Every once in a while we like to let you guys and gals know about new, upcoming comic book series’ that we think you should check out. It’s been several months since we’ve done that, but considering all the exciting new titles coming out next month this seemed like a good time to tell you all about a few of the more intriguing and highly-anticipated ones. I promise we’ll start doing this more often so that you, the readers, can be kept up on what’s new in the comic world.
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Jason Aaron has been killing it on Thor: God of Thunder. I can safely, and confidently say that his God Butcher/Godbomb arc(s) is hands down in my top 5 favorite Marvel stories of all-time. Here we finally get to delve into the “girl-Thor” business we’ve heard so much hype about. I, for one, am really excited to see what Aaron does here. I will say that I’m a little bummed that Esad Ribic isn’t on board this title with him, but I also understand that the direction of this new Thor series is probably a little less “dark” than the last one.
Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier #1
Writer: Ales Kot
Art by: Marco Rudy
Most people will probably think that this new Winter Soldier series has something to do with his significant role in the latest Captain America flick. But those people will be seriously disappointed to discover that this journey for the character is VASTLY different from where the film left him. Here we find Bucky taking on the responsibility of protecting the earth from intergalactic threats by becoming the new “man on the wall”. What does that mean exactly? You’ll have to catch up on the Original Sin event to find out!
Men of Wrath #1
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art by: Ron Garney
I know, I know… I’m a Jason Aaron fanboy. Well, the guy does amazingly brilliant work and if you ever read Scalped, you know how awesome his creator-owned work is. Men of Wrath is the story of an Alabama hitman who’s family has been cursed for generations, but things may soon change for the better…or worse.
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Reilly Brown
Lobo has always been a pretty interesting character. This new “direction” of the character sees him turning out to not be who we’ve believed he was for, oh, you know, the entire time he’s existed, and instead the REAL Lobo is a handsome fella with a fit and aesthetically pleasing physique. I may be coming across a *tad* bitter-sounding here, but that’s because I’ve always been a fan of Lobo and this is certainly not anything I ever imagined seeing happen to the character. I’ll definitely pick up this first issue out of curiosity and you expect an honest and (mostly) fair review.
Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
Art by: Babs Tarr
So, it’s not a #1, but it is a whole new beginning for Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon. It’s like a hipster-style take on the character and a great opportunity for DC to show that they at least have the consideration to try and build a series around relating to a younger female audience. But hey, even as a dude, I have very high hopes for the story crafting here. As long as that’s good, the book can be for whoever digs it.
Writer: Scott Snyder
Art by: JOCK
If you haven’t read any of Snyder’s other horror series’, like American Vampire and The Wake, you should. His newest title, Wytches, delves into a terrifying world of magic where witches are, and always have been, real. Partnered with artist JOCK’s talent for creating imagery that will make you wet your pants and not be able to sleep with the lights off, Wytches is certain to be a epic series that should not be missed.
Writer: Alex Grecian
Art by: Ivan Plascencia & Riley Rossmo
Described as “Dracula meets Downton Abby”, this new series is shaping up to be a title with something for everyone. Written by New York Times Bestselling Author Alex Grecian, and with art by Drumhellar’s Riley Rossmo, Rasputin explores the myth and legend of the character in a way that has never been done before.
Releases: Oct. 2014
Writer: James Tynion IV
Art by: Eryk Donovan
I know very little about this 3-issue limited series, so let me just present to you what publisher BOOM! Studios has to say about it: “A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.”
What?! I’m sold.
Sleepy Hollow #1
Releases: Oct. 2014
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art by: Jorge Coelho
If you’re a fan of the FOX series then this may be something you want to check out. I understand that it won’t be a direct re-telling of what has been on the show, but more of an unseen stories series. I, myself, only saw a couple of episodes of Sleepy Hollow, but I’ve heard good things about it. I may check this first issue out just to see how the story and artwork shape up.
Is there anything here you’re excited to check out? If so, head down to your local comic shop (I hear Comic Collector Live : The Store comes highly recommended) and start a pullbox subscription so that you’re sure to score copies of whatever you want.
Is there anything we left off that people should know is coming out in October? Let us know in the comment below!