This isn’t the end for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Batman and the Signal #1 – $3.99
By writers Scott Snyder & Tony Patrick & artist Cully Hamner | DC
Scott Snyder has spent years grooming Duke Thomas for big things in the DCU. This miniseries marks the next big step in Duke’s superhero evolution. We recently learned that Duke is a metahuman in the pages of Dark Nights: metal. This series sees Duke embrace his newfound abilities and become the Signal, a hero can operate in the light of day while Batman sticks to the shadows of night.
Fittingly, Snyder is co-writing this book with Tony Patrick, a member of DC’s Talent Development Workshop. Snyder is well-known for fostering new creative voices just as he does new characters, and we’re excited to see the results of this partnership. Plus, we’re always happy to see artist Cully Hamner playing in the DCU.
Transformers vs. The Visionaries #1 – $3.99
By writer Magdalene Vissagio & artist Fico Ossio | IDW
Just when you thought IDW’s Hasbro universe couldn’t get any crazier, now the Visionaries are joining the fray. This new miniseries builds directly on the events of the recent First Strike crossover. Cybertron has been dealt a serious blow, and now a new threat emerges in the form of the evil wizard Merklynn. Look for an epic showdown between technology and magic as these two iconic franchises clash for the first time. And the best part is that this war is just a preamble for the even bigger conflict to come.
Rise of the Black Panther #1 – $3.99
By writers Ta-Nehisi Coates & Evan Narcisse & artist Paul Renaud | Marvel
Rise of the Black Panther isn’t the first time Ta-Nehisi Coates has joined forces with another writer to expand on his Black Panther saga. But this book should be of special interest to fans, as it offers a new take on the character’s origin story. Coates and journalist Evan Narcisse will explore how T’Challa dealt with his father’s murder and grew to become the warrior and leader Wakanda needed in its darkest hour. Needless to say, this should also be an excellent starting point for new readers hoping to learn more about the character ahead of his big MCU movie.
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1 – $3.99
By writer Mark Russell & artist Mike Feehan | DC
DC’s Hanna-Barbera line is still trucking along as we enter 2018. Better yet, this week marks the debut of one of their most promising cartoon revamps yet. Exit Stage Left takes a decidedly unorthodox approach to talking panther/master thespian Snagglepuss, painting him as a gay playwright dealing with homophobia and anti-communist sentiments in 1950’s America. We already got a taste of what this subversive update is like thanks to a recent backup story, and we’re thrilled to see DC giving writer Mark Russell more room to explore this take. Much like Russell’s work on The Flintstones, this is a book that strives to do and say something meaningful with a goofy cartoon icon.
The Walking Dead #175 – $3.99
By writer Robert Kirkman & artist Charlie Adlard | Image
One of the big questions throughout The Walking Dead’s long run is just how much of the larger world survived the ravages of the zombie apocalypse. Rick and his friends have encountered warlords, vagrants and entire communities in their little section of the Southest US, but what about the rest of the country? Does some shred of the old world still remain? Are new powers rising up to fill the void?
Those questions look to be at the heart of this new storyline, “New World Order.” As our heroes confront a new power that looks to be far more advanced and organized than any before it, the status quo of the series is about to be overturned yet again.