Another week, another batch of new books. What looks good this week includes a milestone issue for a fan-favorite series, and a few jumping on points for readers hoping for a new book to dive into.
Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel)
(w) Nick Spencer (a) Ryan Ottley
Since Nick Spencer took over writing duties, he has breathed new life into Marvel’s flagship book. Winning over old and new readers alike, it is clear that he fully understands who Spider-Man is. Most readers have been anticipating this issue in particular, speculating that Spencer will undo the events of the hated “One More Day” story. While people should get their hopes up for that, it’s evident that Spencer and his art team, which includes the incomparable Ryan Ottley, have big plans for the wall-crawler.
Black Hammer / Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 (Dark Horse | DC Comics)
(w) Jeff Lemire (a) Michael Walsh
Dark Horse’s Black Hammer is undoubtedly one of the best series currently being published. To see Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh’s bizarre world of superheroes cross paths with the iconic characters of the Justice League seems like a recipe for success, especially with the Black Hammer creators driving the ship.
Read our review here.
Second Coming #1 (Ahoy Comics)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Richard Pace (i) Leonard Kirk (c) Andy Troy
The Comics Bulletin review of this controversial title is already live, and it’s fantastic. Mark Russell’s trademark wit and Richard Pace’s great art is a match made in heaven.
Read our review here.
Ghosted in L.A. #1 (BOOM! Studios)
(w) Sina Grace (a) Siobhan Keenan
In the City of Angels, the rent is too damn high! That is, unless you’re willing to put up with some undead roommates. This book from Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan sounds like a delight, with quirky characters, a humorous premise, and the potential for some social commentary. Hopefully, the first issue delivers. Otherwise, the series may be ghosted by readers.
Strangelands #1 (Humanoids)
(w) Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger (a) Vanesa Del Rey (c) Lee Loughridge
While Ignited may not have been the show-stopping title readers expected to launch the H1 universe, Humanoids’ attempt at their own comic universe marches on. Strangelands #1 has a premise which puts a unique spin on superhero team-up comics. Featuring a quartet of individuals that despise each other, they must stick together because, when separated, they’re powers go berserk and cause massive collateral damage.