New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week.
Kenny J: One of the titles that’s a surprise hit with me in Marvel’s latest season of premiere issues has been Champions. Where issue #1 set up exactly who the core members of this group of young heroes will be, the second installment pushed those same teen relationships forward with just the right amount of conflict, comedy and awkward romance. This is the second book with a younger cast that Mark Waid is writing effortlessly, although, when you have an artist like Humberto Ramos working with you, it’s hard for a book not to feel fresh and vibrant. At the more affected end of the young adult market is The Wicked + The Divine #24. With the last issue being an experiment in prose, we are still really waiting to see the fallout from the Pantheon finding out who was behind the serial deaths of this generation’s starlet gods. It seems that we are entering the endgame of what Gillen and McKelvie have planned out from the beginning but then again if this story has a sting in the tail it wouldn’t be for the first time. Some of my favourite comic creatives are releasing their first creator-owned book as a team: Motor Crush #1 from Image will see Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr reunite after wrapping their run on Batgirl at the beginning of the year. Motor Crush promises to be a fast paced post apocalyptic motorsports book. If that seems a bit niche just remember it’s a comic from Image. It’s what they do best.