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.
Pathfinder: Runescars #2 is written by James L. Sutter with art by Ediano Silva. The official description can be found below.
The Pathfinder heroes take on the dreaded Hellknights! Having identified the serial killer stalking Korvosa's streets, Seoni and her friends must undertake their most foolhardy quest yet-sneaking into a Hellknight fortress! Once inside, they'll need to battle devils and infernal traps in order to search a wizard's workshop for clues. But infiltrating the stronghold of a knightly order powerful enough to enslave devils will prove anything but simple... Battle and brimstone overflow in this sinister adventure from Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Hollow Mountain, The Redemption Engine), with art from Ediano Silva (Grimm Fairy Tales, Hellchild: The Unholy). Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
Edge Of Venomverse #1 is written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Roland Boschi and a cover by Francesco Mattina. The official description is included below.
The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller: Wonder Woman #25
It's finally time to say goodbye...(sigh).
The talented team of Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and Bilquis Evely bring their amazing run on Wonder Woman to a close in the special anniversary issue. Combining the threads from The Lies, Year One, The Truth, and Godwatch, the new issue will set the table for another year's worth of Wonder Woman stories from the new creative team.
Rather sad to see them go, but fans can enjoy one more issue that will put a bow on one of the Amazon Warrior's strongest arcs ever.
Wonder Woman #25 is written by Greg Rucka with art by Bilquis Evely and Liam Sharp, with a cover by Jenny Frison. The official description can be located below.
Writer Greg Rucka weaves together the threads of "The Lies," "Year One," "The Truth," and "Godwatch"—every story in WONDER WOMAN since the start of the DC Universe Rebirth era—in this extra-sized anniversary issue!prevnext
Charlie Ridgely: Jean Grey #3
Seriously, Namor is the worst.
The King of Atlantis has no spine, but that doesn't keep him from posturing to an obscene level. Unfortunately for Jean Grey, she will need to seek out his help as she attempts to stave off the oncoming threat of the Phoenix, but that will probably not turn out like she hopes.
Solutions and Namor are like telepaths and the Phoenix, they don't mix.
Well, actually that's not an apt comparison, as the latter just incinerates planets and mankind.
Jean Grey #3 is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Victor Ibanez and a cover by David Yardin. You can find the official description below.
Desperate to find any information that will help her stave off possession by the Phoenix, Jean Grey ventures to Atlantis to entreat its surliest former host: NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER! But Namor has his own fish to fry…And when Jean is swept up in the Sea King's madness, will she find herself in over her head?prevnext
Jamie Lovett: Secret Weapons #1
Valiant is on a winning streak coming off of their successful Rapture series, and now they're ready to launch their next big series Secret Weapons.
Under the leadership of Livewire, a group of quirky psiots who were left behind because no one could see their potential. Livewire isn't making that same mistake, but she'll need to whip them into shape quick, as a new killer is trying to hunt them down.
Secret Weapons #1 is written and drawn by Eric Heisserer. You can find the official description below.
Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant's upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films – joins Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for an all-new Valiant Prestige-format adventure…launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada's greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure.
A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…prevnext
J.K. Schmidt: Namwolf #3
If you're ever curious why people are paranoid of the government, look no further than Namwolf #3.
Marty is still coming to grips with the fact that he's a Werewolf, which isn't something easily reconciled. Now the government sees an opportunity, and they're looking to draft Marty into the program with or without his permission.
Suffice it to say, Marty's opinion of old Uncle Sam is about to go far, far down the drain. For their sake, they better hope he doesn't get free, or things are going to get messy really quickly.
Namwolf #3 is written by Fabian Rangel Jr. with art by Logan Faerber and a cover by Brennan Wagner. You can find the official description below.
When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you're a werewolf.
Still struggling to control the beast inside, Marty's situation gets even worse when Uncle Sam catches wind of his secret and attempts to turn him into a mindless weapon. Meanwhile, Marty's platoon discovers that the jungle holds more evil than just monsters.prevnext
Russ Burlingame: Action Comics #982
Anytime General Zod comes to Metropolis things get complicated incredibly quickly, but this is just getting out of hand.
Zod decided to throw a shindig (yep, totally said shindig) for some of Superman's deadliest enemies and is leading an army against the Kryptonian that includes Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Mongul, Blanque, and Metallo. The cards are enormously stacked against big blue, and it will likely get worse before it gets better.
You know, that Zod's a real jerk sometimes.
Action Comics #982 is written by Dan Jurgens with art by Viktor Bogdanovic and covers by Patrick Zircher and Gary Frank. The official description can be found below.
"REVENGE" part four! General Zod takes command as he leads Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Mongul, Blanque and Metallo against Superman—but his real motives are yet to be revealed and may have far graver consequences for Superman than anyone imagines.prevnext