Wednesday is almost here and that can mean only one thing: a flood of brand new comics will soon go on sale. Sticking to a budget can be a major challenge as so many tempting issues become available, but luckily for you, the Comic Vine staff has your back. We've reviewed the latest list of new comics that are heading our way and we've each picked a couple or so that we can't wait to check out. Once you've seen what we recommend, you're totally welcome to share your own list of "essential" comics below.
Tony "G-Man" Guerrero's picks
Batman Eternal #1
The first issue of a new weekly Batman series. If you’re reading any Bat-related books, there’s no way you can miss this. To say this is going to be a big story is an understatement. This is a story so big it needs to be told in weekly installments. The creative team involved has shown they know a thing or two about the Bat-Universe.
There’s also the fact that this book won’t focus just on Batman. There are so many incredible great characters in the Bat-Universe and the idea of being able to see different stories focus on them as the overall; story builds is pretty enticing.
If that wasn’t enough, we shouldn’t forget about the “spoiler” issue, BATMAN #28. The events in that issue may not happen for a few months but it’s a good indication of the craziness we can expect and won’t want to miss.
Deadpool and wedding seem like two words you would never hear in the same sentence. The idea of Deadpool’s wedding is a little scary. The idea of Deadpool’s wedding night is unthinkable. The wedding is happening and a big old celebration is coming. This is going to be a huge issue, thematically and by the page count.
If you’ve been reading the digital Infinite Comic, DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET, you have an idea who the lucky (or unlucky) lady is. Chances are you’ll still be able to jump into this issue and figure out what’s going on. It’s safe to say that Deadpool’s wedding day isn’t something that will come along often. In a time where most Marvel comics are being re-numbered and relaunched, there’s a lot to celebrate here.
IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1
Iron Fist is back and it looks like Kaare Andrews is ready to help Danny Rand make up for lost time. Andrews is giving this new series a nice raw look that looks to deliver plenty of Iron Fist action.
Marvel has been doing a great job with their All-New Marvel Now comics and have been mixing things up with the different levels of characters. This will likely be yet another new favorite to add to your pull list.
Honorable Mention: NIGHTCRAWLER #1
Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring's picks
ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1
This is the moment a lot of fans have been waiting for. Cataclysm is over and it's the new age for Ultimates comics. It's also a completely new team of Ultimates, which has much more of a street feel than anything else. Grounding this team and series is going to give it a whole new feel and direction, which may be something this series needs because of the past couple years of events. I love this team, and it feels like a great continuation from the last volume of ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN. This is, above everything else, what I'm most excited about this week.
SECRET AVENGERS #2
The last issue had so many things I love, and one of those things was M.O.D.O.K. Yes, I'm excited about this series primarily because it has one of Marvel's cheesiest villains in it. It's new and fun, and I'm simply loving the direction writer Ales Kot and artist Michael Walsh are taking this new series. Sure, it may be soon to say that, but this book features characters I'm interested in by a writer and artist team I adore. Try this one out. You'll love it too.
Gregg "k4tz" Katzman's picks
Valiant's team-up book continues to be full of win, so it's reasonable to have pretty high expectations for this next chapter. Month after month, Matt Kindt makes sure these issues are action-packed, loaded with epic moments, and written in a way that allows both new and old fans to appreciate every character on the roster. Given the fact this latest story is putting Ninjak and one of his foes, Dr. Silk, in the spotlight, you can bet that has my interest piqued even more than before. Valiant is releasing some great books, but this is absolutely a must read title for anyone interested in the publisher's universe.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the penultimate issue of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr's KICK-ASS franchise. Who will live? Who will die? Will it end with anyone still wearing a costume?! Considering this book's history and Millar's interviews about this final volume, we all know it's very unlikely to end on the happiest note around. Millar, you can give Dave a noble death, but let Mindy make it out of this in one piece, okay? Please? Needless to say, it's safe to assume this will be quite an issue and a must read for fans of the series.
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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #7
I know this has been a pretty polarizing series for the CV community, but I'm having a legitimate blast with it. Writer Charles Soule is essentially giving us popcorn entertainment with each chapter. The fights are fun, the book tends to look great, and his handling of this power couple's relationship has captured my interest. Plus, I'm very anxious to see the follow-up to the last cliffhanger. Not in terms of their physical well-being (we all know they'll both be perfectly fine sooner or later), but how those actions will impact their relationship as they move forward.
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Corey "Undeadpool" Schroeder's picks
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
Last issue introduced us to a few seismic shakeups in the always amazing Carol Danvers' life. From where she's at in the universe to who she's dating (Rhodey is one of those forehead slapping "how did this not happen sooner?!" choices) to where her living situation is. We still don't know exactly how she got where she is at the start of the issue, but I'm 100% onboard for Kelly Sue DeConnick to bridge the gap. David Lopez was a surprisingly understated choice that wound up completely working last issue and I can't wait to see what else he has in store for us this time around. Carol Danvers in space is ALWAYS a good time.
SPEAKING of good times: this book has NONE of those! A superhero book that borders on nihilism at times, I cannot stop reading it. I actually reflected on my feelings toward this as an ongoing series and realized that, THANK YOU, Robert Kirkman: you've made me terrified of what comes next because I cannot even begin to predict what that will be. Invincible is returning home, but we don't know how long has past, we don't know what has changed, but I guarantee you it'll be heart-wrenching! ESPECIALLY based on that cover! Whatever horrors await, I have no doubt that Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn will be more than up to illustrating them in all their glorious, horrifying detail.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #30
My favorite of the two books dealing with the war against the Corps, and this one purports to explain more about the enigmatic, and often baffling Durlans. Vaaaaaaan Jensen continues to work with series regular artist Bernard Chang to fill in the gaps of the more enigmatic side of the Green Lantern/Khund War. We continue to get glimpses of incredible new characters, many of whom, I feel like, could carry their own book, but I am excited for an opportunity to, hopefully, answer some questions about the Durlans, even if ti's just to fill in their backstory.
MANIFEST DESTINY #6
The conclusion of Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts' first arc of this alternate-history horror story! This has been incredibly well built-up with a credible threat and TWISTED new take on the zombie formula (just when I think I'm sick of 'em, someone comes along with something novel and weird to PULL me back in) that I hope won't be the last of the mythical beasts Lewis and Clark encounter. The moss-zombies have taken over as central antagonists, but it's clear that the field is still wide open and I honestly have no idea how this'll wrap up or who'll be left by issue's end, but this book seems more and more like it was tailor-made for me, so I'm along for the ride.
Honorable Mention: ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #6