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!
Spider-Geddon #0 – $4.99
Writer Christos Gage | Artist Clayton Crain (Marvel Comics)
Marvel is rapidly gearing up for the start of Spider-Geddon, the sequel to 2014’s terrific Spider-Verse crossover. This issue serves as a direct prelude to that event, which is enough reason in itself to give it a look. But perhaps the real selling point is that it marks the comic book debut of the Peter Parker of Insomniac’s Spider-Man video game.
That version of Spidey is poised to play a major role in the crossover. This issue sets the stage for everything, revealing how this Spidey is drawn into the fray and what part he has to play in the new conflict with the Inheritors. If you can’t wait for the inevitable Spider-Man 2 to revisit that world, now you don’t have to.
Doomsday Clock #7 – $4.99
Writer Geoff Johns | Artist Gary Frank (DC Comics)
Doomsday Clock has passed the halfway mark with almost no appearance from Doctor Manhattan. What exactly is the all-powerful Jon Osterman up to right now, and why is he so hellbent on preventing Ozymandias and the others from tracking him down? We’re hoping those questions will be answered in issue #7. Both the cover and the solicitation text tease that Manhattan will finally emerge from hiding, setting the stage for the big confrontation with Superman we’ve been waiting for. But even if that doesn’t pan out, we’re excited enough just to see what happens when The Comedian finds himself at the mercy of Joker.
Gamma #1 – $3.99
Writers Erick Freitas & Ulises Farinas | Artist Ulises Farinas (Dark Horse Comics)
Does the idea of a mature readers comic that lampoons both Pokemon and Power Rangers sound appealing? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out this new miniseries. Gamma is all about an ambitious young monster trainer whose quest may just wind up dooming the world. Given their track record with IDW’s Judge Dredd line, we’re pretty confident that Erick Freitas and Ulises Farinas will be able to make the most of this weird combination of influences.
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 – $3.99
Writers John Barber & Mike Johnson | Artist Philip Murphy (IDW Publishing)
We’re always happy to see one of IDW’s licensed properties swept up in a new comic book crossover. The company has established a very strong track record on that front. We don’t see that changing with Star Trek vs. Transformers, especially given that the book is being co-written by a veteran of both franchises. Even better, this crossover has a strong retro flavor to it, as the series specifically unites Star Trek: The Animated Series with the cast of the original Transformers cartoon.