It's new comic day's eve here at ComicBook.com, and with the myriad of excellent titles out on shelves right now, it can be easy to get a bit overwhelmed at the choices.
While your pull list might already be full, there are plenty of books that are worthy of your attention this Wednesday, including the five books highlighted on this list. Whether the book is a great jumping on point, a big finale, or just something different than the predominant superhero fare, there's something here for everyone. Of course, there are more than five books worth your time this week, so here are a few runners-up that you should definitely check out if your wallet permits.
Secret Empire #7 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Andrea Sorrentino and a cover by Mark Brooks. The official description is included below.
It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha…
Go Go Power Rangers #1 is written by Ryan Parrott with art by Dan Mora. The official description is included below.
The untold, personal story of what happens to Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy following in the days after they first became Power Rangers. Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder-welcome to real life in Angel Grove.
Shirtless Bear-Fighter! #2 is written by Jody Leheup and Sebastian Girner with art by Mike Spicer and Nil Vendrell, with covers by Andrew Robinson, Andrew MacLean, and Nathan Fox. The official description can be located below.
Savage, wild-eyed bears are attacking cities across America, and only the Shirtless Bear-Fighter can stop them! But as Shirtless punches his way through wave after wave of not-so-friendly
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller: Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25
The fracture has been building in the uneasy alliance between the Green and Yellow, but in issue #25 things might have reached the boiling point.
If you've been following Robert Venditti's run thus far, you don't want to miss #25, which has wide ranging ramifications for the future of the Lantern Corps, including who the Corps will find itself up against going forward.
Things are going to get worse before they get better.
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #25 is written by Robert Venditti with art by Ethan Van Sciver and a variant cover by Kevin Nowlan.
“FRACTURES” part four! In this extra-sized issue, it’s Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members. And a Lantern turns his back on their friends, embracing the darkness.
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #25 is in stores this Wednesday.
Jamie Lovett: Faith And The Future Force #1
The Valiant Universe has no shortage of heroes, but only a few can lead a team to keep the timestream from caving in on itself.
That's why the Timewalker seeks out a group of heroes to fight back against a deadly artificial intelligence. Heroes from the past, present, and future will unite to save the world, but only one person can lead them, and trust, it comes as a surprise to Faith too.
Faith and the Future Force #1 is written by Jody Houser with art by Barry Kitson and Stephen Segovia. The official description is included below.
A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT! This summer, every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (Ninjak, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!
Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time …one that is the unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?
This July, fly to the farthest edges of the future in a death-defying race to save time itself as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes…and becomes a new legend for the ages!
Faith and the Future Force #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Russ Burlingame: Savage Dragon #225
100 pages, including a reprint of Dragon’s first appearance from the ’80s — now in full color for the first time.
The 25th Anniversary Special marks the end of an era for Savage Dragon as Malcolm, Angel, Dragon, and the reconstituted Freak Force take on Darklord and Mister Glum — things will never be the same, and not all of them will make it out alive!
Savage Dragon #225 is written and drawn by Erik Larsen, with a variant cover by Larsen and Frank Fosco. The official description is located below.
“THE MERGING OF MULTIPLE EARTHS,” Conclusion Giant-sized 25th anniversary special! Savage Dragon is restored to his former glory as he bulks up to take on Darklord in a final battle! Mr. Glum’s devious plot to merge the multi-verse comes to its cataclysmic conclusion! Savage Dragon and Malcolm Dragon join forces to save Angel Murphy and the very earth itself!
Savage Dragon #225 is in stores this Wednesday.
Charlie Ridgely: Namwolf #4
So Marty has had a rough go of it, but there's no rest for the weary. In Marty's case, there's no rest for the shot, stabbed, drugged, brainwashed, and exploded.
Doesn't matter though, as he's going to have to put his game face on (figuratively and literally possibly) to save his friends.
If you thought things were crazy so far, you haven't seen anything yet!
Namwolf #4 is written by Fabian Rangel Jr. with art by Logan Faerber. The official description is located below.
The stunning conclusion to the first 'Namwolf series! He's been shot, stabbed, drugged, brainwashed, and even blown up. But in order to rescue his platoon from certain death, he must put himself back together and get ready for the toughest battle of his life!
Namwolf #4 is in stores this Wednesday.
J.K. Scmidt: X-O Manowar #5
The war over Alric's adopted home continues, as he finds himself in the position of General and leading an army to defend a place he once hated.
While he tries to stop an invasion, he'll also need to keep his head on a swivel, X-O Manowar armor or not.
X-O Manowar #5 is written by Matt Kindt with art by Doug Braithwaite. Lewis Larosa (Cover A), Dave Johnson (Cover B), Ryan Boodenheim (Interlocking Cover), and Neal Adams (Icon Variant) provide variant covers, and you can find the official description below.
Cosmic coup d’état!
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Dept. H) and blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.) send X-O Manowar charging into a visceral new battle as “GENERAL” continues to transform Valiant’s master warrior!
X-O Manowar #5 is in stores this Wednesday.
Chase Magnett: Saga #45
There's a reason that Saga has won the most Eisner Awards for Best Continuing Series of any comic. It's consistently that good each and every month it comes out. No comic being published today readily deliver both comedy and drama, thrilling cliffhangers and stunning twists as readily as Saga.
Now is an especially exciting time following the release of Saga #42, a jumping on point that was released for only a quarter. Fans from the past six years and past two months alike can now anticipate the newest installment of Image Comics best ongoing series.
When it comes to consistent greatness, Saga has everything else on the stands beat, which is why each new issue is cause for excitement.
Saga #45 is written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples.
As Hazel and her family venture into the Badlands, their newest companion is left to hold down the fort on her own.
Saga #45 is in stores this Wednesday.