Hello Comic Book Fandom!
Each week Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, and others release comic books every Wednesday and sometimes fantastic comic books get lost in the shuffle. This list will highlight ten comic books that are worth checking out for this week!
Some comic books might be a great jumping on point, others are one-and-done stories, or some are just worth the price of admission.
This week, Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette end their run on Swamp Thing, Batman deals with the fallout of Batman, Incorporated #8, Jeff Lemire continues to kick-ass on Green Arrow and ends his first arc on Animal Man, Marvel Kick offs Age Of Ultron this week, and Cullen Bunn‘s new book Helheim just sounds awesome.
Alrighty then, let’s get this ball rollin’…
10. Animal Man #18/Swamp Thing #18
Animal Man #18
The horrible tragedy of ROTWORLD weighs heavily on the Baker family.
Nothing will be the same for Animal Man after this issue!
Swamp Thing #18
Don’t miss the heartbreaking epilogue to ‘ROTWORLD.’
Swamp Thing makes the ultimate sacrifice in an attempt save the world from the Rot!
This issue marks the end of life as Swamp Thing knows it!
9. Lot 13 #5
The Nelson family’s sojourn is almost over-but will they make it out alive? ‘Only the Devil knows for sure.’
8. Detective Comics #18
Batman vs. The Penguin!
The stakes are high, and even if Batman wins he loses!
Plus, in the backup feature, it’s the origin of Ignatius Ogilvy, the new criminal kingpin of Gotham City.
7. Hellboy In Hell #4
After a bizarre family reunion, Hellboy can barely process the new information, and the things he’s done, since arriving in Hell. But Mike Mignola has one more revelation before concluding this first monthly run of the story we’ve built to since 1994 . . .
* Mike Mignola writes and draws Hellboy!
* Death was only the beginning!
* The bizarre origin of one of Mignola’s most enigmatic characters.
6. All-New X-Men #8
Guest-starring the Avengers!
How will the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men?
5. Green Arrow #18
Oliver Queen has lost everything: His company, his money, his friends and most of his arrows. It’s all because of one man: Komodo, who has come to tear Ollie’s life to shreds!
From the ashes, Ollie must uncover the secrets of his father’s past — secrets of the island and Ollie’s own uncanny ability with the bow.
4. Lost Vegas #1
The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen. (in this next section, can it be like a brochure, like a different font? If not, italics is cool)
WELCOME TO LOST VEGAS!
Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!* (Can the below section be a smaller font size?)*the fine print- those who bet it all and lose must work it off as indentured servants to the casino. Escape is not possible. No one is exempt from these rules.
3. Sex #1
FIRST ISSUE – COLLECTOR’S ITEM!
Finally, a good reason for you to come in the comic book store — to buy SEX!
Simon Cooke has retired from his own ‘alternative lifestyle’ and returned to the city he’d previously sworn to protect. Now he’s just another average citizen — or is he?
The term ‘adult’ has never been so appropriate as it is when it applies to SEX.
2. Helheim #1
A NEW SERIES FROM SIXTH GUN WRITER CULLEN BUNN AND FAN FAVORITE ARTIST JOËLLE JONES!
‘Once the threshold of Helheim is crossed, not even gods can escape.’
During the age of the Vikings, savage wild men and dark creatures beset a small settlement. A brave war party stands as guardians of the helpless villagers, but they are no match for the horrors rising up around them. One of the warriors, a young hero named Rikard, will pay the ultimate price in battle. . . but his fight is far from over.
A gothic horror story of witchcraft, night creatures, and the undead.
1. Age Of Ultron #1
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived.
This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.