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.
Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Superman #1 – $3.99
Writer Brian Michael Bendis | Artist Ivan Reis (DC Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis just wrapped up his revamp of the Superman franchise last week with Man of Steel #1, and already the next phase is beginning. Bendis and artist Ivan Reis are taking the reins of the relaunched Superman series, which is switching from a twice-monthly to a plain monthly schedule going forward. You can’t argue with a creative team like that. We’re also intrigued with the general direction of the series, as Bendis forces Superman to reevaluate how he protects the world and what he could be doing to be a better hero.
Transformers: Unicron #1 – $4.99
Writer James Roberts | Artist Alex Milne (IDW Publishing)
Unicron will forever be a fan-favorite Transformers villain thanks to his role in 1986’s Transformers: The Movie, but he’s pretty much been MIA in IDW’s comics over the years. That finally changes in Transformers: Unicron, the long-awaited follow-up to last year’s First Strike crossover. Unicron has awoken, and he’s going to devour both Cybertron and Earth if the Autobots can’t find some way of stopping him. IDW is billing this miniseries as the endgame of its entire Transformers saga, and it’s not clear what will remain when the dust finally settles. If you have even a passing interest in the franchise, you won’t want to skip this one.
X-23 #1 – $3.99
Writer Mariko Tamaki | Artist Juan Cabal | Cover Artist Mike Choi (Marvel Comics)
The return of the OG Wolverine means that Laura Kinney is out of a job. We’re ambivalent about the prospect of Laura returning to her old role as X-23, but we’re hopeful this series can find a way to continue pushing her forward even as she abandons the mantle of Wolverine. We’re eager to see what new writer Mariko Tamaki will bring to the table, and we’re thrilled that All-New Wolverine artist Juan Cabal is sticking around.
Farmhand #1 – $3.99
Writer/Artist Rob Guillory (Image Comics)
The conclusion of Rob Guillory and John Layman’s Chew has left a void when it comes to dark, quirky, creator-owned comics. Luckily, it appears that Guillory’s next project will be able to fill that void. He’s flying solo on Farmhand, a series about a farmer who grows literal human organs and whose land is apparently hiding even darker mysteries.
Come Again HC – $24.99
Writer/Artist Nate Powell (IDW Publishing)
Nate Powell is one of the creators behind the massive popular March series of graphic novels. Powell is venturing into different territory for his latest project, but the results look very promising. Come Again is a ’70s period piece that takes place in the Ozarks and follows two families dealing with repressed secrets literally coming back to haunt them. Like the March books, don’t be surprised to see this one pop up on a lot of Best of lists at the end of the year.