Architechs to help save an old friend. Like anything involving the Architects, there’s plenty of danger afoot. Except the biggest dangers are not what’s seen but what cannot be seen. Having to face both the Architects and the Unnamble, Barbarella has a full plate on her hands when fighting evil forces.

Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #12

By Mitch Iverson and Axel Medellin Machain

Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #12Image: Opus Comics

The series is fast approaching its thrilling finale as the War of the Horsemen begins. The Death Dealer is finally ready to atone for his sins after going to Hell and back. But that battle that looms on the horizon is unlike anything the twisted hero has ever seen before.

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