Comic Viners, it's time to prepare for Wednesday's storm of brand new comics. So many issues come out every week, so sometimes it can be pretty tough to decide what you're going to pick up and what you're going to pass on. Well, we've got you back. We've looked over the latest list of new releases and we've each picked a couple or more that we're really anxious to check out. Once you're done seeing what we can't wait to get our hands on, don't forget to chime in with the comics you're really excited about.
*Some previews may be in reverse order
Tony "G-Man" Guerrero's picks
This may be another All-New Marvel NOW! relaunch but we still have Paul Cornell to continue to story he story he started. This is the next chapter for Wolverine and people will be talking about what happens here.
If that wasn't enough, Ryan Stegman's art will explode all over each page. This isn't the Wolverine you're used to.
You can check out G-Man's review HERE.
Ah, Frank Castle. It feels like it's been too long since we've been able to follow his zany adventures. While we recently had a great series, there's always the fear that the next will simply fall into the old familiar stories we've seen time and time again. Thankfully we have Nathan Edmondson on board.
What makes this different is the Punisher is taking his war to LA this time. We've seen him in New York pretty much his entire career. A change of scenery will spice things up as Frank has to adjust to a new city and we'll find out if LA is ready for him.
FOREVER EVIL #5
FOREVER EVIL has passed the midway point. We know some changes are on the way. The fate of Nightwing is one thing we'll be looking for as well as the rise of Lex Luthor. Luthor has decided to oppose the Crime Syndicate and with the Justice League out of commission, it's a scary thought that he's one of the few left to save the world.
If you've seen the April solicits for JUSTICE LEAGUE, you have an idea where Lex is headed next. For the next few months, we'll get to see how everything falls into place.
Visit IGN for a look at the final preview page.
Honorable: APOCALYPSE AL #1
Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring's picks
BLACK WIDOW #3
I wasn't too excited about this series, when it was first announced. I liked Edmondson's writing and Noto's art, but I wasn't too keen on Black Widow as a character. The first issue blew me away, though, and the second one was just as fun. I love what Edmondson is doing with this character and this series, and I cannot wait to see where this goes. Also, Phil Noto does such an amazing job on art work. Every page is amazing. This is one hell of a book.
LOCKE & KEY HARDCOVER VOL. 6
It's pretty rare to see a collection or trade on the essentials list, but there have been very few times a book comes along that is a must buy. I've been a trade-waiter on Locke & Key, and seeing as this is the final installment of this phenomenal series, this is a must have book. Joe Hill's horror series has been one of my all time favorite reads, and while I didn't read this in single issues, I've got a good feeling it's going to be extremely awesome. It'll be sad to see it go, but one hell of a read.
Gregg "k4tz" Katzman's picks
GREEN ARROW #28
GREEN ARROW is hands down one of the best books from DC, so you can bet it's worth promoting in this segment each and every time a new issue comes out. Why is it so awesometastic, you ask? Well, it's all thanks to the creative team: Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. Think you know all about Green Arrow and his history? Well, Jeff Lemire is proving you dead wrong and bringing some big changes to Oliver's history in The New 52. There's some serious mythos building going on in this book and, since Lemire jumped on with #17, it has been nothing short of gripping and explosive.
Then there's Andrea Sorrentino's absolutely surreal artwork. Every signal issue, this dude fills the pages with some staggeringly impressive and completely absorbing artwork. I'm not suggesting you to give GREEN ARROW a shot -- I'm demanding it. This book is too good to miss.
FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #5
Alright, ARKHAM WAR may not be the most compelling book around, but it's a fine dose of fun, especially if you're a big Bane fan. The premise is simple: with Batman gone, Arkham's villains have taken over Gotham. Bane, however, won't stand for any of that nonsense, so he and an army from Blackgate have come to take control of the city. The classic villain is sporting his own take on the Dark Knight's costume and now he has William Cobb by his side. Although, the Arkhamites have an army of Talons on theirs. So yeah, it seems safe to assume the war is about to get particularly brutal.
Even if the script doesn't hold up or if the plot takes a silly turn, at least we can rely on Scot Eaton to make it all look pretty solid and there's no denying this is likely to be yet another action packed issue, too. If you're looking for popcorn entertainment and happen to love Batman's fiends, then this series is worth at least checking out.
Visit Uproxx for the last preview page.
Jen "MissJ" Aprahamian's picks
MS. MARVEL #1
Kamala Khan is blasting onto the superhero scene as the all-new Ms. Marvel, and I can't wait to meet her. There have been countless news articles surrounding this teen hero's debut since the series was announced last fall, and when MS. MARVEL finally hits stands this Wednesday, we'll get a chance to see how a Jersey teenager balances high school, a conservative Muslim home life, and a brand new set of abilities. G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona helm the new series, and it launches with several excellent variant covers (any one of which would be an essential pull this week!).
We've crossed the halfway mark with this ten-issue series, and TRILLIUM shows no sign of slowing down. Every turn of the screw presents a new layer of connectivity -- or a new challenge that threatens the bond between our heroes -- and I couldn't be rooting harder for Nika and William to rendezvous in the same time and space for longer than a few moments. Invested? You bet. Play catch-up with Issues #1-5 if you haven't yet; they're quick reads with unique visual storytelling that you'll find yourself looking at again and again.
Comicosity has one more preview page.
Honorable: LAZARUS #6
Corey "Undeadpool" Schroeder's picks
BATMAN: JOKER'S DAUGHTER #1
The first issue to feature Joker's Daughter was...not well received, to say the least. The character is an interesting one with a good hook, but she was seemingly mishandled and the art wasn't great at serving the story nor the pace, but now we have a completely new creative team and from what I've read of Marguerite Bennett so far, she knows a thing or two about writing disturbingly unstable characters. I'm not as familiar with the artist, but that gives me just as much reason to hope as it would to dread, so I'm going to focus on being optimistic about this outing and hope that things work out better.
NEW AVENGERS #14
Black Swan has been one massive enigma from her introduction all the way up until now, but apparently Jonathan Hickman is FINALLY ready to reveal her strange nature/origin. A lot of my fascination with this character is based on her mystique (no, not that one), but I'm willing to bet that Hickman will do JUUUUST fine in keeping her and this story interesting even without the mystery to prop it up. Simone Bianchi's art will also, if last issue was any indicator, be up the challenge at presenting the mad, sci-fi infused visuals in a gorgeous and clear way.
GREEN LANTERN RED LANTERNS #28
It's a bizarre double-issue from two of my favorite titles with a pair of AMAZING creative teams taking on a character in DESPERATE need of some reimagining. Supergirl really hasn't been the same since her excellent run against Cyborg Superman, but I'm hoping the twin minds of Charles Soule and Robert Venditti (both of whom have done some great work with underappreciated characters/titles) will give us a new look at the character, and maybe even a reason to care about her again. Billy Tan and Alessandro Vitti's visuals are always spot-on, and I can't imagine why that wouldn't continue triumphantly onward. Plus? Apparently the issue is STILL just $3, which seems like an AMAZING deal.
Go to CBR to see the rest of the preview.