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: Marvel sets the ball rolling this week for their major event series of 2014, Original Sin. Okay, so it's not the start of the story proper - it's an #0 issue - but it's got Mark Waid and Jim Cheung at the helm for this prologue so it's not something I'm going to ignore. I'm a sucker for these event things anyway, even though the bad sadly outweighs the good by and large, and a whodunit featuring a dead Watcher and a culprit who may possess all his secrets is one of the most inventive high concept pitches I've heard of in a while from eithe of the Big Two. Elsewhere at Marvel, I'm keen to take a look at another of their All-New Marvel NOW! efforts, Elektra #1. I'll be honest and say it's because the covers for the series I've seen so far have been pretty astonishing, and while of course you should never judge a book by its cover, if said cover is good enough by itself to get me to take a look, that's a pretty good start. The highlight over at Image is, unsurprisingly, the book that sat atop our recent Top 15 Current Comics chart, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's masterful Lazarus, and any week that appears is a guaranteed to be a good week.