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. Click here for a list of the latest releases.
Jo S: Kicking off with my absolute must-have, the utterly delicious Plastic hits issue #4 this week and I'm licking my chops in anticipation of the pink frosting and sprinkles already. Also well-established at this stage for me are Redneck, with issue #3 starting to pick up some momentum, offering a tad more incentive to go for #4, and Weapon X - I'm enjoying the little touches of humour in this nicely paced story. Secret Empire #7, though coming in hot on the heels of the last issue, is still blazing a trail showing how a talented team can pack an issue to the gunnels with action; superb value, in my opinion. I'll take Damned #3 (though I might need to review the first couple as I've clear forgotten the story so far, oops) and Beautiful Canvas #2: this is my masochistic side prevailing, the first issue was such an apparently random jumble of elements, I actually double-checked that the pages hadn’t been printed in the wrong order - this one is teetering on the edge of the abyss and lucky it's a quiet week. Finishing up with my new choices: I can't resist something called Super Secret Robot Club and although it looks like it might be nonsense, it's a one-shot so what's to lose? Heavenly Blues promises a ‘mystical heist mash-up from beyond the grave’ and the cover kind of grabbed me so that makes the cut, whilst the Street Fighter Swimsuit Special 2017 #1, tempting though it looks with washboard manga six-packs abounding, is probably not totally aimed at my demographic.
Matt C: Secret Empire #7 is top of the pile this week, and I'm expecting things to ramp up considerably now we're entering the final act. Will Steve continue to worship at the altar of Hydra when this series reaches its resolution? Of course not, but it'll be damn fun to watch things unravel for him and his cronies! The other Marvel title I've got my eye on is Thanos #9, Jeff Lemire's only remaining book at the House of Ideas (but presumably not for long) and something to tide me over until Marvel Studios decides to put that damn Infinity War trailer online (yes, I'm an ageing, impatient fanboy, what of it?)! Lemire also has the reliably excellent Black Hammer over at Dark Horse, but Image only have one title for me on Wednesday, the perennial Saga. Last but not least comes the third instalment of the resuscitated Damned, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's wonderful gangster/demon mash-up.