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 #8 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Daniel Acuna, Rod Reis, Sean Izaakse. The official description reads " UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!"
Justice League/Power Rangers #5 is written by Tom Taylor with art by Stephen Byrne. The official description is located below:
The Justice League and the Power Rangers have arrived in the Rangers’ home dimension, but the heroes of these two worlds are too late to prevent Angel Grove’s shocking fate. With the Earth now on the chopping block, can these teams come together to undo the damage wrought by Zedd and Brainiac? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
Dragon Age: Knight Errant #4 is written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir with art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and Michael Atiyeh. The official description is located below:
As Vaea sets out on the second leg of her mission, Granger and Marquette accuse her of being the culprit behind the rash of thefts in Thedas. Ser Aaron, ignorant of Vaea's supplemental income, angrily comes to her defense--and she will have to move quickly if she wants to prevent him from discovering the truth.
Jean Grey #5 is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Jay David Ramos and David Yardin. The official description is located below:
After an adventure with the legendary God of Thunder himself, JEAN GREY realizes that fighting the Phoenix will take more than just mettle - it will take METAL. Luckily, there's an X-Man who knows something about turning resolve into ordnance - Enter: PSYLOCKE!
All right, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller: Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey
Jean Grey is about to face her destiny head on in Generations, and it could be the end of everything she's worked for.
That's rather pessimistic, but when you face your future self who almost destroys the world as part of the Phoenix Force, sometimes it is best to expect the worse and be pleasantly surprised when the whole place isn't set on fire.
As part of Marvel's Generations one-shots, Jean will come face to face with a newly primed Jean Grey from the future (well, her future, but the X-Men's past). This might just pave the way for the original Jean to make a lauded return, but what will happen to the current Jean Grey?
Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 is written by Cullen Bunn with art by R.B. Silva and Rainier Beredo. You can find the official description below:
Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor. But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself - or learn that her fate is sealed?
Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Jamie Lovett: Inhumans: Once & Future Kings #1
Most assume Black Bolt has always been King of the Inhumans, but Marvel's new series will reveal his true path to the throne.
Deathstroke's Christopher Priest hops over to Marvel with Ryan North to reveal the early days of the Inhumans. Back then Black Bolt and Maximus worked alongside each other in service to their leader, but soon destiny would take hold, and now that story is being shared with the world.
Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1 is written by Christopher Priest and Ryan North with art by Phil Noto and Gustavo Duarte. The description is included below:
SOMEDAY, ALL OF THIS WILL BE YOURS! A king in training. A brother destined for madness. These are the early days of the Boltagon legacy. When the king of the Inhumans is attacked, Black Bolt and Maximus spring into action to save their leader! But when Black Bolt loses control, what are the consequences for his future kingdom - or his own family? Plus: A two-page backup (in every issue!) starring Lockjaw, as told by UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL writer Ryan North and artist supreme Gustavo Duarte!
Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Russ Burlingame: Mister Miracle #1
For Mister Miracle, the stakes continue to rise. Unfortunately, there might not be any coming back from his latest trick.
The celebrated team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads bring their patented storytelling to everyone's favorite escape artist. Like Vision, Sheriff of Babylon, and King's Batman before it, Mister Miracle will attempt to put the man behind the costume under the microscope, and there's no escaping that.
Mister Miracle #1 is written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The official description is included below:
From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you’ve read before.
Mister Miracle #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
J.K. Schmidt: Redlands
If you're planning a trip to Florida soon, reading Redlands #1 might get you to cancel your tickets.
Why do you ask? Well, that's because the version of Florida on display here is full of things not in any travel brochure. You know, like witches who kill and take over towns, much like they have done to the town of Redlands. Odds are Grandma will pass on witches for another episode of NCIS any day of the week, and you can't really blame her.
Get ready for something truly terrifying, but in the best way.
Redlands #1 is written and drawn by Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa R. Del Ray with lettering by Clayton Cowles. The official description is located below:
A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.
Redlands #1 is in stores this Wednesday.
Charlie Ridgely: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955 - Secret Nature
While Hellboy's journey ended back in Hellboy in Hell, fans don't have to let go of him just yet.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: 1955 - Secret Nature is the latest chronicling of Hellboy's early days as part of the agency. Accompanied by his partner Woody, the two go on a quest to find some missing girls, but Woody's hopes that they'll find an ancient creature along the way might just come true. Hope it isn't more than he bargained for!
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955 - Secret Nature is written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson with art by Shawn Martinbrough. The official description is listed below:
A missing group of teens in Oregon's backwoods leads Hellboy to confront a cryptozoological horror with origins similar to his own!
Thief of Thieves artist Shawn Martinbrough!
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955 - Secret Nature is in stores this Wednesday.