Full disclosure: my birthday falls on Wednesday this week. So here’s to all the books I get to celebrate with as I get a year closer to my AARP membership!
The Flash #76 (DC Comics)
(w) Joshua Williamson (a) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomeu Morey
“Death of the Speed Force” begins! With renewed resolve following the events of “The Flash Year One,” the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down—and there’s only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex Luthor’s offer to boost Heat Wave to the next level!
Powers of X #2 (Marvel)
(w) Jonathan Hickman (a) R.B. Silva
As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men’s past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Gideon Falls #16 (Image Comics)
(w) Jeff Lemire (a) Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart
“ALL THOSE LITTLE SCARS” The pulse-pounding conclusion to “Season 3” of the hottest supernatural horror story in comics! Clara is finally reunited with her missing brother, Danny—but The Laughing Man doesn’t give up his acolytes without a bloody battle!
Second Coming #2 (Ahoy Comics)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Richard Pace
The book everyone’s talking about! When a weirdo stalks and threatens Sunstar’s girlfriend, Jesus tries to prevent the superhero from succumbing to rage—but God has other plans.
Plus AHOY’s customary offerings of illustrated short prose fiction.
White Trees #1 (Image Comics)
(w) Chip Zdarsky (a) Kris Anka
Acclaimed Daredevil writer CHIP ZDARSKY teams up with superstar Runaways artists KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON for this spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES! In the fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war—and each other—for one last adventure?
Red Sonja #7 (Dynamite Entertainment)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Bob Q
Acclaimed writer MARK RUSSELL (The Wonder Twins, Second Coming) welcomes stunning artist BOB Q (James Bond Origin, The Lone Ranger) for the incredible next chapter of the ongoing saga of Sonja The Red, Queen of Hyrkania. The invasion has taken its toll…hostage kings consider revolt…Sonja will venture into the woodlands, to seek help from a leaderless tribe, whose leader she killed…
Omni #1 (Humanoids)
(w) Devin Grayson (a) Ariela Kristantina, Bryan Valenza
A young doctor suddenly and mysteriously acquires superpowers…as do several other individuals on the planet. But only her power can answer “why”…
A gifted doctor with a vibrant, compassionate personality, Cecelia Cobbina received boundless praise from her peers and her patients. But that was before the incident in Africa. Before she was forced to leave her job at Doctors Without Borders behind… Before she gained the ability to think faster than the speed of light. Overwhelmed with the power to answer every question, she must now overcome her own fears and tackle the one code she can’t seem to break: the truth behind the Ignited.
Once & Future #1 (BOOM! Studios)
(w) Kieron Gillen (a) Dan Mora
When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.
Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day – especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain ‘s history!