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. To see what’s available at Paradox this week, click here.
Kenny J: At the moment, for me at least, comics are very much in a state of renewal. By their very nature these things have beginnings, middles and ends, and it seems I am somewhere between the last and the first, demonstrated none more so than by Avengers #42 and the impending Marvel non-reboot. I know I've said it before but we are hurtling to towards Secret Wars and as the pieces fall into place I just cannot wait to see how it all ends. Hickman hasn't put one step wrong with this epic universe changing story and I think, in years to come, it will be consider a classic Avengers run. Add to this that its rendered by Stefano Caselli, a artist that is fast becoming one of my favourites, this will be top of my reading pile. Speaking of favourite artists, Terry Dodson is the main reason I'll be taking a look at Princess Leia #1 this week. Combined with Mark Waid's writing I think this may well turn out to be the sleeper hit of Marvel's initial three cracks at the Star Wars comic franchise. Elsewhere we have a Jeff Lemire double bill starting with Descender #1, which is already rumoured to be heading for the big screen. If Lemire's Trillium was anything to go by then he has a definite skill for these quieter, thought-provoking science fiction tales. Also from the prolific Canadian we have the All-New Hawkeye #1. This being the one comic that I, like most people, will be saving my most critical eye for. Lemire and artist Ramon Perez have big purple shoes to fill after the last volume of Clint Barton's adventures but I really hope they succeed. However, with God Hates Astronauts #6 rounding off my pull, this week will be sure to hit the mark whatever.