There’s a good number of new #1 issues this week, with arguably the best villain in comics history getting a solo title, while the new Buffyverse gets a crossover event. Elsewhere, Batman gets a new prestige title courtesy, and we’d be remiss to not mention that Spawn has a record-breaking issue coming out, with Todd McFarlane actually doing interior work!
Spawn #301 (Image Comics)
(w/a) Todd McFarlane (a) Shawn Jason Alexander, Greg Capullo, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opena
TODD McFARLANE returns to pencil and ink SPAWN #301—with GREG CAPULLO, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON CRAIN, JEROME OPEÑA, and FRANCESCO MATTINA, and even more surprises to come in the record-breaking, longest-running creator-owned comic book in history!
The Batman’s Grave #1 (DC Comics)
(w) Warren Ellis (a) Bryan Hitch (c) Alex Sinclair
The World’s Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case—without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself?
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunite in this maxiseries about life, death and the questions most are too afraid to ask.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hellmouth #1
(w) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (a) Eleonora Carlini
THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed.
The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn ‘t fully trust.the vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy?
From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban ‘s Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!
Doctor Doom #1 (Marvel Entertainment)
(w) Christopher Cantwell (a) Salvador Larroca (c) Guru-eFX
THE CRACK OF DOOM!
From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series…
Victor Von Doom – scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul – has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first “artificial” black hole. Wrestling with visions of an entirely different life…a better future…DOCTOR DOOM finds himself at a crossroads. (what is he questioning?) A catastrophic act of terrorism kills thousands, and the prime suspect is… DOOM? Victor will have to push his unexplained thoughts aside and focus on remaining alive as the title of “Most Wanted Man” is thrust upon him….
Left with no homeland, no armies, no allies, indeed, nothing at all, will the reign of Doctor Doom come to an abrupt halt?