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. Click here for a list of the latest releases.
Jo S: This week is all about the independents for me - Marvel gives me just the All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #8 and DC yields just two; Batwoman #6 (this series has been so patchy for me, but the great issues have outweighed the iffy ones and the art is gorgeous) and I’m giving Dark Nights: Metal #1 a try, because… well because METAL - but there’s so much great stuff going on outside the Big Two this week. Bunn and Luckert’s horror who-or-what-dunnit Regression reaches issue #4 this week; it seems I've developed a taste for the gruesome, at least in comic book form. A couple of issue #2s make the cut: having seen (and enjoyed) the movie, I'm enjoying the different strand of War For The Planet Of The Apes, and whilst Time And Vine isn't a thrill a minute, the first issue was a pleasantly gentle contrast to the bloody violence of some of my list recently! The unexpected treat that is Magnus hits issue #3; this is no run-of-the-mill tale of robots v humans, but blends an interesting murder mystery theme with thoughts on what it means to be human, on artificial intelligence and on the rights of the non-human. My 'Most Anticipated' this week goes uncontested to Godshaper #5; I truly don't want this series to end, I love the world that Simon Spurrier has created here so much and fall headlong into Goonface’s gloriously colourful, gender-bending world of jazz and individual jehovahs each time. Last (and distinctly least) on my list is Sheena #0. Billed as a ‘riveting relaunch’ for the swimsuit-almost-clad jungle guardian, it has been advertised unceasingly for months which doesn’t feel like a strong recommendation. It's 25 cents though. Really, how bad can it be?