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: Outcast, then. I was one of those people who foolishly skipped Walking Dead when it debuted, thinking zombies were all played out and there would be nothing writer Robert Kirkman could add to the genre. You could say I slightly misjudged things there. So anyway, I like to think I'm someone who learns from my mistakes, so even though the horror-themed pitch for this series doesn't really grab me (demonic possession is so played out, right?), and lightning rarely strikes twice, I'll be picking up this double-sized issue (at $2.99, no less!) and hoping for the best. At the very least I'm expecting it's value to skyrocket and I can sell it on ebay for a vast sum so I can send my kids to university! Moving swiftly along from my deluded imaginings, this is a bumper week, no mistake. Eight books from Image (which would have been unimaginable just five years ago), three from Marvel, two from Dark Horse, one from Avatar and one from Oni. Some favourites including Deadly Class and Letter 44 amongst that batch and also of note is Trees #2. We gave the first issue the thumbs up round these parts and if you didn't give it a try then head on over to the Image website where the digital version is currently free. No excuses then. Get on it.
Stewart R: Like many out there I'll be picking up Outcast #1 just to see if Kirkman is anywhere close to his comic writing best and has an idea with legs on his hands. Walking Dead and Invincible prove that his series can last... and last, but it's been a little while since he brought anything new to the table - Thief Of Thieves being the last memorable time and even then he ducked out of that early handing writing duties over to Nick Spencer - so can he grab and hold the audience with this horror tale? We shall see. Ian Edginton has definitely grabbed this audience member with his clockwork science fiction and Brass Sun #2 is the prime pick of this week brimming with quality and potential. With plucky Wren now through the curtain of mystery and actually finding herself within the machine that keeps the solar system turning I'm looking forward to Edginton and Culbard leading us on a voyage of discovery through an incredibly captivating setting. And then there's Avengers Undercover #6 over at Marvel where it seems every issue is a personal voyage of discovery (and angst) for the teenage survivors of Murder World as they now try to deal with being a part of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil, while over in Simon Spurrier's X-Force #6 it seems we'll get to discover a little more about new mutant MeMe as she and her team mates are captured by the nefarious Volga and prepared for sale on the black market! Dun-duh-duuuuuuh!