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.
James R: This week sees one of my pulls reaching a climax, two storming on majestically, and one making a welcome return. From Dark Horse, Matt Kindt and David Rubin's Ether has been a fantastic burst of imagination and creativity, and Wednesday sees the release of the final issue, with Boone Dias seeking to solve the mystery behind the murder of the Blaze. My two continuing books are both from Image. Firstly, East Of West, where Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's alt-universe Western epic reaches it's thirty-second chapter, and the promised apocalypse still doesn't seem imminent... I'm not complaining by any means; this is one of my monthly highlights, and Hickman's voice remains a unique one in mainstream comics. Kill Or Be Killed hasn't been around as long as East Of West, but I'm just as excited to see a new issue of Brubaker and Phillips' vigilante series. It's a book that started brilliantly and just seems to get better with every issue. Finally, I'm delighted to see the return of Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's Injection. As a comics fan, you expect Warren Ellis books to run late, and to be fair issue #10 culminated with the promise that 'Injection returns at the end of the year' - but three months into 2017 isn't quite the end of 2016! Regardless, I am happy to see this title come back - hopefully this is one that Ellis will be able to finish off, as it's been great thus far. Whatever is on your pull-lists for the week - happy reading everybody!
Tom P: What's going in my shopping basket this week, you cry? Well, first I'll take a helping of The Wild Storm #2. Warren Ellis back on a Wildstorm book is an unmissable comic for me. That universe once redefined the superhero genre and you can still see its effect on it today. I found the first issue a tad underwhelming but I think my expectations were a little high! I'm eagerly awaiting Kill Or Be Killed #7, this book consistently surprises me and if you still haven't read it go and grab the first trade! It's the best $7.99 you could spend. That just leaves Mighty Thor #17. To start with, what a fantastic and dynamic cover! Inside well... it's WAR! as Asgard and the Shi'ar meet in battle, all while the Challenge of the Gods rages on. What tests could await my new favourite Thor? I can't wait to find out!