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, both “Superboy” #20 and “Suicide Squad” #20 gets a new creative team, Marco Checchetto is drawing “Avenging Spider-Man” #20, which excites the crap out of me, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s “Batman” will continue to kick-ass with issue #20, and looks like Carrie Kelley might be getting more screen time in “Batman And Red Robin” #20. New robin, maybe?
Alrighty then, how about that list…
10. The Walking Dead #110
Ezekiel vs. Michonne?
9. Thor: God Of Thunder #8
GODBOMB Part Two of Five
Thor in chains. Gorr transcendent. All hope for divinity lost. As the clock ticks down on one very large bomb, as enslaved gods look to the skies for a savior, enter. . . the Girls of Thunder?
8. Superboy #8
‘BLOOD AND STEEL’ begins as The Teen of Steel decides it’s time to become more proactive in his battle against evil. But how far will he go before he crossed the line?
7. Deadpool #9
Deadpool targets a MAN with AQUATIC powers!
Then he teams-up with your SUPERIOR Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN!
I PROMISE HE KILLS ONE OF THOSE TWO
6. Avenging Spider-man #20
THE CHAMELEON SANCTION PART 1 of 2
Can Spider-Man keep his secrets while facing off with the Secret Avengers?
SHIELD has the Chameleon. The Superior Spider-Man wants him. Time to break into the SHIELD Helicarrier!
5. Suicide Squad #20
New team members, new direction, new creative team!
After the shocking events of issue #19, the team returns to Belle Reve to lick their wounds and bury their dead-but when they find out what’s waiting for them at the prison, they’ll wish they were back out in the field!
Plus: Who are the two killers Amanda Waller has recruited to shake things up, and what are their true motives for joining the team?
4. Batman And Red Robin #20
The massive fallout from the recent events in BATMAN, INCORPORATED take Batman to the very limits of his sanity. . . will The Red Hood pull him back-or push him over the edge?
3. Batman #20
A strange visitor comes to Gotham City when tragedy delivers the team-up you’ve been asking for since the start of The New 52!
2. Chin Music #1
Shaw is a man on the run and lost in time. Fleeing ancient enemies, Shaw finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangers and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground.
CHIN MUSIC is a tale of mysticism and violence like nothing you’ve experienced before.
1. Twelve Reasons To Die #1
This horror-crime hybrid is the latest comic book from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah.
A brutal tale of gangsters, betrayal, and one vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crimelords in the world.
It is illustrated by a rotating team of cover & interior artists including Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Detective Comics), Ramon Perez (Tale of Sand), Ben Templesmith (30 Days Of Night), Riley Rossmo (Bedlam), Garry Brown (The Massive), Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl), Kyle Strahm (Haunt), Toby Cypress (Blue Estate), Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), Joe Infurnari (Mush!), Breno Tamura (Pigs), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), Gus Storms (Space Creep), Chris Mitten (30 Days of Night), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats); written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon (Menu).
*12 Reasons To Die is a multi-platform, transmedia concept project with a storyline that spans from the comic book to the new Ghostface Killah album released simultaneously by RZA’s Soul Temple Records.*
Comic book teaser trailer:
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