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.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 is written by Kyle Higgins with art by Hendry Prasetya with a cover by Jamal Campbell. The official description is located below.
The next Power Rangers epic starts here! The Power Rangers are finally reunited, but can things ever be the same?
Moonstruck #1 is written by Grace Ellis with art by Kate Leth and Shae Beagle. The official description is located below.
A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH! Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal...werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes! But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie's dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who's going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world?? These questions and more will be answered in MOONSTRUCK, coming July 19 from Image Comics.
Secret Empire #6 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Leinil Francis Yu and Rod Reis, with a cover by Mark Brooks. The official description can be found below.
The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable — this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller: Aquaman #26
Atlantis has unknowingly had a protector in the slums, but any form of resistance might be over before it starts, as Rath wants to stomp out the former king by any means necessary. Arthur's outnumbered, but a new acquaintance might just hold the key to getting out of Atlantis alive.
Aquaman #26 is written by Dan Abnett with art by Stjepan Sejic and a variant cover by Joshua Middleton. The official description is located below.
"UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her name: Dolphin.
Aquaman #26 is in stores this Wednesday.prevnext
Russ Burlingame: KFC #3 Across The Universe
The team up of the century is happening in KFC #3: Across the Universe when Green Lantern and Colonel Sanders undertake a quest to recover the treasured Chicken Zingers.
It's not a power battery mind you, but the Colonel's Chicken is probably more appreciated than the Green Lantern Corps, and is possibly even a matter of global security. It makes sense that the Green Lanterns would get involved.
KFC #3 Across The Universe is written by Tony Bedard with art by Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott. You can find the description of the issue below.
In KFC #3 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE the Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a "thieving varmint" who steals his space-bound Zinger chicken sandwiches. Who else but DC's Green Lantern can help the Colonel scan the universe to catch the thief?! KFC #3's creative team includes writer Tony Bedard, penciler Tom Derenick, inkers Trevor Scott and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott.
KFC #3 Across The Universe hits digital download this Wednesday.prevnext
Jamie Lovett: Astonishing X-Men #1
When the most powerful minds of mutantkind are rendered helpless, it's time to assemble a team that doesn't mind getting their hands dirty. Enter the Astonishing X-Men.
Fan favorites like Gambit, Rogue, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Psylocke, and Old Man Logan are the only ones capable of stopping the threat. Unfortunately, they're up against one of the team's deadliest enemies, and they're already starting out frustratingly behind.
Astonishing X-Men #1 is written by Charles Soule with art by Jim Cheung The official description can be found below.
ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN. From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG. ASTONISHING X-MEN. It's the X-book you need.
Astonishing X-Men #1 is in stores Wednesday.prevnext
J.K. Scmidt: Shaolin Cowboy #4
The adventures of the Shaolin Cowboy have been building to this epic conclusion, pitting the skilled fighter with a horde of kamikaze zombies.
If you've enjoyed the series thus far, the finale promises to deliver an action packed issue that will send off the series in style.
Shaolin Cowboy #4 is written and drawn by Geof Darrow. You can find the official description below.
It is high doom in the low desert, as the Shaolin Cowboy tries to turn the tide on a dead sea of kamikaze zombies and learns that the devil you know may be easier to deal with than the devil you don't. Thirty-one pages of fists and feet versus rotting flesh. It's not J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Die.
From multiple Eisner winner Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Big Guy and Rusty)!
The blood-rushing conclusion!
So much action, you'll get an adrenaline contact high!
Don't miss Darrow each month in Dark Horse Presents!
Shaolin Cowboy #4 is in stores this Wednesday.prevnext
Charlie Ridgely: Batman #27
The war that divided Gotham continues in Batman #27, as more villains take sides and put Batman in the middle.
Batman might ultimately be able to stop the war, but Gotham might not be much to look at after the dust settles.
Batman #27 is written by Tom King with art by Davide Gianfelice and a variant cover by Tim Sale. The official description is located below.
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution…but it could cost him everything.
Batman #27 is in stores this Wednesday.prevnext
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