While Wednesdays mark the celebratory "hump day" for must, longtime comic fans know the day for the treasure trove of new books that fill up the shelves of your favorite comic stores.
Companies like DC, Marvel, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse, Image, Legendary, Oni Press, Titan Comics, and more all put out new releases, and there's plenty of books to get your fills worth. In fact, there are almost too many books to keep track of for the average fan, so why not pick some of the highlights for you so you can hone in next time you're at the shop? That's the plan, so whether you're a fan of superheroes, high fantasy, science fiction, noir crime thrillers, or licensed projects, there's more than likely something you can sink your teeth into.
Hit the next slide for five books you should give a chance to this week!
Hold up! Before the highlights are hit, here are some of the honorable mentions for this week, just in case you have some disposable income available.
Seven To Eternity #5: The hit series returns from Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, and Matt Hollingsworth after a brief hiatus, and you can view the official description below.
Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.
Suicide Squad #15: The big finale is here, with some unexpected results!
“BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE” finale! Fueled by vengeance, Harley Quinn travels to Rustam’s stronghold to take on the traitor Deadshot and his entire team of villains all by her lonesome. But help comes from a most unexpected place in this thrilling conclusion to the most shocking Suicide Squad story of the Rebirth era!
Weapon X #1: A team unlike any other starts to form, but who are they working for?
Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn't just experimenting on mutants anymore…it's eradicating them. All of them. Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won't believe who's taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix — Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!
Alright, now you can hit the next slide for this week's top picks!
X-Men Blue #1
The ResurrXion continues with X-Men: Blue #1. The book features the 5 time-displaced original X-Men, including Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, and Iceman. The team is operating outside of the core X-Men team, and have enlisted quite the surprising person to lead them, as seen on the last page. It's a new day for the team and a great jumping on point for lapsed or new fans. ComicBook.com's Jamie Lovett says "if you're a mutant-lover who also enjoys the teen drama and fun of series like Young Avengers, Young Justice, or Teen Titans, X-Men Blue is made for you."
X-Men: Blue #1 is written by Cullen Bunn with art by Matteo Buffagni and Jorge Molina. You can view the issue's official description below as well as an image of the Juggernaut's new costume.
THE ORIGINALS! Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?
X-Men: Blue #1 is in stores today.
Wonder Woman #20
Wonder Woman is still trying to get used to things outside of paradise island, and that will only get more difficult with the machinations of the sorceress Circe. The popular villain makes her Rebirth debut in this week's issue and looks to be around for quite some time.
Wonder Woman #20 is written by Greg Rucka with art by Bilquis Evely. Evely provided the regular cover for the issue, and the variant is provided by Jenny Frison. The official description can be found below.
“Godwatch” part three! Cale launches a desperate gambit to take control of Godwatch, but her plan hinges on two factors she cannot control: the witch Circe, and Wonder Woman!
Wonder Woman #20 is in stores today.
Rose is a brand new series for Image and has a wealth of potential for the big fantasy fans out there. Centered around a young girl Rose, the world Finch creates is one devoid of hope, but the awakening of the Guardians just might be the thing to turn the tide.
Rose #1 is written by Meredith Finch with art by Ig Guara and a variant cover by David Finch. The official description can be found below.
A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. Rose must connect with her Khat—Thorne—to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies—all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right. Written by MEREDITH FINCH (Wonder Woman, Little Mermaid), and drawn by fan-favorite artist IG GUARA (Batman: Arkham Knight, Blue Beetle, The Ravagers).
Rose #1 is in stores today.
It's about time that Faith got her own legion of doom, and that tour de force starts to form in the newest issue of Jody Houser's hit series. This is the start of a new arc, so it's a great time for fans who have been waiting to give this a try to hop on board.
Faith #10 is written by Jody Houser with art by Joe Eisma and Marguerite Sauvage. You can read the official description below.
The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!
Faith #10 is in stores today.
If you're looking for something truly different, Boom's Godshaper is for you. A mysterious lead character, a layered world, and a charming sidekick make this one of the most pleasant surprises in some time. If you've got some room in your buy pile this week, definitely think about giving this a chance.
Godshaper #1 is written by Simon Spurrier with art by Jonas Goonface. The issue features a regular cover by Goonface and another cover by Sonny Liew. You can view the official synopsis below.
Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there's a god for every person and a person for every god...though for Ennay, unfortunately, exceptions may apply.
People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock'n'roll gig.
Godshaper #1 is in stores today.