Sorting through all the new releases on Wednesday can be tough. That’s why we’re here to help you figure out what looks good from the plethora of books out each week. This time, there’s a smattering of wide-ranging titles from a variety of publishers.
The Green Lantern #8 (DC Comics)
(w) Grant Morrison (a) Liam Sharp
It really shouldn’t be surprising that The Green Lantern is one of DC’s top titles. The duo of 2000AD alums Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp have been firing on all cylinders since the series’s first issue. Bringing in DC’s other Green-themed hero to stop a cosmic drug cartel – a thinly-veiled homage to the classic stories of the 1970s – sounds just delightful.
Black Cat #1 (Marvel)
(w) Jed McKay (a) Michael Dowling & Nao Fuji
Here comes another “ongoing” new series from Marvel, which will probably last about 12 issues. Having salvaged the character in the pages of Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel has put Felicia Hardy on the run from the police and the Thieves Guild. Black Cat hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to her own series, but hopefully this is the one that strikes gold.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 (BOOM! Studios)
(w) Jordie Bellaire (a) Dan Mora (c) Raul Angulo
The relaunched Buffy from Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora has successfully taken a show entrenched in an era (in this case, the late 1990s) and pulled it into today. The characters feel authentic, and the creative team has made it clear that they weren’t content to just retread old ground. Their first arc ended with a bold change to the mythos, so anything (or anyone) is fair game.
Thumbs #1 (Image Comics)
(w) Sean Lewis (a) Hayden Sherman
I’m a sucker for good marketing. I know very little about this, but the solicitation references to Blade Runner and The Social Network have certainly piqued my interest. A tech-noir that provides commentary on the dangers of social media? Sounds like a win.
Ignited #1 (Humanoids)
(w) Mark Waid & Kwanza Osajyefo (a) Phil Briones
Under the direction of Mark Waid comes the H1 Universe. To be completely honest, despite hearing good things I’ve never read a Humanoids book before. However, the premise and talent behind this title makes the first issue worth checking out.