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.
Matt C: Inexplicably, autumn is almost upon us (did we even have a summer?!) and for the first Wednesday in September there's one new title I think most of the PCG will want to cast their eye over. Plutona #1 sees Jeff Lemire in creator-owned mode at Image once more, and when you consider this guy's previous creator-owned output includes the highly treasured Sweet Tooth and the current sci-fi gem, Descender, then you might get an inkling of why we're excited. His co-creator here is "amazing newcomer" Emi Lennox, who - from the looks of the preview art - appears to be employing a simplified art style with an emphasis on expressive emotion i.e. someone who probably has similar artistic sensibilities to Lemire. The story involves a group of kids discovering the dead body of the world's greatest superhero, the eponymous Plutona, and while this isn't exactly a new idea, viewing things from a much younger perspective - and getting into the hero worship angle - should provide plenty of mileage for the creators. A fairly quiet week elsewhere, with the other noteworthy book probably being Daredevil #18. I read somewhere that Mark Waid has now had the longest continuous run on the title, and while I'd say the quality has dropped off since the relaunch, it's still been a good read overall, so I'll be sad to see Waid and artist Chris Samnee leave. That said, the post-Secret Wars Daredevil from Charles Soule and Ron Garney is a book I'm fairly excited about, so it's not all bad news!