This week looks relatively light on the new release front. Perhaps publishers figured everyone would be spending their hard earned cash on their fourth viewing of Avengers: Endgame (which, based on the box office results, is a possibility). In case you aren’t looking to see how that story ends, here’s some actual comics that might be worth picking up.
Paper Girls #28 (Image)
(w) Brian K. Vaughn (a) Cliff Chiang
There are only three issues left in Paper Girls’ final arc, including this one. Over the course of BKV and Cliff Chiang’s series, readers have fallen in love with the eclectic cast of characters in a story that’s basically a sci-fi acid trip version of The Goonies. By all indications, it looks like the creative team is preparing to stick the landing.
Batman/TMNT III #1 (DC/IDW)
(w) James Tynion IV (a) Freddie E. Williams II
While you could pick up DCeased #1 (I still can’t believe that name was approved) or DC’s Year of the Villain #1 (which you might as well anyways at the 25 cent price-tag), the only clear pick from DC this week is the third intercompany crossover between Batman and IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The first crossover was better than it had any right to be. Ditto for the second. How could anyone pass up the chance for the third?
Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU (Marvel)
(w) Nick Spencer (a) Cory Smith
“Hunted” has been a great return to form for Kraven the Hunter, but these .HU tie-in issues have been even better. Focusing on one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes, I anticipate Nick Spencer will do something with the Vulture that hasn’t been done in the character’s publication history: make him genuinely compelling.
- Archie #704 (Archie Comics)
(w) Nick Spencer (a) Sandy Jarrell
- Fallen World #1 (Valiant Entertainment)
(w) Dan Abnett (a) Adam Pollina
- Heavy Metal #293 (Heavy Metal)
- Eclipse #15 (Image | Top Cow)
(w) Zack Kaplan (a) Giovanni Timpano
- Gogor #1 (Image)
(w/a) Ken Garing
- Red Sonja #4 (Dynamite Entertainment)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Mirko Colak