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 along with a full list of titles that will be available from Paradox Comics.
Jo S: Curse you, Tom King, you and your infuriating brilliance! I'd just managed to wean myself off Batman yet again and then last week's issue was just, aargh-amazing, and I'm back on the hard stuff, doomed probably to see it through to at least the end of King's run, lest I'm struck down yet again with agonising FOMO.
Also unmissable currently are House Of X, the History Of The Marvel Universe (the latter proving something of a boon when trying to peel back the dense layers of the former) and Valkyrie, now riding under the name Valkyrie Jane Foster in case we were confused. I've really enjoyed the first couple of issues of this: Foster's arc, from love interest to thunder god to companion of the dead on their journey to Valhalla, has been an astonishing one - though I came to this at the wrong time to get the full benefit of her Thor era, I'm really enjoying her embodiment in this series so far.
Two new series grace my list as a result of my PCG colleagues' creator-focussed passions: James R's enthusiasm for all things Lemire is unmatched, so I'll try Inferior Five #1, a DC mystery about misfit kids who notice odd goings-on in their hometown, and though Andy H is already shrouded in gothic mourning garb for the loss of his regular fix of Giant Days, writer John Allison is set to soothe his bereft soul with new outset Steeple - a story about two women from very different backgrounds bonding… wait, this seems familiar…!