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.
Andy H: Lots of cool stuff on offer this week and from a whole bundle of publishers. Dark Horse have some great books on their roster at the moment. Following the rollicking first issue of Black Hammer, issue #2 is eagerly anticipated. After the introduction of all the players this issue looks at Golden Gail, a fifty-something hero trapped in a nine year-old's body. Jeff Lemire continues to prove what a talent he is. Also from Dark Horse is Brian Wood's latest title, Briggs Land #1. It looks like a story of a crime family but with the promise of so much more. If you've ever read a Brian Wood comic chances are you are going to want to read this as well. Plenty of Rebirth action continues over at DC with Batman #5 concluding the first Tom King story arc. If you're looking for the latest issue #1 then Supergirl: Rebirth #1 is landing this week. I've lost track of the different versions of Supergirl over the years (Peter David's run my personal favourite) but I'll always give the first few issues a go. Hunt #2 from Image is on the pull this Wednesday as I really enjoyed the first issue. Taking ideas from Irish legend and mythology, this was a good fill-in for the recent lack of Vertigo titles on my pull-list. So, plenty of new blood, but I'll finish with a couple of old favourites: the insane I Hate Fairyland and the sublime Manifest Destiny. Two very, very different titles but a great way to showcase why comics are such a fantastic and diverse medium.