The 5 Comics You Should Read This Week: May 31st Edition
It's new comic day's eve here at ComicBook.com, and with the myriad of excellent titles out on [...]
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.
Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's Joe Golem is back for another go ground in Joe Golem: Occult Detective - The Outer Dark #1. Patric Reynolds and Dave Stewart are handling the art on the series, and you can find the official description below.
Two years after he killed a child-snatching monster and stopped an undead takeover in the Drowning City, occult detective Joe Golem searches for a man with superhuman strength who is attacking citizens under orders from the otherworldly voices in his head. But Joe has his own demons to wrestle with . . .
Jubilee's squad of X-Men takes on the Purifiers in Generation X #2. The series is written by Christina Strain with art by Amilcar Pinna and Terry Dodson, and you can find the official description below.
The Xavier Institute is put on lockdown when mutant-hunting PURIFIERS infiltrate the campus! And even though Jubilee's charges are ordered out of harm's way, some of her students can't help but enter the line of fire. Class has only been in session for one day, and GENERATION X is about to learn some important lessons the hard way...
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Jamie Lovett: Cable #1
The latest fan favorite to join Marvel's RessurXion line is Nathan Summers, better known as the X-Man Cable.
The X-Force leader is going back to his time traveling roots with a brand new mission that will see him showing up in a myriad of eras throughout human history as he tries to keep reality from falling apart. Cable will find himself in time periods like WWI, the Stone Age, Victorian England, and more. Oh, and there will be guns, lots of guns.
Cable #1 is written by James Robinson and Carlos Pacheco with a cover by Kale Keown. The official description is listed below.
WALK SOFTLY...AND CARRY A BIG GUN! CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission…with all of time in the balance! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it's a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!
Cable #1 is in stores Wednesday, May 31.prevnext
Charlie Ridgely: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7
Marvel's done quite well with the Star Wars books, but one of the most surprising hits has been Doctor Aphra.
Issue #7 hits stores this week, which sees fan favorite Han Solo dealing with some incredibly deadly parasites. It goes to show that when something is buried and stowed away you do not let it out, period!
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7 is written by Kieron Gillen with art by Andrea Broccardo with a cover by Marco Checchetto. The official description has been included below.
Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of the critically acclaimed Darth Vader series, the fan-favorite character begins an all-new journey! Following her time in the clutches of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If Vader ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time to return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between.
"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" — PART 3 The Queen's parasites are spreading. Things don't look good for Han.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #7 is in stores Wednesday, May 31.prevnext
Matt Mueller: Wonder Woman Annual
The crew of Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Liam Sharp are winding down their incredibly successful run on Wonder Woman very soon, so you should enjoy their work on the character while you can.
All three will be involved with the Wonder Woman annual, telling the story of how Diana first met Batman and Superman and a present tale of how their relationship has changed over the years. Typically not a big fan of annuals, but if you've been enjoying their work on the series thus far, you might want to make an exception for Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman Annual #1 is written by Greg Rucka with art by Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp. Scott also provides the issue's cover. The official description can be found below.
The world of the Amazing Amazon expands in a collection of short stories that take Wonder Woman around the globe! In the days after "Year One," Diana comes face-to-face with Superman and Batman for the first time, as illustrated by "Year One" artist Nicola Scott…and years later, Liam Sharp brings you the story of how their friendship has evolved!
Wonder Woman Annual #1 is in stores on Wednesday, May 31.prevnext
Russ Burlingame: Teen Titans Annual
Deathstroke has finally found Grant in the past, but how does he plan on getting him back to the present, and where do the Titans fit in?
The series' big conclusion is here, and it's going to take all the Teen Titans and the original Titans have to bring him down. Turns out giving super speed to a highly trained assassin isn't the best idea, and it's going to take Wally West a long time to live that down, providing he lives through all this.
Teen Titans Lazarus Contract Special #1 is written by Dan Abnett, Ben Percy, and Christopher Priest, with art by Paul Pelletier and Mike McKone. The official description is located below.
"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" finale! The conclusion to the epic crossover is here, with consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
Teen Titans Lazarus Contract Special #1 is in stores Wednesday, May 31.prevnext
J.K. Schmidt: Aliens: Dead Orbit #2
Alien Covenant is currently lighting up theaters, but for an even more intense and harrowing story you should definitely check out Aliens: Dead Orbit #2. While being chased by a Xenomorph is bad enough, the ship itself might just kill Wascylewski if he isn't careful. It would be awful to survive a Xenomorph attack and die because you fell out into space.
Aliens: Dead Orbit #2 is written and drawn by James Stokoe, and you can find the official description below.
Having narrowly escaped the deadly Xenomorph, Wascylewski moves around the hold of the ship, wary of his terrifying pursuer. His reflexes are tested again—but this time, by a sudden, massive breach in the hull. Will he survive?
Orc Stain creator James Stokoe pens a thrilling and claustrophobic Aliens story: Dead Orbit!
Aliens: Dead Orbit #2 is in stores Wednesday, May 31.prevnext
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