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.
Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1 is written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir with art by Fernando Heinz Furukawa. Sachin Teng provided the issue's cover, and the official description can be found below.
BioWare's best-selling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!
Elven squire Vaea and her knight arrive in Kirkwall for Varric Tethras's appointment as viscount. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy job . . . but when she chooses to change the terms of the deal midheist, she is entangled in a dangerous mission that is surely above her pay grade.
Rocket #1 is written by Al Ewing with art by Mike Mayhew. The official description is listed below.
GET READY FOR A LIFE OF SPACECRIME! It's a dirty universe out there, even when you're not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it's about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game... the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken...ask for Rocket. Just don't call him a raccoon.
Suicide Squad #17 is written by Rob Williams with art by Tony Daniel. Whilce Portacio provides the issue's variant cover. You can view the official description below.
"EARTHLINGS ON FIRE" part two! Driven to extreme measures by the globe-spanning conspiracy known only as the People, Amanda Waller has done the unthinkable: made General Zod a full-fledged member of Task Force X! His first mission? Destroy the Annihilation Brigade, the People's own, much deadlier version of the Suicide Squad!
Avengers #7 is written by Mark Waid and Jeremy Whitley with art by Phil Noto. The official description is listed below.
The Infamous Iron Man joins the Avengers – or, to hear him tell it, they're joining HIM. How will Earth's Mightiest Heroes react to a reformed villain like Doctor Doom?
Alright, with that out of the way, here are the five books you should give a chance this week!
Matt Mueller's Pick: Detective Comics #956
It's team Batman versus the League of Shadows in a killer showdown, and if you've been wanting to see the next step in Cassandra Cain's evolution, this is the book for you. Filled with action and loads of character, you'll want to make sure this is on your pull list.
Detective Comics #956 is written by James Tynion IV with art by Marcio Takara. Marcelo Maiolo provides the issue's cover. The official description can be found below.
"League Of Shadows" finale! It's all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman's ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League…
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Jamie Lovett's Pick: Godshaper #2
One of the most charming and unique books in some time, BOOM! Studios' Godshaper hits its second issue. Delightful characters occupy a creative world, making Godshaper stand out from the crowd. Couple in the lovely artwork and you've got a wonderful recipe, one that any comic fan should give a chance.
Godshaper #2 is written by Simon Spurrier with art by Jonas Goonface. You can view the book's official description below.
Ennay and Bud are back on the road, but things don't go quite as expected when they cross a fellow Godshaper's turf.
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Russ Burlingame's Pick: Action Comics #
This week's Action Comics kicks off a brand new story arc, providing the perfect time for newcomers and those who have fallen behind to hop back in. If you've been missing Superman's rogue's gallery, your wait is over, as some of his most famous unite to take him down once and for all.
Action Comics #979 is written by Dan Jurgens with pencils by Patch Zircher. Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey provide the issue's cover. The official description can be found below.
"REVENGE" part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!
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Charlie Ridgely's Pick: Eternal Warrior Awakening #1
Valiant celebrates one of their most popular characters in Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1. It's the hero's 25th anniversary, and Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) is taking on the first of four of Eternal Warrior's greatest adventures.
Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 is written by Robert Venditti with art by Renato Guedes. Clayton Crain, Robert Gill, Marc Laming, and Jeffrey Veregge provide the issue's variant covers, and you can find the description below.
It is a time before civilization…On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior's 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!
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JK Scmidt's Pick: The Fix #9
Things are always growing more complicated in the lives of Roy and Mac, but Roy thinks he might have finally cracked his case. As with anything in The Fix though, it's never as simple as it seems.
The Fix is written by Nick Spencer with art by Ryan Hill and Steve Lieber. The official description is located below.
Roy makes a big breakthrough in his murder investigation, while Mac is out for justice.
THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.
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