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.
Matt C: Once again, it's Image - winner of the 'Best Publisher' Paradoscar - that my attention is drawn to first as their titles make up the bulk of my pull-list this coming Wednesday. Top of the pile is Manifest Destiny #2. The debut issue was an all-round winner, one of those perfect combinations of art and words that bursts out of the medium every once in a while. There's a certain amount of trepidation when it comes to these second issues but the confidence exhibited by the creative team last time out is enough to reassure me the good stuff will continue. Of course, a week rarely goes by without the appearance of a brand new series from Image, and so we have Dead Body Road #1, which looks like it may serve up a tasty helping of revenge noir. Let us not forget the welcome return of Lazarus, the deserved winner of the 'Best New Series' Paradoscar, unquestionably one of the best books currently being published. Elsewhere I'm slightly tempted by Marvel Knights Hulk #1 as I quite liked the look of what I've seen of it already, but I'm rather reluctant to get involved in another of Marvel's set of miniseries that are essentially trading on former glories. This probably means it'll only be a single Marvel title for me on Wednesday, the soon-to-conclude Wolverine & The X-Men - it's not often I just pick up one Marvel book, and I do wonder if that's a sign of things to come, but give it another seven days and I sure things will return to 'normal'!