It's Wednesday! That means that a bunch of new and amazing comic books were released. Our picks this week include a shocking twist (no, seriously, it's actually surprising), the return of a horror mystery set in space, and a beautiful and touching graphic novel. Here are our picks for the comics you should pick up this week. Let us know if we've missed your favourite, so we can add it to our ever-growing list.
Detective Comics #940
Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira
This is the story that will shock you, especially if you've been following the most recent arc. Batman, Batwoman, and the team they have been building are still up against Col. Kane and the Colony. Their fight continues in this issue, when a team member will make the ultimate sacrifice -- or will they? They story has been building to an emotional climax throughout the entire arc, one that will have major consequences for everyone involved.
Gotham Academy Second Semester #1
Written by: Brendan Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl
Art by: Adam Archer and Sandra Hope
Gotham Academy isn't just a great all-ages comic, it's a really great comic. Gotham Academy is Gotham's prestige school, but the story takes place without the involvement of most of the high-profile Batman names. Instead, it focuses on Olive Silverlock and her classmates. It features an amazing cast of characters, to all of whom you will find yourself getting attached. This issue takes place over winter break and finds Olive making a new friend who may be more than she seems...
DC Comics Bombshells #17
Written by: Marguerite Bennett
Art by: Sandy Jarrell and Mirka Andolfo
I will never not recommend this book. There is absolutely nothing not to love. The art is consistently stunning, the story is interesting and compelling, and the characters are so fully formed it's easy to get caught up in their stories. In this issue, Batwoman and former flame Renee Montoya form a rebel group, trying to reach the coast. Along they way, they find themselves betrayed by one of their own but aren't sure who.
Southern Cross #7
Written by: Becky Cloonan
Art by: Andy Belanger
Southern Cross finally returns after an agonizing wait. Making the wait even worse? The incredible cliffhanger Cloonan and Belanger left readers with at the end of issue #6. This issue begins with one of Southern Cross' crew members being found by Romulus, the oil refinery the ship was on course to reach. He tells his rescuers what happened, but readers are lead to believe that his version of events may not be entirely accurate. Pick up the first volume to get caught up on the story, and then grab this issue on your way out. The tale is incredibly intriguing and absolutely stunning.
Old Man Logan #11
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
Lemire and Sorrentino are one of my favourite writer/artist pairs in comics (Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are another). They were fantastic on Green Arrow (and a tremendous relief after 16 less-than-stellar prior issues), and have teamed up for Old Man Logan. Logan is forced to team up with one of his oldest adversaries, Lady Deathstrike, in order to deal with a mysterious group of warriors out for Logan's life.
Written by: Raina Telgemeier
Art by: Raina Telgemeier
Despite dealing with some pretty heavy topics, such as chronic illness and loneliness, Ghosts remains a beautiful and ultimately hopeful story, blending the supernatural with very real emotions and situations in a way that teaches readers how to find the silver lining. It is being marketed towards younger readers but has a message that even the most "grown up" among us could stand to be reminded of from time to time.