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 six 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.
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1 is written by Cullen Bunn with art by Dalibor Talajic and a cover by Dave Johnson and Kaare Andrews. The official description is included below.
Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn't that. This is a DIFFERENT time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) have reunited for ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! It's gonna hurt him more than it hurts you…and you're gonna love it!
Avengers #9 includes a big Secret Empire Tie-In and is written by Mark Waid. You can find the official description below.
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors — and the Avengers will have to put their allegiances to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight! But for one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed! Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Thor find her way back to the here and now in order to return to the struggle?
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the six books you should give a chance this week!
Russ Burlingame: Deathstroke #21
After the events of The Lazarus Contract, Deathstroke is a changed man. That said, people are having a hard time separating the assassin of the past with the supposed "hero" of the present, and what better way to assuage their doubts than forming his own team of heroes?
Well, that's the idea anyway, and fans can hop onboard with this all new Slade in Deathstroke #21.
Deathstroke #21 is written by Christopher Priest with art by Diogenes Neves and a cover by Ryan Sook and a variant by Shane Davis. The description can be found below.
"DEFIANCE" part one! A new day has dawned for Deathstroke. Having emerged from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at living a better life—a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him including former Teen Titans, Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children, Rose and Jericho, and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? And what other shadowy forces are working against him? Find out as Deathstroke's bold new direction begins here!
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Jamie Lovett: Seven To Eternity #7
The journey has never been a particularly easy one for Adam and the remaining Mosak, and unfortunately, it isn't going to get any easier.
The fantastic Remender and Opena series returns as the heroes head to Jevalia's old stomping grounds, but in this world finding hope is a rare thing, and there's no guarantee they'll find it there either.
Seven To Eternity #7 is written by Rick Remender with art by James Harren and Matt Hollingsworth, with a cover by Jerome Opena and Hollingsworth. The official description is listed below.
Now suffering from the aftermath of the sentient swamp, The Mosak follow Adam to Jevalia's childhood home to discover a trampled paradise, the bled souls of its heroes, and a fetid industry thirsting for more. SEVEN TO ETERNITY is proud to welcome superstar JAMES HARREN as a special guest artist to unveil the heights of heroism in a world awash with corruption.
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Matt Mueller: Zodiac Starforce: Cries Of The Fire Prince #1
Savanna, Emma, Molly, Kimberly, are back and have now welcomed Lilly as a full-time member of the team. That's to their benefit, as they'll need all the help they can get against a new threat that seeks to overrun the town.
The first volume of Zodiac Starforce was an immensely pleasant surprise, and now fans have a chance to hop on board for a brand new miniseries. Trust us, you don't want to get left at the station a second time.
Zodiac Starforce: Cries Of The Fire Prince #1 is written by Kevin Panetta with art by Paulina Ganucheau, who also provides the issue's cover. The official description can be found below.
An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests--they re also battling monsters!
After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought they 'd get a little break! But a new big bad s come out to play, and demons are starting to overrun the downtown!
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J.K. Schmidt: Shade The Changing Girl #10
Gotham isn't exactly the most heartwarming place these days, so Shade sets out to explore new ground, including a location that has significant meaning to her.
That meaning has to do with her favorite show, of course, Life with Honey, but it's been a long time since those glorious days, and there's no telling what Shade will find there.
It should be quite entertaining however to watch her find out.
Shade the Changing Girl #10 is written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Ande Parks and Marley Zarcone, with backup art by Leila Del Deca and covers by Becky Clonan and Jill Thompson. The official description can be found below.
Following her encounters in Gotham City, Shade decides to head out west and check out Los Alamos, New Mexico, the one-time location of nuclear test sites, and also the setting of her favorite TV show, "Life with Honey." But it's been half a century since those bombs went off—and since "Honey" went off the air. So what kind of ghostly memories await Shade in the desert? Plus, a brand new "Life with Honey" backup story.
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Chase Magnett: Bloodshot's Day Off #1
Valiant Entertainment is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bloodshot's debut with a one-shot commemorating the original Bloodshot #12. It's something the company does extraordinarily well these days, combining its history with a fresh take for new readers. This single issue is packed with action and dives into what has made the concept of Bloodshot stick around as two of his nanite-driven comrades take New York on their day off!
Bloodshot's Day Off #1 is written by Eliot Rahal with art by Khari Evans and a cover by Kano. The description can be found below:
Even killing machines need a day off! For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled Project Rising Spirit - codenames: 'Tank Man' and 'Viet Man' - have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fore, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City... before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?
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Charlie Ridgely: Batman #26
The brutal war for Gotham continues in Batman #26, but now the battle isn't just between the Riddler and the Joker.
Villains are picking sides, creating a stark divide that Batman has no hope of containing unless he goes to the source, but that can prove difficult when the two sides are fighting over who gets to kill you. Not exactly something you want to side with either on, is it?
Batman #26 is written by Tom King with art by Mikel Janin and a variant cover by Tim Sale. The description can be found below.
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part two! The Riddler and The Joker escalate their bloody feud, and the villains of Gotham City are forced to choose sides or be caught in the crossfire! It's up to Batman to push himself to the limit and keep innocent citizens out of harm's way.
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