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, Dynamite comics launch there new lines of crime comics stating with Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1, Hellboy finally meets his match, Ed Brubaker may be off Winter Solider, but Jason Latour is the new writer starting with issue #15, and Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire wrap up their huge ROTWORLD story arc that has gone on since the new 52 relaunch.
Without further adieu…
10. Animal Man #17/Swamp Thing #17
Animal Man #17
The epic climax of ‘ROTWORLD’ starts here and continues into this month’s SWAMP THING #17! All hope seems lost! Can Buddy find a way to stop the Rot before it takes over the world?
Before that can even happen, Buddy must confront the horrible truth about the fate of his family.
Swamp Thing #17
The epic finale of ‘ROTWORLD’ continues from this month’s ANIMAL MAN #17!
What will it cost our heroes to stop this apocalypse from happening? The answer will blow your freaking mind.
9. Hellboy In Hell #3
Hellboy meets more of his family members, and it’s not a fond reunion, as blood sprays through the air in Hell.
* This is what it’s all been building to!
* Mike Mignola writes and draws Hellboy!
* Featuring one of the strangest twists ever!
8. Winter Solider #15
All new mission! All New creative team! All new status quo!
Join writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) as they take the reins to the critically acclaimed series!
In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins perhaps his most personal mission yet: a quest for redemption.
But as Bucky looks to make peace with his deadly past, a new villain from his future is out for war and blood.
7. Iron Man #6
GODKILLER PART 1
• Tony Stark. In Space. In a bar. With ladies. What could go wrong?
• Is Tony guilty of a crime he’s not even aware of?
• A shocking start to an all-new, all-different direction for IRON MAN.
6. The Fearless Defenders #1
NEW TEAM! NEW VILLAINS! NEW CREATORS!
Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much-well, you know.
Writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book everyone is going to be talking about on Thursday morning.
5. Legends of The Dark Knight #5
The first time in print for these digital-first adventures!
Gotham City private eye Slam Bradley finds himself in quite a predicament.
Caught between the Black Mask gang, the GCPD, and Batman, Slam is desperate. Does he have one final ace left up his sleeve?
4. Dia De Los Muertos #1
Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire, RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers over three issues to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!
This issue’s writers are ALEX LINK (REBEL BLOOD), CHRISTOPHER LONG (X-Men Unlimited, Hiding In Time, Easy Way) and DIRK MANNING (NIGHTMARE WORLD, Write or Wrong).
Future issues will feature stories by ED BRISSON (COMEBACK), ALEX GRECIAN (PROOF), JOE KEATINGE (HELL YEAH), JEFF MARRIOTTE (FADE TO BLACK), KURTIS WIEBE (PETER PANZERFAUST) and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (XENOHOLICS).
In this issue: A mariachi falls in love with a woman who strongly resembles his lost love, a father is abused by a poltergeist, and a girl whose mother died when she was born visits the land of the dead in her dreams.
3. Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1
Part one: The First-Timers.
Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.
2. Snapshot #1
Jake Dobson is your typical nerd; works at the Near-Mint Rhino comic-book store in San Francisco. But when he finds a lost cell phone, he’s horrified to discover it’s full of snapshots of a murder victim. Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a vengeful hitman who wants his phone back and Jake in a body bag! And then things start to get *really* complicated…
Don’t miss the first ever creator-owned thriller from the team behind THE LOSERS and GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE!
1. Green Arrow #17
Welcome the new team of writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO!
As Ollie struggles to come to terms with the loss of his fortune, his company and his heritage, he discovers a shocking truth about his father that ties to his time stranded on an island before he became Green Arrow.
Plus: Green Arrow battles the deadly archer known as Komodo!
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* This article was compiled while listening to the album Pitch Black EP by the band Meshuggah.