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.
Jo S: I've refused to have my head turned by too many new starts this week, although there were a good few that I had considered, settling instead on a 50% DC blend for a compact little pull-list. One of those DC offerings is an issue #1 though: I'm giving ensemble book Heroes In Crisis a go. The sample art from Clay Mann looks glorious and although I'm cagey about DC team ups, Tom King can do no wrong at the moment - even his off-days are best-days-ever right now - and Wonder Woman will always raise the appeal of a book for me. The mighty Doomsday Clock strikes seven this week - I wish hard that these were appearing closer together but I guess I'll be wishing they lasted longer when we reach issue #12! I'm in the habit of going back and reading the previous issue just before the next though, to refresh my memory of the increasingly braided storylines and to pick up more juicy little morsels of detail. Scarlet #2 rounds up my DC demi-list: I picked up a copy of the trade for the earlier Scarlet series on a recent foray to that London to get myself all caught up, so might try and read some of that at least before Wednesday. Image’s new otherworldly mystery Cold Spots garnered some tentative interest at the PCG meet last month, giving little away but layering intriguing storytelling with misty ghostly art and, with similarly spooky tones, Bone Parish has me gripped; a smartly written tale of drug-funded family business and politics. My final pick for this week is Beyonders #2 - the puzzle-geek hiding very close to the surface within me is sharpening her pencils and limbering up the guessing engine in preparation.