Welcome to the seventeenth instalment of the weekly feature bringing you comic book previews on what we are looking forward to each and every week. Brought to you by our Comics Section Editors, Oscar Russell & Joel Raivid, with the general rule being that they will pick one indie, one DC and one Marvel and if merited an honorable mention (or two) that they think you should go and splash your cash on.
So if you are deciding how to spend your money this week on New Comic Book Day, don’t worry, we got you covered!! Here are a handful we think you should pick up!
Written by: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Who would have thought that Gotham had space for any more comic books? Well..er….DC did. This week sees the launch of the hotly anticipated Gotham Academy, set in a high school in, well you guessed it, Gotham, and will follow our new lead characters Olive SIlverlock and Maps Mizoguchi. From the preview pages that we have seen, it looks like a book with a Gotham backdrop, dark. It also looks really fun, which is why it’s my pick of the week.
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Russell Dauterman
This week sees two big changes (at least) in the Marvel Universe; one in the Captain America series, and the most talked about change in personnel, Thor. All New Female Thor is not the title of this new volume of Thor, it is just Thor, and Jason Aaron is keen to tell people that this is not She Thor or such, this is hammering wielding Thor and all that comes with the mantle. So what of Thor Odison? Well that is what is also interesting, no one knows? It’s all been very hush hush, and if Aaron can produce a volume as good as the previous one then we should be in for a treat.
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Art by: Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
Has to be one of the best, if not the best, creative teams in the industry on this book, and Image certainly has confidence in them with the exclusive rights to do what they want when they want over the next few years. The first issue of Fade Out definitely justified Image’s trust as it had everything one would expect and want from this team, stunning visuals fused with superb dialogue and narrative. This series seems to have everything, and you would be mad to not pick this up.
Which books are you looking forward to this Wednesday, let us know in the comments……