Steve Rogers is back as Captain America and better than ever in the hands of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee in CAPTAIN AMERICA #695. DC also gives us a week of returns with DEADMAN #1 (with a glow-in-the-dark cover by Neal Adams), BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #1, and the JETSONS #1. Not to be left out, Image debuts both GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #1 (The supernatural world has gone crazy! The apocalypse is coming, and only the Gravediggers Union can stop it! How? Well, first their leader Cole has to find his estranged daughter. But is she the one behind the apocalypse? Wild comedic horror with steroid zombies, monster gods, swamp vampires, ghost storms, and space monkeys!) and NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1 (Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...but also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind...but that's exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins.) And let us not overlook TMNT/GHOSTBUSTERS II #1! And then there are new issues of PAPER GIRLS #17, BATMAN #34, POWER PACK #63, ARCHIE #25, and WALKING DEAD #173.
You want comics? We gots comics! We gots BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1(the evil Wonder Woman-themed Batman from Dark Nights Metal), JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 (Jughead as a werewolf in the Archie Horrverse), DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 (it IS Halloween week), SAGA #48 (the end of what will be volume 8), JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VORTEX #1 (I feel like that title tells you what you need to know), ANGELIC #2 (didn’t ya just love #1?), the GREEN VALLEY HC collection (this book was so good!! Medieval knights vs a time-travelling ‘wizard’ and ‘dragons’!!), the first REDNECK collection (like Southern Bastards, but with vampires instead of football) and lastly, 2 of Patrick’s Top 5 comics being published today, DAMNED #5 and KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #4! What a time to be alive!
Deadpool fights Old Man Logan (DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #1)! Batman drowns? Animosity evolves (ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #1)! Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint starts with KID LOBOTOMY #1! The RUGRATS have a new comic! This week has everything! Including BATMAN #33 (with art by Joelle Jones!!), MAESTROS #1 (Steve Skroce’s return to comics), MIGHTY THOR #700 (“Death of the Mighty Thor” part 1), BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 (Evil-Aquaman Batman), KILL OR BE KILLED #13 (this book is so good!!) and a wonderful new graphic novel from Oni, TEA DRAGON SOCIETY (After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives--and eventually her own). Go Team Comics!!
It’s ALWAYS a great week of comics when MISTER MIRACLE is out! And we’re excited to see Sam Wilson without the Cap shield in FALCON #1. GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1 plays into the DC Bombshell universe; FAMILY TRADE #1 is a new Image ongoing from Justin Jordan, and his LUTHER STRODE COMP SERIES HC is also out; WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #1 spins out of the Warren Ellis Wildstorm series; RUNAWAYS #2 reminds us so much of the original series. Then there are these always excellent books: HARROW COUNTY #26, GRASS KINGS #8, REDLANDS, #3, MECH CADET YU #3, MS MARVEL #23. And local creator (and all-around pizza-lovin’ nice guy) Dave Scheidt’s new all-ages comic WRAPPED UP #1 debuts this week.