It's new comics day here at ComicBook.com, and we've got the 8 books you should make some time for this week.
Of course, there are way more than 8 books on the store shelves worthy of your time and money, so before we get to the top 8, here are the honorable mentions this week.
Motor Crush #8 is written by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr, with art by Babs Tarr and Rob Haynes. The official description is included below.
"Calax leads Team Swift to a potential new source of Crush as Domino's past races back to haunt her."
Darkhawk #51 is written by Christopher Sims and Chad Bowers, with art by Kev Walker and a cover by David Nakayama. The official description is included below.
"Years ago, Chris Powell discovered a mysterious amulet that allowed him to transform into the spacefaring gladiator known as DARKHAWK. With his newfound edge against crime, he stood against some of the most extreme threats the Marvel Universe has to offer! Now, when two members of the Fraternity of Raptors descend on New York with designs on stealing the amulet and returning it to the stars, it's not Darkhawk who has to rise to the challenge…it's Chris Powell!"
Mystik U #1 is written by Alisa Kwitney with art by Michael Norton and a cover by Julian Totino Tedesco. You can find the official description below.
"Leave the world of the mundane behind and step through the magical doors of Mystik U! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara, under the guidance of Rose Psychic, enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic. Will Zatanna fit in with her new classmates (Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, Faust and more!) and unlock her true potential? Find out in this exciting bimonthly miniseries from novelist Alisa Kwitney (DESTINY) and Mike Norton (Revival, Runaways)!"
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Charlie Ridgely: 'Jean Grey' #9
Jean Grey is your average telepath, but then average has never described the White Queen either, and the two heavyweights are facing off head to head in a battle of the mind.
Emma Frost has the advantage at the moment, but don't count Jean Grey out just yet. She'll get out eventually, but the real test will be if she can get out in time for the Phoenix.
Jean Grey #9 is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Victor Ibanez and a cover by David Yardin. The official description is included below.
"PSYCH WAR Part 2. Trapped in the mind of the White Queen! Will Jean be able to escape? And will she be ready in time for the Phoenix?"
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J.K. Schmidt: 'Kaijumax Season 3' #5
The world of Kaijumax is filled with backhanded deals, secret meetings, and under the table alliances, and those continue to create chaos in Season 3 #5.
A new manhunt is taking priority, as the Cryptid Supremacist gang is looking for the one who talked to law enforcement. The good news for Dr. Zhang is that she's free and clear, but is that actually a bad thing?
Kaijumax Season 3 #5 is written and drawn by Zander Cannon. The official description is included below.
"Under the new leadership of Hellmoth, members of the Cryptid Supremacist gang doggedly seek to uncover the identity of the one who turned state's evidence, while the Creature from Devil's Creek comes to understand how hollow the warden's promise of witness protection really was. The compromised prison physician Dr. Zhang has finally escaped all suspicion for sneaking in contraband uranium, and life for her and her inmate paramour Zonn has gotten much calmer… perhaps too calm. Also: Ethical quandaries! Classic evil spirit banishment! An ill-considered attack! And… "You and me, let's take a walk."
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Megan Peters: 'Dragon Ball Super' Vol. 2
The adventures of Goku get even crazier in Vol. 2 of Dragon Ball Super, proving there's no rest for the weary.
You might think life as Earth's greatest hero would be a posh and worry free affair, but it's anything but for Goku, with new enemeis just waiting for the right time to strike.
Dragon Ball Super Vol. 2 is written by Akira Toriyama with art by Toyotarou. The official description is included below.
"Ever since Goku became Earth's greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama's best-selling series, Dragon Ball!"
"The Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament continues. Goku faces off against a guy who looks exactly like Freeza. Heck, the guy even has the same transformations and powers as Freeza! Will Goku and the warriors from Universe 7 be able to pull through and win the tournament and its prize—the Super Dragon Balls?!"
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Russ Burlingame: 'John Wick' #1
John Wick is coming to the world of comics, and he's got some killer talent along for the ride.
Greg Pak and Giovanni Valletta are bringing the rugged anti-hero to comics in a prequel series that will reveal a whole new side of him. Don't worry though, you can still expect all the over the top violence and hard-hitting action you're accustomed to, with some lovely art to boot.
John Wick #1 is written by Greg Pak with art by Giovanni Valletta with covers by Valletta, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and John Cassaday. The official description is below.
"When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?"
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Matt Mueller: 'Moon Knight' #189
A new enemy made a big impression last issue, and Moon Knight has no idea he's coming. Unfortunately for him, that's not his only problem.
Moon Knight has his hands full with another enemy known as the Truth, and to stop him Mon Knight will need to get his multiple personalities in check. That's the plan anyway, but as fans well know, Moon Knight's plans rarely happen like they're supposed to.
Moon Knight #189 is written by Maxim Bemis with art by Jacen Burrows, and you can find the official description below.
"The path of the Sun King gets closer to Moon Knight. But Marc's got problems of his own. A man known as The Truth is driving people to suicide…Thank goodness Marc's got his personalities under control. He DOES have them under control, right…?"
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Jenna Anderson: 'Green Arrow Annual' #1
It's been a rough year for Team Arrow, and unfortunately, the holiday season doesn't exactly bring good tidings.
Count Vertigo makes an unwanted appearance in Green Arrow's home turf, and to take him down Oliver will have to take a painful journey down memory lane.
Green Arrow Annual #1 is written by Benjamin Percy with art by Eleanor Carlini and a cover by Jamal Campbell. The official description is below.
"Christmas is a time for reflection, relatives and…revenge! So says Count Vertigo, who returns to Seattle to send Oliver Queen on a violent, mind-bending journey into his own past and future. The hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare in this oversize special that tests the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow, featuring the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn!"
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Jamie Lovett: 'Batman: Creature Of The Night' #1
Expect the unexpected in Batman: Creature of the Night, a Batman story like no other.
The team of Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon put their innovative new spin on the Dark Knight, one that brings the Bat to Gotham in a whole new way.
Batman: Creature Of The Night #1 is written by Kurt Busiek with art by John Paul Leon. You can find the official description below.
"Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. But as grief and rage builds inside Bruce until he feels he can't keep it inside anymore, something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Perhaps Bruce's grief isn't inside him after all?"
"Modern masters Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon unite for the spiritual companion to the beloved SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, putting a new spin you've never seen before on the legend of Batman—and the dark emotions that drive him!"
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Chase Magnett: 'Zegas'
Unless you were a fan of Michel Fiffe before COPRA debuted, then you have probably never read Zegas.
This collection of many of the popular indie artist's earliest comics is receiving mainstream distribution for the first time and it is one of the best original graphic novels of 2017.
The comic is a combination of intimate familial story and absurdist, sci-fi landscapes all infused with Fiffe's flare for incredible layouts and whip fast storytelling. It's not hyperbolic to say there's nothing else like Zegas in comics and it is the discovery of the week, whether or not you're already familiar with Fiffe's stunning comics work.
Zegas is created by Michel Fiffe and the official description is below.0comments
"Emily Zegas and her brother, Boston, are recently orphaned young adults who confront their new relationship dynamic in the face of a family tragedy that never gets talked about. At its core, Zegas is a collection of interactions that map out Emily and Boston's most primal concerns: survival, sex, and mortality. This is the first graphic novel for Fantagraphics by the popular creator and self-publisher of the ongoing comic book series Copra."
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