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: A cursory look last week led me to believe this Wednesday would be a quiet one, but closer inspection has revealed there's quite a few books I'll be taking home with me. Image takes up the bulk of my pull-list this time (again!) with Black Science #8, Low #2, Outcast #3, Saga #22 and Sex #15, but the title I want to highlight this time (partly due to a lack of any #1s springing out at me, partly because it's great) is C.O.W.L., which sees its fourth issue hit the shelves tomorrow. This tale of corruption, gender politics and general seediness swirling around a unionised superhero organisation in 1950s Chicago is a series that is flying under too many peoples radar at the moment, and any opportunity to change that I'll gladly take! Marvel titles make two appearances (Avengers #34 and Uncanny Avengers #23) as do Oni Press (Letter 44 #9 and Sixth Gun #42) and Dark Horse (The Massive #26, Dream Thief: Escape #3), but I'm not sure where I'm going to find time to read all these with the Melksham Comic Con on the agenda for the weekend (of which more soon). You can bet I'll try though!
Stewart R: It's a week like this that has me looking back and forth between wallet and pull-list and then wearing a smooth groove into my skull with the rubbing of my head with hand of puzzlement. There are easily a dozen and a half books that I could pick up this week spanning from brand new offerings such as Sundowners #1 (about a group of heroes who may actually find that their brand of super do-gooding may be figments of their imagination and signs of insanity) and Wayward #1 (an Irish girl moves to Tokyo to take on a host of fantasy inspired nasties as a day-to-day activity) to a slew of ongoing books. I'm really excited to get my hands on the second chapter of Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's Low from Image and the sure to be marvellous Brass Sun #4 from Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard with Black Science #8 being the one other magnificently exciting standout from the crowd. It's when I get a bit deeper into things and seeing that I haven't read a copy of Avengers since the mid-twenties mark in the series that I start to wonder why I'm continuing to pursue it month after month. Brian Wood's The Massive sits in a similar position, yet when put side by side I know I'll probably catch up on the Dark Horse effort first rather than roll my sleeves up and take on the monumental - and quite possibly engrossing - task of getting myself up to date on Jonathan Hickman's assembled opus. September may have to be crunch month for a good portion of my ongoing reads with so many falling behind!