Another glorious new comic book day is almost here! It's awesome having such a fantastic event every Wednesday, isn't it? However, sometimes this day can be quite a burden on the wallet and it's tough narrowing down the options. Luckily, Comic Vine wants to help you out. The staff has reviewed the complete list of new comics and each of us are highlighting some comics that have us legitimately excited. Once you're done seeing what we can't wait to read, be sure to chime in with your own top picks. Don't be shy, join the discussion.
*Some previews may be in reverse order*
Tony "G-Man" Guerrero's picks
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1
Spider-Man 2099 has made appearances in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Stranded in the present, he’s about to see how his past, our future, will come back to haunt him. He’s fought against the evil corporation, Alchemax, for some time but what will he be able to do as the evil is just starting to grow. How will this affect the future and his past? And it looks like someone is gunning to erase him from the current timeline.
Peter David is joined by Will Sliney and it looks like it’ll be a shocking good time.
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #4
In this current storyline, we’re seeing there is something even deadlier than Skinner Sweet and the American Vampires. Pearl finds she has no choice but to team up with Skinner as the threat is bigger and there’s no telling how they’ll make it through all of this.
This marks the next step in the life of Dick Grayson. While most of us would love to see a continuation of his life as Nightwing, there’s no denying being curious as to how this next phase will play out. Regardless if you approve the new direction or not, you’ll want to see what happens.
Dick Grayson as a spy, trying to infiltrate the Spyral organization does have a lot of potential. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this storyline. The creative team of Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin is also reason enough to pick this up as well.
Who is Dick Grayson? Looks like we’ll find out this week.
Honorable Mention: DETECTIVE COMICS #33
Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring's picks
GHOSTED is back! Finally! I'm very excited for the return of one of my favorite on-going series. Better yet, artist Goran Sudzuka, from the first arc of this series and more recently from WONDER WOMAN, is back on this series as well.
This issue is going to delve into the history of Anderson, whose ghost currently haunts, or helps depending on how you look at it, Jackson. I can't wait to see how this plays out. I love what Josh Williamson is doing with this series, even though he loves breaking my heart by killing off characters I love. Catch up on this series now!
ARMOR HUNTERS #2
"SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!" That was the precedent set in the last issue of ARMOR HUNTERS, so this battle is bigger than just these hunters against the armor. The Earth hangs in the balance! I'm completely in love with the start of this event. We're seeing Aric having to battle someone that isn't just as tough as him. This is a group that has the ability to outsmart him. Writer Robert Venditti is crafting what's seeming to be the most epic story line for X-O MANOWAR so far, and I cannot wait for the continuation of this story, this week.
Gregg "k4tz" Katzman's picks
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1
The Suicide Squad has always had a nice grip on my curiosity, but this new roster has me especially excited! First and foremost, writer Sean Ryan and artist Jeremy Roberts' book has our our latest Character of the Month, Deathstroke, on the team. I can't wait to see how his personality will bounce off characters like Harley Quinn and Deadshot. And honestly, that alone guarantees I'd give this new book a shot. Secondly, it's great to see Black Manta will get some extra time in the spotlight. That villain is loaded with potential and it's terrific to see him getting some focus outside of Aquaman's world. Standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the most dangerous names around will certainly give him a chance to show off what makes him special, after all. This new group is sure to breathe new energy into this title and I'm very anxious to see how it'll all unfold.
Preview is from to USA Today.
Justin Jordan has a new book with Image? After thrilling reads like DEAD BODY ROAD and LUTHER STRODE, you can bet this upcoming series has my undivided attention. Jordan has proved time and time again he deliver exciting character-driven stories that focus heavily on action, but now it's time to see how he handles a totally different genre: horror. Thankfully, it looks like artist Kyle Strahm and colorist Felipe Sobreiro are more than capable of creating a creepy atmosphere. To top it off, this new world appears to be loosely inspired by the classic movie, John Carpenter's The Thing, and if you've seen that film, then you know that's a huge bonus. Plus, Jen "MissJ" Aprahamian has already given this debut issue a 5-star review! You can read her praise here.
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #13
Clever. Wonderful. Hilarious. Lovable. These are all words that come to mind while thinking about Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN. So, when a new issue is on the way, it should come as no surprise we're most definitely going to promote it to infinity and beyond. This creative team's work has been consistently joyous -- it really is one of the most pleasant titles around. It's loaded with rich character development, creative humor, and a whole lot of fun. If you enjoy smiling -- and I hope that's most of you out there -- you need to give this book a shot.
Honorable Mention: DEADPOOL #31
Jen "MissJ" Aprahamian's picks
THE LIFE AFTER #1
Fialkov and Gabo debuted this series a few months ago with a WonderCon exclusive, but for those who weren't able to snag a copy in Anaheim, it's hitting stands this week. Coming off THE BUNKER, anything that combines "Fialkov" and "creator-owned" is a must-pull, and I'm really digging what I've seen of Gabo's illustrations. This one's an essential pick for its curious premise and solid creative team.
CBR has an extra page.
LUMBERJANES cemented itself on my pull list with the first issue, but it hasn't flagged one bit -- every month, it's a delightful read. With a bevy of fun, relatable characters, a quirky language of its own, and now a Buzzfeed quiz, this title is thoroughly enjoyable and definitely talkworthy. And the Lumberjanes badges? Definitely my must-have exclusive at this year's SDCC.
Corey "Undeadpool" Schroeder's picks
Mark Waid continues to redefine not just Daredevil, but his supporting cast WHILE building upon it in far-reaching, interesting ways. I doubt we've seen the last of The Shroud OR the Owl (and who knows what his situation even is at this point?) and though we've been promised the explanation of what ever became of Foggy before, this issue seems poised to finally deliver an answer to that question. Series regular Chris Samnee continues to bring his trademark visual style and, whether action, conversation, flashback or some combination of those, he's always a delight to see with his darkly cartoonish style.
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5
Carol Danvers' first space adventure has definitely had its ups and downs, but the downs have sadly outnumbered the ups (in terms of plot points, not quality. Quality's been up up up) as Kelly-Sue Deconnick puts Danvers through the wringer. But now she's rolling with a posse and she's ready to solve her problems with the Mighty (Captain) Marvel Method! I'm not sure EXACTLY what that'll entail as there are now more problems than ever before, but at the very least ONE of them can be punched. Much as Dexter Soy helped define the tone and look of the Captain's previous run, David Lopez has been absolutely instrumental in introducing her to this entirely new setting, and giving it a tone to go along with it.
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #7
The Runaways reunion almost a decade in the making! Nico's been a background character since this book began, but I haven't minded so much as the developments we've gotten with the rest of the cast have been great, but if you're going to tell me she gets a whole issue to herself, I'm going to tell you "YES! I WILL be reading that!" Dennis Hopeless is reaching into the character's distant past and gearing up for a story that could only happen to her (hopefully solving a problem that a lot of Runaways side stories run into) and we'll hopefully get some closure, or progress, on the other plot threads. Kev Walker's visual style is hard to pin down, but I have a hard time imagining anyone else on the title, so I can't wait to see what else he brings to the story.
Honorable Mention: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33