It's almost Wednesday! That means it's nearly New Comic Book Day! We're still in the middle of DC's Rebirth, giving us a whole slew of new #1s to dive into, and Marvel's Civil War II is still raging. There are a ton of other options, if superhero comics, or company wide events aren't your thing. Check out our picks for this week's comics, and let us know if we've missed anything! We'd love to hear your picks for the week.
Written by: Hope Larson
Art by: Rafael Albuquerque
Writer Hope Larson and artist Rafael Albuquerque are taking Batgirl around the globe in her latest adventure. The duo is taking over from the incredibly popular team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr, taking Batgirl out of Burnside and sending her to Japan, to further her combat training. Obviously, mystery abounds and Batgirl is quickly put to the test. It's the second ongoing series featuring the character, with Batgirl and The Birds Of Prey being the other. Batgirl and The Birds of Prey was met with mixed reactions from longtime DC fans, so it will be interesting to see how Larson and Albuquerque work with the character.
Detective Comics #937
Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez
Fresh from a massive betrayal, Batwoman and the rest of the team must regroup and find a way to rescue Batman, who is currently being held by the mysterious new organization, Colony. This is a series not to be missed. The dynamics between the team members, including fan favourites Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown, are second to none, and the family drama that Tynion inserted into the plot is actually well done, and seems to have been in motion for quite a few issues. It will be interesting to see how the story plays out, and there is no time like the present to jump in and find out.
Wonder Woman #3
Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Liam Sharp
Wonder Woman's tale is currently being divided into two - with one part diving into her past and other dealing with a dangerous mystery in the present. While artist Nicola Scott is taking on Wonder Woman's past, Liam Sharp is taking care of her present. Both stories are penned by Greg Rucka, with this issue teaming Wonder Woman up with one of her greatest enemies to find out exactly what is happening to Themyscira. If you are at all jazzed up about the new movie, this is a great series to tide you over while you wait for the movie's premiere.
Jem And The Holograms #17
Written by: Kelly Thompson
Art by: Sophie Campbell
If you haven't picked up this amazing series, yet, issue #17 is the perfect place to start. As the group deals with the conclusion of the last story arc, they look for a new path forward. This series is a lot of fun, with action, adventure and music blending with heartwarming moments that feel genuine (not overly CW-y). As a bonus, this issue also features the first comic-book appearance of The Stingers!
Black Panther #4
Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by: Brian Stelfreeze
The incredible first arc of Black Panther's new series comes to a close with this issue, making it a must have for anyone who has been following the series thus far. Since it's only four issues in, it's also a great time to pick up issues 1,2, and 3 at the same time, to get caught up for the next arc. In this issue, T'Challa must try and keep the citizens of his country united, despite the royal family following out of favour of most of society.
Howard The Duck #9
Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Joe Quinones
While it may seem odd to see Howard The Duck on any "must have" list, this is a series not to be missed. Writer Chip Zdarsky is perfectly suited to write this quirkly, sometimes zaney, but also amazing series about Howard the Duck, who is now operating a s a private detective in New York City. Howard's latest client, actress Lea Thompson, starts him off on a new adventure, making it a great starting-off point for new readers (or for fans of Lea Thompson, I suppose).
Written By: Chelsea Cain
Art by: Ibrahim Moustafa
Mockingbird is another Marvel series that seems to be steering clear of the Civil War II event, making it a great read on its own, without the need for additional, Marvel Universe knowledge. This issue sees Bobbi (Mockingbird) fight her way through a S.H.I.E.L.D. clinic looking for information, and stumbling across a lot of awkward information in the process. The solicit promises to answers to reader questions about persistent ping pong balls and levitating zombies, and if that doesn't inspire you to pick up this issue I don't know what else could.
Ms. Marvel #9
Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Art by: Takeshi Miyagawa
Much like last week's Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat
, this issue sees its heroine, Ms. Marvel, struggle to figure out where she stands in Marvel's Civil War II. A tragedy strikes her home life, making her decision definitive and one that she has to make quickly. This decision is even harder to make, as Ms. Marvel may have to side against her Carol Danvers, her former hero.
Old Man Logan #9
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
Part one of a new arc, The Silent Order, begins this issue. Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino work their magic on Wolverine, as he finds himself in the past in fear of a Villain Uprising that devastated his future. Lemire and Sorrentino are an amazing team to read, with their work being visually stunning and filled with amazing storytelling. Their work is never to be missed, and Old Man Logan
is no exception.
Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Veronica Fish
Tensions in Riverdale are at an all time high, with Archie and his friends siding against Betty and hers. In the midst of this internal war, a major event will force everyone to either take sides, or work together. Readers are promised that the events of this issue will effect everyone in Riverdale for "some time to come", making it a must-read for fans of Archie's newest ongoing series.
What's on your pull list for this week? Did we miss anything exciting?