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 all 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 seven 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 seven books worth your time this week, so here are a few runners-up that you should definitely check out if your wallet permits.
Mister Miracle #2 is written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads, and a cover by Nick Derington. The official description is below.
What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he’s fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It’s enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness’s orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN #23!
Secret Empire: Omega #1 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Andrea Sorrentino and a cover by Mark Brooks. The official description is below.
Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin. However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the seven books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller: Dark Nights Metal #2
Expect another round of trippy multiverse action in the second issue of DC's big event, which will finally shed some light on just who those dark multiverse Batmen are, and how they got here.
Though honestly, the most difficult job for the League might just be hunting down one of their own...
Dark Nights: Metal #2 is written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion with covers by John Romita Jr, Jim Lee, and Andy Kubert. The official description is located below.
As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?
Dark Knights: Metal #2 is in stores this Wednesday.
Jamie Lovett: Runaways #1
The Runways are back!
You can dry those eyes as Marvel brings on Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park) and fan favorite artist Kris Anka to deliver the Runaways adventures you've been missing, with the entire original crew in action once more.
Oh, did we mention Kris Anka? We did right?
Runaways #1 is written by Rainbow Rowell with art by Kris Anka. The official description is below.
GET READY TO RUN! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back - Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won't believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!
Runaways #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Megan Peters: Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1
The final Generations issue is finally here, and what better way to send off the mini series than with an epic meeting of two cosmic powerhouses.
Captain Marvel is reunited with the hero that started her crazy superhero journey so long ago in Captain Mar-Vell, but what does that mean for the future?
Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1 is written by Margaret Stohl with art by Brent Schoonover and a cover by David Nakayama. The official description is below.
Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she'd see again — Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed — talk about terrible timing!
Generations: Captain Marvel & Mar-Vell #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Russ Burlingame: Action Comics #987
Mister Miracle is probably a better single issue of comics but the Mr. oz mystery finally pays off after all this time and (if you haven't already been spoiled) it's mind-blowing. Lenticular covers and context from previous stories indicate this will all tie to Doomsday Clock somehow.
Action Comics #987 is written by Dan Jurgens with art by Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten, and Michael Spicer, with covers by Brad Anderson and Nick Bradshaw. The official description is below.
“THE OZ EFFECT” part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!
Action Comics #987 is in stores this Wednesday.
J.K. Schmidt: Ninjak #0
If you've been waiting for the perfect chance to get to know Valiant's Ninjak, Ninjak #0 is it.
The new 40 page issue was created with new readers in mind, and allows fans a great spot to get to know Valiant's resident ninja and why he's so dang popular.
Ninjak #0 is written by Christos N. Gage and Matt Kindt, with art by Tomas Giorello and Francis Portela. The official description is below.
AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! AN EXPLOSIVE 40-PAGE MILESTONE! Ninjak’s past and future – in the crosshairs! Behind the years of training… Underneath the high-tech gadgetry… MI-6’s most experienced operative is still flesh and blood. So just how is a mortal man like Colin King able to survive in a world filled with telekinetic psiots, eternal warriors, and sentient suits of alien armor?
The key to Ninjak’s survival is buried deep in the past…and today, the world’s most dreaded super-spy prepares to reveal his most closely guarded secrets! FIRST: Superstar writer Matt Kindt concludes his masterful, record- setting run alongside fan-favorite artist Francis Portela (FAITH) and an all-star cast of special guests with an essential and revelatory tale of Ninjak’s deadly beginnings! THEN: The gauntlet is passed to acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) as they prepare a startling introduction to Colin King’s next mission with a shocking prelude to NINJA-K #1, a riveting new ongoing series beginning in November!
Ninjak #0 is in stores this Wednesday.
Jenna Anderson: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14
Suit up everyone, it's time for a field trip!
Keeping track of one child at the grocery store can be a difficult task. Now put Huntress in charge, multiply those kids, and throw in some unexpected villainy and well, you have Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14.
Luckily for Huntress, Batgirl and Black Canary are along for the ride.
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14 is written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson with art by Marcio Takara and covers by Yanick Paquette and Kamome Shirahama. The official description is below.
“Field Trip!” Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day…unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14 is in stores this Wednesday.
Charlie Ridgely: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12
Doctor Aphra managed to find her own space a bit ever since she got her own series, but you knew a certain Sith lord would make his presence known eventually.
Turns out that much-anticipated reunion is finally here, and it doesn't need much more build up than that.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12 is written by Kieron Gillen with art by Kev Walker. You can find the official description below.
VADER IS BACK!
Right to the point isn't it? When you have Vader though, guess not much else is required.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12 is in stores this Wednesday.