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.
Andy H: The Star Wars comics franchise has definitely seen a bit of a revival since moving from Dark Horse to Marvel (not that Dark Horse did a bad job of course). On a break after the first six-issue arc, Star Wars #7 is a Ben Kenobi standalone tale. Regular writer Jason Aaron is joined by artist Simone Bianchi to tell a story of Obi-Wan's adventures on Tatooine. Over in the madness that is Secret Wars, the cops are still looking for a killer in Thors #2. The first issue was well paced and the mystery had only just begun, so I'm on board for more. Plus it's fun spotting the all different Thors - hey, I'm easily pleased! A double whammy for fans of the new look Batgirl this week. There's a new issue of the regular series plus Batgirl Annual #3. The annual is written by the current creative team of Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher and they are joined by guest artist Bengal. Looks like Barbara will be chasing a familiar face even if she is unaware that a certain Dick Grayson is in town. With their past it will be nice to see how their dynamic has changed since their last meeting. Top of the pile this week will go to Southern Bastards #10. That man Jason Aaron again! This issue spotlights Esaw Goings, an enforcer for Coach Boss. This has been one of the best series from Image this year and continues to reel me in every month. A reasonably small pull this week but some great books to look forward to.
Matt C: So, some weeks there are only a couple of Image books bothering my pull-list, and then you get weeks like this, where an almighty SEVEN titles land squarely on my awaiting pile of weekly comics. That'll be Casanova: Acedia #3, Copperhead #9, Lazarus #18, Low #8, Material #3, Sex Criminals #11 and Southern Bastards #10. A fine selection, including two of my personal faves, Lazarus and Southern Bastards. Any week featuring either of them is a good week, so both of them together equals a pretty damn fine week all told. Slim pickings elsewhere. Marvel have Daredevil #17, Star Wars #7 and Thors #2 for me, which isn't much, but added to the rest of them I think I'll have plenty of reading material to keep me distracted.